Board Profiles

Our board is made up of TWS parents, teachers and alumni. This group of dedicated individuals share their time and expertise to ensure the ongoing growth of the foundation’s endowment.

Monica Tate – Board Chair

Monica Tate spent 5 years in the world of consumer packaged goods marketing at P&G Canada, leading some of North Americas largest brands and then coaching brand managers on how to deliver honest and impactful environmentally sustainable messaging with a role in Global Public Relations, Sustainability.

Today, Monica Tate is a partner at Focus Creative Concepts, a manufacturing and strategic consulting firm for packaging and consumer premiums. Monica believes that non-linear thinking will be the key to solving critical world issues such as climate change and global equality of human rights. By allowing children to develop into the fullness of their own unique expression, Waldorf education gives human beings the chance to think differently, and deliver step-change to policy and business practice. Monica’s two children attended TWS from 2012 to 2021.

Andrew Starzynski – Secretary

Andrew was born to two Waldorf teachers and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After majoring in Mathematics and Philosophy and minoring in Computer Science for his undergraduate degree at Beloit College, Andrew went on to work in IT in Austin, Texas.

He later completed a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston and then went back to Chicago to teach high school mathematics at the Chicago Waldorf School. Three years later he was married and living in Honolulu, Hawaii this time teaching both middle and high school math and computer science at the Honolulu Waldorf School.

In 2013, Andrew moved to Toronto where he taught middle school math at Waldorf Academy in downtown Toronto. Andrew was also a member of the board of trustees of Waldorf Academy and a member of the board’s finance committee.

Andrew and his family moved to Richmond Hill in 2017. Andrew currently teaches math and computer science in Grades 7 – 12 at the Toronto Waldorf School. He has been involved in many fundraising campaigns at the schools he has been a part of and he is also the co-founder of a school software company. Andrew is an avid investor and manages the foundations tech including the database, website and file storage. He is a founding member of the fundraising committee as well.

Stephen Ou – Treasurer

Steve has over a decade of experience in the asset management and capital markets industry. Steve is currently a Director in the Global Investment Banking team at RBC Capital Markets. Prior to that he worked at TD Asset Management in portfolio management. Steve has two children at Waldorf and looks forward to giving back to the Waldorf community.

Mohamed Dostmohamed, CPA, CA – Fundraising Chair

Accomplished Chartered Accountant with hands-on experience in Technology and Finance.

Mohamed graduated from York University in 1991 and articled with one of the big 5 accounting firms.  He received his designation in the fall of ’93 and for the next 28 years, covered the gamut in the finance, insurance and the software consulting industries.  He has also been an active member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a former board member (Chair) of the Toronto Waldorf School.

Presently, Mohamed is an independent management consultant with a software consulting firm.