Staff and Consultants

Lamia Sadek, Managing Director
Lamia studied business management and information technology as an undergraduate, then obtained a Masters in Training and Development from North Carolina State University.  She is finishing up a PhD in Global Leadership from Indiana Institute of Technology. Lamia started her career in business development and finance, but after working as a regional finance manager for a large for-profit corporation, decided to pursue her true passion and work in the non-profit sector.

She has worked in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirartes (UAE), the Sudanese border, Australia, Gaza, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom (UK). Most recently, Lamia served as country director with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) based in Birmingham, UK. Previously, Lamia worked with Plan International where she designed economic empowerment programs, with a gender equity cross-cutting theme, for the most marginalized groups residing in informal settlements (slum areas) in North Africa. Prior to that, she worked with the Education for Employment Foundation as programs manager where she helped design capacity building programs for under- privileged youths with the help of the business sector. In 2010, Lamia was among an international humanitarian delegation to Gaza.

Ariane Blondin, membership coordinator, US section
Ariane joined the WILPF's Boston office during the fall of 2014. Raised in France, she also lived in Morocco. Sensitive to international issues, she has a background in business as well as education. She is enthusiastic about WILPF's mission, and wishes to make the world a better place. She lives in Somerville, MA with her husband and two children.

Catherine Brady, bookkeeper
Catherine brings a background in grassroots organizing to her job as bookkeeper. As WILPF’s bookkeeper since summer 2013, has been involved in finance and administration in the Boston area since pre-computer days, but after the abacus was in general use.  During the mid-80s to early 90s she was engaged in national social change campaigns as a grassroots organizer and fundraiser.  Since 2008 she has worked as a part-time contract bookkeeper for several small non-profit groups. She has admired WILPF’s work for many years, and is thrilled to be able to be a part of it. Catherine and her life partner live in Cambridge, and have a college-age daughter.  

Glenn Ruga, IT consultant and web communications specialist
Glenn Ruga is an award-winning graphic designer and communications professional with more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit, education, and corporate clients including International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Physicians for Human Rights, Institute for Health Policy, and dozens of others. Glenn is founder and director of the Social Documentary Network, which has featured 1800 online exhibitions by 1300 photographers from all corners of the globe. He was a founding member and president of the Massachusetts-based international development and advocacy organization, the Center for Balkan Development (1994-2008). He has an MA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst (1981) in social thought and political economy and an MFA from Syracuse University (1990) in graphic and advertising design.


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