Board of Directors

Executive Committee

The foundation is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors. These passionate individuals are committed to giving back to the community and giving our youth the encouragement they need to reach their educational potential.

Cam Davis, Ph.D.
Cam Davis is the Canadian representative for ESOMAR, the world marketing research organization. He was president of the predecessor to Marketing and Research Intelligence Association and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Marketing Research. He has worked at Nortel, The Conference Board of Canada and Decima Research. Cam is currently the Managing Director of Social Data Research, an independent market research firm specializing in social media as well as online focus groups. Cam is a founding member of the Columbia International Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Jeffrey Teal, LLB
Jeffrey Teal is a Partner of Scarfone Hawkins LLP and a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Hamilton Law Association. Jeff’s practice covers all aspects of business law from simple transactional work to matters related to the governance of large national and international corporations. Jeff is actively involved in the community participating as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Dundas Valley School of Art, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Hamilton Club and Holimont Ski Club.
Abena Andam
Abena Andam is an alumni of Columbia International College and after her undergraduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, she joined the Liaison and Marketing team of Columbia where she worked on numerous process and policy updates and managed the school’s marketing and promotional programs. She then went on to obtain her Master of Business Administration degree at McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business. Ms. Andam also earned her CPA during her MBA studies. She’s worked with the City of Hamilton, Roynat Capital and is currently with CIBC. She also serves as treasurer on the Board of Threshold School of Building, a non-profit organization committed to helping at risk youth gain skills in the trades.
Louanne Chan
Louanne Chan has over 12 years experience as a non-profit manager and marketing and events professional. She saw first-hand the power of philanthropy in making a difference in our communities while working at Ronald McDonald House Toronto. Her passion for impactful work continued as Executive Director of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Canada's premier pan-Asian film festival championing underrepresented voices. Louanne currently works in post-production for an ad agency in Toronto and is working towards a Leadership and Inclusion Certificate at Centennial College. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University where she completed a concentration in International Management.

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