KAIROS appoints Aisha Francis as Executive Director

Aisha Francis, KAIROS Executive Director

KAIROS Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Aisha Francis has been appointed as Executive Director of KAIROS effective May 17, 2021.

Aisha is a seasoned professional with 25 years of diverse leadership and business experience across the private, corporate and non-profit sectors. Called upon as a thought-leader, creative visionary and prolific speaker, Aisha is also an author who has the gift of connecting narratives, experiences and ideas seamlessly with structure and strategy to energize, motivate and inspire purpose-driven action and achievement.  

In 2014 Aisha founded Project Restore, a grassroots organization with a focus on justice, racial equity and access for families impacted by incarceration (FIBI). Aisha has significant experience in leadership development in a faith-based organization and a strong background in advocating for racial justice issues. She also has an extensive background in corporate budget and operational oversight.

She sits as a director on the Boards of Ajax Public Library, CEE Center for Young Black Professionals and Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth. Aisha is the recipient of many awards and recently she was selected as one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women for 2020.

The KAIROS Steering Committee looks forward to working with Aisha Francis on the challenges and opportunities that face KAIROS.

We express our thanks to Lori Ransom who stepped in as Interim Executive Director on January 1, 2021, seconded from her role as Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice Animator, Indigenous Ministries and Justice of the United Church of Canada. Lori will assist Aisha in the transition process.

The KAIROS Steering Committee also thanks the United Church of Canada for facilitating this important transition resulting in the appointment of Aisha as KAIROS’s new Executive Director.