TODN's Board of Directors comprised of the following volunteers:
Co-Chair of the Board, Partnerships Director
Jane has spent the last 21+ years in North America and internationally applying her expertise to support leading organizations to thrive during times of transformation. Having worked in the financial, healthcare, manufacturing and IT sectors on a broad range of Strategic Organization Development Initiatives focusing on Organization Effectiveness and Design, Change Management, Risk Management and Leadership and Development, Jane is well-versed in how to facilitate multi-tiered complex strategic initiatives from conception to execution especially during these VUCA and ambiguous times. Her latest researcher focuses on Psychological Safety and Change on a WHO initiative. She uses data to make informed decisions all the while maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit. Jane is multi lingual and believes in the power of dialogue knowing that the most creative and effective solutions come from skillful collaboration — it brings out the best in everyone.
Jane holds and Master in Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.
Co-Chair of the Board, Membership Director
Jacquelyn has over 20 years of organization development experience in global Fortune 500 companies developing teams, managing complex organizational change, and serving as a trusted advisor and coach to executive leaders and their teams.
As such, she has spent enough time in putty-coloured meeting rooms to understand that we can't expect extraordinary results from ordinary conventions. Whether it is through individual coaching, small team experiences or extended leadership team gatherings, Jacquelyn leans into immersive, experiential and unexpected practices to more readily get to the meaningful conversations that will elevate performance.
Jacquelyn is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. Her certifications include Prosci Change Management, Core Strengths (SDI), Hogan Assessments and the Birkman Method. She holds her Masters of Organization Development from Pepperdine University.
Melissa brings significant experience in delivering talent management solutions. Melissa's reputation for excellent consulting, partnering and presentation skills have gained her the trust of associates and leaders to deliver results in developing their talent for the organizations current reality and for their future.
She has a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is certified in many OD tools such as Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI), EQi 2.0, Belbin Team Roles, Conversational Intelligence, MBTI and High Impact Evaluation. Melissa is passionate about bringing innovative, leading practices to developing leaders and their teams to help them align their resources with delivering ont heir objectives.
Katie has over 15 years of organization development experience primarily working in the environmental conservation sector. Her primary focus has been partnering with executives and teams to help them realize their highest potential impact through mission-driven strategy development and organization design initiatives.
Katie enjoys using a mix of data and dialogue to build strong, resilient teams capable of managing change and reimagining their delivery models. Her internal and external consulting engagements have given her the opportunity to work across Europe, Asia and the Americas for a variety of non-profit organizations, government agencies, and consumer product industries.
Katie holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University.
Gillian has over twenty years of experience in Payroll Management, system implementation, consulting and collaboration which led her to Project Management, focusing on analysis of process improvements within HRIS systems understanding design principles and practices, identifying gaps and streamline processes with technology. Given her time in the field of Payroll and Project Management, Gillian has always operated on full financial transparency and mitigating financial risk through efficient forecasting, planning and record keeping.
Gillian hopes to understand more about Organizational Development and how to leverage that in the projects she manages.
Neera is a leader with 20 years of experience in the learning and development space mostly focused on large scale transformation and change programs. Her experience in OD includes leadership development, enabling culture shifts, performance improvement, change management and coaching initiatives. Throughout her career and projects, she has worked across a multitude of industries such as, telecommunications, professional services, education consulting, medical, pharmaceutical, sales, legal, accounting, and technology.
Her passion is to help organizations succeed through the power of their people resources and leaders (by supporting their growth and development). She holds a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto.
Arnab is a humanitarian aid and international development leader with over 10 years of experience in project management, partnership development, and L&D. His work has focused on creating new innovations that optimize social impact within the typically resource-constrained settings of non-profits, moving across local and global settings (Uganda, India, Canada, the Netherlands). His experience has cut across a range of projects in the education and public health sectors: developing mobile solutions to optimise blood collection and HIV/TB treatment adherence, facilitating public-private partnerships, leading the development of digital learning solutions for a global medical aid organization.
He believes in holistic, creative, and multi-disciplinary approaches to solving organizational challenges, and in the power of effective storytelling as a learning method and facilitator of inclusion. He holds a Master of Science in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Digital Experience Director
Will’s winding career path has taken him from multimedia developer, to post-production editor, to IT Manager, to company culture cultivator and engagement guru, to career development specialist and mentor. It has provided him with a unique perspective on a broad variety or organizations and industries, and an aptitude for connecting the dots between disparate concepts.
He currently focusses on creating an inclusive management and leadership development experience that begins from a new team member's first day with the organization. He develops and facilitates growth and development learning content for the virtual and in-person classrooms alike, as well as manages a portfolio of onboarding, leadership, management and performance programming. He graduated with a specialist degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Toronto.
Kristen Thomason - iFly
Glennie Mercer - Glennie Mercer & Associates