Learn about our history and team.

who is rainbow railroad?

Can you imagine living in fear of persecution, torture or murder? Can you imagine going to jail for who you are or who you love?
That is a reality for so many LGBTQI individuals around the world. Since our founding in 2006, Rainbow Railroad has helped more than 500 individuals find a path to safety to start a new life — free from persecution.   

Leadership

kIMAHLI POWELL

 Executive Director

ThE Team

SANDI BAKER

Manager of Finance & Administration

Gareth Henry

Senior Case Officer -Caribbean

ANDREA HOUSTON

Communications and Development Officer

Winnie Luk

Managing Director

Kyle Miller

Development Officer

Phillip Wong

Director of Development

Björn Wagenpfeil

Program Officer

Lauren Young

Program Officer

RRUSA Staff

EDUARDO HERNANDEZ

Development Officer - Major Gifts

the board of directors

Rainbow Railroad is governed by a Board of Directors with a deep knowledge of refugee and community activism and expertise across immigration law, community outreach, fundraising, operations and marketing.

joan anderson
Director
Joined 2006
Michael Battista
Chair of the Board
Joined 2006
ANTHONY DEFILIPPIS
Director + Treasurer Rainbow Railroad USA
Joined 2017
DAVID DUBROVSKY
Director + Secretary Rainbow Railroad USA
Joined 2017
Caleb goodman
Vice-Chair
Joined 2014
Krista Hill
Director
Joined 2019
Larry Hughsam
Treasurer
Joined 2016
John Mcnain
Director
Joined 2019
Michael Murphy
Director + Chair of Rainbow Railroad USA
Joined 2013
Danny Ramadan
Director
Joined 2019
Al Ramsay
Director
Joined 2019
Ann Rosenfeld
Secretary
Joined 2015
Andrew Swart
Director
Joined 2019
Anne-Marie Vanier
Director
Joined 2019
Karlene Williams-Clarke
Director
Joined 2010

Accountability

 View our annual reports: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Get in touch

rAINBOW rAILROAD

401 Richmond
Street West, Suite 360,
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

RAINBOW RAILROAD USA

601 West 26th Street,
#325-41
New York, NY 10001