Sophie Mas, MPA, PMP

President and Director

Sophie is one of the co-founders of the STAND Foundation. She brings to the Foundation years of community development, project, and program management experience with the government of British Columbia. Over the course of her career, Sophie has helped communities across the province develop and implement strategies to combat youth violence and youth sexual exploitation, as well as created and managed grant programs aimed at helping vulnerable youth. (Read More…)


Taylor McDonald CFA


Taylor MacDonald is a Vancouver-born and raised businessman. He is presently Associate Portfolio Manager at Pathfinder Asset Management Limited, a Vancouver-based investment fund. Prior to this he worked in equity research, institutional equity sales and investment banking in Vancouver, New York City and London, England. (Read More…)


Jeff Sundar


During the mid 1990’s, Jeff Sundar worked under the Ministry of Attorney General’s Youth Programs Division. In that time, he facilitated workshops on youth violence prevention for thousands of youth across British Columbia. Jeff has hosted nationally broadcasted television programs on youth issues on behalf of the Department of Justice of Canada. He has also served on the Premier’s Youth Forum committee. In 1996, Jeff was awarded the Ministry of Attorney General’s “Youth Volunteer of the Year” Award for the province of British Columbia. (Read More…)


Jim Paterson


Jim Paterson is a new addition to the STAND team, helping to launch and direct the recently formed STAND Mentorship Program. The STAND Mentorship Program aims to help STAND grant recipients in building their professional network of contacts and enhance their career/life-skills.

Jim has worked in the mining and exploration sector since 1997 and currently serves on the board of directors of four TSX-Venture exchange listed companies and as the CEO of Corsa Capital Ltd. (Read More…)


Cale Moodie BSF, CA

Treasurer and Director

Cale Moodie is a Chartered Accountant and currently serves in the role of Chief Financial Officer and director for Canadian public companies. Prior to working in industry Mr. Moodie worked in public practice for KPMG LLP and was involved in the audit of a number of Not-For-Profit Organizations. Mr. Moodie is registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and the Canadian institute of Chartered Accountants and is a member in good standing.


Amir Adnani


Amir Adnani is an entrepreneur and a community leader. He is the co-founder, CEO, president and a director of Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) and co-founder and chairman of Brazil Resources Inc. An NYSE-listed company, UEC is one of the world’s newest uranium-producing companies.

Amir is a leader in the communities where he or his companies are active.  He served as Campaign Executive Volunteer raising funds for construction of the Union Gospel Mission housing project in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, BC, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in urban Canada. (Read More…)