Welcome to the FOCAL archive

The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.

Our Alumni

The Canadian Foundation for the Americas owes its tremendous success to the dedicated staff, research fellows, interns and volunteers that have devoted their time to FOCAL's day-to-day operations, as well as to the focused efforts of board members in furthering FOCAL's mandate throughout the years.

Though not all contributors to the success of FOCAL may be listed here, the work of those who have played a part in FOCAL's journey is appreciated immensely.

Staff | Board of Directors | Non-Resident Fellows

Staff

Carlo Dade, Executive Director (2004-2011)
Savera Hayat, Acting Program Director (2011)
Naume Mutambo, Manager of Finance and Administration (2009-2011)
Madeleine Bélanger Dumontier, Director of Communications / Editor (2009-2011)
Tandy Shephard, Project Manager, Labour Mobility and Mapping Knowledge for Development in the Americas (2007-2011)
Ronald Rojas, Project Manager, Education & Health (2009-2011)
Lesley Burns, Project Manager, Governance and Civil Society (2009-2011)
Emily Jeffers, Communications Officer (2011)
Fatima Gardaad, Development and Project Co-ordinator (2010-2011)
Marina Connors, Assistant to the Executive Director (2011)
Allison Render, Assistant Editor (2011)
Rafaela Antoniazzi, Project Co-ordinator (2010-2011)
Ruth Mestechkin, Assistant Editor/Project Co-ordinator (2009-2011)
Barbara MacLaren, Project Manager, Labour Mobility and Migration (2007-2009)
Peter Moore, Director of Communications / Editor (2008-2009)
Olga Abizaid, Program Director (2004-2011)
Alexa Barrera, Project Manager (2007-2008)
Jean-Pierre Chabot, Project Coordinator (2007-2008)
Leslie Fillion-Wilkinson, Project Coordinator / Associate Editor (2007-2008)
Sandra Jackson, Director of Finance and Operation (2007-2008)
Diane Larabie, Office Manager (2008)
Sherry Lozano, Director of Finance (2008)
Omaira Mindiola, Project Manager (2005-2008)
Rachel Schmidt, Director of Communications / Editor (2007-2008)
Racquel Smith, Project Manager (2007-2008)
Vladimir Torres, Project Manager (2007-2008)
Cristina Warren, Program Director (1998-2008)
Laurie Cole, Program Director (2003-2007)
Ana Julia Faya, Senior Analyst (2001-2007)
Florencia Jubany, Senior Analyst (1999-2007)
Diane Larabie, Office Manager (2002-2007)
Caroline Lavoie, Project Associate (2005-2007)
Samuel Bowers, Manager of Finance (2006)
Eduardo del Buey, Executive Director (2005-2006)
Miguel Guardado, Manager of Finance (2001-2005)
José Hernández, Webmaster / Publications Manager (1999-2005)
Nadine Busmann, Senior Analyst (2004)
Paul Haslam, Senior Analyst (2002-2004)
Donald R. Mackay, Executive Director (2001-2004)
Judy Meltzer, Analyst (2001-2004)
Sharon O’Regan, Deputy Director (2001-2004)
Claudia Paguaga, Analyst (2001-2004)
Patricia Pinciarolli-Gordon, Internships Coordinator (2003-2004)
Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Analyst (1999-2003)
José Zaragoza, Analyst (2000-2003)
Laurie Cole, Analyst (2002)
Dana Emily Vaughan, Receptionist & Events Coordinator (2001-2002)
Eric Verreault, Internships Coordinator (2001-2002)
James Buchanan, Policy Analyst (2000-2001)
Marcelo Cadena, Webmaster (2000-2001)
Laurie Chochinov, Manager, Finance and Administration (1998-2001)
Paula Jean, Accounting Assistant (2000-2001)
Diane Larabie, Office manager (2000-2001)
Nobina Robinson, Executive Director (1999-2001)
Gerd Schönwälder, Deputy Director (2000-2001)
Pierre Bouchard, Senior Analyst, Trade and Economic Policy (2000)
Elizabeth Karner (1999-2000)
Marta Montes, Financial Officer (1998-2000)
Martin Roy, Policy Analyst (1998-2000)
Julia Sagebien, Senior Fellow (2000)
Steve Thorsell, Technology Assistant (1999-2000)
James Buchanan, Research Assistant (1999)
John Graham, Interim Executive Director (1999)
Lucie Lafrance, Manager, Communications (1999-1999)
Denis Leclerc, Executive Director (1998-1999)
Brian Cameron, Communications Consultant (1998)
Jean Daudelin, Senior Project Officer (1998)
Élisabeth Karner, Events Coordinator (1998)
Hal Klepak, Associate (1998)
Yianna Lambrou, Senior Project Officer (1998)
Odette Langlais, Project Officer (1998)
Nobina Robinson, Senior Policy Advisor (1998)
Tamara Sorger, Project Officer (1998)


Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Kathryn Hewlett-Jobes, Chair (2008 – 2011)
Alain Berranger, Vice-Chair (2008 – 2011)
Suzanne Laporte, Secretary (2008 – 2011)
Carlo Dade, Executive Director (2007 – 2011)
Anthony M. P. Tattersfield, Treasurer (2001 – 2009)
Bob Anderson, Vice-Chair (2006 – 2007)
Michael Bell, Secretary (2002 – 2007)
John Graham, Vice Chair (1999 – 2000), Chair (2001 – 2007)
Maureen Appel-Molot, Vice-Chair (2001 – 2006)
Eduardo del Buey, Executive Director (2005 – 2006)
Donald R. Mackay, Executive Director (2001 – 2004)
Carmelita Boivin-Cole, Secretary (2000 – 2001)
Nobina Robinson, Executive Director (2001)
Meriel V.M. Bradford, Chair (1998 – 2000)
Trevor Bartram, Secretary (1999)
Joseph Lloyd-Jones, Treasurer (1999)
Richard V. Gorham, Vice-chair (1998)
The Hon. Paule Gauthier, Secretary (1998)
Denis Leclerc, Executive Director (1998)


Directors of the Board
John W. Graham, Chair Emeritus (2009 – 2011)
Ross Anderson (2009 – 2011)
Alex Bugailiskis (2009 – 2011)
Graeme Clark (2007 – 2009)
Edgar J. Dosman (2009 – 2011)
Paul Durand (2009 – 2011)
Peter Hakim (2009 – 2011)
Jennifer L. McCoy (2005 – 2011)
Beatrice Rangel (2002 – 2009)
Elizabeth Spehar (2000 – 2011)
Vinita Watson (2009 – 2011)
Charles Philip Bassett (2006 – 2008)
Alain Berranger (2007 – 2011)
Pablo F.G. Bréard, (2007 – 2011)
Right Honourable Joe Clark (1998 – 2008)
Winston Cox (2000 – 2008)
Jean Daudelin (2003 – 2008)
H.E. Paul Durand (2001 – 2008)
James Fox (2007 – 2008)
Kenneth N. Frankel (2002 – 2008)
Alan J. Stoga (2002 – 2008)
Brian J.R. Stevenson (2000 – 2008)
Bob Anderson (2005)
Carmelita Boivin-Cole (2002 – 2005)
Monica Gruder Drake (1998 – 2004)
The Hon. Mitchell Sharp, P.C., C.C. (1998 – 2004)
Meriel V.M. Bradford (2001 – 2002)
Richard Gorham (1999 – 2002)
C. Anthony Lacaud Cooper (2000 – 2001)
Jocelyn Coulon (2000 – 2001)
Joseph Lloyd-Jones (2000)
John A.M. Wilson (1998 – 2000)
Mary Coyle (1998 – 1999)
Edgar Dosman (1998 – 1999)
Brian E. Maloney (1998 – 1999)
David Pollock (1998 – 1999)
Trevor Bartram (1998)
Pierre Alarie (1998)

Non-Resident Fellows
Paul Haslam, Assistant Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa (2006-2011)
Thomas Legler, Professor, International Relations, Universidad Iberoamericana (2006-2011)
Pablo Policzer, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Calgary (2011)
Yasmine Shamsie, Associate Professor, Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University (2006-2011)

 

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