Meet the Team!

The DEMSA board members work very hard to bring together useful events and resources for students in the Disaster and Emergency Management Program at York University. Our team members are highly committed and passionate about advocating for fellow students and bringing together our vast community to share information and strengthen relationships.

Meet the Exec Team for 2020!

Irene Israel: PRESIDENT 

Growing up in South India, I had a rich experience playing tennis, golf, riding horses and singing in a band. As a cadet in the National Cadet Corps, I took part in community development activities and social schemes. With a Masters in Management, I worked for a Fortune 500 Company, primarily focusing on Business Development. I found my passion for Emergency Management during my internship at the Emergency Management Research Institute, India.  

I strongly believe that a good Student Association has a vital role in adding value to a Program.

  Hi, my name is Annick Mercier-Viens and I come from Montreal. I decided to join DEMSA as the Logistics Coordinator because it is a good opportunity to practice my english and learn how to communicate in english. My future goal is to work in a NGO around the world and maybe one day, help people during a war!


Hello, my name is Chelsie Johnson. I finished my Honours Bachelor's of Science at University of Toronto and completed my Master of Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Throughout my academic career, I have been involved in numerous associations and clubs dedicated to student/community engagement and advocacy. I plan to use my experience as a Youth Engagement Advisory Council member for the Town of Ajax and the Graduate Representative/Student Liaison of the Africa Business Association to effectively work as the DEMSA Events Coordinator!


Hey, I'm Kalee Morgan and I am the Social Media & Marketing Coordinator for DEMSA! I completed my Bachelor's degree in Communications and Media Studies at Carleton University and I now work part time as a marketing coordinator in the healthcare sector. I joined the Disaster and Emergency Management program looking to combine my previously learned skills in communications with new emergency management skills in order to hopefully pursue a future career in crisis communications. I look forward to communicating with you all throughout the next year both online and off! 


My name is Monica Zombori and I am from Alberta. I was a volunteer with 2019 Canada Winter Games as the Security Chair and through my role was introduced to the field of Disaster and Emergency Management. I joined the DEMSA executive to contribute my collaborative skills and immerse myself in the program. I have a combined position in DEMSA as both the Finance Officer and Faculty & Alumni Liaison. Please reach out to me if you have any questions!