Announcement: Our Staff Changes


We are delighted to share the news that Anne Brayley and Rosalyn Morrison have accepted new positions as Senior Advisors to our CEO Sharon Avery. This comes after many years of commitment to the Foundation and track records of success in their respective roles of Vice President, Philanthropic Services (Brayley) and Vice President, Community Initiatives (Morrison).
Anne will divide her time between Toronto Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada (CFC). At Toronto Foundation she will lead our legacy planned giving strategy with individual Fundholders and Professional Advisors. At CFC Anne will be working within the community foundation network to provide tools and resources to support their growth strategies.
Rosalyn will be guiding our work in support of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative. The City of Toronto was chosen as one of 100 global cities and has just announced the appointment of its first Chief Resilience Officer, funded by Rockefeller. Rosalyn will help us shape the role of philanthropy in the creation and implementation of a multi-sector Resilience strategy for our city.
We are fortunate that we can continue to benefit from Roz and Anne’s decades of knowledge and experience.
Julia Howell is bringing her cross-sectoral and cross-functional experience to the position of Vice President, Community Engagement, overseeing the combined Community Initiatives and Marketing Communications teams.
Aneil Gokhale has accepted the position of Director, Philanthropy, and will lead the development team, working with our Professional Advisors and new Fundholders.
Nadien Godkewitsch is now Senior Manager, Transformation. Nadien is leading key organization-wide projects in support of our new strategic plan.
Sara Krynitzki is now Manager, Community Initiatives. Sara is leading the annual Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and our grant streams.
Torey Kehoe is now our Donor Engagement Officer and is one of our primary front facing staff in Fundholder stewardship.
Sarah Chiddy remains an important member of our team and is now Advisor, Special Projects, focused on Fundholder engagement strategies.
New Hires
Mark Heazle is joining the Foundation as Director, Finance and Administration at the end of June. Mark is a CPA, CGA with over 15 years of management experience and is joining us from UNICEF. Previously he held senior finance roles at SickKids Foundation and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Lisa Grislis is joining us in the capacity of Director, Fundholder Engagement in mid-June. Lisa comes to us with a wealth of donor stewardship experience from University Health Network, Plan International and SickKids.
Sasha Chabot-Gaspé has joined the Marketing Communications team as our Public Relations Coordinator. Sasha brings experience with Right to Play and Canadian Roots Exchange and holds a post-graduate diploma in PR.