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Victoria Davies

Victoria Davies

Board Chair

Director & Strategic Consultant

Toronto, ON


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.

Andrew Armstrong

Andrew Armstrong

Managing Director
National Bank of Canada Financial Markets

Toronto, ON


Andrew has over 25 years of M&A advisory and investment banking experience together with extensive experience in domestic and international financing and securitization transactions. Prior to joining National Bank Financial Markets in 2000, Andrew worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette and KPMG in London. Andrew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Nicole Avery

Nicole Avery

Vice President, Brand and Sponsorships
Bell

Toronto, ON


Nicole is the Vice President, Brand and Sponsorships at Bell. 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.

Jordan Benadiba

Jordan Benadiba

Communications Specialist
Women’s College Hospital

Toronto, ON



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.

Stephanie Breitman

Stephanie Breitman

RBC Global Asset Management

Toronto, ON



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.

Val Cambre

Val Cambre

CEO and Founding Partner
Teal and Co.

Oakville, ON


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.

Leslie Carter

Leslie Carter

Principal
Carter Consulting Ltd.

Toronto, ON


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.

David Girolami

David Girolami

Senior Business Advisor
Business Development Bank of Canada Advisory Services

Toronto, ON


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.

Joseph Hillier

Joseph Hillier

Senior Policy Advisor
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Toronto, ON


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.

Joseph Lavoie

Joseph Lavoie

National Practice Lead
Crestview Strategy

Toronto, ON


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 Lescaudron

Marc Lescaudron

Director
Prospective Cooperation

France


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.

Nancy Marshall

Nancy Marshall

Principal and Founder
Porterwood Connections

Toronto, ON


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.

Chad Rogers

Chad Rogers

Partner
Crestview Strategy

Toronto, ON


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.

David Simmonds

David Simmonds

Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
McKesson Canada

Toronto, ON


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.

Chinmaya Thakore

Chinmaya Thakore

Partner
Deloitte Private

Vaughan, ON


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.


Erika Tsang

Erika Tsang

Consultant
Bain & Company

Toronto, ON


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.

Nicole Watson

Nicole Watson

Consultant

Toronto, ON


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.