The IFEX Secretariat, incorporated in Toronto, Canada, runs the day-to-day operations of the network. The work of the Secretariat amplifies the reach and impact of IFEX member voices, develops strategies to build on the actions and campaigns of IFEX members and regional networks, and offers opportunities for members to exchange skills and knowledge through resources, networking, and convenings such as the IFEX Strategy Conference.

Rachael Kay
Executive Director

Communications and Advocacy

Leslie de Freitas
Head of Editorial

Irene Serrano
Communications and Advocacy Strategist

Matt Redding
Head of Advocacy

Farah Bogani
Advocacy Coordinator

Global Programmes

Melissa Fuerth
Director of Global Programmes and Funding

Ghina Dajani
Funding and Systems Strategist

Milad Monfared
Network Engagement Strategist

Mohamed ElGohary
Network Engagement Specialist

Viviana Ordoñez
Network Engagement Specialist

Nazarene Njeru 
Network Engagement Coordinator

Ryan Haughton 
Network Engagement Coordinator

Julie Hoang 
Network Engagement Coordinator

Core Mission Support

Pablo Escobar
Director of Operations

Erin Woycik
Operations Strategist

Ban Jirjis
Programme Support Coordinator

Sandra Goncalves
Finance and Office Systems Coordinator

IFEX also counts on the valued contributions of Regional Editors who are local experts in Freedom of Expression and cover the network’s work in each locality: Africa: Reyhana Masters; Americas: Laura Vidal; Asia and Pacific: Mong Palatino; Europe and Central Asia and International: Cathal Sheerin; Middle East and North Africa: Naseem Tarawnah.