Jenny Cafiso, Director
Jenny brings years of experience as programme coordinator at the international office of the Jesuit Refugee Service based in Rome. She has also worked as coordinator of educational animation at Development and Peace in Toronto. Jenny worked for two years in Peru with the leadership formation team of TAREA, a popular education centre working in slum areas of Lima. She has travelled extensively for work in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Diana Martin, Office and Development Administrator
Originally from Colombia, Diana has worked in the non-profit sector for the last five years. Prior joining CJI, she was one of the International Coordinators for the Japanese NGO Peace Boat, working in the areas of peace education, human rights and development. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and master’s degree in International Relations from (the Jesuit-run) Sophia University in Tokyo.
Kirsti Tasala, Youth and Outreach Coordinator
Kirsti has worked with non-profit organizations in community development and education both in Canada and abroad. Before joining CJI Kirsti was the Program Coordinator with an NGO in Nicaragua working in adult and youth education. Previously Kirsti worked with the North West LHIN and PARO Centre for Women’s Economic Development in Thunder Bay. Kirsti has also lived and worked, as well as being involved with various volunteer projects, in Costa Rica, Kenya, England and Japan.
CJI Staff (part-time, contract)
Craig Hincks, Communications Coordinator
Craig lived in Zambia and Kenya before going to Canada for university studies. He and his wife worked in Lesotho as volunteers with Mennonite Central Committee from 1986 to 1993. Craig has written two books of church history—Living Words: A History of Warden Woods Church and Community Centre (1995) and Quest for Peace: An Ecumenical History of the Church in Lesotho (2009). Craig is currently doing an MA in theology at Regis College and also works as a copy editor.
Elly Kaas, Accountant
Elly is a chartered accountant who has provided management and accounting services in the charities sector for the past 25 plus years. She has worked with Church and other groups dealing with peace and environmental issues, homeless people, prisoners, women and youth. Currently she is on the Board of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation and is Treasurer of Peace Brigades International.
Krishnanand Shenvi, Database Administrator
Krishna Shenvi is a database professional who handles a range of functions related to our donor database.
CJI also outsources some work to people working on a freelance basis.