Staff

The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue staff manage and deliver educational and public programming for the Centre and provide support for Fellow and Associate initiatives.

Leadership Staff

The Leadership Team provides strategic and operational direction for the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

AFTAB ERFAN

Executive Director
Pronouns: she/her

cfdexec@sfu.ca

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BRENDA TANG

Director of Operations
Pronouns: she/her

brendat@sfu.ca

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ROBIN PREST

Program Director
Pronouns: he/him

rjprest@sfu.ca

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Admin, Finance and Events Staff

The Admin, Finance and Events team is the operations and budget hub for the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. It's where folks at the Centre get human resources, accounting, internal events and administrative support.

ARETHA MUNRO

Coordinator, Admin and Events
Pronouns: she/her

aretham@sfu.ca

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CAMERON FRIEND

Executive Assistant
Pronouns: they/them

cfdexec@sfu.ca

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KELVIN CHAN

Budget Assistant
Pronouns: he/they

kelvin_c@sfu.ca

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STELLA FREDERICA

Budget Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her

stella_frederica@sfu.ca

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Advancement Staff

The advancement team manages relationships with individual, corporate and foundation donors by developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects.

STEPHANIE SHACK

Sr. Associate Director, Advancement
Pronouns: she/her

stephanie_shack@sfu.ca

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Communications, Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization Staff

The Communications, Enagement and Knowledge Mobilization Team is where the Centre gets its strategic communications, graphic design, social media and public relations support.

CHRISTINA WONG

Acting Officer, Communications, Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization
Pronouns: she/her

cdw7@sfu.ca

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KARIS CHITTY

Associate, Communications
Pronouns: she/her

karis_chitty@sfu.ca
 

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SABRINA AZARIA (on leave)

Officer, Communications, Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization
Pronouns: she/her

asabrina@sfu.ca

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STEPHANIE HALL

Manager, Communications, Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization
Pronouns: she/her

slhall@sfu.ca

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Consulting Services Staff

The Consulting Services Team is the consulting arm of the Centre for Dialogue. This team collaborates with external partners to co-create public engagement and facilitation, consultation of deliberative processes, knowledge exchanges and strategic planning. The Consulting Services team builds customized teams for each project, which often include the Centre's program director, members of the K&P team, members of the communicationos team and Dialogue Fellows, such as Dr. Robert Daum, Dr. Diane Finegood, Ginger Gosnell-Myers and Lindsay Heller.

JULIE BEZARD

Analyst, Dialogue and Engagement (bilingual)
Pronouns: she/her

jbezard@sfu.ca

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MELVIN SEODORA

Coordinator, Dialogue and Engagement
Pronouns: he/him

melvins@sfu.ca

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MICHELLE BESTED

Associate Director, Engagement and Social Enterprise
Pronouns: she/her

mbested@sfu.ca

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NAIYING XUE

Coordinator, Dialogue and Engagement
Pronouns: she/her

nxue@sfu.ca

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PHIL CHALK

Analyst, Dialogue and Engagement
Pronouns: he/him

pchalk@sfu.ca

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Knowledge & Practice Staff

The Knowledge and Practice Team is the resource and knowledge development hub of the Centre for Dialogue. This team conducts research and knowledge mobilization on community engagement, equity in public engagement and wise practices for trauma-informed facilitation.

CLAIRE ADAMS

Sr. Analyst, Knowledge & Practice
Pronouns: she/her

claire_adams@sfu.ca

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NICOLE ARMOS

Manager, Knowledge & Practice
Pronouns: she/her

narmos@sfu.ca

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Mitigating Wildfire Staff

The Mitigating Wildfire Initiative facilitates dialogue and collaboration to identify and advance solutions that address the fundamental changes happening in wildfire risk and management in British Columbia. Visit the Mitigating Wildfire page to learn more about the initiative, including seeing profiles for their full team. 

JAMES WHITEHEAD

Engagement Analyst, Mitigating Wildfire
Pronouns: he/him

james_whitehead@sfu.ca

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DR. ROBIN FREEMAN

Admin & Engagement Coordinator, Mitigating Wildfire
Pronouns: she/her

robin_freeman@sfu.ca

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YOLANDA CLATWORTHY

Associate Director, Mitigating Wildfire
Pronouns: she/her

yolanda_clatworthy@sfu.ca

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Multilevel Climate Action Staff

The Multilevel Climate Action team leads two initiatives at the Centre—Moving in a Livable Region and Cities + Climate—that deal with climate action and local government issues in a structure where cities partner with other levels of government and civil society.

Fergus Linley-Mota

Program Coordinator, Cities + Climate
Pronouns: he/him

flinleym@sfu.ca

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Jonas Pinzon Osorio

Program Coordinator, Moving in a Livable Region

jonas_pinzon_osorio@sfu.ca

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JUDE CRASTA

Associate Director, Multilevel Climate Action
Pronouns: he/him

jude_crasta@sfu.ca

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