Management Team

Ross Quane CPA, CA, CMC

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Ngom

Joseph Ngom

Director, Finance and Administration

Joseph Ngom joined Canada World Youth in June 2016. Previously, he held senior finance positions for Farm Radio International, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Burkina Faso, as well as for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Senegal, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Joseph is recognized for his strong financial, accounting and management skills and for his ability to solve complex financial problems, offering innovative solutions and high-quality services to strategically support the programs under his administration. In addition, he has carried out capacity building and education activities in business schools in Canada and Africa to contribute to the emergence of the next generation of business leaders.

Joseph Ngom holds a certificate in Economics as well as a BBA and an MBA from the Université du Québec in Montréal (UQAM); and pursued postgraduate studies at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University in preparation for CPA certification.

Fabienne Pierre-Jacques

Fabienne Pierre-Jacques

Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

Fabienne Pierre-Jacques’ position at CWY allows her to combine a strong track record supporting youth engagement and a commitment to community-lead development. Social justice and women’s rights have always guided both her paid and volunteer work, as demonstrated by her various positions in women’s groups including as Program Director at Girls Action Foundation in Montreal, and Director Socio-Economic Development at the Women’s Ministry in Haiti. As Civil Society Coordinator for the Lutheran World Federation and Country Representative for the International Cooperation for Development, she supported the implementation of health, agricultural, media and capacity building projects all over Haiti. Though of Haitian origin, she grew up in Montreal and holds a degree in Sociology from McGill University.

Mike Power

Mike Power

Vice-President, Programming and Operations

Mike Power has over 25 years experience with Canada World Youth designing and developing youth-focused and youth-led development initiatives. Working in collaboration with partners in dozens of countries and communities across Canada, he has had an opportunity to help create responsive programming that emphasizes youth’s key role as agents of change and as legitimate actors in development. Mike’s passion is to foster positive spaces for youth to acquire new skills and to frame responses to development challenges in their own communities and in communities around the globe. After a degree in History from Carleton University, extensive experience in international development and volunteering and multiple positions within the organization, including National Director of Programming and Development and Director of the Youth Leaders in Action Program, Mike was named Vice-President, Programming and Operations, in 2015.

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