Skip to the content

Our Team

Our team members come from 10 countries, speak 6 languages, and work on 3 continents.

Chris Walters

Chris Walters

Reed Smith LLP
Senior Strategist

Allan Rock

Allan Rock

World Refugee Council
Special Advisor

Jayne Fleming

Jayne Fleming

Reed Smith LLP
International Project Director

Mulugeta Abai

Mulugeta Abai

Canadian Center for Victims of Torture
Executive Director

Duane Sigelko

Duane Sigelko

Reed Smith LLP
International Project Director

Kolbassia Haoussou

Kolbassia Haoussou

Survivors Speak Out
Co-Founder and Expert

Catherine Bruce

Catherine Bruce

Canadian Legal Director

Hanna Gros

Hanna Gros

Canadian Deputy Legal Director

Enas Zayed

Enas Zayed

Legal Counsel (Middle East)

Panagiota Ntassiou

Panagiota Ntassiou

Reed Smith LLP
Legal Counsel (Greece)

Mira Dandan

Mira Dandan

Reed Smith LLP
Legal Counsel (UK)

Becca Naylor

Becca Naylor

Reed Smith LLP
Legal Counsel (UK)

Roberta Wertman

Roberta Wertman

Eversheds Sutherland
Partnership Advisor and Legal Counsel (UAE)

Leena Odeh

Leena Odeh

Legal Counsel (Middle East)

Gamal Basha

Gamal Basha

Legal Counsel (Middle East​)

Holly Cooper

Holly Cooper

University of California Davis School of Law, Immigration Law Clinic
Refugee Law Expert

Kim Thuy Seelinger

Kim Thuy Seelinger

Director, Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Hana Abu-Hassan, MD

Hana Abu-Hassan, MD

Senior Medical Advisor
World Association of Cultural Psychiatry -
Global Mental Health Consortium at UCSD

Daryn Reicherter, MD

Daryn Reicherter, MD

Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Laboratory, Stanford University
Medical Expert

Polly Rossdale

Polly Rossdale

Integration & Support Advisor

Omar Al-Jarah

Omar Al-Jarah

Middle East Operations Manager

Diana Rabie

Diana Rabie

Middle East Field Coordinator

Sawsan Ahmad

Sawsan Ahmad

Middle East Program Assistant

Sura Smadi

Sura Smadi

Middle East Legal Intern

Get involved

Help us aid refugees who have survived torture and trauma to discover a new life by supporting their relocation to Canada.