CanadaHelps is a lot of things. We’re a charity. We’re an advocate for small and medium-sized charities throughout Canada. We’re a technology provider that creates easy and affordable ways for those charities to collect donations online.

But we’re also a group of people who work hard to realize our mission to increase charitable giving across the country. Meet some of the leaders from our team of 52!

Marina Glogovac

Marina Glogovac

President & CEO

Marina is passionate about charities and their essential role in Canada, and about building the capacity of the charitable sector through cutting-edge technology and high-quality education. Under her leadership since 2013, CanadaHelps has rapidly accelerated its growth trajectory, almost tripling the donations it facilitates for charities and dramatically expanding its offerings for both charities and donors.

Marina is an in-demand public speaker and panelist on the topics of digital transformation, social impact, innovation and disruption and democratization of access to technology in the charitable sector. Marina regularly shares her perspective as blogger for the Huffington Post Canada, and is a past columnist for the Globe and Mail’s Leadership Lab.

Prior to joining CanadaHelps, Marina had a 25-year career in leading e-commerce, technology, and media companies, including as Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Revenue Officer at Lavalife Corp., Chief Marketing Officer at Kobo Inc., Chief Revenue Officer at Dealfind, and Group Publisher for St. Joseph’s Media, including their flagship magazine Toronto Life.

Marina has served on boards or advisory committees for The Walrus Magazine Foundation, Magazines Canada, Interactive Advertising Bureau Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Bridgepoint Health Foundation, and Big Sisters Toronto.

A graduate of the University of Belgrade, Marina also holds a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in Organizational Learning and Change and Strategy Development, from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).


Leadership Team

Jane Ricciardelli

Jane Ricciardelli

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Stairs

Mike Stairs

Chief Technology Officer

Lizz Bryce

Lizz Bryce

Chief of Staff

Shawn Bunsee

Shawn Bunsee

Vice President, Data & Analytics / Chief Privacy Officer

Lys Hugessen

Lys Hugessen

V.P. Partnerships & GivingTuesday Canada

Angela Kostenko

Angela Kostenko

Vice President, Marketing

Jacob O'Connor

Jacob O’Connor

Director, Charity Engagement

jacobo@canadahelps.org
1-877-755-1595 x 2398

Joanne Perrier

Joanne Perrier

Director, Securities and Customer Support

Jane Viernes

Jane Viernes

Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting


Charity Engagement and Success Team

Pilar Albisu

Pilar Albisu

Charity Success Manager

Julie Durocher

Julie Durocher

DMS Charity Success Manager

Laura Dempsey

Laura Dempsey

Eastern Canada Lead, Charity Engagement

laurad@canadahelps.org
1-877-755-1595 ext. 2503

Tamara Rahmani

Tamara Rahmani

Western Canada Lead, Charity Engagement

tamarar@canadahelps.org
1-877-755-1595 ext. 2507

Erich Dachwitz

Erich Dachwitz

Charity Engagement Representative, Western Canada

Lucas Froese

Lucas Froese

Charity Engagement Manager

Marko Miketic

Marko Miketic

Charity Engagement Representative

Denis Romanov

Denis Romanov

Charity Engagement Representative

John Rainan

John Rainan

DMS Charity Success Manager

Paul Nazareth

Paul Nazareth

Charity Engagement Advisor-at-Large


Human Resources

Candace Gordon

Candace Gordon

HR Generalist