Who We Are

Mission and Principles

ESCR-Net Members —over 280 social movements, NGOs and advocates across 75 countries— “seek to build a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all.” Read more...

Learn more about our Members...


ESCR-Net’s Board is elected every three years from and by Members based on principles of regional diversity, gender balance and inclusion of grassroots groups. 

Francisco Rocael
Board Chair

Cathy Albisa

Sandra Ratjen

Ruth Aura-Odhiambo                             

Saeed Baloch

Hasan Barghouthi           

Herman Kumara

Read Board members biographies here. 


ESCR-Net Secretariat staff members facilitate the strategic dialogue and collective action of Members, with a primary office in New York City and staff in Toronto, Geneva and London.


Chris Grove
Executive Director



Joie Chowdhury
Program Facilitator



Francesca Feruglio
Program Coordinator



Thea Gelbspan 
Membership and Solidarity Director


Maria Luisa Mendonça 
Women and ESCR
Program Coordinator
Alexandra Montgomery
Corporate Accountability
Program Coordinator


Noreli Noreña

Logistics and Administration Assistant



Sergio Rozalén
Communications Coordinator


Leanne Sajor
Economic Policy
Program Coordinator



Greta Salazar de Villacis
Institutional Development Director



Susie Talbot
Legal Director


Anne Treaba
Finance Associate

Read staff biographies here.