Founder & CEO
VP of Operations
International Operations Coordinator
Faith Partnerships Coordinator
Canadian Programs Manager
Makwa Dodem Outreach Coordinator
Mark & Alicia Wilson
International Staff Support (Cambodia)
Makwa Dodem Program Coordinator
To protect the security of our local partners, their identities have been hidden.
To protect the security of our local partners, their identities have been hidden.
Randy Watson is the Founder & CEO of Ally. In his role, Randy provides direction and vision for the charity, leads and develops the team in Canada and works closely with local partners in Asia to oversee operations.
Before founding Ally in 2019, Randy worked and volunteered for 14 years for a diverse range of organizations, including small business startups, medium-sized businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations. In his previous roles, Randy was responsible for business development/fundraising, leading vision and strategy, managing large-scale projects and seeing those projects through to completion.
Over the course of his career, Randy has worked in multiple developing contexts, both in the Western World and in the Global South–which has shaped how he thinks and leads. Randy’s varied background has given him the unique ability to connect across diverse professional and cross-cultural contexts.
Jamie is the Marketing Manager at Ally, where she manages and creates content for Ally’s digital channels. In addition, Jamie oversees The Refuge (Ally’s monthly giving community) and champions its growth through creative marketing strategies. Drawn to order, Jamie shines when auditing systems across the organization and implementing clear processes to increase efficiency.
Prior to her role at Ally, Jamie worked as a photographer (and a copywriter) where she built a trusted brand known for quality work and detailed communication. Self-taught and driven by a desire to improve, Jamie has a decade of proven experience in marketing, copywriting and systems. When Jamie’s not at work, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband Randy, walking her pup Harley or watching The Office on repeat while organizing her apartment for fun.
Alicia is the Faith Partnerships Coordinator at Ally. She's a true extrovert who loves meeting new people, building relationships and connecting others to important causes. Before her role at Ally, Alicia travelled the world as a flight attendant with Emirates Airlines, worked for the BC Lions Football team as well as a nonprofit helping teenagers discover their value.
Alicia has supported Ally since the beginning, and is proud to be a part of a team helping to support survivors of human trafficking. In her spare time, you'll find Alicia hanging out with her husband and adorable puppy Bo.
Carleigh 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.
Arielle oversees all of Ally’s creative needs—from brand, to design, to video production and marketing assets—and helps develop and execute 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.
Sofia has been a supporter of Ally from the beginning and spent time working with our partner in Nepal in 2021. Since then, she has earned a Master of Public Health from Queen’s University and is passionate about taking an upstream approach to trafficking in Canada.
She is obsessed with travelling, loves to rock climb and you can always find her with a cup of coffee in her hand.
Nikki Routley is the VP of Operations at Ally. In her role, Nikki leads the finance department, oversees operations of the Canadian staff and works closely with local partners in Asia to ensure Ally meets all reporting and compliance standards.
Nikki has more than 10 years of experience working in finance—primarily in the tech industry, focused on financial planning and analysis. She has managed multi-million dollar budgets and worked closely with executives (across marketing, engineering and operations departments) to align financial goals with their overall corporate strategy.
Nikki’s previous career in the corporate sector has provided a firm foundation to build out the processes and finance functions at Ally to facilitate growth and efficiency. Nikki is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a BBA in Finance and Economics from Simon Fraser University.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sean’s current area of focus is multifamily and commercial real estate development in British Columbia and Washington state. Previously, he spent 15 years working as a lawyer in Vancouver where he maintained a civil litigation practice. He has also served on boards in both the non-profit and for-profit spaces.
Sean had the opportunity to visit the operations of Ally’s Nepal partner in 2022. Seeing the restorative work being done there—and the hope it is creating—caused him to want to get more involved.
With his background in law and business, Sean is looking forward to leveraging his experience to contribute to Ally’s mission.