Our People

Our People

Who are we? We’re experts in the helping people and organizations change the world.


And what makes Foot in the Door Consulting the best resource to support your organizational mission and career? It’s simple. The unique experience of our team.


Our team has extensive experience in nonprofit, humanitarian, environmental and international development work. We’ve been there and done it. And we’ve sat on both sides of the hiring desk. We know what works for the employer and potential employee, and why. Our services can be delivered in English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Foot in the Door Consulting was co-founded in 2011 by Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin, who have over 30 years of real-world experience and a proven track record in the nonprofit sector. These two dynamic women have created Foot in the Door Consulting to help organizations and nonprofit professionals do the work they love effectively.


Foot In The Door Consulting Team

Nancy Ingram, Co-founder, President & Lead Consulant

Nancy Ingram

Nancy has over eighteen years of experience as an activist, community mobilizer, mentor and manager in the nonprofit sector in Canada and internationally. She is most passionate about people, change and human potential and has dedicated the last ten years to helping nonprofit organizations optimize their teams, systems and structures. Read more about Nancy


Simona Beltrami, Consulting Associate

Simona Beltrami, one of our consulting associates

Simona brings to Foot in the Door Consulting over 15 years of experience in media, communications, advocacy and strategy roles in cross-cultural contexts; a deep understanding of the complexities of Latin America; and has fluency in Spanish and Italian. Read more about Simona



Francesca de Gasparis, Consulting Associate

Francesca has been working in the coaching and consulting field for over 18 years with a large focus on environmental activism and African issues. Her wide variety of skills, from IT, communication, and proposal writing, to coaching and mentoring a wide spectrum of nonprofit professionals makes her a valuable asset to Foot in the Door Consulting’s new team. Read more about Francesca



Laurie Rose,Consulting Associate

Laurie has been an organizational development consultant and trainer for over 18 years within Canada’s public sector – with a specific focus on leadership development and helping people have the conversations that are most important to them. Laurie’s background in the nonprofit sector is a lengthy and dedicated involvement as a volunteer focused on animal welfare and rights. Laurie is also fluent in French. Read more about Laurie



Marti Doktorchik, Consulting Associate

Marti is Foot in the Door Consulting’s social media and communications associate, working with clients to expand their online reach and communicate more effectively to supporters through their websites and other online forums. Her background is in education and educational technology, as well as travel writing and blogging. Her nonprofit passion is working to increase the quality of life for children at the community level. Read more about Marti


Zuzia Danielski, Consulting Associate

Zuzia Danielski

Zuzia Danielski is a multimedia storyteller, with a background in media relations and digital communications. She specializes in working with human rights organizations and campaigns to strategically communicate effectively to diverse audiences. Read more about Zuzia




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