ESCR-Net Secretariat

The Secretariat is composed of a small team of staff members that supports the actions of the different working groups, and in general, implements the decisions of the Membership and the Board. The Secretariat is formed by:

Chris Grove, Executive Director
cgrove@escr-net.org
Chris was appointed director in 2012, having served as an ESCR-Net program officer from 2004-2007, focused on corporate accountability, economic policy, and women and ESCR. He has facilitated human rights education, research, and organizing in the US, Cambodia, India and Romania. Chris holds a Master of International Affairs (Columbia University) and a Master of Philosophy in Anthropology (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and has taught courses in social theory and human rights.

Program

Susie Talbot, Legal Director
Susie focuses on the development of legal opportunities in support of the collective efforts of Members and in collaboration with program staff. Prior to joining ESCR-Net, she worked on strategic human rights litigation and advocacy with various NGOs in London, and has developed and taught human rights workshops across Europe and Africa. She holds multiple degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws (International Development Law & Human Rights) from the University of Warwick.

Fernando Ribeiro Delgado, Program Coordinator
Strategic Litigation
Fernando is the coordinator of the Strategic Litigation Working Group. Prior to joining ESCR-Net, he was involved in human rights litigation, fact-finding, research, and advocacy at several NGOs and academic institutions in Brazil and the United States. This work centered around tackling police and prison abuse, promoting indigenous land rights, and building access to justice. He holds a JD (Harvard Law School) and an AB in Public and International Affairs (Princeton University). He has taught courses on human rights advocacy, the inter-American human rights system, and human rights and criminal justice issues.

Francesca Feruglio, Program Coordinator
Monitoring
Francesca is the coordinator of the Monitoring Working Group. Prior to ESCR-Net she has been involved in research, advocacy and capacity building with grassroots groups, international NGOs and academic institutions, in India, the UK and other European countries. Her work focuses on socioeconomic rights and issues around citizens’ participation in democratic governance. Francesca holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law (University of Galway, Ireland), and a BA in History and Anthropology (University of Padua, Italy).

 

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Program Coordinator
Corporate Accountability

Leanne Sajor, Program Coordinator
Economic Policy and Human Rights
Leanne is the coordinator of the Economic Policy Working Group. Prior to joining ESCR-Net, she facilitated advocacy, campaign organizing, research and capacity building with grassroots groups, social movements and NGOs in the US, as well as regionally across the Asia Pacific. This work focused on women’s rights, socio-economic rights, trade justice and development issues. Leanne holds a BA in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies (City University of New York: Hunter College).

Viviana Osorio Pérez, Program Coordinator
Women and ESCR
Viviana is the coordinator of the Women and ESCR Working Group. Prior to joining ESCR-Net, she worked on advocacy, strategic litigation, research and strengthening social movements regarding women and labor rights, as well as indigenous rights, in Colombia and then regionally across Latin America. Her work has focused on domestic workers rights, the care economy, the gender pay gap and eradication of violence and harassment at work. Viviana is a feminist lawyer (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia).

Joie Chowdhury, Program Facilitator
Joie is a program facilitator for ESCR-Net's working groups. Prior to joining ESCR-Net, she has worked in human rights advocacy and research, and has provided support to organizing in the US, India, Switzerland and Kosovo. Joie holds a Bachelor of Laws from India, a Masters in Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) and a Master of Laws (Columbia University). She has taught courses on the role of strategic litigation and social movements in the implementation of ESCR.

Membership & Communications

Thea Gelbspan, Membership and Solidarity Director
Thea leads ESCR-Net's Social Movements Working Group, System of Solidarity and Support (SOS) and membership and outreach. Previously she has worked as an independent consultant for a number of NGOs and universities, supported the UN Special Rapporteurs working on ESCR and managed human rights and development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a Master in Law and Diplomacy (Fletcher School, Tufts University).

Ruben Kondrup, Membership and Solidarity Coordinator
Ruben is the Membership and Solidarity Coordinator. His work focuses on membership engagement, outreach and our network’s System of Solidarity (SOS). Prior to joining ESCR-Net, he worked for several years with human rights campaigning, activism and organizing in Puerto Rico and Denmark. Ruben holds a Master of Development and International Relations from Aalborg University in Denmark.

Gabriela Camargo Martins, Communications Coordinator
Gabriela serves as the Communications Coordinator at ESCR-Net. Prior to joining the Network, she worked on strategic communications for U.S. public interest advocacy groups and a trade union of human service workers and educators. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from Brown University.

Administration

Greta Salazar de Villacis, Institutional Development Director
Greta serves as the Institutional Development Director. In that role, she provides financial management, oversees logistics and events, and supervises administrative and development staff. Prior to joining ESCR-Net, Greta worked for several years as a paralegal and managed departmental coordination in previous positions. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in International Law, Institutions and Ethics.

Georgia Marman, Development Associate
Georgia serves the role of Development Associate with ESCR-Net. Prior to joining the Secretariat, she was dedicated to the intersections between women’s rights, labour rights, extractive industries and the environment, working with various NGOs and as a consultant in Toronto, Argentina and Chile. She holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology and International Development (University of Guelph, Canada).

Noreli Noreña, Logistics and Administration Assistant
Noreli organizes events and arranges travel to advance the collective work of ESCR-Net members, in addition to providing administrative support. Noreli came to ESCR-Net with diverse experience in meeting and event planning, including in the human rights field. She holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Studies from SUNY New Paltz.

Anne Treaba, Finance Associate
Anne is primarily responsible for bookkeeping and office administration for ESCR-Net. Before joining ESCR-Net, Anne worked as administrative and finance officer in the US and Australia, which included roles in budgeting and forecasting processes. She holds dual degrees in accounting and computer science from the University of New England, Australia.