Board of Directors


Everton Lewis, President
Steve MacKinnon, Director
Lance McIntosh, Director
Lara Tavares, Founder, Honorary Chair

Everton Lewis, President
Everton LewisEverton Lewis joined the STL Board of Directors in 2013. He is currently a Managing Consultant in the Global Business Services group at IBM. In this role at IBM he has responsibility for the sale and delivery of Strategy and Transformation engagements. Prior to joining STL, Everton served on the Board of Directors of LEADER, a program that places up to 40 MBA students in emerging regions around the world to work with Entrepreneurs and Business students. Everton through his work at LEADER helped to launch business ventures in 4 different countries. Everton volunteers his time on a regular basis providing education sessions in Project Management and the use of Social Media to non-profit organizations. Everton completed his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of business. Prior to completing his MBA, he worked in the U.A.E. as a consultant to the Ministry of Education. Everton is extremely excited to join the STL team and looks forward to helping grow the organization in years to come. Back to Top

Steve MacKinnon, Director & Technology Acquisition Committee Chair
Steve MacKinnonAs Randstad Canada’s EVP, Major Account Delivery, Steve is accountable for overseeing the development for Randstad Canada’s largest clients. In his current role he ensures that the country’s centralized sales and delivery teams are providing excellent customer service for the Randstad’s key customers. In addition Steve is also responsible for ensuring delivery components for Ranstad Canada’s HR services team are also providing innovative and effective service for its customer base. After joining Randstad in 1996 Steve has held many positions within the company, starting as a Resource Manager and moving into sales where he developed and grew some of the companies largest customer relationships. In 2007 Steve moved to the role of Director, Channel Solutions to continue the development of Randstad key customer base and in 2008 moved into the role of VP sales for the Technology division of Randstad Canada prior to his current role. In 1993 Steve graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Genetics and then received a diploma in 1996 as a Respiratory Therapist from the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences. Steve is eager to bring his strong background in the technology marketplace and keen interest in the STL cause as a member of the Board. Back to Top

Lance E. McIntosh CPA, CA, Director
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for CYGNUS INVESTMENT PARTNERS, Mr. McIntosh has more than 38 years of experience in senior management, corporate finance and accounting. Mr. McIntosh has held senior financial positions with a number of significant private and public corporations. He has, among other things, overseen the financial operations, the corporate development function, and the ‘going public’ process for two major Canadian corporations.
Over the 10 years ending in 2012, he developed and managed from startup, a group of unique business entities/operations and the corporate infrastructure required to support the entire diverse group. As part of the unique group of entities, during this period he nurtured and oversaw the growth of the Paloma Foundation from concept to operating entity. As Executive Director of the Paloma Foundation, he was responsible for developing and maintaining all of the systems and procedures required for the trustees to ensure the Foundation remained true to its funding mandate and focus, while exercising sound business practices.
He is currently a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. He graduated cum laude, receiving his H.B.A. from Trinity College, University of Toronto.Back to Top

Lara Tavares, Founder, Honorary Chair
Lara TavaresLara is the founder and Honorary Chair of Sky’s the Limit Youth Organization. Having grown up in a family surrounded by computers and access to digital information, Lara realized early on that a computer was a valuable resource that offered limitless opportunities. Passionate about technology and its importance in education, Lara felt it was her calling to offer a solution to the Digital Divide in Canada. Lara is responsible for STL operations, implementation, outreach, administration, sourcing of donors and fund development. Targeting students in under-resourced areas, Lara works hand-in-hand with other non-profit organizations to gain first-hand knowledge of which students legitimately require computers. When a student is identified as a potential recipient, Lara stops at nothing until a computer is delivered into his or her hands.A graduate of Concordia University in 1995, Lara’s previous career included 10 years of experience in Internet/Intranet content creation and management, web site coordination and project management, working for Bell Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy.Lara, a full-time volunteer, is a 2008 FLARE Volunteer Award winner, (read Lara’s acceptance speech), an AronImage Award 2008 winner, the winner of a Pricewaterhouse Coopers Individual Leadership Grant for 2008 and a Harlequin “More than Words” 2009 award winner, an award that included a short story based on her life and career which was published in a 2010 book. Lara was featured in the Canadian Who’s Who 2011 edition, the only publication of its kind in print in Canada and the standard reference source of contemporary Canadian biography. Back to Top