About Our Team

Our team has over 50 years of collective experience in promoting women’s rights, peace, and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition, and closed political space. 

Our Team

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

Sanam is the Founder and Executive Director of ICAN.

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France Bognon

France is a Program Director at ICAN with responsibility for managing the Innovative Peace Fund.

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Melinda Holmes

Melinda is the Senior Adviser and Program Director of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL).

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Helena Gronberg

Helena is the Senior Adviser and Program Director of ICAN’s Better Peace Initiative.

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Rana Allam

Rana is the Senior Editorial Adviser and Strategic Communications Director for ICAN and the Women Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL).

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Olga Andrew

Olga is ICAN’s Finance Officer. 

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Stacey Schamber

Stacey is a Senior Program Officer with ICAN providing technical assistance on GSX, the Better Peace Initiative, and Psychosocial Support.

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Monica Makar

Monica is ICAN’s Program Officer.

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Andrea Tapia

Andrea is the Communications Specialist at ICAN.

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