Kerry Porth

Sex Work Policy Consultant

Pronouns: she/her/hers — 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...

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Caitlin Shane

Staff Lawyer - Drug Policy

Pronouns: she/her/hers — 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...

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Anna Cooper

Staff Lawyer - Homelessness

Pronouns: she/her/hers — 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...

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Asha Nygra

Senior Development and Operations Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers — 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...

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Kaymi Yoon-Maxwell

Communications Associate

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Kaymi is a mixed race Korean/Scottish settler on the unceded lands of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. She is dedicated to intersectional feminist, anti-oppressive,...

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Meenakshi Mannoe

Manager of Community Education

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Meenakshi is a settler living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples since 2006. This relationship to the host nations and Indigenous people across...

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Lyndsay Watson

Legal Director

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Lyndsay believes that creative, strategic legal advocacy is a crucial part in the fight for economic and social justice. She was born and raised on the unceded lands...

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Drew Dennis

Executive Director

Pronouns: they/them/their — A long-time admirer of Pivot, Drew is driven by shared values of fairness and equitable inclusion and guided by the principle that individuals are the experts in their own...

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Kareem Ibrahim

Summer Legal Intern

Pronouns: they/them/their — Originally from unceded Algonquin & Anishinabek territory, Kareem brings an unrelenting passion for anti-oppression and learning to their work at Pivot. They are particularly interested in how the...

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Maisaloon Al-Ashkar | ميسلون الأشقر

Assistant Coordinator - Project Inclusion

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Maisaloon is a 22-years-old Capricorn-sun and Leo-rising. Her ancestors of Palestinian farmers, liberation strugglers and refugees inform her unapologetic diligence to disrupt all systems of oppression. She’s a...

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Kristin Cheung | 冮雪莉

Development Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Kristin Cheung is a fundraiser with 10+ years of experience working in arts and non-profit organizations in Metro Vancouver. Born and raised in Treaty 7 territory in...

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