Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

The NEOC Awards advisory committee is comprised of volunteer nonprofit leaders who are providing their expertise and guidance to ensure the successful launch and development of the NEOC awards program and inaugural event.

NEOC Advisory Committee 2017

Colleen FlemingThe NEOC Advisory Committee is led by Chairperson, Colleen Fleming, MBA, C.Dir, HRCCC.

Colleen Fleming is the President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience include being the national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently a director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) York and chair of the advisory committee for The Nonprofit Employer of Choice Awards.  She has served as a Director of the Human Resources Professional Association, Bridgepoint Health Foundation, Chair of Retail Council of Canada and independent director Van Houtte Inc. Ms. Fleming joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2010 and is the past Chair.


Committee Members

Barbara E. Quinn, ICD.D, M.Ed. B.A.  

Barb QuinnBarbara Quinn is considered a leading human resource expert in Canada and has a deep track record in designing and assessing human resource functions against best practices. She has had the opportunity to do leading HR thinking in her consulting practice for both the private and public sector for the past 20 years. Formerly, the VP of HR for Levi Strauss and Company and part of the global team, she designed award winning HR programs. She is co-author of the bestselling book Shared Services: Mining for Corporate Gold and former career columnist for Chatelaine magazine. She holds the ICD.D. Designation and formerly chaired the HR committee of the Canada Comedy Foundation Board. 



John P. Crean

John Crean

John Crean is Managing Director at Teneo Strategy, a global advisory firm that works with world’s largest and most complex companies and organizations. He has had more than 30 years of diverse communications experience as a public relations consultant working with organizations in the life sciences, government, energy, telecommunications, financial, professional services and retail sectors. He has provided counsel in a number of areas including message strategy, media training, issues and crisis management. His clients have included a regional government, working on high profile issues; a global health care organization and provincial regulator, whose issues and decisions are in the media on a weekly basis. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and is on the Board of Directors of the New Haven Learning Centre, a unique school for children living with autism. Pending government approval of his appointment, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. He is a frequent speaker on communications and public relations topics and regularly appears in media commenting on issues in communications and public affairs. 



Marina Glogovac, President & CEO, CanadaHelps

Marina Glogovac

Marina Glogovac is passionate about charities and their essential role in Canada, and about helping them build their capacity through technology and high-quality education. She’s a proven leader and visionary, with over 20 years’ experience in setting business and marketing strategy, acquiring and nurturing customers, scaling growth, and launching new products. She has deep expertise in consumer technology, eCommerce, multi-channel marketing, brand building, sales, and content development. Marina has been a c-level executive at online companies, including CEO of Lavalife Corp., Chief Revenue Officer at Dealfind, and Chief Marketing Officer at Kobo Inc. Marina has also worked to transition media companies to digital in such roles as Group Publisher for St. Joseph’s Media, including their flagship magazine Toronto Life, and VP Sales and Marketing for Now Magazine. Marina has contributed her expertise to a number of not-for-profit organizations, including serving on boards or advisory committees for The Walrus Magazine Foundation, Magazines Canada, Interactive Advertising Bureau Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Bridgepoint Health Foundation, and Big Sisters Toronto. 


Dave Nanderam Ph.D 
Dave Nanderam

Dave Nanderam is Managing Partner at ASSOCIUM Consultants a leading Human Resources consulting firm since 1984. ASSOCIUM Consultants delivers a full range of human resource services with an emphasis on the development of effective organizations. Dave’s corporate career spans over 25 years including operational and leadership roles at three of Canada’s largest financial institutions, two international human capital consulting firms; and one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organization. He has extensive experience delivering business solutions across private sector industries - including finance, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing - as well as government and non-profit organizations. Dave’s expertise includes: risk and compliance assessment; organization and job design; workforce analytics and survey design; and rewards & recognition program design.  His advisory experience in the non-profit sector also includes development of partnerships and shared services models. In collaboration with the United Way of Canada, he explored the influence of cross sector partnerships on employee engagement and is a recent member of the Human Capital Executive Research Board. Dave is also a current Co-Chair with the Workforce Planning Hamilton Board, and previous Board member with the Halton Multicultural Council and YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford.


Stephen Ashworth, B.A.A., B.Ed, M.Ed 

Stephen Ashworth

Stephen Ashworth has been actively involved in business and education throughout his life. As an entrepreneur, he has owned and operated many businesses, founded a National Fundraising publication and provided strategic consultation to many small and medium size businesses.  He has worked in Senior Management positions in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Over the last 10 years, Stephen has also held positions as President and CEO of International and National not-for-profit organizations and has worked extensively with multiple levels of government, business sectors and building alliances with other associations and stakeholders. In addition to owning and operating several businesses, Stephen has personal experience and in-depth knowledge of Education Curriculum.  With an extensive background in education, Stephen has written many curriculum documents for the Ministry of Education.  He was actively involved with Financial Literacy with the Provincial and Federal government. Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2013. Stephen uses his passion for business and education to achieve the highest potential for citizens to become a significant contributor to our global community. 



Applications Close: October 31, 2018