The Adobe Team

Beth Jordan

Founder and Principal

Beth Jordan is the Founder and Principal of Adobe Consulting Services. She has worked extensively on issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS, violence against women and the integration of anti-racist and anti-oppression frameworks. With over 18 years of leadership experience, Beth is a sought-after facilitator and speaker, who is recognized for her ability to effectively lead organizations and large groups to an understanding and achievement of their common goals. She is a strategic thinker and skilled organizational developer who has collaborated and consulted with local, provincial, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGO's) on a range of organizational development issues. A former director of a not for profit, she led her organization to secure $4.5 million in funding and expand its services from a local Toronto service to one that served the entire province of Ontario. She understands people and processes.

Beth Jordan is the recipient of the 2005 Women of Distinction Award for Social Justice and the 2006 Premiers Award.


Douglas Stewart


Douglas is a Managing Partner with Competence Consultant's & Associates (CC&A). CC&A provides training and organizational development that creates common language and frameworks between individuals, teams and levels of an organization; utilizing models and theories that break through resistance to change, create change agents, and transform organizational cultures. Douglas specializes in healthcare, social services, the not for profit, and community based sector. Douglas has significant experience working for community based organizations with mandates focused on social change and issues of marginalization. He is experienced in customizing training and organizational development processes to fit specific needs.


Dionne Falconer


Dionne A. Falconer is the Managing Director of DA Falconer & Associates Inc., a Toronto-based consulting firm that works both in Canada and globally. She has over 20 years experience in the HIV/AIDS and not-for-profit sectors, and expertise in organizational development, facilitation, strategic and operational planning, training, monitoring and evaluation, management, diversity and equity, and community capacity building. Her clients include non-governmental organizations; community-based, not-for-profit organizations; and government. Prior to becoming a full-time consultant, she held senior management positions at Lawrence Heights Community Health Centre, Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre and the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention. Her community/volunteer service as a leader and Board member in many organizations include the federal Ministerial Council on HIV/AIDS, Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, Canadian AIDS Society, Ontario AIDS Network and Immigrant Women's Health Centre. Her work on three anthology editorial collectives at Women's Press and Sister Vision Press resulted in the publication of three books on culture, politics, sexuality and identity.


Wendy Pinder, MHSc


Wendy is a successful health services leader and organizational capacity builder. For the past 14 years she has managed her consulting practice specializing in helping organizations to achieve their desired potential and improve overall effectiveness through program reviews, strategic planning, governance and board development, program planning and evaluation and quality improvement initiatives. Wendy’s previous leadership roles include Coordinator of the ‘Homeless Initiative’ at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, where she developed an innovative program to restore access to health services for homeless people across Ontario; Provincial Coordinator for the Ontario Midwifery Program and Health Services Manager at LAMP Community Health Centre where she integrated health services in a broad multidisciplinary setting. Wendy holds a BA in Political Science York University, a Masters in Health Policy Management and Evaluation (HPME) University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.

John Miller


John Miller is a skilled consultant providing planning, training and facilitation, and policy analysis with the non-profit and government sectors for over twenty years. Since 2002, he has been providing organizational development, policy development, and operational and strategic planning services to non-profits, philanthropic organizations and governments in the social service, health sectors, as well as some work with the private sector. Prior to working as a consultant full-time, he served as a manager in the Ontario public service, and before that as an Executive Director at a palliative care hospice. Much of his work has been in the HIV and AIDS and early child development sectors, including ongoing consulting work for an international funders’ collaborative working in Africa, South America and Asia. John brings his skills as an accomplished writer to his consulting work; he is an award-winning author of three novels, The Featherbed (2002), A Sharp Intake of Breath (2007 - winner of the Martin & Beatrice Fischer Award in Fiction), and an untitled forthcoming novel.

May Lui


May is an adult educator, theorist and activist in the fields of feminist, anti-racist and anti-oppression practice, theory and application. She has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations in the feminist and women's services sector, particularly violence against women. In conjunction with Adobe Consulting Services, May has consulted, advised and strategically planned with many organizations, integrating a feminist anti-racist and anti-oppression framework throughout. May has experience as a front-line staff; manager; executive director and board member in a number of organizations, and she understands the complexities of power and privilege at all levels of organizations. 


Daniel Townsend


Daniel Townsend has worked internationally and nationally in the non-profit sector for over ten years. With a background in global health, organizational development, facilitation, policy analysis and strategic leadership, he has experience working across the development spectrum. He is a former program officer the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and past president of the Inter-Agency Coalition on AIDS and Development. Currently, Daniel is a member of the international advisory Steering Committee for the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF).