Chief Executive Officer
Shanaaz Gokool is the CEO of Dying With Dignity Canada.
Shanaaz is a life-long human rights activist. She began her campaigning career in the 1980s in Nova Scotia, where she worked on promoting racial equality and inclusion as a youth leader in a number of community organizations. She holds undergraduate degrees in political science and human rights and equity studies.Read more
Membership and Database Administrator
Anya Colangelo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education.
Before becoming the Membership and Office Coordinator in July 2012, Anya spent a year as a volunteer with Dying with Dignity. She was moved to join the Right to Die movement after seeing the documentary How To Die In Oregon.Read more
National Volunteer and Events Coordinator
Kelsey Goforth has five years of experience in the non-profit field, having volunteered with organizations like the University of Toronto chapter of the United Nations Development Program, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Diabetes Association.Read more
Fund Development Officer
Laura Satin Levin is a fundraising professional with a decade of experience helping non-profit organizations grow their donor base. With a degree in social work from McGill University, Laura has worked in community mental health and as a mentor for newcomers to Canada.Read more
Digital Communications Coordinator
Rachel Phan is a trained multi-platform journalist with more than eight years of experience. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Water Canada magazine and her byline has appeared on the pages of the National Post, Windsor Star, Brantford Expositor, and HuffPost Canada.Read more
Trained as a multi-platform journalist, Cory Ruf has reported for news outlets such as the CBC, the Victoria Times Colonist and The United Church Observer.
He holds a graduate degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in communication from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. His volunteer experiences include stints with the Global Youth Network and World University Service Canada.Read more
Personal Support Program Manager
Nino Sekopet is a psychotherapist with a special interest in chronic pain and early relational and collective trauma. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Communicology, has extensive education in the field of psychotherapy and is a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists.Read more