Government of Canada
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Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

Ambassadors and Staff

Permanent Representative 
Ambassador Guillermo E. Rishchynski
Executive Assistant Barbara Koop
Social Secretary Elisabeth Gorron
Deputy Permanent Representative
Ambassador Michael Grant
Executive Assistant Jennifer Plank

Political Section

Minister Counsellor Michael Bonser
Counsellor (Middle East, Afghanistan, Sanctions and Asia) Caterina Ventura
Counsellor (UN Management and Finance - The Americas, Europe, Francophonie, Commonwealth and Security Council Reform) Conrad Sheck
First Secretary (Security Council Thematic Issues, Disarmament, NACD) Simon Collard-Wexler
Second Secretary (Africa, Elections) Karen Hung
Political and Public Affairs Officer Gregory Viola
Attaché Jonathan Henderson

Legal, Economic and Social Affairs Section

Counsellor (Legal Affairs) Giles Norman
First Secretary (Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs) Katrina Burgess
Second Secretary (Human Rights and Social Affairs) Greg Dempsey
Attaché Ellen Chen

Development Section

Counsellor Anar Mamdani
First Secretary Isabelle Hentic
Second Secretary Erich Cripton
Advisor Simonne Moscovitz-Levavi
Attaché Natasha Khagure

Military and Police Section

Military Adviser Colonel René Melançon
Police Advisor Chief Superintendent Barbara Fleury
Counsellor (Defence and Security) Jonathan Quinn
Deputy Military Representative Major Kent Stewart
Sergeant Cristina Mosneagu

Administrative Section

Mission Administration Officer Lindsay Burleson
Attaché Andrew d'Entremont
Property Manager Verter Vergara
MCO’s Assistant Grash Balacuit
Administrative Assistant Aby Lô
Support Personnel Rocky Aktas
Support Personnel Nasser Dessouki
Support Personnel Michael Sheldrick



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