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Board of Directors

Our Board members apply their expertise to guide our strategic direction, ensure transparency and accountability, and help us achieve our mission by serving our clients based on the highest standards available in our sector

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Michael Fong

Chair of the Board

Michael Fong had served on the Make A Change Canada Board of Directors since 2019, and as Chair of the Board, Michael has ushered the organization into renewed and robust levels of governance. With a distinguished career in senior roles as an information technology consultant, Michael is currently working as a solution architect with the Ministry of Attorney General in Victoria, British Columbia. With over 25 years’ experience as a public sector employee and independent consultant, Michael has a broad understanding of many sectors, including social, finance, technology, education, natural resources, as well as First Nations’ issues. Community-minded at heart and an advocate for making our world a better place, Michael volunteers at local FIRST LEGO League robotics competitions to foster the development of science and math skills in elementary and middle school students. He regularly participates in charity events as a member of the Shon Yee Benevolent Association in Victoria, B.C. Michael believes in “paying it forward” and working with Make A Change Canada as an organization that truly lives its values.

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Satish Mistry

Vice Chair of the Board

Satish Mistry completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary, majoring in Marketing and Operations Management. He also holds certification as a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW). Satish is the owner of Mistry Resume and provides outsourcing services to both industry and individuals worldwide. Previously, Satish worked as a business executive with national organizations achieving outstanding results in sales and marketing. Satish immigrated to Quebec City from Mumbai as a youth and is fluently Bilingual in English and French. Since 2021, Satish has served on the on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair and continues to serve in this capacity. Satish is also a proud member of Make A Change Canada’s graduate alumni.

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Cyndi Cassidy

Secretary of the Board

Cyndi Cassidy is a highly accomplished professional whose talents span a wide spectrum, from the realms of the arts and entrepreneurship to community and health services. With a creative journey that began in 1992, Cyndi has explored various artistic forms, including fibre art, digital art, photography, and drawing, showcasing her versatility and passion for the arts. Beyond her individual artistic pursuits, Cyndi is a dedicated contributor to the community, actively participating in both governance and working boards. Cyndi has served in positions such as director, treasurer, president, and chair. Cyndi's educational background includes a degree in English and Geography, as well as a Legal Assistant Diploma. She has further expanded her knowledge by completing coursework in small business, accounting, and web design and development. Currently, Cyndi actively serves as a board member at Make A Change Canada, where her contributions are invaluable. She also holds the crucial role of treasurer at the Quesnel Art Gallery Society and plays a pivotal role in the Human Resources and Curator Committees. Beyond her remarkable versatility, Cyndi is a proficient graphic and web designer. Cyndi particularly enjoys the opportunity to organize people and events, making her an asset in various professional and community endeavors.

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Frank Falvey, CPA

Treasurer of the Board

Frank Falvey has an extensive background in accounting and finance, providing strategic guidance and advice in senior leadership roles. In 2019, Frank relocated from Ireland to Canada and now works as a finance manager with Canada Post Corporation at their head office in Ottawa. Previous roles include finance expert, developing internal control policies as a senior finance business partner. Frank has also worked in a number of industries including corporate social responsibility (CSR) with SAP and has also served as the CFO in an Irish-based charity. In addition, Frank has worked as an auditor with Deloitte. Frank holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from University College Dublin and is a current member of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada. As a licensed private pilot, Frank enjoys taking to the skies at any opportunity.

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Theresa Montpellier


Theresa Montpellier is a dedicated HR professional with an extensive career spanning nearly two decades in the field of Human Resources. She has served her current employer for an impressive 19 years and 11 months, gaining valuable insights into the ever-evolving HR landscape. In 2022, Theresa achieved her CPRH (Certified Professional in Human Resources) designation, highlighting her unwavering commitment to excellence in HR practices. Theresa’s passion lies in advancing equity in hiring and promoting equal opportunities for all, serving as a driving force behind her work. She strives to create inclusive workplaces where individuals can thrive. Beyond her professional journey, Theresa is actively involved as a volunteer with Make A Change Canada, an organization dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others. In her personal life, Theresa embraces golf and hockey as her interests.