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 the Director of Development at Santropol Roulant in Montreal. The Roulant uses food as a vehicle to break social and economic isolation between generations and cultures. Creatively and collaboratively, it strengthens and nourishes the Montreal community with novel approaches to active youth engagement, urban food systems, food security and community care.
A recent McGill graduate in Psychology and Economics, she is passionate about human well-being whether it be from a psychological, philosophical or economic point of view. She's primarily interested in human motivation and how we differ from the utility-maximizers assumed in classical economic models. Her other interests include organizational development, governance, ethics, organizational behaviour, behavioural economics, management and policy.
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.
Marie-Claire is the Marketing Advisor for 45 Degrees - Groupe Cirque du Soleil. She was previously the Communications Coordinator for Moisson Montreal and a Communications Officer at Girls Action Foundation.
Her interest in Apathy is Boring was peaked when completing her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Cultural Studies, with a Minor in Political Science at Concordia University, where she concentrated her studies on youth, media, and politics. In June 2009 Marie-Claire became a volunteer at Apathy is Boring, and in February 2010 she joined the Board of Directors. Although she started out as an uninvolved youth, she is now working in the non-profit sector in Montreal. Marie-Claire has always believed that knowledge is power and that change starts with you.
Passionate about fusing art and social change from an early age, Ilona’s diverse experiences range from being a Canadian delegate to the United Nations at 17 years old to producing concerts across Canada. A life long social entrepreneur, in January 2004 Ilona co-founded Apathy is Boring, a national non-partisan charitable organization that uses art and technology to educate Canadian youth about democracy. As Apathy is Boring’s Executive Director she has been featured by the national media, worked with rock stars, and given thousands of youth the tools they need to get involved in their communities. Raised by socially engaged parents in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Whitehorse, Yukon, Ilona currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.
DOMENIC DEL VECCHIO
Domenic Del Vecchio is the Sales Director for local Montreal startup Ajah. Born and raised in the 514, Domenic is also a marketing graduate from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business. Frustrated by the lack of democratic engagement of other youth around him, Domenic took quickly to Apathy is Boring's mission and completed two internships at AisB before being hired to the Board of Directors in 2013. Currently pursuing an MBA at McGIll University, Domenic hopes to use his experiences in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors to inspire positive change in his community.
Jillian Kilfoil is the National Programs Coordinator at Girls Action Foundation in Montreal, Quebec. She is originally from rural, western Prince Edward Island and has an educational background in political science, women’s studies and adult education. Jill has been interested in youth and politics for many years and was a very engaged youth herself as she ran in a provincial election at the age of 21. Her previous professional experience includes working with Katimavik for over 5 years as a project coordinator and as a regional & national programs officer. She is an active community member and has been very involved in environmental projects in her home province, is a literacy tutor with Frontier College, a member of the Social Justice Youth Camp’s advisory committee with the Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia and most recently was pleased to join the Board of Apathy is Boring! Jillian is very aware of the Canadian political system and reality and seeks to share her knowledge and passion for political engagement with fellow young Canadians.
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.
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