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.
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.
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 Vice President, Youth Mental Health, at the Graham Boeckh Foundation, a national private foundation that aims to bring about transformational change to improve the lives of people with or at risk of mental illness. In her role, she works with a variety of stakeholders, including policy makers, mental health experts, philanthropic foundations, service providers, and youth and their families to support Integrated Youth Services across Canada. Prior to GBF, Elana worked at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation where she was the Social Innovation Advisor and worked closely with the President to develop multi-stakeholder partnerships and advance organizational priorities in child and youth mental health, early childhood development and Indigenous reconciliation.
Before working in philanthropy, Elana was as a Program Advisor in the Canadian Ministry of Employment and Social Development, where she advised on their children and families portfolio and supported non-profit organizations across the country as they scaled their social innovations. 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.
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.
Sarah Houde spent her early career as a communications and public relations director in the private and non-profit sectors before becoming executive director of Youth Fusion, a pan-Canadian charity focused on youth training and employment that doubled in size in its three years under her leadership. She then joined private equity firm XPND Capital as vice president of public and government affairs, steering a number of transport electrification projects. In the fall of 2017 she was named executive director of Quebec’s new industrial cluster for electric and smart vehicles and was tasked with positioning the province as one of the sector’s global leaders. Ms. Houde holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in political science and a graduate management diplom
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