JESSICA N. PATHY
Jessica N. Pathy is a chartered professional accountant and a Sessional Lecturer at McGill University’s Faculty of Management in both the undergraduate program and the program for Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy. In addition to her board and treasurer duties at Apathy is Boring, she serves on the board of directors for the Marie-Vincent Foundation and also on the board of a private family foundation. Jessica was born and raised in Montreal. She has a bachelor’s degree with honors in Accounting from McGill University, and a graduate diploma in Chartered Accountancy. Previously, Jessica worked as Auditing Manager at Ernst & Young.
A previous intern at Apathy is Boring, Niamh Leonard is Social Innovation Associate in the President's Office at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation in Montreal. She was previously Director of Development at Santropol Roulant. Niamh is passionate about social innovation and systems change.
She has completed Concertation Montreal's Young Female Leaders training (2016), l'IGOPP's Young Administrators Incubator (2015) and le College des administrateurs' Young Administrators Certification (2015).
A McGill graduate in Psychology and Economics, she is currently completing a Diploma in Accountancy at the John Molson School of Business.
Her interests include governance, strategy and social finance.
Michael Lenczner is the CEO and founder of Ajah, a company that uses open data to develop online services for the Canadian nonprofit sector. He has been a leader in the area of technology for social change since 2000, co-founding Ile sans fil, Civic Access, and Montreal Ouvert.
Alexandre Mireault is an attorney practising in corporate commercial litigation in Montreal.
Originally from Manitoba, Alexandre moved to Montreal to pursue his studies at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Having spent several years working abroad, Alexandre has returned to Montreal, where he has taken up community engagement with enthusiasm.
Noelle Sorbara has been engaged in youth-oriented organizations for many years. She is the co-founder of Pop Montreal International Music Festival and served as its executive producer from 2002 to 2007. She was also the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Pop Montreal from 2005 to 2012. She completed her law degree at McGill University in 2010 and currently works part-time consulting for arts organizations and non-profits while raising her three young children. Her relationship with Apathy is Boring started in 2005 while working at Pop Montreal, but was re-established in 2015 as an advisor and fundraiser for the organization’s “get out the youth vote” campaign. She has worked as a consultant for organizations such as Mile End Legal Clinic, Junglekeepers, Canadaland, Plus One, and Loaded Pictures Productions.
Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Yancy Craig is Oneida from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Yancy is Director of Strategic Development at the National Association of Friendship Centres. With a background in Indigenous community development within government and community organizations, Yancy brings his public policy experience to creating social change through innovation and social enterprise.
Salim Rachid is a Senior Communications Advisor with the Toronto municipal government. In his spare time, he has volunteered on the boards of a number of high-profile organizations such as the Pan Am Path and the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs. Salim has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Oxford. He considers himself a global nomad, having lived and worked in five countries across three continents. You can follow Salim on Twitter @salim_rachid.
Elana Ludman is the Social Innovation Advisor in the President's office at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, a national private family foundation whose mission is to engage Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society. In her role, she works closely with the President to develop multi-sectoral relationships, manage special projects and explore potential opportunities for future programming. Elana has worked on a variety of initiatives, including ones related to child and youth mental health, early childhood development, social entrepreneurship and Indigenous reconciliation.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Elana worked at the Canadian Government as a Program Advisor in the Ministry of Employment and Social Development, focusing on social innovation and social enterprise development. Elana has also worked in the community sector, with Habitat for Humanity Argentina as a Field Coordinator, and with Santropol Roulant, a youth-run food-security organization in Montreal, where she served as the Director of Development and Communications for five years. In her spare time, Elana likes to ski, spend time outdoors with family and friends, bike, cook and travel. Elana holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Masters in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics.
A passionate public affairs manager, Sarah Houde’s career has spanned both national and international work environments, the private and non-profit sectors. She has assumed various responsibilities in developing strategic partnerships, operations and program evaluations, marketing, e-commerce, internal and external communications and special events. She has been the Executive Director of Fusion Jeunesse since February 2014.
Fusion Jeunesse is a charity that was founded in Quebec in 2009, and creates innovative partnerships between more than 12 universities and 100 schools in Quebec and Ontario with the aim of countering dropout rates and reinforce the fit Training and employment, with the human and financial support of hundreds of corporate, public and philanthropic partners. With its 33 employees in its 5 offices and its 200 project coordinators working in schools, Fusion Jeunesse makes a real difference to elementary and secondary students by implementing projects that motivate, stimulate, challenge and Engage them.
Previously, she has held various roles in the philanthropic sector, including the Francophone Communications Officer at UNICEF Canada and Director, Valorization and Communications at Avenir d'enfants, the $ 400 million fund created by the Government of Québec and the Lucie Foundation. André Chagnon in order to promote the overall development of children under 5 years of age. She also worked in the private sector (Highway 30 completion project, Groupe Archambault) and made a political move.
She holds a Master's Degree in Management from HEC Montréal, a Master's Degree in International Development from McGill, a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal and a Certificate in Communications from the Université de Montréal. She is the happy mother of two young children and is actively involved in the CPE and the school that welcome them
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