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Our People

We are a community of philanthropic mentors developing causal leaders whilst connecting the dots for both sides of non-profit transactions.

Tatiana Mersiadis
President, Co-Founder & C.E.O.

As a retired educator, Tatiana Mersiadis grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and learned early on that teaching was her passion. She moved to Vancouver British Columbia from Montreal Quebec. She studied Education at McGill University
and worked in many different school boards across Quebec and British Columbia. She was an educator for over 35 years, with a Bachelor of Education and Physical Education from McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, a Diploma in French Education
from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia and a master’s degree in Education from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, today, Tatiana is also working as a Philanthro Investor. She is committed in expanding her cash flow investment portfolio. Her Private Family Foundation called Leaders Yielding to New Knowledge (LY2NK) is helping support the creation and site of a new sustainable school in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. Her life demonstrates to follow our dreams,
no matter how great.

Darren Jacklin
Co-Founder & Business Development

For over 23 years, Darren Jacklin has travelled four continents and personally trained over one million people in over 46 countries. He has mentored entrepreneurs and business owners on specific and measurable strategies. These strategies have then been implemented into businesses to increase
income, transform obstacles into cash flow and turn passion into profits.


Darren has an uncanny ability to increase wealth and success by uncovering hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities. His talent has captured the attention of Tiger 21, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, NBC TV, CBS TV, Global TV, international radio stations, magazines and newspapers, movie producers, best-selling authors, CEO’s and business experts worldwide. Darren is also a featured as an international celebrity in the 2015 movie The Treasure Map.

Ben Newman
Vice President and Development Officer

Ben engages with the world in an advisory, educational and consultant role. He is primarily involved in projects with philanthropic values, from humanitarian to environmental causes. Ben is simultaneously passionate about bolstering people's health and in business development that contributes to the success of each of these causes. Alongside his passion for fitness, his role as a personal trainer and health educator culminated in working with Nottingham Forest football club and a Physical Education degree.


Ben is a serial entrepreneur as he developed the businesses Pillars of Health, Project 4 Living Systems and a volunteer organization CoFood, where he built an urban farm. This led to his involvement as a working group member with the Vancouver Policy Council and a fascination with food. Currently, he sits on the board for Kids For Africa, a charity in Uganda where his leadership role contributed to developing the LY2NK foundation, as well as the leaders within it.