Meet Our Visionaries
Tanya is an internationally established visual artist and art consultant based in Vancouver. With 17 years of leadership experience in visual arts education, mentorship and program development, Tanya continues to advocate for community engagement and Reconciliation through creative practices. As a philanthropist, she regularly donates her paintings and fibre sculpture to support vulnerable youth, medical research, patient care and the LGBTQS+ community. She is passionate and committed to supporting all youth and mental health awareness and strives to provide access and opportunities for youth to connect and flourish through creative programming at Face of Today.
Kate Horsman is a visionary in the space of Wellness and Nutrition. Her private practice locatedin Vancouver is where she facilitates supporting those struggling through eating disorders, andrelated issues, with an integrated mind and body approach to healing. Kate looks to bring in a holistic, compassion centred and multifaceted approach to her programming here at Face of Today.
Jocelyn is a lawyer and shareholder with Owen Bird Law Corporation in Vancouver, a highly successful Vancouver law firm founded in 1969. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, wealth preservation management and succession planning for family businesses. Jocelyn was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queens University and moved back to Vancouver in 2004 to attend law school at University of British Columbia. Jocelyn is active in the community both in Vancouver and internationally. Jocelyn currently serves as the Interlaw Mergers & Acquisitions Special Business Team Co-Chair for North America, an international association of Independent Law Firms. Jocelyn is Chair of the Owen Bird Law Corporation Diversity, Inclusion and Community Involvement Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the St. Pauls’ Foundation Future Leaders and Director of Fundraising & Donor Engagement for Face of Today.
Tessah Clark has worked in marketing and digital communications for the past 5 years. Tessah studied in France and Russia before going to post secondary at the University of Victoria. She conducted policy research at the Biosafety Clearing House in Daejeon, South Korea, before receiving her Master’s Degree in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University. Tessah completed her Master’s residency at Zhejiang University, in Hangzhou, China. Throughout her schooling Tessah worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association, facilitating cognitive-therapy based courses for high school students across Victoria B.C., and as the manager of two after school care programs at Glenlyon Norfolk School. Tessah is passionate about mental health and is committed to making a difference in lives of vulnerable youth.
Tanya’s love of philanthropy started at a young age when her love of animals urged her to start volunteering at her local animal shelter. After getting a taste of how rewarding it was to give back, she furthered her volunteer with HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) at age 12 mentoring underprivileged youth of the downtown east side on and off the ice. She continued this work while also becoming a visiting team through BC Pets and Friends with her beloved dog KC, where she would provide care, conversation and comfort to the elderly in nursing homes. After witnessing first hand the need among youth for further care, Tanya became the Director of Administration at Face of Today in 2016 where she became responsible for managing donations, executing events, website development, and various administrative responsibilities. With the launch of the new community space, Tanya is excited to ensure that all youth in Vancouver are given the opportunity to have access to therapy and programming to be the best version of themselves, regardless of their socioeconomic background.
Nadia LeDrew is originally from Calgary Alberta and has been involved with philanthropy from a very young age. She has experience working with organizations around the globe from UNHCR to grassroots NGOs. Her passions strongly align with FOT’s vision regarding everyone deserving an equal chance to reach their full potential. She is now proud to call Vancouver her home and take on the role of volunteer coordination and education for FOT in hopes to help integrate and grow the community.
Kasondra Cohen-Herrendorf is the daughter of Jacqui Cohen and great granddaughter to Sam Cohen, the founder of Army & Navy Department stores. Philanthropy has run for generations in the family as Kasondra has followed in her mother Jacqui Cohen footsteps and created Face of Today. Since 2009, Face of Today has raised more than a million dollars to support youth-based charities and programs across Vancouver, creating opportunities for the leaders of tomorrow. Face of Today’s initiative stands for social change to end the stigmas attached to mental health, through awareness, support and experiences. In May of 2019, the Cohen Centre for Social Enterprise will open its doors to offer unprecedented support, programming and refuge for at-risk youth.