Endeavour is governed by a board with a wealth of knowledge and experience in non-profit, consulting, industry, government and academia.
Chair: Cecelia Paolucci, Director, Major Gifts and Campaign, FitSpirit
For over 25 years, Cecelia has worked in the corporate and non-profit sectors, with senior leadership experience at United Way Greater Toronto, Community Food Centres Canada, United Way Peel Region, Canadian Stage, Toronto Summer Music Festival, KPMG and The Frederick Harris Music Company.
She is currently Director, Major Gifts and Campaign at FitSpirit and a research consultant with THINK Canada. Cecelia first joined Endeavour as a Board Member in 2017, as she believes that non-profits, regardless of their size or revenue, should have access to professional consultants to help build capacity. As the Board Chair, she is passionate about connecting non-profits to opportunities so they can better serve their constituents and strengthen the sector as a whole.
A supporter of the arts, her extensive voluntary board work spans numerous organizations including: Centre for Opera Studies and Appreciation, Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, Danny Grossman Dance Company, and the Foothills Brass Society.
She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Athabasca University.
President & CEO: Michelle Dodokin
Michelle has held senior executive positions at a range of leading corporations including Intact Financial Corporation, Echelon Insurance, Royal Sun & Alliance and Canadian Tire. Her experience spans strategy, sales distribution, operations, finance, investor relations, and corporate communications. As the newly appointed President and CEO, Michelle will be leading the expansion and diversification of Endeavour’s partnerships with other non-profits and corporations to improve organizational capacity and social impact. Michelle has long been an active supporter of the non-profit sector with a range of board and volunteer experiences including board director at JobStart; executive-in-residence/HBA Field Project at Ivey/Western University; past president and treasurer of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (Ontario); and co-chair United Way Leadership Campaign. Michelle has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, Western University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program from the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.
Director: Whitney Caelers, Senior Consultant, Accenture
Whitney Caelers is a Senior Consultant in Accenture’s strategy practice. She has been with the firm since 2010 and has worked with clients across numerous industries, including retail, consumer goods and services, and non-profit. Whitney has experience conducting capabilities assessments, defining customer experiences, and developing operating models and market strategies. She has volunteered extensively with Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship initiatives.
Whitney first became involved with Endeavour in 2011. She assisted two Endeavour clients in developing strategic plans for their organizations, first as a Consultant and then as an Engagement Manager, in order to significantly increase their community impact. With Accenture, Whitney has assisted non-profits with strategy development, organizational design, program development, and volunteer management.
Whitney holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University.
Andrew Donovan Director, Member Engagement and Business Development for Life Sciences Ontario
Andrew Donovan is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and current Director, Member Engagement and Business Development for Life Sciences Ontario. His success lies within his desire to build mutually beneficial relationships with members/donors in order for the investments for both to follow.
Prior to returning to the non-profit/charitable sector as a full-time employee, Andrew ran a successful consulting business specializing in fund development, communications and special events management. His company boasted a roster of national as well as internationally recognized charities where he played an integral role in helping to formulate both fundraising and communication strategies designed to inform, educate and engage their various audiences.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton University in Political Science and Law as well as diplomas in Fundraising and Events Management from Algonquin College. Along with his volunteer roles at Endeavour as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Toronto Chapter), he is also father to 11 year old triplets.
Director: Anna Dopico
Anna brings more than 20 years of management experience with expertise in strategy planning and execution including large scale transformation. She served as an Endeavour Engagement Manager and joined the Executive team in 2015 as Co-Director of Training and Development with responsibility for developing and facilitating the execution of Endeavour’s volunteer orientation, training and development program. Anna has been a member of Endeavour’s Board since May 2017 and has served as Board Secretary. Anna holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg-Schulich and a Chartered Director designation as well as Project Management Professional and Risk Management Professional designations from the Project Management Institute.
Treasurer: Daniel Ahmed, Senior Financial Analyst, Brookfield Asset Management
Dan Ahmed is a Senior Analyst in Brookfield Asset Management’s Private Equity Group where he provides guidance and oversight on risk management and internal controls programs of portfolio companies.
Prior to this, Dan was a Senior Associate at PwC where he focused on risk and operational advisory services to Canadian financial institutions, including Schedule 1 banks and national insurers. He also serves as a Board Treasurer at East York East Toronto Family Resources (EYET), a multi-service agency and a registered charity that supports east Toronto communities through day care centers, education programs and other services.
Dan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and hold a Masters of Accounting from University of Waterloo.
Director: Murray Glow, Principal, PSF Consultants
Murray Glow, MBA, FCMC, has broad experience in public sector reform, strategic planning, organizational design and development, human resources management, and program evaluation. He has been responsible for major consulting engagements in environment, energy, education, housing, transportation, planning and land management, public works, agriculture and rural development, economic development, justice, corrections, police, health and social services, and central agencies of government.
In Canada, Murray has consulted to federal departments, provincial ministries, local governments, professional services firms and not-for-profit organizations. His international development experience focuses on strengthening and administrative reform of public sector institutions. He has conducted many assignments for international agencies including CIDA, the World Bank, Interamerican Development Bank, USAID and DANIDA. He has led major assignments in Barbados, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, South Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
As Founding and Managing Partner of the ARA Consulting Group, Murray helped build an independent consulting firm with more than 80 full time staff. After ARA’s merger with KPMG, Murray served as Partner in KPMG Consulting and Managing Director in BearingPoint LP. He is now a Principal with PSF Consultants.
Murray has worked on a voluntary basis with the Centre for Study of Democracy at Queen’s University; the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Canada; the Canadian Association of Management Consultants; Trinity Square Enterprises; Children’s Aid Society Foundation; University of Toronto Cooperative Program in Development Studies; Ontario Health Sector Export Advisory Committee; InterHealth Canada; Masomo Education Foundation; and the Humber International Development Institute.
Tonya Lagrasta, EP, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility within the PwC Canada Foundation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Tonya works as Senior Manager for Corporate Responsibility within the PwC Canada Foundation. Tonya was selected as one of Canada’s 150 Emerging Environmental Leaders and was appointed to the Program Advisory Council for Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education post-graduate Certificate in Sustainability. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Geography from York University and a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations.
Secretary: Tka Pinnock, Executive Director, University of Toronto Students’ Union
Tka Pinnock is the Executive Director of the University of Toronto Students’ Union.
She is actively committed to community service and has spent over ten years volunteering and working in the non-profit sector. Tka is most proud of her work in the Jamaican diaspora. She currently serves on the boards of the Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations and the Lifelong Leadership Institute, organizations committed to enhancing the life outcomes for youth through education and leadership development. In 2012, she received the Town of Markham’s Recognition Award for Community Service.
Tka is a 2016-2017 Connect the Sector Fellow.
Director: Jasmina Zurovac, Managing Director, Law Group Operations & Senior Director, Corporate Donations, RBC
Jasmina Zurovac is the Managing Director, Law Group Operations at RBC. she brings a diverse background in Operations, Corporate Responsibility, Green Technology and Environmental Sustainability. She is a lawyer by training with a LLB and a LLM with a specialty in corporate securities and banking law.
In her current role, she leads a team of 60+ responsible for all Law Group business and operations activities and has management and oversight of $150 million external legal budget and $100 million operating budget. She and her team are responsible for the implementation and project management of all strategic and transformational initiatives, partnering with specialized teams, the business and functions to ensure initiatives are adopted and sustained to support cross-functional and cross-platform user communities, including relationship management of external Counsel, the implementation of an information management strategy that has resulted in cost avoidance of $51MM in 2018 with the use of digital and AI technologies and the advancement of knowledge management with the creation of a Learning Council in 2016.
Prior to joining RBC in 2012, Jasmina was the Director of Stakeholder Relations at a technology and environmental start-up. She spent 10 years in the energy industry first in Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and then creating and managing Corporate Social Responsibility, environment and donations programs where she had the opportunity to create the CSR function and strategy.
Over the course of her education and career, she has international experience having worked and lived in the UK and US.
Senior Advisor to the Board: Andrea Wong, Co-Founder, Endeavour
Andrea Wong serves as Senior Advisor to the Endeavour Board of Directors.
As Founding President from 2007 to 2018, Andrea provided strategic vision and leadership for the start up and growth of Endeavour. During her time as President, Endeavour developed and launched pioneering pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs in partnership with the community and corporations, engaging over 1000 volunteers in delivering $8.15 million in pro bono consulting to 118 non-profits. An advocate for pro bono and skills-based volunteering, Andrea has represented Canada at Global Pro Bono Summits and in the Global Pro Bono Network.
Andrea’s career has spanned a decade in the non-profit sector, including community investment at United Way Greater Toronto and health finance at the Ontario Hospital Association. She holds a Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law from York University and a Bachelor of Commerce with High Distinction from the University of Toronto.
Special Advisor to the Board: Helen Seibel, Associate Director, Global Community Investment, AstraZeneca
Helen Seibel is currently Associate Director, Global Community Investment at AstraZeneca. She was previously Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility at AstraZeneca Canada where she looked after responsible business initiatives as well as the company’s community support programming.
With more than 13 years of experience working in the field of corporate citizenship and social responsibility, Helen’s career has spanned the sectors. Helen has strong experience with strategic planning, cross-sector partnership development, social change initiatives, volunteerism, the nonprofit sector and employee engagement. Previously, she developed and taught a CSR course at Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education within its Public Relations Certificate program.