Our Team

Marcelene Anderson, MA, CMA

Strategist, Implementation Expert, Skilled Facilitator and Author

As founder and managing director of Raven Strategic Consulting, Marcelene Anderson is on the “leading-edge” of strategy development and execution. She has worked with leadership teams in private and not-for-profit organizations to achieve performance results that are aligned with strategic business priorities.

She has worked with some 50 Aboriginal organizations, many a number of times, including: CreeCo., Moose Cree First Nation, Kahnawake Economic Development Commission, Cree Nation Canada, IBM , Moose Cree First Nation of Wemindji, as well as many croporate clients such as: .

Ericsson Canada, IBM Canada, Merck Frosst Canada, Sun Media Corporation, Merck Frosst, Bank of Montreal, CN

She was a partner with the Haines Centre for Strategic Management, the world leaders in applying Systems Thinking to Strategic Management. Prior to forming Raven in 1983, Marcelene was a Management Consultant and Principal with KPMG, where she specialized in Change Management and Training Services and worked with a wide range of corporate and public organizations.

Management Consultants

  • Masters Degree, Human Systems Intervention, Concordia University
  • Executive Development Certificate, McGill University
  • Criterion Referenced Instruction Certificate, San Francisco University

She completed an internship in Community Planning with the Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA), pioneers in methods for total transformation of communities. In addition to her full time career work, above, she was a National Director of the ICA for six years, working with community leaders across North America and parts of Canada.

Marcelene has a Masters of Arts in OD ⁄ Human Systems Intervention at Concordia University,  and a Bachelor of Sociology and Psychology from Minnesota State University.

She has a Gold Mastery Certification in Strategic Planning, Systems Thinking and Strategic Management from the Haines Centre for Strategic.

Marcelene is a member of the New Management Network, an affiliation of global senior consultants. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and Board of Director of Ecologis.

Mary Lou Di Paolo

Mary Lou is an Organizational Development Consultant, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Wellness Inventory Coach, and accredited mediator.  She has worked for over 20 years in the public, private and non-profit sectors with organizations in different industries in Canada, the U.S., Italy, Kenya, Senegal, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia. She speaks three languages (including French and Italian) and specializes in partnering with individuals, teams and organizations to create pragmatic, sustainable change in the areas of leadership development, conflict management, team development, coaching and wellness.

Mary Lou has a passion for helping individuals, teams and organizations create sustainable workplaces.  She helps organizations reduce costs, increase productivity and job satisfaction through integrated employee solutions and ongoing support.

She is known for bringing an enthusiastic and inspirational “can-do” attitude to her work, along with a wealth of resources and perspectives from her lifelong personal growth and learning journey. She has an MA in Human Systems Interventions from Concordia University.

Marlene Durrell, MED, CHRP, PCC

Marlene brings expertise from her 20 plus years of Senior HR experience and 10 years as an executive coach and organizational consultant. Her clients include consumer products, pharmaceutical, publishing, real estate and professional services firms.

Marlene has a Masters degree in Education and is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). She is a member of the International Coaches Federation and a Coach Training Leader for Corporate Coach U International.

She is also a professional certified coach on faculty with Corporate Coach U providing coach training to individuals worldwide. Her coaching experience includes working with individuals from the manager to the CEO level.

Don Fowke, FCMC

Strategy formulation, business planning, consensus building, facilitation, implementation, organization design and development, corporate culture, executive team building, talent pool assessment, succession planning, executive Enneagram, forum facilitation and retreats, board governance.

Mr. Fowke holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and an S.M. from M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management. He has served as visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Fowke was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hickling-Johnston Limited for ten years and a Managing Director of William M. Mercer Limited for five. He is a Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Ontario. He was, for 12 years, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and is currently a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.

Bud Morris

John Bud Morris is Chief Executive Officer of the Kahnawake Economic Development Commission, an organization mandated to invest in opportunities, people and small businesses for the benefit of the Mohawk People of Kahnawake. Prior to his current position, Bud launched the $1.6 billion Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy in 1999 as a Director General for Human Resources Development Canada.

Previous to that, he served as an Executive Director to the Lower Nicola Indian Band from 1996 to 1998. From 1987 to 1995, he was the Executive Director to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and served two terms as an elected chief.

Vijay Shankar Chandrashekhar

A Chartered Accountant, ACAI, Vijay co-founded BRISC Management Group after heading the Management Consulting Services of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Mumbai. Vijay has consulted to non-profits across the province from Toronto to Moosonee and Tikinagan; and Windsor to Cornwall.

His engagements include work for Aboriginal organizations, such as Payukotayno Child and Family Services, national associations like Parkinson’s Society Canada, Canadian Lung Association, Kinark (CEPAS), Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, ISNC, Community Planning Table at York coordinated by the CAS at York. Vijay has a passion for Creative Thinking and Problem Solving and has conducted several group facilitations for a wide range of clients.

Meena Singh

With an MBA from the University of Rochester, NY, Meena brings over 23 years of consulting experience which includes work for Kodak, Harris Interactive, Price Waterhouse Coopers and later as co-founder of BRISC Management Group.

She has a unique combination of conceptual and analytic skills and a passion for working with people. Meena specializes in external stakeholder data collection and report integration and stakeholder facilitation.

Her work includes Developing Organizational Strategy, Strategic Planning and Reviews, Change Management, Capacity Building, Business Planning, Facilitating development of Funding Strategies, and People Assessment, Training and Developing People. Among her non-profit clients are Our Place Peel, Kinark Child and Family Services (CEPAS), York Support Services Network, Parkinson’s Society of Canada, Canadian Lung Association, Woolwich Community Health Centre.