ally global foundation

Ally Staff & Volunteers

Randy Watson

Executive Director

Nikki Routley

treasurer

arielle ratzlaff

director of Campaigns & creative

sharon roy

Planning &
Operations Coordinator

jamie watson

Director of Marketing

Lani Baybay

Admin & Advocacy

CARLEIGH SOO

Operations coordinator

harley

office pup

amy Kobelt

director of care

international leaders

To protect the security of our local partners, their identities have been hidden.

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Country Directors

National Director

Financial Director

External Relations Director

Care & Reintegration Director

Administrative Director

Communications Director

Vocational Training LEad

Agriculture Lead

Principal & Director of Education

Prevention Leader

Prevention Coordinator

PREVENTION COORDINATOR

PREVENTION COORDINATOR

Home Leader & Special Projects

HOME LEADER

Home Leader

HOME LEADER

HOME LEADER

HOME LEADER

Laos

Program Director

AGRICULTURE DIRECTOR

Accounting Lead

Project Manager

City Prevention COordinator

Rural PRevention Coordinator

Home Leader

Counselling Coordinators

Cambodia

Country Director

Deputy Director

Case Manager

Financial Director

Home Leader

Home Leader

Home Leader

Ally Board

Janice Joseph

Philip Reilly

Tanis Jorge

DIRECTOR

Randy watson

BOARD chair

nikki routley

DIRECTOR

Anne Miranda

Stephan Luking

Director

eric davis

Director

Advisory Committee

Linda Yang

DIRECTOR

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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 Davis is a Canadian commercial writer and director and the Founder and Director of Creative at Veto Studio—a provocative creative agency located in Vancouver. As a Creative Director Eric has created award-winning national brand campaigns. For his work as Writer and Director on the short film The Twelve Thousand, Eric was awarded the Globe Award at the ARFF Amsterdam International Film Festival (2019). The Twelve Thousand also recently received awards from the LA Shorts International Film Festival (2020), the New Jersey International Film Festival (2020) and the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (2020). 

eric davis

Director

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 has experience helping both businesses and charities grow through social media and website strategy, copywriting and email marketing. Jamie started her first business when she was in high school, and soon discovered a love for marketing and systems.

Jamie loves bringing her eye for creative marketing and passion for organization to her role at Ally. 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

Amy has a Masters in Counselling from TWU, and is a clinical counsellor specializing in trauma. Amy has worked in the mental health field for the past 6 years.

Amy’s passion for human trafficking started many years ago, after she learned about the issue through a documentary. Amy has volunteered internationally in anti-trafficking work, and supports Ally as a research and mental health consultant.

When Amy isn’t working, she loves to travel and learn more about other cultures. When she’s staying local, she loves to hike, cook and drink copious amounts of coffee.

amy Kobelt

Director of care

Carleigh is Ally’s operations coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Arts from UBC with a double major in English and Psychology, but it was an interest in event planning that has shaped Carleigh's career. Over the past few years, Carleigh has gained experience coordinating conferences, weddings and events for both local and international clients. 

Carleigh loves that, at Ally, she is able to use her skill set to support a cause she is passionate about. She first learned about human trafficking by joining a social justice club as a teenager, and has since travelled to Kenya, Myanmar and Thailand with international volunteer teams.

CARLEIGH SOO

Operations coordinator

Arielle oversees all of Ally’s creative needs—from brand, to design, to video production and marketing assets—and helps develop and exucute various campaigns.

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 has worked as the Art Director at Veto Studio, creating compelling brands and campaigns for both nonprofits and for-profit businesses, and as Lead Designer 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 serve Ally's mission.

arielle ratzlaff

Director of Campaigns & Creative

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 & 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

Linda is currently an associate lawyer at Fulton and Company Law Corporation in Vancouver. After obtaining her law degree from Dalhousie University, Linda worked for a national law firm, practising in the areas of commercial litigation, employment, and business immigration. Passionate about pursuing the cause of justice around the world, she resigned from her job to spend two years in Cebu, Philippines as a Legal Fellow with International Justice Mission, supporting the Cebu Field Office in combatting the online sexual exploitation of children. During that time, she saw the dire need for more safe havens for rescued women and children in Cebu and beyond. Since returning to Vancouver, she is excited to continue contributing to the work of restoring survivors of modern-day slavery by serving Ally Global Foundation and its partners.

Linda Yang

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.

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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

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

Stephan is a founder and managing partner at Gramercy Developments—a family run business specializing in residential land development. Having built many communities through out the lower mainland, Stephan feels a responsibility to give back to the community and is passionately involved in many local and international organizations.

Stephan, his wife Heidi and two children, Charlotte and Cooper, have travelled extensively—including a recent trip to Cambodia, where the extent of poverty and human trafficking became all too real. Stephan hopes to be an effective Ally board member bringing his experience, business knowledge and energy to ultimately help make a difference in the world.

Stephan Luking

Director