Stephany Mandin – President

Picture1Stephany is a litigation lawyer and a partner of Goldman Hine LLP, a downtown Toronto law firm.Invested in social justice, Stephany has extensive experience in the areas of human rights, residential tenancy and administrative law and has written articles for various journals and publications. In addition to her law degree, Stephany also has her Masters degree in socio-legal studies with a focus on economic rights, discrimination and marginalization. Stephany joined Madison’s board of directors in 2010 and looks forward to many more years with the agency.

 Jared Kligerman – Secretary

Picture6Jared is the VP Business Development at Witz Education, an international training company specializing leadership, customer service, and sales. His academic BSc neuropsycholoy and MBA specializing in strategy and marketing allow Jared to have a deep understanding of how to connect with others. Along with being a keynote speaker and trainer, Jared contributes to the course development and white papers at Witz.

Larissa Smit


Larissa is the Manager of Stakeholder Relations at Tarion Warranty Corporation. Prior to this position, she worked in both federal and provincial political offices for seven years. She was most recently the senior health care advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition at Queen’s Park where she developed a number of policy discussion papers.

Cailin Phillips

Picture2Cailin is Senior Manager, Residential Mortgage Underwriting at Equitable Bank and has been a member of the Madison Board of Directors since early 2015. She has been involved with Madison and its clients through various Equitable Bank corporate sponsor initiatives since the corporate relationship inception in 2011. She is a member of Madison’s bursary and fundraising committees.Cailin is the founder and Captain of Equitable Banks Ride for Heart Corporate Charity Cycling team and hopes to lend her skillsets to new fundraising initiatives in addition to assisting in the growth and continued success of the  Equitable Bank Bursary Fund.

Chris Mckeown

As a Senior Financial Planner with TD Wealth, Chris helps a wide variety of people to achieve their financial independence through investment and goal management.  With an Hons. Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, a CFP designation and over 15 years experience in the banking sector, he takes pride in not only advising clients but educating them as well. He is very active in the community and has spent countless hours working with a number of community organizations like Big Brothers (and MCS, as well as local high schools) in both a general capacity as well as providing financial literacy seminars to improve the financial IQ of as many people as he can.

With a wide variety of passions, including travel, photography and adrenaline sports, Chris is regularly looking for the next challenge to make life more interesting. He is very excited to be joining the Madison board in the fall of 2016.

Elena Bonilla

Elena is a seasoned management consultant with extensive experience within the Financial services industry. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics. In addition she holds an honour diploma and postgraduate degree in Homeopathy.

Elena has a passion to help others. She was the co-founder of the Humour Room at St Michael’s Hospital to help long-term care patients and families, she was President of the Toronto Downtown Toastmasters Club to help members improve their public speaking and leadership skills, and she did Junior Achievement Programs presentations to help students from grades 7 to 10 remain in School. She is currently President of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada– CWL St Monica’s Council, and a member of St Monica’s Parish Finance Council.

Elena knows and values the work done by Madison through her sister who as client of Madison participates in the Art Expression Program. In the past Elena led the Madison Family Council and now she wants to contribute as a board and finance committee member of Madison.