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Meet our Advisory Board

Tiffany Chang

Tiffany Chang

Orchestra and Opera Conductor
and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music

Taiwanese-American conductor Tiffany Chang has been recognized internationally for her excellence. She authors a leadership blog called "Conductor as CEO" where she shares how arts leaders may apply ideas that have helped business CEOs succeed. Her "refreshing and thoughtful" leadership on and off the podium has led her to be an active panelist, speaker, and contributor for arts organizations.

Candice Jay

Candice Jay

Vice President
Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital

Candice has over 15 years of experience in the investment management industry and focuses on working with charitable foundations and high net worth families—including women, entrepreneurs and generational families—achieve their long-term financial goals. She holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation, Master Financial Advisor of Philanthropy (MFA-P) designation and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI).

Nancy Peterson

Nancy Peterson

Founder and CEO (retired)
Homestars

Nancy founded the website HomeStars in 2006 to help homeowners find reputable home improvement professionals by sharing their experiences online. In February of 2017, HomeStars was acquired by HomeAdvisor, an IAC company. Prior to HomeStars, Nancy was a category business director for Kraft Foods. Nancy retired in 2020 and is now advises entrepreneurs and business owners.

Leila Rafi

Leila Rafi

Partner
McMillan, LLP

Leila Rafi is a Partner in the Capital Markets and M&A Group at McMillan LLP. Leila is a prolific speaker on a variety of securities law topics and corporate governance. She won the Rising Star Award – Top 40 Under 40 in 2018 and has won countless awards since, including being named one of Canada’s Top 25 Lawyers in 2022. She also teaches a securities law course at Metropolitan Lincoln School of Law. What distinguishes Leila the most is her commitment to mentoring young talent towards and in the legal profession.

Nicole Rudner

Nicole Rudner

Director of Engagement
TerraLex

Nicole connects TerraLex members across the globe for the purposes of knowledge sharing and collaboration. Previously, she held business development and marketing roles at one of the largest law firms in the world, as well as at one of the largest law firms in Florida. She has also held a senior marketing role at a not-for-profit organization. Nicole is currently working on her Doctorate of Business Administration. She is also a Certified Association Executive.

Jamie Hogue

Jamie Hogue

COO
Hillcrest Energy Technologies

Jamie enjoys being at the forefront of the clean tech industry. Over the past 20+ years, she’s embraced the challenges of crafting and executing successful business and marketing strategies and igniting transformative organizational change. Jamie's true passion lies in helping organizations achieve greater success by fostering more sustainable and inclusive cultures. She firmly believes that a strong commitment to sustainability and inclusivity is not only beneficial for the environment and society but also vital for long-term business growth.

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Juvarya Veltkamp

Senior Advisor
C40 Cities' Green Ports Forum

Juvarya brings together leading global ports and cities with a goal of cutting emissions in half before 2030. She has extensive experience working at the intersection of cities, industry, and climate action. She has helped local governments shape effective green building policies, and she was responsible for delivering Vancouver’s green economy strategy which helped the city double the number of green jobs within a decade. Juvarya holds the esteemed Global Competent Boards (GCB.D) ESG (environment, social, governance) designation, as well as the Global Association of Risk Professional’s certificate in Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR).

Leigh Billinghurst

Leigh Billinghurst

Senior Director, People & Culture
Peak Power

With 15 years experience in a combination of talent management and HR, Leigh has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of people. The bulk of her career has been spent working with high growth organizations that are constantly evolving. Her diverse experience and training compliments building award winning teams and employment brands. Leigh’s expertise and passion is people and culture, which means supporting the unique DNA and fostering the curiosity and innovation ingrained in an organization's identity.

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