Since joining OTF in 2001, Dan has had a variety of roles within the Foundation where he has led research, evaluation and knowledge management programs, as well as the policy portfolio. He also served as a Program Manager with the Toronto team in 2004. His work on the research, planning, performance and policy fronts has directly contributed to improving OTF’s grantmaking over the years and has played a critical role in the development of the investment strategy launched in 2015.
As Chief of Staff, Dan works with the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team to ensure effective governance and integrated business planning for the entire organization. This includes policy, legal and reporting functions, as well as enterprise risk management.
Dan has extensive training and experience in Developmental Evaluation and Emergent Learning Facilitation and was among the first Credentialed Evaluators with the Canadian Evaluation Society. He is a sought-after and entertaining speaker, presenting at many conferences, workshops and seminars for provincial, national and North American organizations.
Dan has been working and volunteering in the Public Benefit sector for over 25 years, with a focus on community development, capacity building and health promotion. Prior to joining OTF, he spent a decade supporting social justice in London, Ontario through several grassroots groups, including the AIDS Committee of London, HALO and London Pride.
After living in Kitchener, Ottawa, and London Ontario, he now calls Toronto home. An avid music lover, Dan has sung in several choirs and is learning to play the bagpipes, much to the chagrin of his neighbours.