Our Team

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David Simor – Director 

David has spent the past nine years working in the nonprofit and municipal governance sector in Toronto and cities across the globe. A passionate believer in the power of community driven change, he has helped coordinate numerous projects related to public space, sustainable mobility, and the social determinants of health.  Notably, as Manager Stakeholder Relations for Open Streets Toronto since 2014, he has helped Open Streets TO grow into one of the largest free outdoor public health programs in the nation, connecting with hundreds of thousands of Torontonians.

David is formally trained as an actor, and firmly believes that listening is the first step in creating a more equitable and sustainable nonprofit network in Toronto.  He is very excited to be joining the Toronto Nonprofit Network team and looks forward to supporting the membership in creating a more equitable and dynamic city.

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Sabine Saroyan – Steering Committee Co-Chair 

Sabine Saroyan brings a spirited and highly productive energy to her contributions to public and non-profit spaces, since 2000 when she first started her career in public service. She has over 20 years of experience in government and non-profit sector work, primarily within areas of community development, social change, and well-being, including aspects of program design, delivery, and management; policy development and analysis; evaluation; capacity-building; and, building meaningful relationships.  Her scope of work over the past two decades has primarily been in alliance with, and in support of Indigenous communities and community-based organizations, locally, provincially, and federally.  She holds degrees from McGill University and OISE/UofT, as well as certificates from University of Windsor. Sabine currently leads an authentic management consulting practice with a focus on strategic planning and policy making; custom organizational development and executive supports; and a keen interest to influence and help build strong board and leadership teams within the non-profit and social economy sectors.  She is an avid dance fitness enthusiast, always up for a bike ride along Toronto’s waterfront, and is inspired by kindness and sunsets.

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Joanne McKiernan – Steering Committee Co-Chair

Joanne McKiernan inspires community, corporate and government partners to rally in support of volunteer-driven social change. Most notably, working with thousands of organ and tissue transplant recipients and donor families to double the size of our provincial registry—an increase of nearly 2 million individual registrations! As Executive Director of Volunteer Toronto, Joanne leads Canada’s largest volunteer centre in developing programs to build the capacity of 1,500 non-profit organizations and grassroots groups through volunteer involvement and creates innovative strategies to break down barriers for individuals ready to embark on their volunteer journey.

Joanne is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MSc., Public Policy) and Queen’s University (BAh., Political Studies). When she’s not in the virtual office or co-chairing the Toronto Non-Profit Network Steering Committee, Joanne can usually be found playing competitive volleyball, struggling to learn Japanese or volunteering on the Board of Directors at Community Development Halton—a charity focused on improving the lives of Halton residents through community development, volunteerism and social policy research.

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David Simor – Director 

David has spent the past nine years working in the nonprofit and municipal governance sector in Toronto and cities across the globe. A passionate believer in the power of community driven change, he has helped coordinate numerous projects related to public space, sustainable mobility, and the social determinants of health.  Notably, as Manager Stakeholder Relations for Open Streets Toronto since 2014, he has helped Open Streets TO grow into one of the largest free outdoor public health programs in the nation, connecting with hundreds of thousands of Torontonians.

David is formally trained as an actor, and firmly believes that listening is the first step in creating a more equitable and sustainable nonprofit network in Toronto.  He is very excited to be joining the Toronto Nonprofit Network team and looks forward to supporting the membership in creating a more equitable and dynamic city.

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Sabine Saroyan – Steering Committee Co-Chair 

Sabine Saroyan brings a spirited and highly productive energy to her contributions to public and non-profit spaces, since 2000 when she first started her career in public service. She has over 20 years of experience in government and non-profit sector work, primarily within areas of community development, social change, and well-being, including aspects of program design, delivery, and management; policy development and analysis; evaluation; capacity-building; and, building meaningful relationships.  Her scope of work over the past two decades has primarily been in alliance with, and in support of Indigenous communities and community-based organizations, locally, provincially, and federally.  She holds degrees from McGill University and OISE/UofT, as well as certificates from University of Windsor. Sabine currently leads an authentic management consulting practice with a focus on strategic planning and policy making; custom organizational development and executive supports; and a keen interest to influence and help build strong board and leadership teams within the non-profit and social economy sectors.  She is an avid dance fitness enthusiast, always up for a bike ride along Toronto’s waterfront, and is inspired by kindness and sunsets.

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Joanne McKiernan – Steering Committee Co-Chair

Joanne McKiernan inspires community, corporate and government partners to rally in support of volunteer-driven social change. Most notably, working with thousands of organ and tissue transplant recipients and donor families to double the size of our provincial registry—an increase of nearly 2 million individual registrations! As Executive Director of Volunteer Toronto, Joanne leads Canada’s largest volunteer centre in developing programs to build the capacity of 1,500 non-profit organizations and grassroots groups through volunteer involvement and creates innovative strategies to break down barriers for individuals ready to embark on their volunteer journey.

Joanne is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MSc., Public Policy) and Queen’s University (BAh., Political Studies). When she’s not in the virtual office or co-chairing the Toronto Non-Profit Network Steering Committee, Joanne can usually be found playing competitive volleyball, struggling to learn Japanese or volunteering on the Board of Directors at Community Development Halton—a charity focused on improving the lives of Halton residents through community development, volunteerism and social policy research.