Danny Timmins – President
I’m excited about the opportunity to lead this incredible organization called Moorelands Kids.
Moorelands Kids’ purpose resonates with me on many levels. Most important to me, it is built on the foundation that every child, regardless of their economic circumstances, has the right to succeed in life. Being able to play a part in helping kids build confidence, resiliency and the self-leadership tools that empower their future life success is a fantastic thing.
My day job is as MNP’s National Cyber Security & Privacy Leader and a member of the firm’s MNP Digital Team. Prior to joining MNP, I was a co-founder, CEO and President of a cyber security company. I’ve had the opportunity to speak at various industry events, sharing my knowledge and collaborating on the direction of cyber security in the marketplace. These jobs afforded me many opportunities to work with bright young professionals and see firsthand the impact of supported young people in dynamic and emerging environments.
I’ve always enjoyed giving back to the community and have been an active volunteer for more than 40 years with Not-for-Profit organizations, coaching kids’ sports and supporting community events. Leading Moorelands Kids is an exciting opportunity to build a community around some of our most vulnerable kids.
The inspiration for Danny’s Contribution:
“Moorelands Kids offers opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be available. After school programs, going to a camp for a week, how incredible is that! Kids learn real-life skills in a safe environment with amazing programs and people. What resonates for me is that the kids are inspired, and so are the Moorelands staff & councilors, teachers, and board members. We become inspired together in making positive change possible. We are “One Team” doing our part in helping kids be the best they can be!”
Danny Timmins, CISSP
Partner, National Leader, Cyber Security
Scott Crowley – Vice President & Secretary
Scott Crowley is the Regional Managing Partner of Advisory Services at MNP, the fifth-largest Accounting, Consulting and Tax professional services firm in Canada. For over 25 years Scott has been effectively designing, implementing and advising on governance, risk, compliance, and performance improvement for a diverse range of organizations and industries. These programs establish risk governance structures, set risk policy (including risk appetite and tolerance) and use board risk management techniques to effectively assess, analyze and monitor the effectiveness of organizational risk-based strategies and programs.
Blending the knowledge of the external environment with the strategic ambitions and capabilities of the organizations he has worked with, he continually develops and implements practical solutions to ensure continuity of operations, stakeholder satisfaction, as well as the achievement of objectives.
Scott’s primary goal is to take the experience and skills he has honed over the years, and use them to give back to the community, mentor others, and provide value to Moorelands and the kids that it supports.
Laura Bowes, CPA CA, is a financial professional with extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector. She is currently a member of the management team at Yellow Brick House, which provides life-saving service and prevention programs to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families and communities impacted by violence. Laura served as an Audit Committee Community Member for the York Region District School Board and as an Advisory Panel Member of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Small and Rural Charities Initiative. Laura has been a volunteer with Moorelands since 2003 and is delighted to be rejoining the Board.
Ray Drost retired in 2017 from Ernst & Young LLP (Formerly Clarkson Gordon) after 37 years with the firm, including 27 years as a partner in their Transaction Advisory Services Group. In the 10 years prior to Ray’s retirement, he led EY’s Canadian Transaction Real Estate Group.
Ray grew up in Toronto and graduated from U of T with a Bachelor of Commerce and earned his CPA, CA designation in 1981 and became a licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy in 1990. Since his retirement from EY, Ray has been working as a consultant, advising families with businesses on matters such as succession planning, dispute resolution and various matters relating to real estate.
Eryn Fanjoy is currently a tax lawyer at Stikeman Elliott LLP. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and was called to the Ontario bar in 2016. While at law school, Eryn was extensively involved with Advocates for Injured Workers, a pro bono organization providing legal services to low-income injured workers in Ontario.
Eryn joined the Moorelands Kids’ Board in April 2019 and sits on the Fundraising and Planned Giving Committees.
Melvin Herzog, MD
Mel is a medical doctor specializing in Family Medicine, who holds a deep appreciation for Moorelands Camp and for Kawagama Lake. Mel has been interested in the Kawagama community since he attended Camp Kawagama as a CIT in the 1960s. Starting in the 1990s, and for more than ten years, Mel would volunteer his time every summer, to come back to Moorelands Camp on Kawagama Lake, as a canoeing instructor and also as a part-time doctor.
Mel graduated from medical school in 1965 from The University of Western Ontario. He is on active staff at the Humber River Hospital, and he continues to practices medicine in his clinic in Weston, a neighbourhood in Toronto.
Alison is currently Director of Strategy for RBC Global Asset Management and has held various roles at RBC and other financial firms over the last 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters of Arts in Economics from Queens University. Alison lives in Leslieville and enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the city.
Simone is a senior Marketing and Customer Experience executive with 25+ years in the telecommunications industry, who is now a Marketing and Digital Transformation Advisor. She is recognized as a change agent who builds high-performing teams and capabilities that deliver modernized, industry-leading marketing. She has a proven track record of combining the power of data, insights and technology with best-in-class communications, to drive brand preference and customer advocacy for some of Canada’s leading brands. A leader with broad expertise including advanced analytics (applied AI), customer experience and journey design and marketing technology.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work is a top priority for Simone and she has been the executive champion behind several inaugural DEI initiatives.
Simone established the first Moorelands Kids volunteer Marketing Advisory Board in 2021. She sits on the Advisory Board of Outward Bound, is a champion for Walk this Way of the Boys and Girls Club, and she has worked as an Advisor to the CEO of Canadian Hearing Services.
Simone has an MBA from Schulich School of Business and a Commercial Studies BA from the University of Western Ontario. She grew up in Ottawa, and now lives in Toronto with her husband and two adult children.
Sabrina Razack is an Educator for the TDSB, and currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department with a specialization in women in Gender Studies. Published articles primarily centre around how digital platforms influence sport and social movements, with a special attention to racial and gender equity.
Other held volunteer positions include organizations such as the Canadian Sport Film Festival, ONABSE and the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation. Currently, Sabrina lives in the Durham region with her husband and two fabulous sons.
Anita M. Stefan was the Managing Director and Head of Business Services for Global Markets at RBC (retired, December 2020). Ms. Stefan was responsible for Business Management, Quantitative Analytics, Capital Markets IT, Client Analytics and Trade Desk Supervision for Global Markets. Previous roles at RBC included Head of U.S. Commercial Mortgage Securitization, Capital and Term Funding for Corporate Treasury and Chief Dealer, responsible for the trading and execution of Corporate Treasury’s hedging and discretionary portfolios.
Prior to joining RBC in 1992, Anita worked for Salomon Brothers Inc, located in Tokyo, Japan. While there, she worked in various sales and analyst roles from 1986 through 1992.
Anita has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. She is involved in various volunteer activities including Lead Project sponsor for several micro-finance projects in Kenya and is the Past Chairman of the Board for DevXchange, a Canadian Registered Charity focused on International Development projects around the world. Anita was appointed to the Moorelands Kids’ Board in August of 2019 and brings her skills and expertise to serving the Moorelands Kids’ community.