MEET OUR TEAM
Biboye (Bo) Aganaba
Biboye (Bo) Aganaba is Leading Change’s Executive Director where he is responsible for the operations, programs, fundraising, and strategic plan of the organization. His involvement with Leading Change began as the Digital Network Coordinator, where he was responsible for running the Leadership Coffee Chats, and Leading Change Hubs – two key virtual programs introduced as in light of the impacts of COVID-19.
As the son of Nigerian immigrants and also having lived in multiple countries, Biboye is a self-described global citizen. He is passionate about the relationships between urbanism, ecology, social justice, and how we can embrace the natural world within the places that we live.
Biboye has a degree in Biology from Thompson Rivers University where he was a Sustainability Ambassador, advocating for more sustainable practices and behaviours on campus. Currently he is in the final stages of an MSc in Engineering focusing on Urban, Energy, and Environmental Planning through Aalborg University in Denmark. Through his time at Aalborg University, Biboye had the opportunity to engage with local and national stakeholders in various projects and policy proposals – learning more about what sustainability looks like on the Danish national stage and in Europe in particular.
In his free time Biboye enjoys spending time playing and writing music of various genres, watching soccer and hockey, and reading books that are far too long.
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Alex Carr heads up the marketing communications team at Delphi and its sister organizations within the constellation. She has more than 15 years of experience working with and for blue chip corporations, government and NGOs in Canada, Australia, Europe and the U.S. Alex has extensive expertise across the range of marketing communication activities, with a focus on advancing sustainability and the low-
Alex has a Master of Communications from Sussex University and an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia.
In her spare time, Alex likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible with her two young boys and dog.
Chief Sustainability Officer
As Chief Sustainability Officer for the constellation, Ted is responsible for ensuring we are working in accordance with our vision, and making steady progress towards it through the specific missions of each entity. Ted is also the Managing Director to CBSR and EXCEL, working along with their Executive Director and Program Director to ensure those initiatives are successful.
Ted has over 25 years of experience working with leading-edge companies, governments and strategic initiatives to create value from combining business strategy and sustainability. Half of his experience has been with Delphi, helping business succeed through sustainability across most sectors of the economy, including: energy, food and beverage, retail, finance, telecom, manufacturing and transportation. He has delivered dozens of strategies for clients, and continues to work with many of them on ensuring successful implementation. He led Delphi as president from 2016 to the beginning of 2021.
Prior to joining Delphi, Ted worked for BC Hydro, where he was responsible for corporate sustainability strategy, policy engagement on carbon regulations, and climate change risk management. He also helped develop the first set of rules and guidelines for the international emission markets while working at Foreign Affairs Canada. Ted began his career at the David Suzuki Foundation.
Ted has a Masters Degree the University of Northern British Columbia and an Honours undergraduate degree from Trent University.
Beyond Delphi, Ted leads an active and engaged life with his wife and two boys. He is a volunteer with Velo MSM, a group of mountain bikers creating trails at Mont Ste Marie in Quebec, and on the board of Club MSM, the alpine ski racing club at the same ski area. Ted also volunteers for greening activities at schools in Ottawa.
Sam is Marketing Coordinator at Leading Change. He was born in Toronto, but also lived in the United Kingdom while growing up. He is passionate about writing and communication, as well as sustainability and social causes.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and graduated from Humber College’s Professional Writing & Communications program.
In his free time, Sam enjoys reading, writing and watching soccer. He is a big fan of Liverpool FC.
James is the Membership Coordinator who serves as the first point of contact for the questions or concerns of Leading Change’s alumni, helps organize events for current and future members, assists in the creation and rollout of the membership portal, and generally ensures that members get the most out of their time with us.
In 2020, James achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and is planning to get his M.A. in Public Policy in the next few years. Before joining Leading Change, James gained experience in climate policy as a Legislative Intern at the BC Legislative Assembly where he saw first-hand the complexities of climate policy and stakeholder engagement at BC’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. He also spent some months at Dogwood BC where he worked as an Organizing Marketing Specialist, tasked with canvassing and organizing for their campaign to abolish fracking subsidies.
Outside of work James loves playing strategy or role-playing video and board games, reading sci-fi, history or non-fiction books on his Kindle, watching just about everything on HBO (Sopranos, Succession, Boardwalk Empire…), jogging, and grumbling about politics.
Diana will be overseeing the day-to-day financial activities primarily focussing on invoicing and is also responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for all constellation companies.
Prior to joining Delphi, Diana was the Accounting Analyst for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, where she was responsible for the financial reporting, month-end and budget processes and leading the annual external financial audit.
Diana is currently working towards completing her CPA designation. She has successfully passed all the required exams and is now working towards finishing the final months of the required experience.
In her spare time Diana enjoys spending time with her friends, family and dog Bentley the Shih Tzu. She loves running, hiking, yoga and played university varsity soccer throughout her undergrad. Diana also loves to travel and is a huge football fan. Go Pats go!!
Craig is the Operations Coordinator, supporting the Operations Director and the broader Delphi team.
Prior to joining The Delphi Group, Craig studied at Carleton University and worked in the field of aircraft de-icing operations.
Outside of Delphi, he enjoys making music and spending time outdoors with family and friends
Senior Director, Operations
Nancy is responsible for overseeing Delphi and GLOBE Series operations, finances, procurement and administration. Over her ten years at Delphi, Nancy has also participated as a Consultant in numerous projects focusing on research, process development, finance and conference logistics.
Prior to joining Delphi, Nancy was the Manager of Finance and Financial Reporting at Natsource, where she also led and provided support on a wide variety of environmental consulting projects in the fields of greenhouse gas emissions trading, climate change and risk management. Nancy was also the financial manager for two CIDA projects on adaptation in the Caribbean and Nigeria with a combined value of $4.7 million.
In her spare time Nancy enjoys spending time with her three children and volunteering with Hockey Eastern Ontario Minor as their Director of Risk & Safety. She also enjoys playing hockey all year round
Navleen Hundal is a young yet mature business graduate, starting her career as an Administrative Assistant for the Shared Services. In this role, she provides administrative support for Senior Management which includes managing daily calendars, scheduling meetings, organizing events, and facilitating client engagement. Prior to working with Globe Series, she worked as an HR Assistant at an architectural firm where she assisted in maintaining a warm and motivated work environment along with creating work-life balance for the employees.
Navleen completed her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of Fraser Valley, Canada majoring in Human Resources Management and Communications. She is passionate about helping people and listening to their sides of the story. She is driven to learn about different perspectives of life and what it has to offer.
Navleen was born and brought up in the holy city of Amritsar, Punjab, India before she moved to BC for her higher studies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting, travelling around the world; basically everything that brings joy and fulfilment to her soul.
Breanna is the Administrative Assistant to the Delphi group and the broader organization. Prior to joining Delphi, Breanna held a variety of administrative positions within the healthcare field and the private sector. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a Graduate Certificate in office administration from Algonquin College.
Breanna enjoys spending time with her family and two cats.
Emily is Leading Change’s Program Coordinator where she is responsible for organizing and coordinating Leading Change’s Leadership Coffee Chats series and the virtual hubs program. She is passionate about engaging and empowering youth through equitable and inclusive ways to bring together a diversity of young people to the table to build a more sustainable future.
Emily has a degree in Environment Studies and a minor in Biology from the University of Waterloo where she completed an undergraduate thesis studying barriers and opportunities for community engagement in strategies to protect the Great Lakes. She is in the process of completing a certificate in Community Engagement, Leadership, and Development to strengthen and develop her community engagement practices.
Outside of work she enjoys reading, music, travelling, volunteering, and starting crafting projects before completing any of the ones she is working on.
Manager, Digital Marketing
Having worked with GLOBE Series since 2016, Lisa became part of Delphi’s marketing team in 2018. She enjoys deep dives into the technical and narrative aspects of sustainability leadership through Delphi’s blog and keeps our network engaged with her finger on the social media pulse. Her past work in database management and b2b informs a unique and curated marketing perspective across sectors. Other areas of special expertise include content editing, e-marketing, excel spreadsheet magic, event app infrastructure, and eating palak paneer up to 5 times a week.
Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & English Literature from UBC, graduated from SFU’s nationally recognized The Writer’s Studio, and is certified by RED Academy in Digital Marketing. After 8 years in the legal sector, Lisa loves working in a space that celebrates innovation and passion as the best tools to achieve a sustainable future.
The psychic offspring of David Foster Wallace and one of those dipping bird toys, Lisa’s love of words is only surpassed by her singlemindedness. A life-time Vancouverite, she lives metres from the seawall with her partner, two cats, and their electric Nissan Leaf.
Communications Coordinator, CSI
Communicator, marketer, and storyteller all can characterize Matthew Nafe. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and has lived there all his life. Being an athlete most of his life, Matt pursued a career in sports by graduating from Algonquin’s Sports Business Management graduate program. He also holds a Bachelor’s in History from Carleton University. His experience in communications and marketing has spanned sports, airlines, and marketing agencies. He continues to improve his skills and stay up to date on current marketing trends.
When he’s off the clock, Matt is a hockey goalie, movie and tv lover (ask him about his list: best episodes of the office), and a musician. He also plays video games, dungeons and dragons, and reads in his downtime. Big Sens and Raptors fan who is always ready to talk your ear off about them!
Katarina Perković is a graphic designer, illustrator, and proud cat momma of two! A first generation immigrant from Croatia, her interest in illustration and visual communication began at a very young age. Although she is a recent graphic design graduate, Katarina has been freelancing for a few years, designing for local non-profits, post-secondary schools, and design agencies. She is a self-described lifelong learner and is always striving to learn new skills while using her creativity and work ethic to benefit those who’ve instilled their trust in her as their designer.
Alongside her graphic design education, Katarina holds a BEd (English teachable) and a BA specializing in English Rhetoric and Women’s Studies. She has always been interested in social issues, communication, and learning, and uses these interests to steer her design endeavours.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Monica is a travel, crafting, and digital marketing enthusiast. She loves being able to blend creativity with analytics. This definitely comes in handy when tasked with developing innovative marketing strategies and drafting reports. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business during which she studied in Ottawa, China and Thailand.
Monica has a natural curiosity and desire to learn which helps her thrive in dynamic setting. Currently her specialties are social media, SEO, and marketing strategy but she’s constantly honing new skills, so who knows if that will hold true next year.
Off the clock Monica loves bullet journaling, having picnics in the park and planning her next trip.
Information Systems Analyst
Amit has the extensive track record of designing, implementing and supporting information systems.
He is passionate about programming, troubleshooting problems and creating solutions for real life and complex business problems. During his career journey, he has worked with various globally recognized companies to implement and support information systems.
He loves reading, traveling, photography and spending time with his lovely wife and son.
Rachael is the Executive Assistant to the Delphi Group’s management team, and also provides administrative support to the broader organization. Prior to joining Delphi, Rachael held administrative positions within the health and wellness sector and Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library. She has a BA in English Literature from Carleton University.
Rachael enjoys spending time at her family’s farm and composing letters on her loud 1940s Underwood.
Brenna is a Financial Clerk at the Delphi Group, supporting the constellation with financial and administrative needs. She returned back to Ottawa after enjoying four years in the Maritimes to get her BBA at Acadia University. Brenna came from public accounting with experience in the not for profit and automotive sectors.
Brenna is a CPA Candidate so spends most of her free time crunching numbers. When she is not on excel she is shadowboxing, puzzling, watching old shows on Cravetv or trying out new restaurant spots with friends.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Tighearnán Walker is the Communications Coordinator at Leading Change. They are a digital storyteller specializing in social media and web content with a passion for community and youth leadership.
Tighearnán spent their formative years in youth leadership and education organizations which sparked their passion for the non-profit sector. They studied anthropology and communications at Carleton University, culminating in an honours research paper on the position of podcasts in our media and cultural landscapes. Their search for a place to engage with both non-profit causes and dynamic communications lead them to content creation roles with various organizations, both as a volunteer and as an industry professional.
Tighearnán takes time off from writing communications content by reading speculative fiction, camping in the woods somewhere, or digging into story-centric video games.
Catherine is a super friendly human being and a branding badass. She has a strong skill set in transforming thoughts, vibes and intentions into visual form. As a creative storyteller she speaks fluently in pixels, colors, and fonts. She has over ten years of experience in print, web and social within both cultural and corporate spaces. Notably, she has a passion for designing for organizations who do good for the world – past favorite design projects include the Globe Series, BC Women’s Hospital, and the United Nations. And not to brag, but people say she is a flawless at talking about herself in the third person – VERY natural I am told…
– She had her first art show at the Vancouver Art Gallery at age 10.
– Rode her bicycle from Vancouver to Mexico one summer.
– She has surfed on 3 continents.
– She is an Emily Carr University alumnus.
– Very allergic to barn animals and kiwi fruit.
– Has a massive crush on life.
Leading Change is part of a constellation of organizations that includes GLOBE Series, The Delphi Group, CBSR, and the EXCEL Partnership. We have an amazing Shared Services team behind the scenes supporting our work.
Our shared vision is to achieve a sustainable, prosperous and socially just future in a generation – and to have fun while we’re doing it. Together, we provide services and platforms that empower business, government and youth to improve performance while accelerating the clean economy.
If you share our values and are looking for a workplace that will support your professional growth, challenge you intellectually and inspire you to help us change the world, our constellation may be the employer for you.