Jody Kimelman, Director of Professional Development

Jody has been an invaluable member of the PGB team for 10 years and counting. We are thrilled to have Jody grow in our organization to provide a mentoring and training role to all of our teachers Jody’s family is very involved at the Hospital for Sick Children and she feels very strongly about teaching […]

Penny Goodman, Assistant

Penny works with Project Give Back as the Charity Liason, assisting students and the PGB teachers in obtaining materials for their presentations. After both of her children were fortunate enough to participate in Project Give Back, she knew she wanted to be a part of the program. Penny also assists teaching a class with Ellen […]

Roz Fine, Executive Director

Roz Fine is presently the Executive Director for Project Give Back and has worked in this position for 10 years. She enjoys working behind the scenes and interacting with the teachers and the staff. She feels honoured and privileged to be part of this wonderful program. In her position, Roz has the opportunity to read […]

Andrea Hecht, Director of Development

Andrea is elated to be working with the Project Give Back organization as the Director of Development. Her goal is to continue to expand partnerships with new schools throughout the GTA and York Region. Andrea’s teaching career began in 1992 with the York Region District School Board, working in a designated high risk school. She […]

Melanie Levcovich, Chief of Operations

Melanie Levcovich brings a breadth and depth of experience from over 20 years working in Marketing and Operations across a number of rapidly growing companies. She was director of marketing for Informix, a billion dollar software company and Vice President of Marketing at Globally Boundless. She also has experience growing a company from scratch having […]

Ellen Schwartz, Founder and Teacher

Ellen Schwartz is an elementary teacher, community leader, author, and public speaker. As founder of Project Give Back she links her decades of teaching together with her personal passion for charitable causes. She co-founded Jacob’s Ladder, Canadian Foundation for the Control of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Jacob’s Ladder raised over three million dollars towards research, education, awareness […]