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.
Women’s College Hospital
A communications and public affairs professional at Women’s College Hospital, Jordan focuses on issues relating to health policy, innovation in Canada’s healthcare system and the emergence of digital health technologies. Experienced in everything from crisis communications to speech writing and stakeholder engagement, she develops strategies that resonate and produce results. She has been a member of Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors since 2019.
RBC Global Asset Management
Stephanie has over ten years’ experience in the investment and financial services industries. She currently works at RBC Global Asset Management, where she focuses on investing in Canadian corporate debt. Stephanie also held various roles at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and State Street Bank & Trust. Stephanie holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in finance and accounting with a Minor in economics from Western University. She has been a member of Action Against Hunger’s Board of Directors since 2019.
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.
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 Business Advisor
Business Development Bank of Canada Advisory Services
David has 20 years experience as a Digital Business Leader, responsible for management and development, marketing, and leadership through partnerships, along with working for range of organizations from small-to-large enterprises and brands. David co-founded and managed one of Canada's first digital culture non-profit organizations, lead a digital consultancy, and is currently focused on helping Canadian entrepreneurs realize their growth and market expansion potential.
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.
Marc is a humanitarian professional with over 20 years of experience strengthening local actors in West Africa, the Mediterranean, Asia and Latin America. Director of the think tank Prospective Cooperation, Marc is also a founding member of SOS MEDITERRANEE. He has masters' degrees in Humanitarian Rights, International Relations History and Organizations of Development’s Sociology. Marc is a lecturer at the Sorbonne-IEDES, at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Grenoble and at Aix-Marseille University.
Principal and Founder
As principal and founder of Porterwood Connections, Nancy assists affluent families through transition and provides multi-disciplinary guidance as a family office consultant. She has over a quarter century of international banking experience in wealth management and capital markets. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of 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.
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.
Bain & Company
Erika Tsang is a management consultant at Bain & Company with experience working with non-profit, retail and industry clients on various strategic projects. Erika has been a member of Action Against Hunger Board of Directors since 2019.
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.
Chinmaya is a Partner at Deloitte Private, Toronto. Chinmaya works with private companies across broad range of industry sectors in various ownership structures including, businesses owned by pension funds and private equity, professional partnerships and foreign parent corporations. Chinmaya collaborates with Canadian entrepreneurs and private businesses to help them grow and thrive. Chinmaya acts as coach for Canada's Best Managed Companies Program and leads inclusion for the program nationally.