Executive Directors

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds, regions and experiences, our skilled volunteer leadership team of is the backbone of ACMP Ontario. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

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Adekoya (Koya) Taiwo, CCMP, Prosci

Past-President

Adekoya Taiwo is a corporate, organizational innovator and change strategist with a strong record of building organizational capacity. 

In the past 25 years, Adekoya has held leadership and influential project roles at home in Canada and internationally, providing solutions in sports, human capital management, strategic marketing, and information technology.  

Adekoya Taiwo is a graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce program in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University and the Computer Systems Technology program at Algonquin College. 

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Jennifer Ferguson

Secretary

Jennifer is an advocate of change management and a certified project manager. She has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry in various roles within call centres, compliance, marketing operations, project office, and marketing execution. She currently facilitates and oversees change management activities related to the execution and ongoing maintenance of bank marketing campaigns.


Jennifer has a First Class Honours degree from Brock University with a double major in psychology and sociology. She has a passion for leading initiatives and guiding and influencing people.

 

Provincial Directors

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Alan Bostakian

Professional Development Director

Alan Bostakian is a senior change leader and has worked at Scotiabank, City of Toronto, Government of Ontario, TD Bank, Real Estate Council of Ontario, Global Association of Corporate Universities, CPHR BC (Canadian HR association), and three Canadian colleges.
His experience includes Change Management, Corporate University Architecture, Talent Development, Training, Project Management, Accreditation, Certification, Leadership and Research. Alan has a PhD in Business Administration as well as a number of certificates including Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP), Leading Change in Organizations (MIT), Change Management Practitioner (Prosci), Project Management Mastery (Stanford), Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP), Data Science (MIT), Executive Data Science (Johns Hopkins), Certified Change Agent (CCA), Registered Professional Trainer (RPT), and Supply Chain Management (Cambridge).

 

Regional Directors

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Lisa Blanchet

Peel-Halton Director

Lisa is the Chief Change Officer and President of LB Coaching and Consulting. A certified Change Management Professional (CMP) and Certified Coach (CPCC).


Lisa has over 25 years of leadership, Change Management, Operations and Strategy experience across multiple industries in both the private and public sectors. A genuine and passionate leader, Lisa is known for her endless curiosity, ability to reframe any situation and natural way of creating connections. 

Lisa has a passion for supporting leaders through change, as both a coach working 1:1 with leaders and as a consultant supporting organizations and teams to introduce change that involves employees and leaders and is adopted by all.

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Tara-Lee Ainsworth

Regional Director

Tara-Lee is a bilingual executive consultant with over 25 years’ experience in leading and managing
people across numerous industries in small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies. She is an engaged
leader, passionate about people development who believes in providing coaching and training to
support leadership development and achieve outstanding results for both individual growth and
business objectives. She is a results-driven individual with extensive experience in operations leading
initiatives in the areas of people, process, and technology transformation projects.
Tara-Lee is an active volunteer with ACMP, she was the Secretary in the transformational project in the
creation of ACMP Ontario Chapter (2B) and a committee member in the Global Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion Committee Charter.