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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GELAREH MODARA
DONOR ENGAGEMENT INTERN

Gelareh joined Create Change as a leader through High School Marketing Leadership program launched in 2014, and became passionate about empowering girls through education and skill training. Presently, she is working with Create Change as the donor engagement intern, managing Create Change's customer service and donor management system. She is planning on attending medical school, and establishing her own non-profit.

 

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.