Sherry Sullivan is MARL’s interim Operations Manager. She brings 25 years of experience related to faculty development, program and curriculum development, and evaluation in various not-for-profit, government, and postsecondary institutions. Sherry earned a BSc. as well as a MEd from Brandon University. She is currently a PhD. candidate in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Manitoba, focusing on the integration and assessment of social justice education. She is a passionate and dedicated adult educator who believes social justice education is a key driver of social change that will lead to a more just and equitable world.
Michelle Falk has been MARL's Executive Director since February 2015. Michelle holds a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Winnipeg. Previously, Michelle was a Project Manager at a Toronto research firm before moving back to Winnipeg to serve her community. Michelle is passionate about gender-based equality, local civic engagement, and is driven by curiosity and love of new ideas.
Sandra Krahn has over 20 years’ experience working in educational organizations including schools, universities and non-profit organizations. She started her education career as a high school science teacher and has been a project leader in an UNESCO Associated School, which included teacher training and the development of educational resources. Sandra has a master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies and is currently a PhD. Candidate, specializing in how educational initiatives can support community peacebuilding. She has experience with teacher training for human rights education in Canada, India and the Czech Republic. Her experience also includes grant writing, program development and writing curriculum for community organizations.
Alejandra Gonzalez has a degree in Journalism from Universidad Diego Portales and a Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Winnipeg. As a Journalist she has a strong interest in social and cultural issues. Her personal experience in Canada has helped her understand the benefits of a diverse society. As an Event Coordinator, she has been able to integrate communications and social issues, opening new opportunities of recreation and integration to the community of diverse groups of society.