Board of Directors

Chair, David MacMillan, Corporate Development at Greencastle Resources

David is an entrepreneur focused on building early stage companies in various industries. He is currently a Director and VP Corporate Development at Deveron Resources Ltd., a TSX-V listed company. He holds an MSc in International Economics from the University of Glasgow, graduating with distinction, as well as a BA in Economics from McGill University. He is a CFA Level 3 Candidate.

Vice Chair, Sarah Goel, Partner at Edgestone Capital

Sarah is currently a Partner in one of Canada’s leading private equity firms – EdgeStone Capital Partners. Prior to joining EdgeStone, she worked as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney and Lexagon Group. She worked on a number of strategic and operational engagements, with a particular focus on the wireless communications industry. Sarah holds a MBA from Harvard Business School where she graduated with distinction, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University where she graduated with First Class Honours.

Sarah has been involved in the United Way of Greater Toronto as a member of the Campaign Cabinet and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the GenNext Community Leadership Luncheon Committee. She was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto.

Treasurer, Dan Tworzewski, Partner at KPMG

Dan is a Partner at KPMG. He is a CPA and holds a B.A in Accounting from York University where he graduated with honours. At KPMG he specializes in Insurance and Asset Management. As well, Dan sits on the KPMG volunteer committee.

Andrew MacKillop, Financial Services Executive

Andrew MacKillop is an accomplished marketing and financial services executive with over 20 years experience in various leadership roles across Canada and in the United States with TD Bank Group. Now consulting, Andrew draws on his breadth of success from turning around underperforming regions of branches, developing new bank marketing strategies and working directly with the CEO of TD Canada Trust to provide his unique perspective when solving organizational problems.

Andrew holds a BA, MBA and various securities and executive education credentials.  Along with the Youth Empowering Parents board participation, Andrew is also an advisory board member of the ‘Power To Be’ adaptive recreation charity for disadvantaged youth in British Columbia.

Duncan Brown, Analyst, Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions at Bank of Montreal

Duncan is an Analyst in the BMO Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions group where he supports transactions and strategic development of middle-market companies. Prior to this role, Duncan was a Summer Associate covering Retail & Special Situations at BMO Equity Research.

Duncan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and has an MBA in Finance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Jeff Dennler, Senior Manager at KPMG

‎Jeff is a Senior Manager at KPMG’s Advisory Services practice.‎ He holds a Masters of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and an undergraduate degree in History & Political Science from Duke University. Jeff is a long-time organizer and leader in the non-profit sector, including focusing in areas of gun violence prevention and suicide prevention.

Mohammed Shafique, Consultant at Deloitte

Mohammed Shafique is the founder of Youth Empowering Parents, an innovative grassroots program that recently won an Intercultural Innovation Award presented by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mohammed currently works at Deloitte Canada as a Management Consultant, where he helped shape the firm’s national innovation strategy. His professional experiences span from mid-market investment banking to commercialization of high-end technologies.

Most recently, Mohammed was recently selected to be a contributing author for ‘Youth, Education, and Marginality: Local and Global Expressions’, a book that examines the lives of marginalized youth across the world. Mohammed is the receipt of the Vital Ideas awards presented by Toronto Community Foundation, Agents of Change prize from the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Pathways Community Award for his support across Pathways to Education communities. He’s been a guest speaker at varying local and global events such as the ‘Social Innovation Forum’ hosted by Richard Ivey School of Business, to the ‘World Intercultural Faculty for Innovation’ events hosted by United Nations Alliance of Civilization, and recently the 2014 Cities of Migration Conference at Berlin, Germany.

Development and Fundraising Board

Chair, Jeff Dennler, Senior Manager at KPMG

‎Jeff is a Senior Manager at KPMG’s Advisory Services practice.‎ He holds a Masters of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and an undergraduate degree in History & Political Science from Duke University. Jeff is a long-time organizer and leader in the non-profit sector, including focusing in areas of gun violence prevention and suicide prevention.

Duncan Brown, Analyst, Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions at Bank of Montreal

Duncan is an Analyst in the BMO Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions group where he supports transactions and strategic development of middle-market companies. Prior to this role, Duncan was a Summer Associate covering Retail & Special Situations at BMO Equity Research.

Duncan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and has an MBA in Finance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

David MacMillan, Corporate Development at Greencastle Resources

David is an entrepreneur focused on building early stage companies in various industries. He is currently a Director and VP Corporate Development at Deveron Resources Ltd., a TSX-V listed company. He holds an MSc in International Economics from the University of Glasgow, graduating with distinction, as well as a BA in Economics from McGill University. He is a CFA Level 3 Candidate.

Dan Tworzewski, Partner at KPMG

Dan is a Partner at KPMG. He is a CPA and holds a B.A in Accounting from York University where he graduated with honours. At KPMG he specializes in Insurance and Asset Management. As well, Dan sits on the KPMG volunteer committee.

Sarah Goel, Partner at Edgestone Capital

Sarah is currently a Partner in one of Canada’s leading private equity firms – EdgeStone Capital Partners. Prior to joining EdgeStone, she worked as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney and Lexagon Group. She worked on a number of strategic and operational engagements, with a particular focus on the wireless communications industry. Sarah holds a MBA from Harvard Business School where she graduated with distinction, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University where she graduated with First Class Honours.

Sarah has been involved in the United Way of Greater Toronto as a member of the Campaign Cabinet and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the GenNext Community Leadership Luncheon Committee. She was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto.

Rob Keane, Head of Marketing

Rob is a marketing leader with 15 year plus experience in major IT and telecom companies such as LG, BlackBerry and HP. He has also worked in the IT start-up environments building revenue and brand streams and at the same time as moving companies through the funding funnel to achieve key objectives.

His international experience covers Europe, the US and Canada where he has held positions at director level managing strategy, major campaigns, teams and budgets.

He has a MBA from Bradford University in the UK and Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications.

His focus within YEP is to drive the fundraising effort and look to build out both an overall plan and a communications strategy for the cause which he feels is deeply worthy of support.

Andrew MacKillop, Financial Services Executive

Andrew MacKillop is an accomplished marketing and financial services executive with over 20 years experience in various leadership roles across Canada and in the United States with TD Bank Group. Now consulting, Andrew draws on his breadth of success from turning around underperforming regions of branches, developing new bank marketing strategies and working directly with the CEO of TD Canada Trust to provide his unique perspective when solving organizational problems.

Andrew holds a BA, MBA and various securities and executive education credentials.  Along with the Youth Empowering Parents board participation, Andrew is also an advisory board member of the ‘Power To Be’ adaptive recreation charity for disadvantaged youth in British Columbia.

International Advisory Committee

Dr. Carolyn Acker, Former CEO & Founder, Pathways to Education

Carolyn Acker began her career as a nurse, subsequently graduating from York University; City University; and Harvard University with qualifications in health administration, organizational development and non-profit management respectively. She was the past CEO and Founder of the Pathways to Education program, a highly successful initiative working with at-risk youth to help them complete their high school education and move on to post-secondary education. She has won awards for being a “Women on the Move,” for “Urban Leadership,” and for being on the 32 most “Inspiring Canadian Women of Italian Origin.” In 2009, she received “The Joe Leonard Memorial Award” for outstanding contributions to the community Health in Ontario, and in 2010 she received an Honorary Degree from the University of New Brunswick, Canada’s oldest English-language university.

Dr. Molly Andrews, Professor of Sociology and Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research

Molly Andrews is currently Professor of Sociology and Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Cambridge (Social and Political Sciences), an Ed.M from Harvard University (Human Development), and a B.A. from Tufts University (Political Science). Molly frequently undertakes research in communicative practices, including those among different generations.

Mohammed Shafique, Consultant at Deloitte

Mohammed Shafique is the founder of Youth Empowering Parents, an innovative grassroots program that recently won an Intercultural Innovation Award presented by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mohammed currently works at Deloitte Canada as a Management Consultant, where he helped shape the firm’s national innovation strategy. His professional experiences span from mid-market investment banking to commercialization of high-end technologies.

Most recently, Mohammed became an International Advisor for CampHire, an award-winning social-enterprise that unlocks the entrepreneurial potential of refugee camps around the world. He was also recently selected to be a contributing author for ‘Youth, Education, and Marginality: Local and Global Expressions’, a book that examines the lives of marginalized youth across the world. Mohammed is the receipt of the Vital Ideas awards presented by Toronto Community Foundation, Agents of Change prize from the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Pathways Community Award for his support across Pathways to Education communities. He’s been a guest speaker at varying local and global events such as the ‘Social Innovation Forum’ hosted by Richard Ivey School of Business, to the ‘World Intercultural Faculty for Innovation’ events hosted by United Nations Alliance of Civilization, and recently the 2014 Cities of Migration Conference at Berlin, Germany.