Endeavour is led by an executive team with diverse skills and experiences from the non-profit sector, consulting and industry.
Senior Leadership Team
Heather Waldman, Chief Executive Officer
Heather Waldman held chief financial officer positions in companies in both for-profit and charitable sectors, before branching out to provide financial leadership in a fractional CFO capacity for a number of organizations. For the past eight years, Heather has been helping companies improve overall performance and impact, and clearing pathways for organizations to realize their full potential. As Executive Director at Endeavour Volunteer Consulting, Heather brings a wealth of expertise in non-profit development, sustaining community impact, and encouraging and engaging skilled individuals and corporations to become active partners. Heather earned her business degree in marketing and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Cape Town, South Africa before moving to Canada and requalifying as a Canadian CA-CPA. She served as finance chair on the board for an organization dedicated to ending violence against women.
Audrey Wong, Vice-President, Talent Management
Audrey is a health system planner at Ontario Health and an avid volunteer. She joined Endeavour as a consultant and later took on the role of engagement manager. As the Vice-President of Talent Management, Audrey works with her team to recruit and retain stellar talent to support Endeavour’s mission.
Outside of Endeavour and work, she is a board member for the University of Toronto’s Public Health Alumni Association where she previously co-chaired the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s student-alumni mentorship program for two years. She is also a passionate member of the Toastmaster club “Toast to Your Health”.
Audrey has a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a specialization in Gerontology and Health
Hamad Akram, Vice-President, Operations
As the Vice-President of Operations, Hamad works closely with the Endeavour Executive Team to coordinate internal processes, eliminate bottlenecks, and help achieve organizational goals.
Looking for impactful and fulfilling volunteer opportunities, Hamad found the perfect fit with Endeavour in 2018. He has worked on multiple different projects and has held several different roles such as Consultant, Senior Consultant, and Engagement Manager. Each project has allowed Hamad to connect with the local community, meet dedicated individuals, and support the non-profit sector. Hamad hopes to continue volunteering at Endeavour and help other non-profit organizations achieve their full potential.
Currently, Hamad works at PepsiCo Canada as a Data Scientist where he leads a global advanced analytics initiative. His previous experience includes working as a Supply Chain Leader at one of PepsiCo Canada’s largest distribution centers. Outside of PepsiCo, Hamad has held different engineering and business facing roles in the aerospace, nuclear, and business intelligence industries.
Hamad holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Management degree from McMaster University, specializing in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. In his free time, Hamad enjoys playing sports, reading, and learning to cook.
Igor Skapinker, Vice-President, Information Technology
Igor joined Endeavour as the Director of Knowledge Management in 2011. In this role, he developed and enhanced the platforms to provide knowledge sharing and retention within the organization.
In 2014 he moved to Director of Information Technology role. In this role, Igor is responsible for developing and implementing an IT roadmap to support Endeavour’s strategic growth. He is also responsible for managing the development and maintenance of web applications to improve the overall productivity of the organization from an IT standpoint.
Impressed by Endeavour’s vision and mission, Igor joined the organization so he could contribute his extensive experience in business and information technology to the community. He is motivated by the passion and dedication of many professionals who contribute their time and talent helping non-profit organizations. Combining his extensive industry experience with strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, Igor’s focus is to help Endeavour build a technological base that will support the organization in achieving its strategic goals and growth.
Igor is one of the founders of RedSoft Global Services, a boutique IT consulting firm that helps organizations to achieve results and accelerate growth using Information Technology.
Igor holds an MBA degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Ilene Hyman, Vice-President, Evaluation
Ilene joined Endeavour in 2015 as a member of an engagement team in Round 16. She continued her involvement with Endeavour as an Evaluation Associate providing consultation to community multi-service agencies on theory of change models and evaluation, conducting internal evaluation activities and assisting with agency presentations and reports.
Ilene Hyman is a social epidemiologist, community-based researcher and adjunct professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Her academic background includes an MHSc (currently MPH) in Community Health from U of T, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Montreal. Much of her research explores issues of health and social equity. Since 2006 Ilene has been working as a consultant providing services in strategic planning, policy analysis, community-based research, and evaluation to government, academic, and community-based health and social service agencies.
Shahroz Ehsan, Vice-President of Consulting
As the Vice-President of Consulting, Shahroz leads a team of executives in prospecting, selecting and onboarding new clients. Additionally, he is in charge of project scoping, engagement resourcing, and relationship management.
AShahroz is an engineering graduate and currently works as a Commercial Manager for the City of Calgary to deliver transit infrastructure. He has extensive experience working collaboratively with public Clients in Toronto and Edmonton to ideate, plan and execute City and community building initiatives. He has also been involved with other non-profits in Toronto such as Pathways to Education and University Consulting Group.
Having started with Endeavour in 2017, volunteer consulting presented Shahroz with a perfect opportunity to create organizational impact for the local non-profits while also growing personally by learning from an environment rooted in meritocracy, collaboration, diversity, and support. Given Endeavour’s positive community building role in GTHA, Shahroz returned as a Senior Consultant and an Engagement Manager. Prior to his current role he served as a Project Manager to drive consulting team to deliver projects efficiently. He believes in times like today, organizations such as Endeavour are essential for the non-profits that otherwise cannot afford professional consulting.
Shahroz holds a B.A.Sc degree from University of Toronto, specializing in Civil Engineering and an Engineering Business Certificate from Rotman School of Management. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with friends, read, run and play tennis.
Leanne O’Brien, Vice President Marketing and Communication and Fund Raising
Leanne is a versatile communications practitioner with eighteen years of experience producing on B-to-B and non-profit strategies to generate awareness among audiences. A data- and results-driven collaborator, Leanne has a strong foundation in theory, methodology, and measurement. With a high level of creativity and accountability, she has a deep interest in contributing to meaningful impact for organizations and their people.
Doris Huiting Duan, Vice-President, Learning and Engagement
Doris is a Chartered Professional Accountant and currently works as Manager of Analytics at Empire Life. She joined Endeavour back in 2018 as a consultant and later took on the role of Senior Consultant. In her varied career path, she has worked in or volunteered in customer service, sales, accounting, financial planning & analysis, data management and merge & acquisition. Throughout all the experience she had, training and development of new staff and new members has always been part of her roles. She is very excited to continue her involvement in training and development with Endeavour. Outside of Endeavour and work, Doris is an entrepreneur and the founder of D Âme Jewelry Boutique, a jewelry brand that creates classic and demi-fine jewelry pieces and encourages girls in a digital world to ‘D’efine beauty on their own terms. She is also a huge dog lover; she has a Corgi and an Akita Inu at home. Doris holds both a BCom degree with Rotman School of Management specializing in Public Accounting and a Major in Economics at University of Toronto.
Jesse Gerva, Vice-President, Volunteer Experience
Jesse Gerva is a business strategist specialized in organizational change and value creation. Through his work at Gerva Academy School of Business, Jesse develops projects for a number of organizations such colleges, universities, chambers of commerce, religious entities and business incubators. His fascination for what education and entrepreneurship can do in a community has led him to work in initiatives as a mentor and keynote speaker in community centers worldwide. He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (as a lawyer) and a member of the Law Society of Ontario (as a licensed paralegal), has a post-graduation in commercial law, and is an MBA candidate (specialization in Sustainable Commerce) at the University of Guelph.