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At DANI, our passionate team fully commits to each participant's unique goals. We guide and support their personal growth journey with dedication.

Kathy Laszlo

Executive Director

With over two decades of expertise in program development, advocacy, community engagement, and policy formation within the developmental disabilities realm, Kathy stands as a seasoned professional. Adding a unique dimension to her profile, Kathy holds a professional background as an accountant. As the co-founder of DANI in 2016, her visionary program development has propelled the organization to become a sector leader.Committed to continuous learning, Kathy ensures DANI stays ahead in the developmental disability service industry. In 2010, she selflessly donated a kidney, sparking her advocacy with Renewal of Canada for organ donation. Kathy's impactful contributions have earned her prestigious awards, including Women of Inner Strength 2014, Humanitarian Tikun Olam Award 2015, and the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Achievement Award. In 2022, she was honoured with The Order of Vaughan, solidifying her status as a respected leader in both professional and philanthropic realms.

Tal Bar

Chief Operating Officer

As the COO, Tal has been an integral part of DANI since 2010, beginning as a Program Coordinator and eventually becoming the first Campus Director for Magnetic Campus. Tal's educational background, with an MEd in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto and a management degree from TMU, provides a solid foundation for their role. His unique blend of academic knowledge and practical experience makes him a valuable leader in the organization.

Jordan Goldman

Global Program Director

With over three decades of leadership in programming for individuals with disabilities, Jordan brings a wealth of expertise to DANI. His background includes pivotal roles at notable organizations such as Kerry's Place, Giant Steps Toronto, the Geneva Centre for Autism, and Zarienu Educational Centre (now KCC). Since joining DANI in 2011, Jordan has been instrumental in leading the organization towards innovative and person-centered approaches. His passion for staff training and development plays a crucial role in fostering and supporting our exceptional team.

Rudy Barell

Chief Development Officer

Marked by an impressive 18-year career spanning business development in both private and public sectors, Rudy's expertise lies in building relationships and navigating complex environments, skills that are crucial in the dynamic world of developmental disability services. Rudy's notable tenure as a government relations consultant has honed his ability to work across various sectors. Rudy's strategic insights and understanding of policy implications play a pivotal role in shaping our direction and outreach.

TEAM

EXECUTIVE

For us quality isn’t a checkbox; it's the essence of our care. Every facet of our service, from staff to programs, is infused with excellence to nurture growth.

Jordan Goldman - Global Program Director

Robyn Quint

Chairman of the Board

Peter Fingold

Treasurer

Sarah Sherman

Secretary

Chaya Perman

Board Director

Dr. Gerald Friedman

Board Director

Rhoda Gelbard

Board Director

Fay Grunzeweig

Board Director

Andrew Laszlo

Board Director

Honey Martin

Board Director

Gail Saperia

Board Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DANI'S

Stephen Sender

Chairman of the Board

Craig Podolsky

Treasurer

Mel Barsky

Secretary

Jonathan Fleischer

Board Director

Erez Henya

Board Director

Robyn Quint

Member Representative from DANI

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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