Board of Directors

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Danny Timmins

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.

“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
MNP

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.

Simone Lumsden

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.

Robert Tremblay

Robert Tremblay is a lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. His practice focuses on intellectual property, information technology, privacy and cybersecurity law, primarily in the financial services space, and he assists with M&A and complex commercial transactions. Prior to joining Blakes, Robert practiced as in-house counsel at a large pension plan and in private practice at a boutique intellectual property firm. He studied mechanical engineering and law at Queen’s University and was called to the bar in 2014. Robert is passionate about camp and was a canoe and kayak counsellor at a camp in the Toronto area while he was in high school. Robert joined the Moorelands board in 2022 and assists with the Governance committee.

Eve Bennett

Eve Bennett is a values-driven leader who works hard to improve the lives of people and communities. What this looks like is a career in HR where she spends her days creating ways for employees at RBC to have their voices heard, and a decades-long career volunteering with not-for-profit organizations aiming to empower youth.

Eve lives in the west end with her family and her dog, and enjoys distance running, searching for the best donut, and live music.

Ryan MaGee

Ryan Magee is a Business Advisor and Partner with MNP’s Private Enterprise group in the Greater Toronto Area. He has a decade-and-a-half of experience in public accounting, providing assurance, advisory and tax services to clients across a broad spectrum of sectors.

Ryan helps his clients address their strategic imperatives, including strong financial performance, sustainable growth and business succession, by delivering tailored advice and solutions. He has extensive experience in managing financial reporting and supporting key accounting policies, estimates and judgments.

Ryan is also the chair of the board for MNP’s Communities Forward program in the Greater Toronto Area. This program focuses on giving back to the local communities the firm operates in with a special focus on youth at risk and youth entrepreneurship.

Michael Paramathasan

Michael Paramathasan most recently served as a policy and political Director to the President of the Treasury Board of Canada. In this role, Michael architected and delivered complex negotiations, federal legislations, executive orders, and funding of major projects in the portfolios of foreign affairs, international trade, labour relations, healthcare, infrastructure, and intergovernmental affairs.

In the Government of Ontario, Michael served as Chief of Staff (interim) and Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, where he was responsible for the policy direction of consumer services, digitization, corporate law, and government procurement.

Michael holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with concurrent training from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Michael currently leads an international technology joint-venture and is a member of the United Nations External Advisory Group on Energy Governance.

Angela Waite

Angela Waite is Associate General Counsel, Corporate & Privacy at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).  Prior to joining HOOPP she practiced pension and benefits law at a large national law firm. She obtained her law degree, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science from the University of New Brunswick.

Angela was a Board Director at Moorelands Kid’s from 2017-2022 and over the years has served as a member of the Governance Committee, Property Committee,  and Vice President and Secretary. After a brief hiatus, she rejoined the Board in 2023 and is presently a member of the Governance Committee.

Vivian Luu

Vivian Luu is currently working in Loan Portfolio Management at RBC Capital Markets. Prior to this, she worked in multiple areas of Risk Management including Retail Credit, Climate Risk, and Counterparty Credit Risk. She is involved in multiple employee engagement committees, most recently the GRM Diversity Leadership Committee at RBC.

Vivian holds a BMath from the University of Waterloo and was appointed to the Mooreland Kids’ Board in 2023.

Robin Ashford

Robin is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications with MNP, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms. With over 25 years of experience, Robin brings an established track record of creating and implementing effective and measurable marketing and communications strategies. He is passionate about learning from, building, and developing high-performing teams and individuals.

Having lived in the GTA since 2012 – most recently in Brooklin with his wife and two children – Robin is excited to give back to the communities in which he has lived and worked. Robin played a key role in developing MNP’s Communities Forward program and looks forward to sharing his insights with the Moorelands Kids team.

Patricia Jacobs

Patricia is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience leading non-profit organizations. She retired as Executive Director of University Settlement in 2022 and previously held various senior positions directing organizations and projects, including Executive Director of Moorelands Kids, a position she held for over 15 years.

Patricia is thrilled to be back at Moorelands, this time as a Board member, “Moorelands holds a very special place in my heart and I am delighted to be able to use the skills and expertise I have gained over the years on behalf of this outstanding charity.”

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