Notre équipe

Notre équipe 2018-02-06T11:18:07+00:00
Madeline Weld, Ph.DPresident
Madeline Weld, B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D., has been with PIC since its inception in 1992 and its President since 1995. Retired from Health Canada, she is a Director of Canadian Humanist Publications and an editor of the quarterly magazine it publishes, Humanist Perspectives.
Clifford GarrardVP/Executive Director
Clifford Garrard, B.A., M.Sc., served in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the USA, as student, overseas development volunteer and, for 32 years, Foreign Service officer. Work included environmental affairs, foreign aid, political-intelligence assessments and, in Northern Ireland, conflict resolution within the peace process. Past Director, Canada’s Middle East Relations division, he was Canada’s representative on the Joint Intelligence Committee, UK Cabinet Office, and is on the Advisory Council, Population Matters, PIC’s British vis à vis.
Sheila AyalaTreasurer & Membership Secretary
Sheila Ayala is a long-time Canadian Humanists member, serving for several years as its Senior Administrator until 2005. She worked on the Charter of Rights & Freedoms petition, handled Humanist media relations, and campaigned against Sharia law in Ontario. She also served on Board of Secular Ontario. PIC duties include maintaining membership data and correspondence, and, as Treasurer, recording/managing finances.
VacantDirector Research & Development
Cindy GrahamDirector Outreach
Cindy Graham, B.A., (Political Science), Dalhousie University; School of Media & Design, Algonquin College (Professional Writing program, including speech writing, social media & desktop publishing, power-point presentations, media releases, web & print-based writing for target audiences). Dean’s Honours List, Best Blog Honourable Mention for « Repratriating the Ex-Pat » on returning to Canada after living 12 years in Japan. While there co-coordinated fundraising project to aid relief for victims of 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Researcher, Dovercourt Editorial Services, Ottawa; Researcher & Contributor, Vanier Institute of the Family. PIC duties include producing monthly Newsletter, timely/significant items for Home Page website Newsroom & as a regular contributor to PIC’s Facebook & Twitter pages & its Blog.
David HorleyDirector at Large
David Horley, M.Sc., Queen’s University (MBA credits, York U.); Polymer Corporation ( R & D; Marketing); then Ontario Department, Trade & Development; then 30-year Foreign Service (Trade). Embassy assignments: Brussels; Washington, DC (World Bank & Inter American Development Bank, liaison); Zaire/Congo; Beijing, China; London, UK (Alternate Director, Cda & Morocco) European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. In retirement be was Hanoi (Resident Director, Oxfam Quebec) then, for 6 years (communications & policy) was on Board of National Assn. of Federal Retirees, Ottawa Branch.
Si MillsDigital Consultant & Freelance Web Designer
Si Mills has 15 years experience as a graphic artist and web designer, working with a range of organisations and nonprofits including the World Cities Network and the International Health Partnership. Harnessing cutting-edge technologies, he strives to deliver clean, eye-catching, user-focussed websites that clearly communicate a business’ objective and mission. Based in the UK, he heads a freelance web design, development company ( and maintains a keen interest in sustainability-based projects and causes.
Osamu WakabayashiDirector Marketing and Communication
Osamu Wakabayashi, B.A. Honours, Commerce, University of Hakodate, Japan. A marketing consultant and web designer, he has worked with businesses, governments and nonprofits to « promote a more sustainable world ». At Natural Resources Canada, he travelled internationally to advance sustainable building and community development. In 2007, he was project leader demonstrating the first Net Zero Energy home in Japan. He owns a design company ( that strives for « smart, bold and enduring visual identity and communications » with emphasis on simplicity to create visual media components that communicate to best effect.
Jo SaundersSpecial Events and Research
Jo is a long-time, loyal member of PIC. She assists particularly in « hands on », special projects, but also in ongoing research relating to website updating and outreach advocacy. Jo believes passionately that women world wide deserve the same reproductive rights and choices as are available to women in Canada, no more, no less.