Jessica Pang-Parks is highly skilled at and incredibly passionate about stewarding relationships, coaching and mentoring others, and developing and improving processes.
At the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Jessica works as Ontario’s Senior Specialist, Volunteer Engagement, providing subject matter expertise to employees at head office and in communities across the province. Due to COVID-19, she is temporarily laid off from this role.
As the 2018-2019 President for TAVA (Toronto Association for Volunteer Administration), Jessica led an executive committee to provide meaningful and relevant professional development programming to colleagues across the volunteer engagement sector. In her past role as Volunteer Toronto’s Education Coordinator for the Grassroots Growth project, Jessica provided specialized training and resources to volunteer-run organizations across Toronto.
Jessica actively volunteers on the Leadership Team for Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, managing their Instagram and Facebook accounts and gardening whenever she can. As a volunteer with What’s neXT?!, Jessica has advised the network's founders on how they can engage "Transitioners" (knowledge workers between the ages of 50-75 years transitioning to a new life stage) with non-profits. She also volunteers as an Advisor to the Volunteer Service Department at Shelter Movers and serves as a volunteer facilitator on their Training & Education Team.
Jessica lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her husband Jason and her cat Junior. A lifelong learner, she loves gardening, cooking, and eating.