Angel Advisory Board

Tamara Bahry

— Angel Advisory Board Member

Tamara Bahry is a philanthropist and celebrated Canadian photographer, best known for her signature contemporary portraits and Muskoka Fine Art Water Collections. Ms. Bahry’s tireless commitment to issues involving women and children and the Arts have greatly impacted and improved the lives of the Toronto community. She has served on many boards and committees, including The Covenant House, Boost Butterfly Ball, Baycrest Hospital, TIFF Gala, Partners in Art, National Ballet of Canada and Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation.

In addition, she is the Co-Founder of Commission Yourself, a movement to end sex trafficking. Tamara is passionate about family and is a mother of three and stepmother to three beautiful children. Prior to becoming a photographer, Ms. Bahry enjoyed a highly successful career in finance, serving as Vice president of Clearview Investments for over 6 years. In her free time, she can be found pursuing her love of food, wine, yoga, travel and most of all fashion.

Sebastien Centner

— Angel Advisory Board Member

Sebastien Centner is the Director of Eatertainment Special Events & Catering (recipient of "Best Caterer in Canada" Award) and Founder of JECKL Agency - an extension of Eatertainment that hosts unique, special and complex events around the globe. He also recently launched SJ&Co., a boutique wedding planning firm he co-founded with peer, world leading event personality Jennifer Bassett to create an unparalleled team of excellence in the luxury wedding space.

Sebastien has spearheaded and seamlessly executed hundreds of events for high-profile clients including Red Bull, Chanel and BMW. Sebastien has also had the privilege of hosting events for such public figures as Martha Stewart, former President Bill Clinton (twice) and Brad Pitt, to name only a few.

Recognized as an "entertainment expert" and media personality, Sebastien's concepts and lavish events are regularly featured in the press. He is the Entertaining Editor for Homefront Magazine and appears regularly on the Marilyn Dennis Show, ET Canada and The Morning Show.

Kirstine Stewart

— Angel Advisory Board Member

Kirstine Stewart is the President and CRO of TribalScale. She is a top-tier business and media executive responsible for TribalScale’s continued growth and international expansion. She leads TribalScale’s operations, revenue, and sales strategies, all while actively fostering collaboration and innovation at TribalScale, and with its client partners. Kirstine brings revolutionary and diverse ideas to TribalScale, contributes to leadership thinking, and inspires at all levels of the organization.

Before TribalScale, Kirstine was the Chief Strategy Officer at Diply. During her time at Diply, the company surged to to the top. Diply was named an EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year, won NextMedia’s Digi Awards Company of the Year, and ranked first in Deloitte’s Fast-50 Tech Growth Companies in Canada. Before Diply, Kirstine was VP of Media at Twitter. She led Twitter’s expansion into Canada, and oversaw North American partnerships across all verticals. Kirstine was the Executive Vice President of CBC’s English services, and under Kirstine’s leadership, the CBC ranked number one as Consumer Brand of the Year, achieved its highest ad revenue growth in over 20 years and resumed its position as #1 Canadian television broadcaster. Before joining the CBC, Kirstine was the Senior VP of Programming at Alliance Atlantis. She oversaw HGTV, the Food Network, National Geographic, BBC Canada, and other renowned channels. Kirstine’s career is filled with inspiring ‘firsts,’ and epitomizes groundbreaking success at every stage.

Kirstine earned her BA from the University of Toronto, graduated from the Harvard Kennedy Global Leadership in the 21st Century Program, as well as the University of Oxford’s Transformational Leadership Program. She sits on the board of Kognitiv, the Score, and WOW Entertainment. She is also a member of the DMZ Advisory Council, and a mentor for theBIGPush and #MoveTheDial. Kirstine’s book "Our Turn", published by Random House in 2015, is a national bestseller geared towards leadership in today’s world.

Jennifer Stranzl

— Angel Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Stranzl is a high octane, seasoned executive with an entrepreneurial streak and a love of all that is digital, cutting-edge, market-disruptive, and game-changing. She has expertise in both brand and digital marketing, and has built e-commerce businesses across a number of industries and also in entrepreneurial ventures in the U.S., Europe, and Canada.

She has been a key player at several digital e-commerce start-ups and at a host of prestigious brands including as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at Dow Jones, where she appeared on the Wall Street Journal masthead, as well as at Sears Canada, L’Oreal Paris, Procter & Gamble, and earlier in her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York.

For many years, Jennifer has provided support for programs to end domestic violence and assist disadvantaged women. An avid believer in teaching kindness as a key part of education, Jennifer believes Canadians excel in this and thus are uniquely positioned to offer the gift of kindness to the world.

Jennifer earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Shaun Francis

— Angel Advisory Board Member

Shaun Francis is the Chair and CEO of Medcan, with headquarters in Toronto. Established more than 30 years ago, Medcan is a global leader in assessing their clients’ overall well-being and inspiring them to live well for life. In 2018 Medcan was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, presented by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums and published by The National Post. This marks Medcan’s eighth year on the list and the second in the coveted Platinum status. Medcan joins a select group of Canadian companies that are noted for fearless leadership, a culture of teamwork, and a relentless focus on innovation.

Previously, Shaun was the Executive Chair of New York City’s EHE, the recognized American leader in preventive medicine, and one of the founding employees and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Dallas-based Broadlane, Inc., a leading business process outsourcer for more than 900 American hospitals. In 2010, Broadlane was sold to MedAssets for US$850MM. Prior to joining Broadlane, Shaun worked for Morgan Stanley’s New York and Toronto investment banking divisions where he managed equity, debt and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Shaun serves on the board of the Fraser Institute and is the Chair of the True Patriot Love Foundation, which he founded to benefit Canada’s military families. He previously served on the boards of the Invictus Games Canada, which he collaborated with the Royal Foundation to bring to Toronto; the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR); Toronto Pearson Airport; Upper Canada College; and he was the Chair of both the Ontario Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the PC Ontario Fund.  In 2013, he was asked by Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs to Chair the Veteran Transition Advisory Council (VTAC). The Council was comprised of Canadian business leaders and assisted the Minister in drafting strategic recommendations for the transition of service personnel to the private sector.

The Globe and Mail featured Shaun as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2008, when he selected by a national panel. In 2010, Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Walter Natynczyk, awarded Shaun the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service, the military’s highest recognition for a civilian. In 2011, Shaun was the convocation speaker at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario where he received his Honorary Doctor of Laws from Canada’s Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay.  In 2012 he was selected by Toronto Life as one of Toronto’s top 50 most influential people. In 2013 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by Senator Linda Frum and the Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney. In 2014 he was awarded the Veterans Affairs Commendation by Minister Julian Fantino for contributing in an exemplary manner to the care and well-being of veterans. In 2015 he was recognized by Toronto’s Junior Achievement chapter with their Bold Thinkers Inspiring Leaders award for taking risks and challenging convention. In 2016 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by Canada’s Governor General.

Shaun enjoys endurance sports and in 2012 co-led an expedition to Everest Base Camp and the summit of Island Peak, a 6,189-metre Himalayan Peak adjacent to Mount Everest. The expedition featured 12 injured Canadian soldiers raising funds and awareness for the True Patriot Love Foundation and injured veterans. It was the subject of a national prime time documentary named March to the Top airing on the CBC in February 2013. In 2014 Shaun co-led another True Patriot Love Expedition to the Magnetic North Pole, which was also the subject of a national prime time documentary on the History Channel. In 2017 Shaun completed his third True Patriot Love Expedition retracing the route of Canadian explorer George Douglas in the Northwest Territories to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary as a nation.

Simon & Schuster published Shaun’s first book, Eat, Move, Think: The Path to a Healthier, Stronger Happier You, which debuted as a national bestseller in 2018.

Shaun earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science with honors and merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland after he received a nomination from President Reagan to attend as a Canadian. While there he also earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Army.

Shaun is married to Stacy Francis and is father to Robert, William, and Christopher. Born and raised in Canada, he has lived with his family in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, and has travelled extensively throughout the world.