Darcie Bennett

Director of Strategy

Darcie first joined the Pivot team as a researcher in 2006. Since then, she has held several positions including child welfare campaigner, coordinator of the Jane Doe Legal Network, and...

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Jin Chien

Campaigner (Member of the Law Society of Ontario, applying for transfer to the Law Society of British Columbia)

Jin has worked in the legal and policy sectors in Canada, China, and Southeast Asia. Her focus on the intersection of these disciplines began at the University of British Columbia,...

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Anna Cooper

Staff Lawyer

Anna was driven to law school by her desire to address inequality in a systemic way. Early experiences volunteering in the Downtown Eastside and with the Elizabeth Fry Society taught...

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Peter Kim

Communications & Digital Engagement Manager

Peter has been a passionate advocate of human rights and social justice since his time at university (UBC) and journalism school (BCIT) where he co-founded BCIT’s chapter of Journalists For Human...

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Katie Koncan

Development Manager

Katie’s journey to Pivot started when she was first exposed to fundraising as a student at Simon Fraser University. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in art and cultural studies she...

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D J Larkin

Legal Director

DJ was drawn to a career in law by her belief in the law's power to build a more just society. DJ has been a litigator with the BC Regional...

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Celia Pinette

Policy and Law Reform Specialist

Celia’s passion for social inclusion and justice sparked her interest in gaining an understanding of how the law intersects with society’s most vulnerable people. She attended the Faculty of Law...

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Kerry Porth

Sex Work Policy Consultant

Kerry first joined Pivot as a board member in 2011 and became chair of the board of directors from 2012 to 2017. A former sex worker and IV drug user,...

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Minna Schendlinger

Finance and Operations Manager

A self-described “governance and policy enthusiast,” Minna comes to Pivot with 20 years of experience working in administration within Vancouver’s thriving not-for-profit arts and culture sector, including eight years as...

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Caitlin Shane

Community Engagement Lawyer

Caitlin began working in the Downtown Eastside a decade ago as an outreach and mental health worker. Before attending law school in 2013, she provided frontline services in supportive housing, emergency...

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Camia Weaver

Policing Policy Consultant

Camia's journey into law arose from a strong sense of social justice. After 18 years as a lawyer, practicing mainly in the areas of criminal and aboriginal law in the...

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Asha Nygra

Development Assistant

Asha has always been interested in human rights and social justice, but she was initially drawn to Pivot’s work while studying philosophy and economics at the University of British Columbia....

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