Danny is the President and CEO of Save the Children Canada. A journalist by training, Danny has more than 16 years of experience in the non-profit and media sectors in Canada and internationally – and his work has taken him to more than 60 countries. This includes a stint as managing editor of the Gender Links news service in South Africa, a role with the United Nations in the Palestinian Territories, and media development work in Sierra Leone, Namibia, and Rwanda.

Danny is formerly the executive director of Action Against Hunger Canada, an international humanitarian and development organization specializing in fighting hunger and its underlying causes. Danny sits on the Board of the Canadian Network for Women and Children’s Health (CaNWaCH), and the Humanitarian Coalition, and is a member of the advisory committee for the Centennial College International Development program in Toronto. Danny was previously the managing editor of The Philanthropist, an online journal for practitioners, academics, supporters, and others engaged in the non-profit sector in Canada, the managing editor of Xtra newspaper in Toronto and the executive director of Journalists for Human Rights. Danny has written extensively about gender issues, media literacy, and Canada’s role in international development.

Danny holds a master’s degree in international development from Italy’s Pavia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Ryerson University.




After 8 years with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto, Sarah Matte joined Save the Children in 2006. Since then, she has held numerous key roles within the fundraising team which led her to her role as Chief Development Officer. Sarah has developed a keen understanding of the importance of relationship building and believes it is the cornerstone of an effective fundraising strategy.  She is a strong believer in empowering individuals to take their ideas to the next level and working in an inclusive and collaborative way to support the organization’s strategy.




Conrad Prince is an Anishnabe/Caribbean and a member of Sagkeeng First Nation (Treaty # 1) in Manitoba and was adopted into a white Canadian family. Conrad co-chairs a national committee dedicated to examining children’s aid issues and is one of the founders of a non-profit organization, Connecting Will All my Relations, which offers assistance to trans-racial adoptees.

He considers himself to be a social justice advocate and has dedicated a significant amount of time, energy and passion to speaking out against the Indigenous adoption and foster care removal system for over 15 years. He is trained in Criminology and Sociology.





Rachel has worked with Save the Children for the last 4 years, leading the humanitarian team and overseeing humanitarian strategy, operations and programs to ensure coherence across the organization’s humanitarian and emergency work. Rachel has worked in the field of humanitarian affairs, emergency response and development for the last 20 years, with Community Based Organizations and International NGOs, in both Canada and overseas in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

She has significant field experience working in and leading humanitarian operations and programming in Gaza, northern Sri Lanka, northern Uganda, DRC, Somalia, South Sudan, and Jordan, and managing development programming in East and West Africa, as well as undertaking deployments in notable locations like North Korea. Beyond programming, Rachel has a keen interest in Government relations and has built, and led many policy and advocacy initiatives. She values partnership, currently leading as co-chair of the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN), acting as a Program Advisory member of several academic institutions, and supporting SC Canada’s relationship with the Humanitarian Coalition.

Rachel has studied International Humanitarian Law, International Development and Child Rights at a variety of institutions and has completed the Executive Education program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.




Nicole Campagna is a senior HR Leader with a passion for collaborating with leaders in innovative organizations with a strong purpose; to make their people strategy & vision a reality. With 20 years of progressive experience and extensive knowledge in Human Resources, Nicole has been responsible for many aspects of the HR function at the operational and strategic level. She is responsible for defining and implementing Save the Children Canada’s strategic approach to talent management and operations that is based on best practices and aligns with, and supports, our organizational commitments to diversity, inclusion, equity and anti-racism.

Nicole is also the founder of How Women, a supportive community and network of women to support their leadership journey of professional and personal growth. The community was founded with the main purpose of bringing like-minded women together that share similar goals in hopes that they will motivate and inspire each other to achieve their goals and rise to their full potential.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University, a Certificate of Human Resources from Ryerson University and a Certificate of Advance HR Law from Osgoode Law Professional School of Development.




Kersti is a Senior Fundraising and Marketing leader with two decades of experience driving revenue and audience growth & diversification through integrated marketing programs.  Prior to her role with Save the Children Canada, she was the Senior Director, Annual & Leadership Giving at Ryerson University.  Kersti’s professional experience in the not-for-profit sector included Director level roles with CNIB, UNICEF Canada and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Her innovative and data-driven strategic thinking approach is implemented in her role with the Direct Marketing team, as well as in her work at the Senior Leadership table.  Kersti has a long history of meaningful community involvement and volunteerism, for instance, a board member for over five years with Trinity Square Café, an organization that supports adults recovering from mental health conditions.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph and a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College.



Hany Nowair has been with Save the Children Canada since May 2016. He started as the financial controller where he focused on internal controls and financial accuracy, In his role as Executive director of Finance, he is responsible for the development of the organization’s financial management strategy.

Hany has more than 20 years of experience leading finance teams in highly complex business environments with worldwide footprints. As the finance leader of the organization, he plays a key role in strategic and business transformation initiatives in support of the organization’s mission and maximizing our impact while ensuring internal controls are in place to adequately safeguard the company’s assets and financial health through strategic and operational management. Hany is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada and Egypt and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), he holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration.



Fahad comes to Save the Children Canada with a background in the not-for-profit sector with previous roles at both Cuso International and the Aga Khan Foundation. Additionally, he is a CPA (CPA, CGA) and has led successful strategic processes around change management and organizational transformation. Fahad is leading the evolution of Save the Children’s business model to accelerate progress for children and meet Sustainable Development Goals. This includes a full range of operations, including finance and accounting, IT, legal and risk management.

As a person with a disability, Fahad also has a deep appreciation for the need to create safe and accessible spaces where everyone can be seen and heard.