Meet our team

Leadership Team

​Angela Simo Brown

​Angela Simo Brown

(she/her)

Lead Executive, MyStartr

A highly experienced and accomplished leader, Angela has won wide recognition for her success in executing innovative, multi-sector social impact programs. In senior roles with companies such as LoyaltyOne and Air Miles, she helped drive sustainable and scalable societal benefit while ensuring that all outcomes aligned with strategic business goals. Angela was among the Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women recognized by the Women’s Executive Network in 2014, in the category Trailblazers & Trendsetters.

Andre Bravo

Andre Bravo

(he/him)

Senior Manager, Data Analytics and Insights

Over the last 5 years, Andre has provided data-driven insights and created custom self-serve data tools for internal reporting & analytics capacity for companies like Loblaw, GFL Environmental, and Aurora Cannabis, having also worked as an economist for IHS Markit’s Canadian Economics team and as a Policy Analyst for the Government of Alberta. Andre holds a Master’s degree in Economics from McGill University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Alberta.

Emily Rowland

Emily Rowland

(she/her)

Director, Marketing, Communications & New Employers

With nearly 20 years' of international experience in marketing and communications, Emily is an effective leader who specializes in brand strategy and full-funnel marketing across a variety of industries. Also a former high school teacher, Emily is passionate about helping young people find a path to success, and making a positive social impact in Canada.


Delivery Team

Katherine Stacey

Katherine Stacey

(she/her)

Manager, Youth and Program Services

Laura Clark

Laura Clark

(she/her)

Associate, Operations Delivery, Youth and Program Services

Emily Davison

Emily Davison

(she/her)

Senior Associate, MyStartr Program Delivery

Jahbari Shaw

Jahbari Shaw

(he/him)

Associate, Digital Marketing

Ana Maria Leal

Ana Maria Leal

(she/her)

Coordinator, MyStartr Program Delivery

Tristan Morris

Tristan Morris

(he/him)

Coordinator, Youth Employment

Matthew Augustine

Matthew Augustine

(he/him)

Coordinator, Youth Employment

Alexander McAvoy

Alexander McAvoy

(he/him)

Manager, Marketing

Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn

Manager, Program Delivery

Bia Rana

Bia Rana

Intern, Youth Innovation Council

Dylan Mills

Dylan Mills

Intern, Youth Innovation Council

Elyse Cater

Elyse Cater

(she/her)

Coordinator, Partnerships & Fundraising

Hassan Hassan

Hassan Hassan

Coordinator, MyStartr

Ismail Mohamud

Ismail Mohamud

Coordinator, MyStartr

Jezeth Esmas

Jezeth Esmas

(she/her)

Intern, Youth Innovation Council

Omar Ahmed

Omar Ahmed

Intern, Youth Innovation Council

Sean Tran

Sean Tran

Intern, Youth Innovation Council

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