Anna Cooper

Staff Lawyer - Homelessness

— 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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Asha Kaur

Co Development Manager

— 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 at the...

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Caitlin Shane

Staff Lawyer - Drug Policy

Pronouns: she/her/hers — Caitlin is a staff lawyer at Pivot Legal Society. She leads Pivot’s drug policy campaign and advocates for the decriminalization of people who use drugs and the legal...

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Dana Krementz

Co Development Manager

Pronouns: they/them/theirs With thirteen years of front-line public health experience, Dana is passionate about addressing social inequities and promoting community wellness from a structural, systems-based perspective. Originally from the traditional...

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Eva Ureta

Managing Director

Pronouns: She/her/hers — Eva Ureta comes to Pivot with long-standing admiration and inspiration for the work they do for/with and by communities. She comes from a background working alongside community...

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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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Nina Taghaddosi

Anti-Stigma Campaigner

Nina lives and works as an uninvited settler on the unceded and stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She comes to her work bringing her...

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Simone Akyianu

Campaigner/Staff Lawyer

Pronouns: she/her—they/them — Simone is a Black-African mother and settler on the unceded territories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Simone is acutely aware that her own family’s...

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Sozan Savehilaghi

Operations & Finance Manager

  Sozan is an uninvited guest on unceded and stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. As a child refugee to Turtle Island, Sozan became attuned to systemic...

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Taz Khandwani

Communications & Digital Engagement Manager

Pronouns: He/Him/His — Born into a Memon family, Taz is a settler from Pakistan who has lived, organized and nurtured relationships, on unceded and unsurrendered lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh,...

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