Chief Executive Officer
Gay Hamilton joined CAPAM in November 2012, bringing almost two decades of experience in association management and capacity building. She previously led three national organizations as Executive Director – the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector, Laubach Literacy Canada and Canadian Language Benchmarks. Gay has volunteered on numerous boards and committees including an advisory committee to the Minister of State for Literacy in Canada.
Her energy and enthusiasm is often directed toward supporting groups and organizations to maximize their collective potential and achieve their desired outcomes. She has extensive experience in organizational review and restructuring, and has taught courses on the fundamentals of fundraising as well as grant and proposal writing.
Gay speaks two languages and studied Business Management at Ahuntsic College in Montreal and Economics at McGill University.
Zaid Al Tellawi
Zaid Al Tellawi has a bi-national and bi-cultural background strengthened by working in Canada, Ireland and Jordan, and has worked in complex and varied multi-cultural environments.
His proven ability for resource mobilisation, partnership building, networking and communication outreach is demonstrated by his work with several United Nations entities as well as local NGOs. He has held positions of Communications and Digital Outreach Officer, External Relations and Reporting Officer and Researcher.
Zaid is proficient in the languages of Arabic, English, and basic French.
Administration and Projects Coordinator
Leona has substantial and diversified experience working in the non-profit sector. She has held positions of executive assistant, and finance and administration manager.