OUR TEAM

Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw

Board Chair

Madeleine is an experienced social entrepreneur and feminist leader best known as the co-founder of Aisle (formerly Lunapads, a founding Canadian B Corp), one of the first companies in the world to commercialize reusable menstrual...

Kate Wahl

Kate Wahl

Board Member

Kate Wahl is a graduate researcher interested in new strategies for moving evidence into health policy and practice. She uses qualitative methods to develop and evaluate approaches for sharing research findings with stakeholders including the...

Lisa Hansen

Lisa Hansen

Board Member

Lisa Hansen is a public health epidemiologist, mom and recovering frequent flyer. She and her family returned to Canada in 2020 to settle in Vancouver, after several years of international work in the Caribbean, West ...

Zeba Khan

Zeba Khan

Founder & Director

A staunch believer of equal access to healthcare for all, Zeba is devoted to advocating for free access to menstruation care products. Her dedication to advocating for menstrual and healthcare equity has earned her the...

Deyvika Srinivasa

Deyvika Srinivasa

Advocacy & Policy Coordinator

Deyvika is a second year Global Resource Systems student from Bangalore, India. She is looking forward to collaboration and coalition building in social impact spaces and feels grateful to tackle menstrual equity alongside her team...

Sue Lu

Sue Lu

Treasurer & Global Lounge Officer

Sue is a third year integrated sciences student focusing on physiology, immunology and public health. She is passionate about advocating for equality in health care and creating affordable solutions for patients. When she's not studying ...

Roojin Habibi

Roojin Habibi

Board Vice Chair

Roojin Habibi is a lawyer and researcher specializing in global health law, governance, and justice. She advises on health-related rights advocacy nationally and internationally through civil society and intergovernmental bodies, and is...

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Board Member

Dr. Lisa Smith is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Douglas College. She is a founding member of the Douglas College Menstrual Research Group and the Project Lead at Douglas College for iMPACTS: Collaborations to Address...

Heather Chang

Heather Chang

Board Member

Heather Chang is a marketing and communications professional currently working in the women’s health equity space. Skilled in strategy development, digital project management, and social media, Heather has had a key role in launching integrated...

Niki Oveisi

Niki Oveisi

Associate Director

Niki Oveisi is a Master of Public Health candidate at the University of British Columbia with a previous background in Biology. Thoroughly proficient in systems-level processing, analytical thinking, and epidemiological inference, her public health...

Nadia Kovari

Nadia Kovari

Grants & Partnerships Coordinator

Nadia is a graduate in International Relations and is passionate about immigration and settlement. She hopes to bring Free Period’s equity and inclusion projects to settlement communities. When she's not involved in the community, you ...

Mushfika Anjum Maisha

Mushfika Anjum Maisha

Digital Community Coordinator

Mushfika is a second-year Textile Engineering student. She loves to meet new people and passionate about making connections with people. She is so concerned about menstrual health and through her role at FPC, she hopes...

Naiely Cabrera

Naiely Cabrera

Board Secretary

Naiely’s passion is to empower people to build healthier and inclusive communities. Currently she works as an Operations Manager at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, a non-profit organization empowering immigrant and refugee women...

Tasha - Aliya Kara

Tasha - Aliya Kara

Board Member

Tasha-Aliya Kara is an emergency management coordinator for the provincial health authority in British Columbia (PHSA) and a community of practice coordinator for the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. She obtained her BA from...

Halimah Beaulieu

Halimah Beaulieu

Board Member

Halimah Beaulieu (she/ her) is an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) consultant-collaborator focused on advancing racial equity and justice through organizational shifts. She has worked with various non-profit organizations to ensure their practices...

Ishleen Kalra

Ishleen Kalra

Administrative Coordinator

As a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at UBC, Ishleen is passionate about her role at Free Periods Canada. Through her role at FPC, she hopes to further educate individuals and advocate for her fellow menstruators...

Olivia Stein

Olivia Stein

Grants & Partnerships Coordinator

Olivia is an undergraduate BSc Global Health student at the University of British Columbia. Her background in microbiology, political science and history gives her a holistic understanding of how health intersects with societal structures and...

Rebecca Gouthro

Rebecca Gouthro

Digital Marketing Coordinator

As an Indigenous womxn, Singer Songwriter, and a graduate of UBC in English Literature and Creative Writing, Rebecca is passionate about using her gift of creativity to make change. Before graduating in 2019, Rebecca became the Education Coordinator...