Welcome to Kimberly D’Oliveira, TVA’s new ED!
In January, we began the search for an Executive Director (ED) who would help our organization not only pivot, but thrive during the pandemic and beyond. Fifty applications and multiple interviews later, we are excited to announce that TVA’s new ED is Kimberly D’Oliveira! Beyond simply being a committed, intersectional vegan, Kimberly has a deep understanding of and passion for the vegan movement. She is also filled with innovative ideas related to outreach, community building and organizational growth. We are very excited to have her on board and are confident that she has the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm needed to help both our organization and the vegan movement to flourish; but rather than just take our word for it, we thought it is only fitting that you hear from Kimberly herself:
I’m so excited to serve you as Executive Director and look forward to connecting with as many of you as possible in the coming weeks and months. My vegan journey began over six years ago, but in hindsight, I’ve been on this path for the better part of 20 years. I’m passionate about this lifestyle and have been learning and sharing ever since my ‘aha’ moment watching Gary Yourofsky’s “The Best Speech You Will Ever Hear”.
My professional and life experiences have guided me to this point. My background is in strategy and business development and I’ve also completed an MBA with a specialization in the circular economy. This is where I want to be and what I want to advocate for- at the intersection of animal, climate and human justice. I truly believe that we are all in this together.
The team and I will be working hard to energize this incredible organization and to bring value to all of you and to the vegan movement. We need your support and want your input. I invite you to connect with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media (@torontoveg). Let’s stay connected virtually while we are staying safe at home.
Main site: www.veg.ca
Kimberly D’Oliveira (she/her)
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