The Advancement and Alumni Relations Team

Hannah Koschanow – Advancement Coordinator (Interim)

Hannah is our office administrator.  Among her duties, Hannah supports our alumni, staff and students by updating address details, paying invoices for products and services, manages the processing of donations and sending out our donor appreciation letters. Reach out to Hannah if you want to update your contact information, have questions about how to register for an event the Alumni office is putting on or to pay an invoice or follow up on an invoice.  
Reach out to Hannah if you are not sure where to go with your inquiry. 
She is your first point of contact in the Alumni Office. 416-864-8200 or alumni@dentistry.utoronto.ca

Selina Esteves – Director of Advancement

Selina is the strategic head of the Advancement office encompassing fundraising and alumni relations activities. Selina is the major gift fundraiser for the Faculty working with donors to further our mission through philanthropic gifts of $25,000 or more. 
Reach out to Selina if you have questions about an existing major gift or to inquire about the fundraising priorities of the school, our Defy Gravity Campaign or to make a major gift contribution.   
Selina may be reached at 416-580-2802 or selina.esteves@dentistry.utoronto.ca

Julia Al Akaila – Senior Development Officer

Julia is the senior fundraiser on the team who works with higher-level leadership donors to help realize their philanthropic interests that align with the Faculty’s strategic priorities. Julia also manages the Faculty’s donor stewardship program, including annual donor impact reports and donor recognition via listing on the Faculty donor wall. 
Reach out to Julia to discuss your philanthropic interests, your donor impact at the school and recognition for your giving.
Julia may be reached at 416-864-8202 or julia.alakaila@dentistry.utoronto.ca

Hannah Koschanow – Development Officer

Hannah is a fundraiser who works with our annual and leadership donors to help realize their philanthropic interests that align with the Faculty’s priorities.  Hannah also manages the sponsorship program as well as the annual donor stewardship reports and our student awards program. 
Reach out to Hannah to discuss your giving interests, to ask questions about your donation and tax receipts, or about an existing student award, as well as if you want to connect with our students by sponsoring the student vendor fairs, our webinars, the Great Alumni Event or our 150th celebration. 
Hannah may be reached at 416-864-8200 or h.koschanow@dentistry.utoronto.ca

Roshaan Hajira – Alumni Engagement Officer

Roshaan is our contact for students and alumni who are looking to engage with the Faculty in a non-academic way.  Roshaan works with our Alumni Board and our Dental Student Society Executive to create programming and events that are meaningful and engaging.  Roshaan manages our alumni e-newsletter, our branded merchandise and supports our class reunions. 
Reach out to Roshaan if you want to mentor, volunteer, have questions about our events and programs for alumni or students, including reunion activities or to share alumni or student news with us. 
Roshaan may be reached at 416-864-8203 or roshaan.hajira@dentistry.utoronto.ca