It takes a village

Even a non-profit startup knows that culture eats strategy for breakfast.

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Scott Stirrett

CEO & Founder
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Juanita Lee-Garcia

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Social Impact

Erin O’Hanley

Senior Manager, Operations
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Gina Patterson

Director of Programs
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Liudmyla (Mila) Bielinska

Talent Acquisition Lead
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Jamie Proctor Boyce

Manager, Business Development and Partnerships
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Shauna Chandler

Admissions Coordinator

Hannah Consitt

Talent Development Coordinator

Carly Corkum

Business Development Coordinator

Kathleen Cowie

Finance and Operations Lead
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Daniel Drakeford

Admissions and Recruitment Manager
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Danielle Jones

Business Development Associate
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Jillian Martin

Training Coordinator

Aidan Moores

Technology and Operations Lead
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Artem Nemanov

Business Development Associate

Erica Ormiston

Marketing Lead
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Priya Pandey

Business Development and Partnerships Manager
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Erin Remai

Training and Operations Coordinator

Anna Smith

Training Manager
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Board of Directors

Parm Gill

Managing Partner
Gill Group

Vanessa Paesani

Principal & Executive Coach
The Folding Chair Group Ltd.

Abigail Slater

General Partner
Marigold Capital

Josh MacIntyre

Head of Special Projects

Laura Buhler

Executive Director

Irfhan Rawji

Founder & CEO

Stewart Beck

President and CEO
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Honourary Chairs

Ashley Cooper

President & CEO
Paladin Security Group Ltd.

Daniel Debow

VP, Corporate Development

Jon Risley

Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.

Geoff Smith

President & CEO

Rob Sobey

The Donald R. Sobey Foundation

Annette Verschuren

Chair & CEO
NRStor Inc.

Alumni Council

Samuel Daviau

VP, Operations
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Alex Baccellieri

Audience Engagement Specialist

Andrew Kim

Marketing Strategy, Analytics and Planning Lead
Kira Systems

Annika Lui

Labs Director
League of Innovators

Brendan Coady

Mechanical Designer

Stewart Hillhouse

Host Top of Mind & Head of Audience Growth
Customer Camp
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Micha Saade

Co-Founder & COO