Nonprofit Digital Marketing Agency advocacy and mobilization

Meet the
team

We’re a team of strategists, technologists and creatives ready to collaborate on projects that make a positive impact for our clients and the public. We stay humble, take risks, challenge convention, and push the limits of what’s possible.

Joanna Adamiak
(she/her)
Business Development Lead

Jessica Albotra
(she/her)
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Vanessa Azzoli
(she/her)
Senior Project Manager

Ryan Baillargeon
(he/him)
Founder and CEO

Linkedin

ryan@grassriots.com

Ryan is a technologist whose passion for progressive change led him on a journey of discovery to understanding the role digital can play in organizing and campaigning. Working to mobilize people for cancer control, democratic reform, climate change, social justice, and anti-slavery causes, Ryan has helped organization bridge technology to help execute their theory of change. HIs approach is grounded in the ethos of people power: that at the right time, with the right people, and with the right tools, big systemic change is possible.

After serving as Technical Director for organizations like Leadnow, and WalkFree, Ryan was inspired to build Grassriots as a place where talented people could bring their passion, enthusiasm and expertise to social sectors organizations. Ryan hopes to continue to shape Grassriots as a place where innovation thrives and talent is built that is committed to building a better nonprofit sector.

Ewerton Barbosa
(he/him)
Developer

Bodie
(she/her)
Anti-Walk Advocate

Daryl Brewer
(he/him)
Senior Front End Developer

Stephanie Canarte
(she/her)
Digital Strategy and Marketing Lead

Carni
(she/they)
Head of Puplick Relations

Sarah Dillon
(they/she)
Copywriter

Einstein
(he/him)
Senior Operating Spoodle

Helena Emmanuel
(she/her)
Project Manager, HR Representative

Emmett
(he/him)
Chief Scratchetist

Woodford Fitzgerald
(he/him)
CCO Chief Companion Officer

Foamy
(he/him, jerk)
Senior Siesta Officer

Juan Luis Garrido
(he/him)
Digital Strategist

Leah Henderson
(she/her)
Managing Director

Leah@grassriots.com Linkedin

LEAH IS A PASSIONATE FUNDRAISER and ORGANIZER with nearly 20 years of leadership experience that ranges from multi-tier campaign strategizing to rebuilding organizational equity structures through diversity and equity training. Utilizing small donor programs, major gifts, direct mail and telemarketing, Leah has led the development and execution of many successful campaigns, sourcing millions of dollars in fundraising for many organizations within the non-profit sector.

Leah is passionate about collaborating with clients to influence social change. Her approach is queer, feminist, and stems from a strong commitment to anti-oppression.

She has worked across issues, with a primary focus on anti-racism education, Indigenous Rights, Climate Justice and the intersections of those issues within the electoral and social justice spheres. Leah is a former director for Naomi Klein’s Climate Justice organization, The Leap, which served as a strategic advisor to organizations including Sunrise, Fight for $15 and Fairness, Justice Democrats, Momentum, and the Migrant Rights Network.

Elena Kostenko
(she/her)
Chief Financial Officer

Vitaly Kostenko
(he/him)
Financial Controller

Johanna Lawrie
(she/her)
Senior Project Manager

Pete Leaning
(he/him)
Developer

Anna Lermer
(she/they)
Digital Strategist

Dumitru Onceanu
(he/him)
Lead Developer

Parker
(he/him)
Feline Resources Coordinator

Nathalia Ribeiro
(she/her)
Senior Project Manager, Resourcing Lead

Kaila Shatosky
(she/her)
Junior Designer

Sookie
(she/her)
Resident House Goblin

Andrea Suarez
(she/her)
Senior Art Director

Joyce Waquil
(she/her)
Digital Marketing Fellow

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WE ACKNOWLEDGE that our work here takes place on the traditional and current Indigenous territories of the Anishinabek Nations, the Haudonsaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, the Huron-Wendat and the Petun First Nations, among others.

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