Anna Cooper

Staff Lawyer - Homelessness

Pronouns: she/her/hers | How to pronounce Anna's name — Anna was driven to law school by her desire to address inequality in a systemic way. Early experiences volunteering in the Downtown Eastside...

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Asha Nygra

Senior Development and Communications Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers — As a racialized settler on stolen land, Asha has always been interested in human rights and social justice, but she was initially drawn to Pivot’s work while studying...

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Caitlin Shane

Staff Lawyer - Drug Policy

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Caitlin began working in the Downtown Eastside in 2010 as an outreach and mental health worker. Before attending law school at the University of Victoria, she provided frontline...

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Chris Rahim

Director of Policy & Engagement

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Chris Rahim is a researcher, educator, and community development practitioner with over 25 years’ experience using transformative pedagogies, knowledges and practices of liberation, self-determination, and abolition. Her multi-disciplinary...

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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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Emily Capel-Shyu

Operations & Finance Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Emily is a mixed race British/Chinese settler living on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Emily holds a Bachelor of Laws from...

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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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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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Meenakshi Mannoe

Criminalization & Policing Campaigner

Pronouns: she/her/hers | How to pronounce Meenakshi's name — Meenakshi is a settler living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples since 2006. This relationship to the host...

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Sozan Savehilaghi

Communications & Digital Engagement Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hers | How to pronounce Sozan's name  — Sozan became attuned to systemic injustice at an early age through her experiences of war, forced displacement, gendered violence and poverty. She...

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Tj Felix

Community Educator

Pronouns: they/them — TJ is a Secwepemc First Nation artist, musician, activist, and uninvited guest on the unceded lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Their lived...

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