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 […]

Tim Howe

Tim Howe, B.Sc., M.Sc., MPA, MBA Tim is a Senior Manager with over 30 years of leadership experience in the health care, not-for-profit sectors having held senior roles with the Ottawa Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Blood Services.   He has expertise in governance, risk management, business continuity and disaster planning, […]

Dwaine Taylor

Dwaine is a consultant, facilitator, fundraiser and the Managing Director of newpact – a social impact learning platform and consulting agency based in Ottawa, Ontario (the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people). His specialties are helping organizations launch social impact initiatives and implement anti-oppression practices. Dwaine’s professional experience spans the corporate, nonprofit, and […]

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

Volunteer Ottawa

Adam is a passionate not-for-profit leader with a heart for advocacy and community building. Adam currently is the Director of Program and Fund Development at Volunteer Ottawa.  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 […]

Annik Blanchard


Annik Blanchard, CPA, CA, is a Partner in BDO Canada with over 20 years of professional experience providing assurance services to not-for-profit and public sector organizations. Annik is actively involved in the community as a Board Member of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and as a Board member for Embrun Watch.  In addition, she volunteers […]