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Chesley Ryder

Chesley Ryder joined the IFA team in early 2020. Since completing a BA in Professional Communications through Royal Roads University on Vancouver Island in 2014, she has lived in Australia, Thailand, Lithuania and the Netherlands. Working with various NGOs,...

Nasser Al Alayyar

Mr. Nasser Al Alyyar, studied Management Science at Kuwait University and worked as Director of Public Relations for ten years. He was the Head of the youth sector at the General Authority for Youth and Sports for eight years and chaired the Arab Youth Hostel Union...

Vanessa Alphons

Vanessa joined the IFA team as a Project Officer in 2019. She completed an Honors BSc from McMaster University with a Minor in Sociology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at Lakehead University, Canada. Having worked at the Arthritis Society and...

Andra Stancu

Prior to joining the IFA team in November 2019, Andra worked with a variety of stakeholders in the field of healthcare. At the Canadian Blood Services, she coordinated volunteers, community groups, corporate stakeholders, and engaged with several media platforms to...

Valerie L. Levy, New York

Valerie L. Levy has more than 45 years of experience and leadership in the field of ageing in the public sector. At present she represents IFA at the United Nations (since 2003) in New York as a member of the UN NGO Committee on Ageing (COA). She serves on the COA’s...