Humberto Carolo is the Executive Director at White Ribbon. He is a gender-based violence prevention specialist with over 17 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector with expertise in gender equality, human rights, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ2+ advocacy, community development and multi-sectoral partnerships. His current work is focused on developing educational strategies to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality, healthy masculinities, and preventing violence against women. In addition to his work in Canada and the United States, Humberto has developed significant cross-cultural experience in diverse settings, including Brazil; Cape Verde; Sri Lanka; Kenya; Papua New Guinea; Vietnam; and Zambia. Humberto sits on the Board of Directors of the Global MenEngage Alliance and co-chairs the sub-regional North America MenEngage Network. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Abrigo Centre, a community-based organization serving the Portuguese-speaking communities in Toronto. Humberto serves on the Ontario Government Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women.
Manoj is the Director of Finance and Operations at White Ribbon. Manoj is responsible for delivery of efficient financial and operational management. As an internationally trained Chartered Accountant, Manoj has worked in finance and accounting within the Non- Profit sector for more than 15 years. Prior to his non-profit leadership roles, Manoj held senior management and finance positions in financial services and manufacturing organizations. Manoj is passionate about preventing gender-based violence, and services offered by White Ribbon. Manoj has a keen interest in continuing education in his professional fields. He enjoys music in his free time.
Kate is the Director of Programs at White Ribbon. Kate has worked across research, non-profit, consulting and private sectors. Early in her career, Kate worked in Pondicherry, India and supported grassroots advocacy to prevent gender-based violence. Kate obtained a Masters of Arts in Adult Education and Community Development, at OISE, University of Toronto. Kate's thesis was published in Gender and Development, entitled "Feminist solidarity: no boys allowed? Views of pro-feminist men on collaboration and alliance-building with women's movements." Kate has presented at numerous local, national and global conferences on the area of gender-based violence prevention. As Director, Kate oversees a dynamic portfolio of White Ribbon projects, leads proposal writing and new business development, and is continously inspired by our small but mighty team.
Véronique is a Bilingual Program Manager. Veronique oversees the Draw-the-Line Initiative, White Ribbon school-based workshops and manages partnerships with educational institutions. Veronique has accumulated over 10 years of experience as a researcher and project manager. Before joining White Ribbon in 2016, she obtained a Ph.D. in history from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from Université de Montréal. Her doctoral research focused on experiences and articulation of femininity and masculinity during the French Revolution. Véronique is also an experienced educator and public speaker. She has taught several university-level courses on the topics of gender and history and delivered professional development workshops on the topic of sexual violence prevention across Ontario.