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Our Team


The Girls Action Foundation is made up of a dynamic team of energetic, creative, and motivated young women who are passionate about changing the world, especially the world of girls!

The organization has been steadily growing over the years – have a look through the team bios to get a sense of the people who make Girls Action what it is!

Administration, Systems, AND NATIONAL NETWORK

Jessica O'Doherty, Administrative Coordinator | jessica@girlsactionfoundation.ca

Jessica joined Girls Action after working in the corporate sector for a few years. She received a DEP in Accounting in 2010 and through life's challenges landed at Girls Action Foundation. She is an adventurous and outgoing person, who is always looking for new challenges.​


Safa Chebbi, Programs Coordinator  ​safa@girlsactionfoundation.ca

Sumaya Ugas, Programs Coordinator | sumaya@girlsactionfoundation.ca
Sumaya Ugas is a full time Programs Coordinator at Girls Action Foundation and is currently completing her BA in History and African Studies. Born and raised in Montreal, she is a storyteller studying histories of displacement and black diasporas. Sumaya’s academic areas of interest include Black diaspora and identity making in the arts, the realities and representations of Black migrants and the intersections of Islamophobia, anti-blackness, and gender. Her organizing work focuses mainly on marginalized women and girls through community workshops of various themes and formats-- from zine making workshops to facilitating conversations on Blackness, Islam, and gender through an intersectional lens.

Sarah Gaham, Programs Coordinator | sarah.gaham@girlsactionfoundation.ca
Sarah loves youth, and still has a child’s heart. Accordingly, she has been volunteering and working with youth for the past five years, within different local organizations and projects. With a Bachelor’s in psychology and a series of experiences in management positions, she is skilled in psychosocial intervention and community organizing, and she happily practices both as a program coordinator locally at Girls Action. Her life mission includes promoting agency and solidarity among women of color, in all life fields. Her self-care and passions include dancing, singing, meditating, writing, and spending quality time with friends and family.  

Aïssatou Cherif Diallo, Programs Coordinator  aicha@girlsactionfoundation.ca