Board of Directors
Director & Strategic Consultant
With more than 25 years of local and international senior leadership and board experience, Victoria Davies is the current Chair of the Board of Directors at Action Against Hunger Canada.
Vice President, Global Brand and Media Management
Nicole is the Vice President of Global Brand and Media Management at Scotiabank. As a marketing professional with agency and client side experience she focuses on mass advertising, digital, promotions, media and sponsorships. She has been a member of the Board of Directors at Action Against Hunger since 2018.
CEO and Founding Partner
Teal and Co.
With over 20 years of experience as a strategy expert, Val Cambre is the CEO and Founding Partner of Teal & Co. As a leader in Human Resources and Talent Management, Val has enjoyed sharing her passion by teaching in the Human Resources Management Certificate program at Sheridan College, and has been a member of Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors since 2018.
Property Management & Development
Susan is a nurse by profession, specializing in pediatric care. She worked at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and then in private school nursing for 18 years. Always involved in real estate management and development, Susan has been focusing on this more intensely in the last 5 years. She has been a member of Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors since 2012.
Carter Consulting Ltd.
Leslie has over 20 years experience in brand management and marketing at leading CPG, Retail, and Professional Services companies and is currently a principal consultant at Carter Consulting Ltd. She has been a member of Action Against Hunger Board of Directors since 2016.
Senior Policy Advisor
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Joseph is Director of Policy and Legal Affairs to the Hon. Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario. Previously, he was with Royal Bank of Canada as Senior Counsel, Board Planning & Assistant Secretary where his work focused on corporate governance and supporting the Board of Directors. Joseph has been a member of Action Against Hunger's Board of Directors since 2016.
National Practice Lead
Joseph Lavoie recently joined Crestview Strategy to lead its national campaigns and digital mobilization practice. With more than a decade of campaign and public affairs experience, Joseph has served Foreign Minister John Baird as a senior political staffer, and former Prime Minister Harper as Director of Strategic Communications. Joseph has been a member of Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors since 2018.
BMO Private Banking
Nancy Marshall is dedicated to helping families grow and preserve their wealth in her capacity as Director of Bank of Montreal Private Banking. She has extensive capital markets and corporate finance experience with JPMorgan Chase in both New York and Toronto. She has been a member of the Board of Directors at Action Against Hunger since 2018.
Doug is a professional accountant with over 35 years of experience, including controllership, audit, project management, system implementations and Netsuite consulting. He is currently serving on the Board of Action Against Hunger Canada in the role of Chair of the Audit Committee.
Chad Rogers is a founding partner of Crestview Strategy, a public affairs agency. He has worked in politics, international development and the private sector to help leaders make better decisions and get things approved. The Hill Times magazine named him of the ‘Top 100 Lobbyists’ in Canada and he is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service.
Head of Division, Careers and Recruitment
Agence Française de Développement
Julian Seillan is a Human Resource professional with over 10 years of experience. As a former Action Contre La Faim employee, where he worked as the HR and Finance Manager for seven years, he continues to provide his support as an active member of Action Against Hunger Canada's Board of Directors since 2018.
Stikeman Elliot, LLP
Barbara Sheng is a corporate lawyer in Montreal with a practice primarily focused on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Young Association of Montréal. She has been a member of Action Against Hunger Board of Directors since July 2016.
Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
David Simmonds provides leadership and oversight of corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, and public policy initiatives across McKesson Canada's healthcare businesses. Active in his community, David has served as president of Western University's global alumni network and instructed Post Graduate Certificate Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations at the University of Toronto.
Chief of Staff to CEO
ME to WE Social Enterprise
Nicole Watson is a senior communications professional. With more than 14 years of experience in communications and public relations, Nicole’s expertise spans public, private and charitable sectors. Nicole is skilled in public and media relations, project management, internal and external communications, marketing and brand identity, issues management, events, social media and stakeholder relationships. Nicole has been a member of Action Against Hunger's Board of Directors since 2016.