The SiMPACT Team
CEO & Founder
Stephanie is the CEO and founder of SiMPACT Strategy Group and has more than 15 years experience in social impact planning, implementation, and evaluation. Stephanie is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the realm of social impact and in the areas of SROI, community investment, volunteering and giving strategy, and programming. In 2012, Stephanie became the first accredited SROI practitioner in North America. She then co-founded SROI Canada, a non-profit methodology hub for practitioners.
AVP Community Investment & Social Impact
After more than 15 years in progressively senior roles in Human Resources and Fundraising at charities including Habitat for Humanity Toronto and Raising the Roof, Arundel joined the team at SiMPACT Strategy Group in March 2017. Arundel brings a wealth of experience related to impact measurement within the not-for-profit sector including managing reporting requirements for a variety of funders including corporations, foundations and government. Arundel enjoys working closely with clients to help measure, benchmark and communicate their community investment. Arundel earned the CHRL designation in 2011 and completed an MBA in 2016 at the Ivey School of Business. Arundel is a member of the Board of Directors at Egale Canada and volunteers regularly with Out of the Cold and Grace Church on-the-Hill. Arundel Gibson’s LinkedIn.
Manager Data Analytics & Special Projects
Bryan’s professional experience stems from a career in both the public and private sectors where he has demonstrated a profound ability to analyze data sets while clearly synthesizing information for clients. Bryan has an aptitude for project management, which he has applied to multiple projects throughout the course of his career. Notably, Bryan has been instrumental in creating decision frameworks for clients to apply in the community partner selection process. Bryan holds undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Lethbridge, and has pursued graduate certifications in data science. Bryan Thiedemann’s LinkedIn.
Manager of Operations
As the Manager of Special Projects, Mary focuses on office organization and supporting the team’s client work. Mary has an Honors Business degree from Trent University and more than five years of experience in advertising for the retail, private, banking and educational sectors. Mary has worked in Canada, England, New Zealand and Greece and hold extensive experience in events organization for non-profits. Mary Kazyas’ LinkedIn.
Leigh is the Manager of Communications at SiMPACT where she helps build the company’s profile as experts in community investment and social return on investment. Leigh holds a Bachelor of Communications degree in Public Relations from Mount Royal University and brings experience from the sports and entertainment industry with specific attention to media and community relations. Leigh March’s LinkedIn.