Stephen Lewis Foundation staff

Foundation Staff

  • Zahra Mohamed — Interim Executive Director
  • Ilana Landsberg-Lewis — Co-Founder & Senior Advisor to the Board (Click here to read more)


  • Margaret Wright — Senior Director of Operations
  • Alex Gillis — Director of Communications
  • Esther Vise — Director of Finance
  • Leah Teklemariam  Director of Programmes
  • Ylber Kusari — Director of Development

Senior Advisor

  • Agustina Santos — Human Resources Senior Advisor 


  • Beth Bowers — Media and Communications Manager
  • Brinda Goswami — Donations Processing Manager
  • Healy Thompson — Community Campaigns and Strategic Initiatives Manager
  • Leah Odle-Benson — Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
  • Mary Higgins — Programmes Partnerships Manager
  • Monica Ganatra — Finance and Accounting Manager
  • Sarah Dopp — Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign Manager
  • Sarah Layton — Office and Event Logistics Manager
  • Stephanie Peddle — Individual Giving Manager

For more information about the complete team, please contact us at:


Ugandan LGBT activist says threats and violence won't stop the fight for civil rights October 4, 2019

Brent Bambury, Toronto, CBC Radio

Civil rights movement intensifies as hate crimes increase in LGBTQ communities in Africa September 10, 2019

SLF, Toronto, GlobeNewswire

Upcoming Events

Oceanside Grandmothers 12th Annual Christmas Extravaganza November 22, 2019

Parksville, British Columbia

Ubuntu Niagara Despair to Hope: The Power of Human Connection Concert November 23, 2019

St. Catherines, ON - Ontario