Board Members

    • Marci Allen-Easton
    • Sarah Emms
    • Sue Hillis
    • Shawna Lewkowitz
    • Maria-Fernanda Medina
    • Anne-Marie Sanchez


Marci Allen-Easton

Marci is a passionate community advocate and organizer in North West London. When not working at Pathways Skill Development & Placement Centre, she volunteers her time with many organizations including Women and Politics, London Middlesex Housing Corporation, Special Olympics, Street Soccer London, and United Way. She is a proud mother of three, and enjoys gardening and wine.

Sarah Emms

Sarah works in marketing at London Life. She’s passionate about her adopted community of London, and loves to check out its many arts and culture events. She’s also a proud Western alum, avid reader, and tea lover. She lives in Old North with her partner Justin, and loves that they’re just a short walk away from the shops and restaurants downtown.

Sue Hillis

Sue has worked for many years in community-based health care, and has always been a passionate advocate for vulnerable people. Sue has been interested in politics from birth, and began advocating for equity for girls in sports when her daughter started playing them. These things have culminated in her continued passion to make a difference for women and girls in our community and beyond.

Shawna Lewkowitz

Shawna is a founding member of Women & Politics and a long-time advocate of women and diversity issues. She feels fortunate to be able to spend time working with other fantastic women, on behalf of other women in the community. Books, yoga, urban walks and spending time on her bike or in the woods with her family are additional ways she likes to spend her time. Her other current community work involves City of London’s Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee and sitting on the Urban League of London Board. Shawna stepped down as Chair and from the board in February 2018.

Maria-Fernanda Medina

Maria-Fernanda has worked with a non-for profit, non-governmental organization for the last 14 years with a focus on human rights advocacy and education and directing community, intercultural, and interfaith programs. She has a special interest in public health issues and community health research.

She is relatively new to London, having recently relocated from Winnipeg. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her family and friends.

Anne-Marie Sanchez

Anne-Marie has been working with non-profits and advocating for women for the last eight years with the purpose of creating positive social change in London. She is also a member of the City of London’s Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee.  When she’s not working or volunteering, you can often find her discussing politics with others on Twitter. More importantly, most of her time is dedicated to raising her three wondrous kids, Lucas, Samantha, and Veronica, with her love, Andrew.