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We have a dedicated board of directors with vast and varied experience from law to corporate development to non-profit management. The board and staff work closely together to create organizational policy, sound financial stewardship and to ensure Volunteer Toronto fulfills its mission.  
   

Mack Rogers - Secretary, Volunteer Toronto    

 

Mack Rogers

BOARD CHAIR

A long-time volunteer in the areas of mental health, community outreach and adult literacy, Mack, the Executive of ABC Life Literacy Canada, wants to give back to the sector that he believes has given so much to him. His most vivid volunteer experiences include participating in the Toronto Homeless Survey and the career changing experience of volunteering as a tutor at St. Christopher House. He is happy to continue his volunteer journey on the Board where he is excited to grow personally and professionally.  

 

Roberto Andreacchi - Director, Volunteer Toronto

 

 

Roberto Andreacchi

VICE CHAIR

A proud supporter of Toronto’s professional sports teams, Roberto, a lawyer at Wal-Mart Canada, also has a desire to support the city that he loves through volunteer action. His volunteer work is extensive. He is the Vice-President of Sponsorship and Fundraising with the MLSE Foundation Game Changers, an executive committee of young professionals who engage the community to support MLSE Foundation initiatives. He has also worked as a caseworker in a community legal aid clinic, offered free legal support to small business owners, interned in a mediation clinic and has volunteered with Habitat For Humanity and Right to Play. He believes in the strength of the community and the power of people to make a difference. 

 

 

Geoff McIlmoyle

TREASURER

Geoff joined Volunteer Toronto as he was keen to work with an organization with a strong sense of community, leadership and governance. Geoff is the Associate Vice President of Eastern Canada with Mark's Commercial, a division of Canadian Tire Corporation and holds both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analysis designation. Geoff brings a broad array of skills to the Board of Directors including financial advisory, strategy development, consensus building and negotiations.  

 

Dana Dignard - Director, Volunteer Toronto  

 

Dana Dignard

SECRETARY

It is her longstanding commitment to volunteerism that inspired Dana, a seasoned non-profit director, to join the Volunteer Toronto Board. With a BA from Carleton University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, she has worked with leading organizations like Free The Children, both domestically and internationally, in the fight for human rights. In a volunteer capacity, Dana has volunteered at refugee shelters, worked with children with special needs, as well as implemented campaigns for Amnesty International. She believes that donating your time and efforts are good for both yourself and the community. 

 

Natalie Brykman - Treasurer, Volunteer Toronto 

 

Natalie Brykman

DIRECTOR

Natalie is a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and joined the board after moving from Alberta. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and an enthusiasm to promote volunteerism in Toronto. Previously, she served as the Vice President of the Edmonton Family Violence Treatment Center where she provided financial direction and guidance to aid the organization in their strategic decisions. 

 

 Mary Ann Istiloglu - Director

Maryann Istiloglu

director

Maryann has a deep love for Toronto, which for her is a collective of distinct and vibrant neighbourhoods. Joining Volunteer Toronto’s Board was a way to support the efforts of local initiatives that keep these neighbourhoods going. Maryann has been a lifelong volunteer within her neighbourhood community, local sports teams, school councils and community fundraising events. As the Executive Director of OACCPP, an association for mental health professionals, Maryann has experience with all aspects of governance and management of non-profit organizations. Maryann has a certificate in Non-profit and Arts Sector management from York University and is currently completing courses towards her Certificate in Association Management.  

 

             

Sarah Llewellin

director

A long-time believer in the importance of contributing time and money to worthy causes, Sarah joins the board in 2018, bringing her law and HR background, as well as many years of volunteer experience, both locally and abroad, and both personally and in corporate settings. Sarah is a proud citizen of Toronto and believes that anyone with the inclination can and should give back to our great city because it feels great and makes a difference! Currently an independent HR consultant, she is delighted to join the VT Board where she can learn more about volunteerism in Toronto, develop her and others’ skills, and support the performance and growth of the organization. 

 
 

Gerry O'Connor

director

Gerry joined the Board of Directors in 2017. His extensive volunteer experience includes more than 25 international volunteer assignments with CESO (Canadian Executive Service Organization) in Russia, Siberia, Republic of Georgia, Serbia and the Philippines. Since 2012, Gerry has delivered a weekly Employment Workshop in Toronto to more than 1,700 new arrivals from Ireland to assist their integration into the Toronto business community, for which he was recognized with a 2016 Volunteer Toronto Legacy Award.

Gerry is a past member of the Board of Directors, The Toronto Region Board of Trade. He has held senior management positions as Director and Company Secretary, Canada Starch Company Inc.; Assistant Vice-President, Business Integration, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. He is currently President, Blackrock Corporate Services, a private company he founded in 2003 specializing in the provision of defined benefit and defined contribution pension services for corporate pension plan sponsors. Gerry is Chairman, Independent Review Committee (“IRC”) Fiera Closed-end Funds Canada and Member, WisdomTree Asset Management Canada ETF IRC.

 

 
 

Heidi Reinhart

director

Heidi became a Board member of Volunteer Toronto in 2015. She is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, practising in securities and corporate law. Heidi completed her undergrad degree at the University of Toronto and her law degree at the University of Windsor. Heidi has previously volunteered at the K-W Humane Society, the Hospital for Sick Children and as a caseworker and group advisor at Community Legal Aid (Windsor). She is proud of the important work done by Volunteer Toronto and the valuable role it plays in our community. 

 

 
 

Charlene Viscek

director

Charlene is passionate about encouraging volunteerism in her community. Having formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Kitchener Waterloo Volunteer Action Centre, Charlene recognizes the power of volunteerism and the importance of the non-profit sector in building strong and resilient communities. She currently works in Government Affairs for Scotiabank and holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Charlene is excited to work with the team at Volunteer Toronto and contribute to the success of the organization. 

  

Trevor Zeyl - Board Chair, Volunteer Toronto

 

Trevor Zeyl

PAST CHAIR (EX OFFICIO)

Trevor, a lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, joined the Board of Volunteer Toronto in 2012 and served as its Board Chair from 2014 to 2016. Educated at the London School of Economics, the University of Windsor and Wilfrid Laurier University, Trevor’s volunteer experience extends to such organizations Right to Play, the United Way and Dignitas International (the Toronto based international medical humanitarian organization). Trevor currently serves on the Board of Volunteer Toronto as its Past Chair (Ex Officio).

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