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
Administrative and Supporter Relations Coordinator
Debora obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from York University before she pursued a postgraduate certificate in International Development from Humber College. She has experience volunteering with community development organizations in the Greater Toronto Area, particularly with the Latinx community. She is passionate about social justice and human rights, and is excited to have joined the DWDC team.
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
Support and Care Navigator
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 more than a decade of experience helping non-profit organizations grow their donor base. As the Fund Development Officer at Dying With Dignity Canada, she oversees the organization’s fundraising strategy with a focus on annual giving, major gifts and planned giving. In 2018, Laura led Dying With Dignity Canada’s record-breaking fundraising efforts, helping the organization receive AFP’s 2018 Mo Davies Small Organization Award for Excellence in Fundraising.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
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
Gift Processing Coordinator
Peter Tan has 10 years’ experience in the area of gift processing and has spent the past year working in database administration for non-profit organizations in Toronto. He has worked at Autism Ontario, United Way of Greater Toronto, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and most recently, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.Read more