Meet Your Team

People who care about your success.

Akanksha Naidu

Account Manager

Quote I always feel a deep sense of gratitude when I see the impact of our work at ST and how it has helped those who need the most.

Aris Mantzouranis

Senior Art Director

Quote I enjoy designing and crafting visual narratives for our donors that not only tell their stories but connect on an emotional and meaningful level.

Bronwyn Black

Account Coordinator

Quote Before joining ST, I believed that pursuing my passion of working with non-profit organizations was something that could only be accomplished outside of work. ST has provided me with the opportunity to turn this passion into a job. I am immensely grateful to work with an organization and clients who continue to inspire this passion daily.

Bryan Tenenhouse

Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer

Quote I believe that the best fundraising creative, regardless of channel, taps into our humanity and offers us the opportunity to do something for someone else that keeps us connected to that humanity. That’s what we aspire to do for donors every day at ST and it’s what gets me up in the morning. That, and my dogs of course.

Candice Gregoris

Senior Account Director

Quote The first step to achieving a mutual goal is empathy. You need to truly understand people’s strengths – and the obstacles they’re up against – before you can build a plan to accomplish a goal. It’s absolutely the best way to map out success.

Carol Strauss

Account Director

Quote While our goal at ST is to help charities raise more money, the payoff is priceless. One of the biggest rewards in the work we do is knowing I’ve directly contributed to change something for the better. Through our partnerships, somewhere a life experiencing hardship will be easier. Someone is happier, more well, or even had their life saved.

Carolina Bendaña

Senior Manager, Media and Data Services

Quote Making the world a better place is my priority in life, ST gives me the opportunity to not only work with like-minded individuals, but also help so many great charities that are making a difference in our society.

Donna Richardson

Director, Fundraising Solutions

Quote Helping our clients deliver on their most important high-stakes revenue growth opportunities is what drives me. I love unlocking ST’s leadership and high-performance potential for organizations, aligning our diverse team to deliver data-driven strategies and solutions that raise more money for our clients. I also love walking along the boardwalk with my husband to recharge my batteries and visiting St. Lawrence Market every Saturday morning to buy fresh produce from the local farmers who sell their wares there.

Erika Lopes

Senior Account Coordinator

Quote I am passionate about the not-for-profit sector, and since my educational background is in Public Relations, Marketing and Digital Media Marketing, every step of the work is a step closer to helping others with the meaningful work we do at ST.

Halimat Awonuga

Media & Data Services Assistant

Quote When you are kind to others, you are kind to yourself. Always be kinder than you feel, we rise by lifting others and that’s what we do at ST.

Ibrahim Dasoo

Account Coordinator

Quote I really enjoy the work we do at ST. Being there to help charities raise money is amazing, and doing it with an agency that helped pioneer direct mail in Canada is definitely a plus!

“I’ve been stacking up like I’m fundraising”
– Drake

Jason Bourque

Production Manager

Quote There is no better feeling than being a part of a team which has everyone focused and walking in the same direction. After many years of coaching youth baseball players, I made the tough decision to step away from the coaching ranks. In doing so, I was in search of my next team to join, I found that team in ST who are all walking in the same direction with the same drive and passion to help create wonderful campaigns for so many world improving charities.

Jean Stamper


Quote I have been working with ST for 34 years. The passion and dedication of the staff has always inspired me. This pic shows my other passion and that is my grandsons.

Jennifer Bely

VP, Analytics

Quote My clients inspire me every day. I’m proud to help them raise more money, providing strategic insights rooted in data analysis. Together we can make the world a better place.

Jessica Tiberio

Account Director

Quote I love partnering with our clients to make a positive impact in the world. At ST, we are passionate about helping our clients reach their goals in the most strategic, efficient and thoughtful way possible. Plus, we have fun while doing it!

John Rocca

Creative Director/Art

Quote I’ve always loved crafting compelling campaigns that resonate with audiences and drive tangible results. Partnering with ST has given me the opportunity to create authentic connections with donors. Connections that literally help make lives better.

Julia Friedheim

Account Manager

Quote My motivation and drive lie in working collaboratively with a team of smart and like-minded individuals, that strive to put the best creative forward every day, and chose to use their knowledge and skillset to help others in need. The purpose-driven work is what keeps me engaged, and wanting to keep learning and growing.

Julie Gales

Vice President Operations

Quote Our team is amazing! A talented group of fundraisers and marketers who know how to raise more money for our clients and are committed to delivering outstanding service. I feel lucky to work alongside such dedicated and passionate teammates who all want to make the world a better place one campaign at a time.

Kelsey Fischer

Senior Account Coordinator

Quote The best part of working in fundraising is knowing that my work is meaningful. Every day, I get to contribute to lasting positive change in the world just by doing what I love.

Kelsey Watson

Account Manager

Quote I love coming to work every day knowing that I’m contributing to positive change in the world, and getting to work with an amazing team of people who share that motivation. Together, we can make a meaningful difference.

Lisa Lenihan

Account Director

Quote There’s some wonderful alchemy in what we do. We start with data & research, add a heap of creativity, toss in liberal doses of psychology and behavioral science, bind it all together with heartstrings, and what comes out is gold. And when we share it, when a project goes out there into market, it gives people the opportunity to be a better if not best version of themselves. Name another career that does that. I’ll wait.

Lisette Gelinas

Advisor, Brand Strategy

Quote I help non-profits leverage their brand in the service of fundraising. When those two elements work together creatively, across all channels, and over time, results go up and a charity can raise more money for their cause.

Liz Attfield

Vice President Fundraising Strategy

Quote Our world is a wonderful place. I want to continue to help keep it, and everything that inhabits it, healthy and happy. That’s why I help raise money for the causes I love.

Marcela Popivanov

Account Director

Quote I love working at ST because it combines my love of data with creativity. Everything we do is driven by data and we use that to tell meaningful stories to our clients’ donors. I feel proud to be a part of helping Canadian charities raise more money.

Maria Gomez

Digital Designer

Quote Getting involved in fundraising projects as a creative person means a lot to me, and it has helped me to understand more about people’s lives and situations…and how to get support for them through my work.

Marianne Lawrence

Account Coordinator

Quote I believe that if we all come together, we can make a difference. Every good intention can be turned into action through fundraising.

Mary Attfield


Quote Fundraising is in my blood. I feel happy knowing that I can be part of a team that makes lives better.

Maxime Rivet

VP, Group Account Director

Quote I feel grateful to be able to leverage my skills to fight diseases, injustice and poverty every day by raising money for great causes. We only have one life to live, so I want to use mine to make as much a difference as I can.

Mimi Maxwell

Senior Art Director

Quote When I was a wee thing I drew and drew and drew. I drew telephones with faces, grapes that tap danced and RVs that could comfortably seat 100. Then I went to L.A. to study illustration for four years and left there with a thirst for graphic design – anything to do with typography. I ended up in New York as an editorial designer. Six years later I landed in my hometown of Toronto. I have now been with ST for almost 13 years.

Nancy Clark

Senior Writer

Quote Writing for nonprofit clients is a fulfilling challenge. Persuading a reader to donate means transforming a financial transaction into an emotional decision that comes from the heart. Each charity is unique and has stories that need to be told powerfully. The opportunity to be that storyteller is an honour and gives me the chance to help these organizations make a difference in peoples’ lives.

Neil Gallaiford

Principal, Chair of the Board

Quote I spent nearly 15 years as CEO of ST, relinquishing the role in 2020. I have retired from active management and hope I continue to add value by managing special projects, and providing my colleagues with wise counsel accumulated throughout more than 30 years in fundraising. My key focus is to ensure that ST continues to put the clients’ missions at the heart of everything the agency does. We speak truth to power and are committed to completing every project on time and on budget, without exception. I also collect art and was for many years a proud volunteer with the Art Gallery of Ontario. When I travel, I seek out art galleries, and art gallery cafes, which are almost always excellent.

Nicky D’Cunha

HR Coordinator

Quote ST has shown me how you can combine a career with passion and love every single minute of the day.

Nigel Ryce

Senior Writer

Quote Being permitted an avenue to harness creativity in a way that informs audiences of good works is energizing. Having a part in empowering not-for-profit organizations, raising awareness, and encouraging giving is always a welcome challenge. The chance to marry a diversity of needs with compelling stories – what’s not to love about that?

Paula Attfield

Chief Executive Officer

Quote In my 28 years at ST, I’ve rarely had a dull moment and I love it that way. I wake up each day with gratitude knowing that at ST we have an experienced, passionate team, ready to help our non-profit clients raise more money!

Philip King

Director Fundraising Solutions USA

Quote My passion is helping great fundraisers get even better. One of my joys is helping fundraising leadership unlock the story in their data and sharing with them new enthusiasm for exceptional digital fundraising.

Riley Javan

Production Coordinator

Quote Making someone’s life better has always been my priority. I feel proud to be part of a team that cares about humanity and great causes.

Sandy Wong

Production Director

Quote I enjoy harmony and believe nothing is impossible. Working with good people gives me strength to jump over hurdles. Making things happen and seeing progress make my day!

Shanti Attfield-Ray

Accounting Coordinator

Quote Working behind the scenes in accounting has been a great experience. Our new project accounting software has streamlined the process, benefitting both our team and clients. I’m constantly impressed by the dedication of my fellow STers, so focused on raising money for our clients and the work they do.

Shelley Sutherland

Associate Creative Director & Senior Writer

Quote At heart, I’ve always been a storyteller. Being able to use that skill to make an emotional connection with donors and raise money for important causes is immensely rewarding.


Coordinator, Business Development & Marketing

Quote I believe humanity is best served when you extend a helping hand to that next person – your neighbour, friend, and even that stranger! And that’s why I work at ST.

Srushti Narkar

Account Coordinator

Quote It’s a wonderful feeling when the work that you do helps make an impact or supports a change. I’m thankful to ST for letting me experience that feeling and add value to our world.

Steve Thomas

Chairman/ Executive Creative Director

Quote Its been 43 years since I founded the agency. I’m so proud we are all still working together to build a better world.

Suzanne Murphy

Senior Production Manager

Quote Sourcing the best possible suppliers and pricing to help great charities raise more funds, and having fun doing it, is incredibly rewarding.

Terry Levine

Senior Writer

Quote I don’t just write direct mail and digital to help charities raise more money — even though that’s a worthy goal. I do it because it feels great to do good for causes I believe in.

Tracey Oliver

Account Manager

Quote Working with children in the public sector for many years, I have seen first-hand how important it is to think about the well-being of others. I try to spend my days doing just that. Working with the amazing clients and staff at ST, I know I’m part of a team that is making a difference to so many people around the world, every day.