Catalyzing Connections Through Learning Together

About Toronto Organization Development Network

The Toronto Organization Development Network (TODN) is an association of highly skilled and talented professionals dedicated to helping organizations succeed. TODN provides an opportunity to connect with other industry professionals to share expertise and obtain leading edge insights and practices in OD, in an environment committed to learning and supporting the work we do.

Our History

The TODN was created in 1990 as an association of organization development practitioners representing a range of professional roles in a wide variety of organizations. TODN members work in private industry, non-profit organizations, government agencies, education and independent consulting firms. 

We are affiliated with the Organizational Development Network (ODN), a U.S. based association, with members from more than 90 countries worldwide.

Our Values

  • We respect a diversity of practitioners, representing a multitude of fields, disciplines, approaches and cultures within its membership and guests.
  • We value learning as an ongoing process and promote a spirit of open inquiry into the process of human systems change and organization renewal.
  • We recognize affiliation, personal support and sharing among our members as important.
  • We model effectiveness of open systems, through sharing information, experiences and resources.
  • We value collaboration with other organizations as a strategy for systems renewal.

Board of Directors

TODN is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the following volunteers:

Kristen Thomason, President

Having led global cross functional project teams in large multinational organisations such as Village Roadshow and Mondel─ôz International in Australia, Kristen is now based in Canada and the Director of Sales for iFLY Toronto Indoor Skydiving. She is passionate about finding meaningful ways to engage, motivate and collaborate within the work place. When it comes to successful project delivery, communication and cooperation are key components for the integrated project team. However, true collaboration in a work place is very often challenged by poor working relationships and inability to connect. An ideation aficionado, creative networker and effective change agent devotee, Kristen specializes in finding unique ways to level the playing field, ignite conversation and unite teams in significant ways.

Melissa Hartley, Board Member at Large

Melissa brings significant experience in delivering talent development solutions. My reputation for excellent consulting, partnering and presentation skills have gained me the trust of associates and leaders to deliver results in developing their talent for the organization we face today and in the future. 

She has a Masters in Organizational Development.  

Melissa is currently working at Staples in Talent and Leadership Development.

Katrina DeAngelis, Membership Director

Katrina is an Employee Engagement and Corporate Culture Fanatic and she believes that a company’s success is directly related to the employee culture that it cultivates. Maximizing employee potential begins with highlighting the importance of personal wellness, increasing levels of engagement and promoting the overall happiness of employees.

Katrina has always had a natural ability to harmonize every situation and decided to develop this passion into a career. While studying at York University in Toronto, Canada Katrina deepened her understanding of motivation, organizational behaviour and the structure and functioning of organizations and their employees.

Katrina works as a Project Manager at StarlingBrook Leadership Consulting where she practices and advocates the importance of mindfulness, mindset, mental health and leadership. In her spare time you might find her traveling the globe or mixing essential oils for friends and family.

Marilyn Osborne, Program Director

Marilyn coaches executives and leaders in fast-paced work cultures. For every client, her goal is to facilitate the biggest sustainable difference within the shortest time and with clear and direct benefits for their business.

Overall, executives that work with her have improved their leadership capacity, presence and conversational intelligence. As called for depending on each client's coaching priority, she introduces customizable frameworks to support better strategic leadership, decision-making, conflict competence and a leader’s dashboard for fast transfer to self-led development.

Her style is encouraging and direct for a dialogue balanced in challenge and support. Mailyn's credentials include an ACC, ACPC and CPA Executive Coach

Aminata N'Doye, Communications Director

Aminata is an Organizational Development specialist with a background in organizational effectiveness, organization design, learning, performance management as well as change and project management.

With the ability to apply a creative and business-centered approach to problem solving, Aminata has recommended, built and delivered multiple projects and initiatives that truly added value for clients and organizations. Past successes include completing an organization design project resulting in an overall cost savings of over $375 000, developing various educational tools to enhance learning and support service delivery, as well as leading a volunteer engagement study and proposing tangible recommendations to improve engagement.

Aminata holds an IPMA-ACP certification through IPMA-Canada and has several years of board experience leading and contributing to various strategic projects.

Jane Watson, Technology Director

Jane is Senior People Partner at Klick, an award-winning, innovative digital agency focused on the healthcare sector. She has spent 15 years in human resources and talent development roles in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She is also the founder of the Aperta Project, an initiative aimed at helping the human resources profession to take a more systemic, evidence-based approach to preventing workplace sexual harassment.

Outside of work she is an active volunteer, writer, connector, and mentor.

Kelly Rubin, Board Member at Large

An "engagement evangelical," Kelly uses her empathy and passion for talent and organizational development to connect people with new ideas and experiences that enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. She encourages collaboration and has a unique talent for asking insightful questions that help people enhance their understanding of underlying systems issues.

Kelly became fascinated by change management while coordinating employee onboarding during a headline-making 300% growth period at a tech startup. Since then, she has applied her consulting and program management skills to enhance employee experience in a number of environments, from academia and government to public health non-profit and financial services.

Jami Monte, Treasurer

Jami is a self employed accountant working with small businesses in Toronto. Her interest in Organizational Development was sparked while working with a global holding company and experiencing the shifts in performance and culture following mergers and acquisitions.

She has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Business from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Outside of work, Jami can be found practicing and teaching yoga.

Past Presidents:
Glennie Mercer
Glennie Mercer & Associates

Beth Allen

Fernando Lopez
Bridgspace Consulting Inc.

France Cloutier
Bergevin Cloutier & Associates

Larry Chester
Process Design Consultants Inc.

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