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Our Team


Dr. Helen Scott holds a doctorate in epidemiology with a focus on maternal and child health, and a postdoctoral fellowship in survey methodology and advanced regression modeling strategies. Helen has managed a variety of program development, evaluation, health policy and health care delivery systems projects. These include World Health Organization projects on childhood injury prevention across 49 countries; working on teams to implement and evaluate the Canadian national program for food fortification with folic acid, Ontario’s universal influenza immunization initiative and Ontario’s early obstetrics discharge program; and developing community-wide preterm birth prevention programs. Helen holds an assistant professor appointment in the Epidemiology Department, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.


photo of julia andersonJulia Anderson is a dedicated international development “jack-of-all-trades” who applies her passion for international solidarity work to her operational mandate with CanWaCH.  Julia recently completed her term as President of Jamaican Self-Help, a small international development agency located in Peterborough, Ontario.  As President, Julia supported Jamaican Self-Help through the difficult transition of losing CIDA funding and transitioning to a volunteer-based organization.  Julia has also served on the board of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation with key executive committee roles and as the chair of the Evaluation Reference Group, a think-tank of M&E experts who worked with CIDA to improve civil society effectiveness through innovations to M&E practices in the sector.  Julia is currently an elected member of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation Board of Directors where she works with staff and members to effectively promote sustainable, people-centered development in a peaceful and healthy environment.  Julia is currently completing her M.A. in Canadian and Indigenous Studies at Trent University, focusing on the role of civil society in Canada’s international cooperation activities.


Cindy Kozlowsky is the Administrative Coordinator for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health where she is responsible for the day to day financial and administrative functions of the organization. Cindy started her career in the private sector, and she made the move into the not-for-profit sector over twelve years ago. She attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute for Business Administration specializing in accounting and has been responsible for the financial accountability and reporting of Federal, Provincial and Municipal Government funded programs with a total in excess of $10 million annually, most recently in the not-for-profit employment sector.  Cindy also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Cognitive Science where she focused on child development.   


andyAndy is responsible for ensuring that CanWaCH’s engagements with its partners are relevant and impactful, and that partners are effectively engaged as drivers and recipients of value from CanWaCH. In this context, Andy is involved with most areas of  CanWaCH’s work, including events, training opportunities, website development, and member relations. Andy has a Master of Arts degree from Trent University, where he focused on Canadian immigration policy and political economy, researching specifically on Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program.  He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dalhousie University in Political Science and Philosophy. Andy has worked in a variety of roles including as political staff, university administration, and coordinator of community-based research projects [LinkedIn]. He enjoys serving on a variety of boards and committees and has been the Chair of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership since 2014.


bio-picCharmaine Crockett is Manager, Strategic Communications for CanWaCH. Charmaine is enthusiastic about pioneering new, collaborative relationships  to create unique opportunities that strengthen communities and enhance the well-being of children. She applied this approach to stakeholder engagement over the course of two decades working with Parliamentarians in the House of Commons where she became passionate about advancing the sustainability of rural, remote communities, as well as support for adoptive families and military families. Charmaine has also worked in the Canadian payments industry furthering the public policy interests of users of the country’s payment systems. She is a driven volunteer for local community organizations, particularly initiatives that support women, children and youth. She holds a professional certificate in Management Skills and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University, where she focused on Canada’s economic and trade policies.


photo of Katie LloydKatie Lloyd is Senior Policy Advisor to CanWaCH and is passionate about and committed to bringing positive social impact in the area of women’s, adolescents’ and children’s health. Katie has worked on development programs and research projects in Swaziland, South Africa, Bihar state India and Washington, D.C. As well, she previously worked for Global Affairs Canada’s China desk. Katie is an avid traveler and yoga enthusiast who holds a master’s degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa where she focused her studies on intersections of power inequalities and drivers of gender based violence, fragility and child protection.





Alli Bunting is CanWaCH’s Policy and Governance Officer. She is dedicated to enabling environments for responsive and effective development programming, social justice, and evidence-based decision-making and she brings this passion to bolster CanWaCH’s operational mandate. Alli holds a Master of Arts degree in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University, where she studied the intersections of power inequalities between international conservation organizations, state apparatuses, and communities that border national parks, focusing on Tanzania. She has worked in Uganda and the state of Rajasthan, India, undertaking development programming and research for community-based organizations in the field of volunteer coordination, vulnerable children, health, and human rights. Alli brings her experience in public engagement and cross-cultural competency to volunteer engagements with non-profits focused on international solidarity work, and pursues outdoor adventures and international travel opportunities whenever possible.


Leigha McCarroll is Policy and Governance Officer for CanWaCH, and brings her interest in exploring how grassroots organizations work within an international policy framework – specifically within the realm of sexual and reproductive rights – to the organization. Throughout her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa, she studied the intersection of international relations, geopolitics and feminist theory, and is currently immersed in these studies in Carleton’s Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Program. She has been involved in various initiatives in the nonprofit sector, from professional work in member relations and knowledge mobilization, to volunteer engagements with the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre as a crisis-line counsellor. She is also an active member of WorldPulse, an online community working to increase the global voice and leadership of women worldwide.


Caitlin is CanWaCH’s Communications Officer and a passionate advocate for the improvement of women’s and children’s health. She is enthusiastic to partner with a wide network of Canadian organizations that work together to improve the health of women, adolescents, and children all over the world. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and a Master of Arts degree in Global Governance, both from the University of Waterloo. Since graduating, she has completed two UN internships, one in Rome with the Food and Agriculture Organization and one in Geneva at the Canadian Permanent Mission to the UN. She has also worked for several non-profits, including the Canadian International Council and the World Blind Union.