Board Staff

Ryan Teschner Executive Director and Chief of Staff

Ryan Teschner
Executive Director and Chief of Staff

Ryan Teschner is a leader in community safety, police governance and public administration in Ontario. Ryan serves as the Executive Director and Chief of Staff for the Toronto Police Services Board, which is responsible for the fourth-largest municipal police service in North America. Ryan has earned a reputation for leading high-profile and successful reforms in the community safety, justice and social sectors. In his public sector roles, governments and government agencies have turned to Ryan to solve their most complex problems, including architecting and implementing policy and legislative change that enhance public safety and build public trust.

Previously, Ryan served as Special Counsel to the Deputy Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, as well as at the Ministry of the Attorney General, where he successfully designed and led the development of Ontario’s new policing and oversight legislation, as well as other significant initiatives that modernized policing in the province. As a lawyer, Ryan served as lead counsel to the Honourable John W. Morden in the Independent Civilian Review into Matters Relating to the G20 Summit, a leading authority in Canada and internationally on the subject of effective police governance. For over two decades, Ryan remains highly sought-after for his thought leadership on contemporary policing reform, governance and community safety matters. Ryan is the recipient of the 2021 Canadian Association of Police Governance Award for Excellence in Police Governance for his "significant contributions, and demonstrated genuine and dedicated commitment and leadership towards the enhancement of civilian police governance in Toronto, throughout Ontario, and indeed, across Canada".

Ryan is a graduate of both the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. He began his career in the private sector in 2006, where, as a litigator at two international law firms he practiced in the areas of regulatory, administrative, constitutional, and commercial law, including appellate litigation and judicial review. Ryan appeared as counsel in complex cases before various Ontario and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Ryan was also a two-time final nominee (2018 and 2019) for Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada.

Ryan, his wife and two children live in Toronto.

(416) 808-8081 | []

Diana Achim Board Administrator

Diana Achim
Board Administrator

In her role, Diana is responsible for the maintenance of the Board’s official record of decisions, and she ensures that all Board matters and decisions are properly recorded, followed up on and implemented.

Diana has vast experience in law clerk and paralegal roles, having worked with law firms, the Ministry of Attorney General and the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD). She started her career as a law clerk in the private sector, eventually moving to government, first joining the Ministry of the Attorney General with the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. Diana then moved on to the OIPRD in the capacity of a law clerk, where she provided support to OIPRD counsel, prepared various legal documents for filing with the courts, and oversaw the OIPRD’s Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. Diana is a graduate of Seneca College with an Honours Paralegal Diploma and is Licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario. Diana also has an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate at Seneca College and is a former volunteer with the North York Community Legal Aid Clinic.

(416) 808-7265 | []

Sandy Murray Senior Advisor, Policy & Communications

Sandy Murray
Senior Advisor, Policy & Communications

In her role, Sandy provides strategic policy and communications advice to the Chair and Board Members, drafts Board policy, conducts research and analysis, develops internal and external strategic communications and prepares speeches and other communications.

Prior to joining the Board Office in 2003, Sandy worked at the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as a Co-ordinator in Crime Prevention and Policing Programs. Sandy holds an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School. Sandy was a Member of the Toronto Police Services Board from 1998-2001. In 2002, she assisted the Honourable George Ferguson, Q.C., in researching and preparing a report for the Toronto Police Service entitled Review and Recommendations Concerning Various Aspects of Police Misconduct.

(416) 808-8090 | []

Danielle Dowdy Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy & Stakeholder Relations

Danielle Dowdy
Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy & Stakeholder Relations

In her role, Danielle serves as an advisor to the Board on matters related to policy analysis and development, as well as stakeholder relations. Through her work, Danielle is responsible for deepening the Board’s engagement with the communities it is accountable to.

Danielle is a business professional with extensive experience in the areas of strategic planning, community development and youth employment. Passionate about community service, she has spent over 20 years working across communities. Professionally, she's worked at the Toronto Police Service for 12 years in many roles, all centred on working with communities on innovative programs. Her proudest accomplishment has been architecting the Youth in Policing Initiative and building a model that has been replicated across the province in over 22 police services in Ontario. Danielle recently served as Senior Strategic Initiatives Lead to the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch on the Independent Police Oversight Review and the Independent Street Checks Review.

(416) 808-8094 | []

Dubi Kanengisser Senior Advisor, Strategic Analysis & Governance

Dubi Kanengisser
Senior Advisor, Strategic Analysis & Governance

In his role, Dubi supports the Board’s governance and oversight functions by ensuring the Board has access to the best and most relevant information and analysis, and by conducting ongoing evaluation of the Board’s and the Service’s achievement of adequacy standards and other Board priorities.

Dubi has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto. With a background in research and evaluation, he previously worked with the provincial government supporting evidence-based decision making at the Ministry of Health and at Cabinet Office, and in the non-governmental sector with a leading human rights organization.

(416) 808-8424 | []

Sheri Chapman Executive Assistant to the Chair of the Board

Sheri Chapman
Executive Assistant to the Chair of the Board

Sheri provides day-to-day executive assistance to the Chair and other Members of the Board.

Sheri has been a member of the Toronto Police Service since 1999. In her time with the Service, Sheri worked in Employee Records and Staff Planning and Development, before coming to the Board Office in 2005. During Sheri’s time in the Board Office, she has provided administrative support to staff and Board members, worked on a comprehensive policy review and was promoted to her current position in 2016.

(416) 808-8083 | []

Georgina JoseExecutive Assistant to the Executive Director and Chief of Staff

Georgina Jose
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Chief of Staff

Georgina provides day-to-day executive assistance to the Board’s Executive Director and Chief of Staff.

In the past 14 years, Georgina has worked in both the Service’s Wellness Unit (formerly Occupational Health and Safety and Medical Services) and the Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit (formerly Community Mobilization). Prior to this, she worked in the banking industry. Georgina earned a bachelor degree in Psychology and Guidance Counseling.

(416) 808-8089 | []

Etheline Komoseng Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

Etheline Komoseng
Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

Etheline Komoseng is the Board’s part-time administrative assistant, providing much-needed administrative support to the entire Board Staff.

Previously, Etheline spent over 26 years combined working with the Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Services Board. She has worked in Records Management, Accounting and Payroll units (formerly Financial Management), Budgeting and Financial Analysis (formerly Budgeting and Control), and Finance & Business Management (formerly Finance and Administration). When she retired, Etheline left a successful career to focus on her family. After three years, she returned to the Board and feels blessed to have this perfect balance in her work life and personal life. Etheline is an advocate and great supporter to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

(416) 808-8091 | []

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