Sharmila Khare

In 1995, Ms. Sharmila Khare was recruited to the Federal Public Service through the Accelerated Economist Training Program (now the Advanced Policy Analyst Program). In 1997, Sharmila joined the Department of Finance. During her time with the Department of Finance, Sharmila spent one year as Assistant Departmental Secretary in the Deputy Minister’s Office and four years as […]

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Amy VanTorre

Amy VanTorre is Volunteer Ottawa’s Director of Community Relations, where she uses her background in tech, marketing, graphic design, and writing to power many of VO’s projects. Her passion for communication extends to teaching, especially on subjects of art and technology. Amy holds an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts and graduated in the top of her […]

Brandi Zoskey

Better Impact

Sales & Marketing Manager Better Impact Former Volunteer Coordinator for a few major sporting events – 2003 Canadian & World Cycling Championships. Very early client of Better Impact’s, using the software to manage the volunteers for the above events. 5-yrs working for a national nonprofit – Canadian Blood Services. 10 yrs @ Better Impact predominately […]

Dwaine Taylor

Dwaine is the Founder and Executive Director of newpact – a social impact collective.   For a decade, he’s helped charities, nonprofits, higher education institutions, and businesses develop social impact initiatives, build community engagement strategies, establish employee support programs and implement equity, diversity and inclusion policies. Through his work, Dwaine has designed workshops for thousands, […]

Alex Keenan

Alex Keenan will transform the way you look at public speaking and communication. She’s spoken everywhere from conferences to courtrooms to crowded bars, and learned a thing or two about authentic audience connection. She works with organizations, professionals and change-makers who recognize that public speaking is a crucial tool for their success. Drawing from her […]

Tais McNeill

Teaches: Write Successful Grant Proposals Tais McNeill is the Senior Associate, Community and Engagement at the Ottawa Community Foundation, where he is responsible for guiding applicants through the Foundation’s application process, and for supporting the work of the Foundation’s Grants Committee. In addition to working with the OCF’s Grants Committee, Tais has sat on review committees […]

Philip Morin

Philip Morin is a registered Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional with over 35 years of experience in project, risk, and customer experience management in the federal public service and with a leading multinational software corporation. As an independent consultant providing project and risk management services, Philip has a passion for working with teams to get […]

Aasif Khakoo

IMPACT Healthcare Consulting Inc

Aasif is an influential executive with over 20 years of leadership experience across the healthcare continuum including primary care, long-term care, mental health and addictions, acute care, and community support – and having engaged with Ontario’s healthcare system as a patient, caregiver and advocate. He has content expertise, cultural awareness, and the stakeholder knowledge to […]

Adam Janes

Adam is a passionate not-for-profit leader with a heart for advocacy and community building. Adam currently is the coordinator of volunteer services at the Ottawa Food Bank. He is serving as the Vice-Chair of OAVR (Ottawa Administrators of Volunteer Resources), January 2021-2023, has written for, for the CCVA, Volunteer Ottawa and is the volunteer […]

Alice D’Abreu

Monday Morning Inc.

Alice D’Abreu is the Founder of Monday Morning Inc., a modern HR consultancy that supports SM businesses and nonprofits in designing engaging people programs, building HR operations from the ground up, and providing custom HR solutions that work for their business, scale and people. She is known for her ability to build strong relationships and […]