OUR TEAM


 

Learn more about our staff below, or learn about our founding story.

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SHANNEN O'BRIAN
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

For the majority of her adult life, Shannen has been working to solve gender inequality, specifically in Ghana’s northern region.  Upon seeing the corruption, inefficiency, and lack of participation of people living in poverty in development, she decided to start a charity dedicated to transparency that would include the views of young marginalized women in its program design. Based on this mandate, Create Change was founded in 2008.  Read more of Shannen and Create Change’s founding story here.

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JESSE CATHCART
PROJECT MANAGER

With a passion for design and a diverse background working with government, in the construction sector, and as a policy analyst for non-profits, Jesse Cathcart assists in turning programs and enterprise concepts into reality.  Jesse has an aptitude for designing systems that ensure the smooth implementation of programs and enterprises based on his extensive experience working with our team in Ghana

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TAMISHA PARRIS
YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Tamisha has dedicated her life to inspiring others to reach their highest potential. With a background in philanthropy, youth engagement, business strategy, program design & coordination, and project management, Tamisha brings a unique mix of skill and expertise to the youth program. Her heart’s desire has always been to find ways in which those of us whom have the means use them to help those that have the potential, desire and will but lack the opportunity.

 

MEET OUR YOUTH TEAM IN CANADA

Meet the inspiring young women who are taking a lead role in Create Change’s operations,
empowering youth in their community and girls living in poverty to become change-makers as they are.