People

  • Leadership

    Gayle Farrell

    Gayle, a community engagement and investment specialist, is the President of Siena Consulting. She brings to her clients expertise in multi-stakeholder facilitation, strategic and operational planning, cross-sectoral partnership development and relationship management. With experience in the social profit, public and private sectors, Gayle uses Siena Consulting’s mission-based model to create plans and programs that invest in community-focused priorities. She is highly regarded for her ability to bring divergent groups together to build consensus on sensitive issues and to work collaboratively. more...

  • Bohdan Zajcew

    Bohdan, Managing Partner with Siena Consulting,  is a highly skilled facilitator, communicator, project manager and strategic planner with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. His expertise is concentrated in the areas of communications, strategic management, social policy development and research, public education, and community and partnership development. Bohdan is proficient in all facets of strategic planning, environmental scanning, needs analysis, asset mapping, capacity building and leveraging resources. He has a B.A. in political science from University of Manitoba, an M.A. in Communications from Simon Fraser University and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • Associates

    Anna Travers

    Anna TraversBased in Toronto, Anna has over 30 years’ experience as a senior manager in the community health and social service sector. Anna has provided strategic leadership and vision to a number of innovative and successful clinical and community programs, including the Sherbourne Health Centre and Central Toronto CHC. In her CHC leadership roles, she has spearheaded equity-seeking projects, including developing client engagement tools and processes. Anna has a deep understanding of the importance and the complexities of client engagement in the CHC context and is current on best practices in the sector. In addition to her CHC work, Anna is also a writer, health researcher and trainer.

  • Deborah Leach

    Deborah LeachBased in Ottawa, Deborah is a highly skilled team leader with more than 25 years experience managing complex projects for government and not-for-profit organizations in the health and social services.  Deborah offers extensive experience and expertise in policy, program and strategic planning; facilitation and consultation; and, program evaluation and organizational review. She has experience with a range of service sectors including child welfare, community mental health, violence against women, supportive housing and HIV/AIDS.

  • Kate Spezowka

    Kate is a skilled researcher and writer. For the past decade she has provided research, copywriting, editing, and proofing services to a diverse client base, including high-tech, health, automotive, and educational organizations. An avid researcher, Kate brings critical thinking, patience, and rigour to the drill-down process, distilling meaningful insights in a digestible way for successful deployment in the marketplace. With expertise in technical writing and publishing, Kate delivers polished documents designed for optimal readability and focus, helping organizations stay effective and on message.

  • Kerry Elfstrom

    Kerry is a strategic analyst, organizational designer, trainer and facilitator who has worked with a wide variety of organizations and individuals in all sectors.With a background in learning and performance improvement he is Siena’s lead on organizational development.Kerry has a B.Ed. and M.A. in Educational Media, Communications and Technology from University of British Columbia as well as a Master Trainer Certificate (Specialist Level, TELUS Communications). He is a senior performance technologist, training consultant and instructional technologist with over 40 years experience. more...

  • Majid Khoury

    Based in Vancouver, Majid is a seasoned researcher with over 30 years’ expertise in communications and program evaluations. His career started in the mid-80s at Tandemar Research (now Ipsos ASI) in Montreal and Toronto. He moved to Vancouver in 1992 as Vice President for a local market research firm, Farrell Research. In 1996 he set up his own advertising and branding research and strategies boutique, marketexplorers. The company was a success in the local market and was sold to Ipsos 9 years later.  At Ipsos, He held a Senior Vice President position responsible for Ipsos advertising and brand research across Western North America, working with major local and global brands. Majid is a Certi­fied Marketing Research Professional (CMPR).  After working in advertising and brand research agencies for over 25 years, Majid changed careers in 2012 to work independently as an extension of organizations’ mar­keting, advertising, branding, communications and insights teams. Majid’s experience covers most cate­gories including services and social marketing, having worked on healthcare, education, distracted driving, and preventable injuries. more...

  • Margery Leach

    Marge LeachBased in Ottawa, Margery is a strategy, communications and research expert. She assists public, private and not-for-profit sector organizations to define, communicate, achieve and measure their strategic, transformational and tactical goals while building their capacity to manage and sustain positive change.  She has expertise in assessing needs; collaborative vision and strategy development; business planning; research and analysis; performance management / measurement; organizational review and transformation; program review and evaluation; marketing; and program and project leadership. She is also a creative communications professional with specializing in professional writing, editing and document design; as well as presentation, facilitation, consultation and liaison. A cornerstone of her career has been the successful planning, leadership and implementation of international development and cooperation projects.  She brings to bear in all of her work this experience.

  • Pam Kapoor

    Pam Kapoor_croppedPam helps clients persuade, motivate, and consult audiences with expert communication and engagement strategies. With 25 years of professional and pro bono experience as a communicator and strategist, Pam specializes in translating complex issues into accessible messages for targeted audiences. Her work has had a direct impact on public and political discourse. She also designs and executes expert stakeholder engagement and offers professional meeting facilitation.

    Pam is a member of PWAC and IAP2 Canada.

  • Tamisha Parris

    Tamisha is a solutions-oriented professional who creates an environment that optimizes results from project-based work. Tamisha specializes in building and spearheading top-performing teams and providing the guidance and support needed to ensure on-time and within-budget delivery of high-quality services. Collaborating with clients and Siena team members, she strives to build continuous alignment of project scope with an organization’s strategic objectives ensuring client requirements, expectations and quality standards are maintained and met successfully.