Ally Staff & Volunteers

Randy Watson

Executive Director

eric davis

Executive Creative Director, Projects & Innovation

Nikki Routley

treasurer

arielle ratzlaff

Campaigns & Design

sharon roy

Planning &
Operations Coordinator

jamie watson

Director of Marketing

Lani Baybay

Admin and Advocacy

harley

office pup

Ally Board

Janice Joseph

director

Philip Reilly

DIRECTOR

Tanis Jorge

DIRECTOR

Randy watson

BOARD chair

nikki routley

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Anne Miranda

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Randy is the Executive Director and Founder of Ally. In his role, he oversees the vision and direction of the charity, focused on empowering national leaders in the countries where Ally works. An accomplished entrepreneur, Randy has founded multiple businesses and projects in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors over the last decade.

Alongside fundraising teams, Randy has raised millions for development projects in Haiti, Iraq, Uganda, Nepal and India. He’s lead over 30 international volunteer teams in 14 countries. Randy has his Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) and a Red Seal in Carpentry. Randy lives with his wife Jamie and pup Harley in Vancouver.

Randy Watson

Executive Director

Eric is Principal at Veto Studio and has worked in the marketing industry for more than 10 years. His passion is creating strategic and creative storytelling that builds brands in a meaningful way. Eric has worked for agencies like CREW Marketing Partners, Agency Media, and Veto Studio while subcontracting for many more on both traditional and digital campaigns.

The majority of Eric’s clients are from the non-profit arena and he’s driven by the desire to give voice to those who need it. When Eric is not at work, he spends time with his talented wife Melody, a Vancouver commercial photographer, daughters London and Violet, and pups Maybe and Charlie. And on the disc golf course. Fore. 

eric davis

Executive Creative Director, Projects & Innovation

Sharon moved to Canada from Kolkata, India to pursue her passion for International Development at Trinity Western University (TWU). Growing up as a half South Korean and half Indian, Sharon is committed to breaking the barriers built up by cultural miscommunication and power imbalances across cultures. 

Previously, Sharon worked with Grace Community Centre in Kolkata, CARE Canada in Ottawa and InterCultural Programs at TWU. Armed with empathy, her love for justice and the ability to speak four languages (English, Bengali, Hindi and Korean) Sharon is determined to work towards sustainable change through Ally. When Sharon’s not working, you'll likely find her taking care of her plants before cooking tikka masala or bibimbab for her friends.

sharon roy

Planning and Operations Coordinator

Jamie is a marketing strategist helping businesses and nonprofits grow through website strategy, copywriting and email marketing. Jamie started her first business in high school, and soon realized her passion for marketing could help other organizations succeed. A Certified Storybrand Guide, Jamie is trained in a framework that helps nonprofits eliminate confusion and communicate clearly with their donors. 

When Jamie’s not at work, you’ll likely find her hanging out with her husband Randy, walking her pup Harley, or watching The Office or Gilmore Girls while top-to-bottom decluttering her home.

jamie delaine watson

Director of Marketing

Arielle manages all of Ally’s graphic design needs and assists with campaign development and execution. She is also the Art Director at Veto Studio, where she works to create compelling brands and campaigns for both nonprofits and for-profit businesses.

Having been involved in visual and performing arts her entire life, Arielle is passionate about finding creative ways to communicate meaningful stories through different mediums. Previously, she worked at Colours & Shapes where she gained experience in live event production. Arielle loves that she now gets to use her design and event experience to help Ally.

arielle ratzlaff

Campaigns & Design

Lani is a Criminology and Psychology student at Simon Fraser University who is dedicated to pursuing justice. She has worked with A21’s Vancouver A-team to plan anti-trafficking awareness and fundraising events, create films and other educational presentations. Lani is passionate about the arts and researching human trafficking, and she loves combining those passions to find innovative ways to fight against modern day slavery. 

Lani shines with people. With a strong customer service background, Lani wants everyone around her to feel loved, empowered and appreciated. Lani thrives when she has the opportunity to work with new people and she loves bringing her passion for people and justice to the Ally team. 

lani baybay

Admin and Advocacy

Nikki Routley is a Senior Financial Analyst at Electronic Arts and has worked in Financial Planning and Analysis for the past 7 years. Before her role at Electronic Arts, she worked in the renewable energy sector at Schneider Electric. She earned her BBA in Finance at Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada.

Nikki has a passion for connecting with others whether it is on the operational side of the business helping to reach financial goals, or finding ways to build stronger relationships. Nikki loves combining her knowledge of finance with her desire to help people through Ally. 

nikki routley

Treasurer

Tanis Jorge is a serial entrepreneur, co-founding four successful tech companies over the last two decades. From bootstrapping her earlier businesses to raising millions in investment in Silicon Valley, Tanis has built up an extensive network and checklist of skills that are necessary to launch a flourishing organization in the marketplace.

Jorge's expertise in strategic planning and early-stage execution, along with her dedication to International Aid, is a valuable addition to the Ally Board.

tanis jorge

DIRECTOR

Janice Alida is a distinguished international fashion model, residing in New York City. Over the span of her 10-year career, she has worked with every top designer, brand, and magazine in the world, including Vogue and ELLE, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, H&M and Zara. Janice has an ongoing, five-year partnership with the Soho Grand Hotel in New York where they lease her cookie recipe to serve daily to their VIP guests, with 100% of profits given to ACE New York—an organization serving to empower and support the homeless population toward economic independence. She and her husband, Andrew, are involved as investors in the restaurant industry in New York as well. Janice is from Vancouver, Canada.

janice alida joseph

DIRECTOR

Anne's background is rooted in social justice: working for non-profit agencies that advocated for newcomers to Canada and multicultural initiatives. She developed Crime Prevention Programs for youth under the Attorney General's office in BC and loved her time in the classroom as a secondary school educator teaching Spanish.

Currently, she directs the Women's Ministry at Village Church, Canada. Born and raised into a Lebanese heritage, Anne understands the challenges and beauty of being first-generation Canadian. Anne and Carlos have been married for thirteen years and are parents to Nathaniel and Hannah. 

anne miranda

DIRECTOR

Philip currently serves as the Executive Director of Dalit Freedom Network. Originally from Scotland, Philip has made Vancouver his home with his wife Louise and three children for the past sixteen years. After studying at the University of Aberdeen and later, Regent College, Philip has had a varied career in corporate risk management and pastoral ministry before moving into the charitable sector. With family roots in Kolkata, India Philip has been engaged in justice work throughout the world for much of his adult life. Having travelled widely across the world Philip is passionate about the rescue and restoration of young women and children from modern-day slavery and exploitation. This passion drives Philip to ensure that his skill and expertise serve Ally Global Foundation in order to see its projects flourish.

Philip Reilly

DIRECTOR