Our Team

Board of Directors

Kelly McCaul, Présidente

Dr. Kelly McCaul performed his undergraduate studies in Edmonton, Alberta, and then continued to Queen’s University where he received his medical degree in 1992. He is a proud alumnus and was a recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award in 1987. Having completed medical school, he went on to further training in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he attained his Internal Medicine and Hematology degrees. His Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Fellowship was then attained at the Vancouver General Hospital and the British Columbia Cancer Agency.

In Sioux Falls for 20 years, Dr. Kelly McCaul developed a comprehensive Hematology program, and a Bone Marrow/Stem Cell transplant program that serves the tri-state area of South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. He is now located in Knoxville Tennessee and is the Founder of their Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program and actively engages in research as well as clinical medicine.

Scott Earthy, Vice-Chair

Scott R. Earthy founded Fremont Private Holdings in 2012. He has more than twenty years of experience making direct private investments in growing middle market companies using long term family office capital. He is based in New York.

Prior to joining Fremont, Mr. Earthy was a Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee at Ingleside Investors, a single family investment office in New York. Earlier in his career, he sourced and executed direct investments on behalf of the Chicago-based Pritzker family and the Vancouver-based Armstrong family. Mr. Earthy’s other previous work experience includes the mergers and acquisitions practice of Goldman Sachs and the financial institutions group at McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Earthy has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Helen Worth

After studying accounting at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, Helen moved to Vancouver in 2000 and joined the Audit team at Deloitte LLP, where she worked until 2014 in her role as Audit Senior Manager. Today, Helen is very proud to be a part of the team at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in the role of Chief Financial Officer.  Helen is a very active and involved professional who has volunteered on multiple Boards of Directors over the years including the BC Chamber of Commerce, Association of Women in Finance, the Justice Institute of British Columbia and Commonwealth of Learning, in addition to being appointed to the TFHA Board in 2016 and Variety, The Children’s Charity of BC in 2024.

Kirsten Fox

Kirsten Fox is the Director of Community Development for BC & Yukon at the Terry Fox Foundation. She is honoured to be the third generation in her family to serve on the board for the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award, following her grandmother Betty Fox and her father Fred Fox. Kirsten is a Member of the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Research Institute. Kirsten is one of Terry Fox’s nieces and is proud to represent the Fox Family on the Board.  While Terry Fox is best known for his 1980 Marathon of Hope and his impact on cancer research, Kirsten is proud to see that he is also still inspiring today’s youth in their humanitarian efforts.

Laura Dorling van der Oord

Laura Dorling experienced first-hand the profound impact of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program as a recipient in 1995 which supported her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours and Specialization in International Management and Marketing and an exchange program at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France. The support of the program enabled her to continue with significant volunteer and humanitarian work, including as a Youth Challenge International participant in Costa Rica, which shaped her career dedicated to international development.

Laura was also honoured to have been a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar which supported the completion of her Master’s degree in Electronic Commerce in Spanish at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico.

Laura Dorling joined the Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean at the World Bank Group in July 2012. In her role as Senior Advisor, she maintains Board-level responsibilities and helps shape and approve investments in developing countries financed by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.  Laura has also worked in senior roles on operational teams across geographic regions (Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia) and was a member of the World Bank’s Rapid Response Team deployed to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.

Katie Graham

Katie has spent her fundraising career working in academic teaching hospitals in Ontario, including McMaster Children’s Hospital/Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, Sunnybrook Foundation, and SickKids Foundation, where she spent 13 years in progressively senior roles. She has uniquely focused on multi-generational philanthropy, working with donors of all ages. Katie has recently joined the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation where she is Director, Individual Philanthropy and Engagement. 

Alex Lachapelle

Dr. Alex Lachapelle works at the nexus of medicine and technology. After training as a medical doctor at McGill University, he completed a PhD in engineering and artificial intelligence at the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Alex currently lives in New York City, and is a partner in a venture studio setting up new healthcare and technology ventures. Before moving to New York, he was Director of Product for Genomics plc, a British start-up that aims to prevent cancers through the power of genomics, and worked on product and strategy at Imagen, a start-up applying artificial intelligence to radiology. He previously served on the executive boards of two international medical education associations and was program director for the Dr Julien Foundation in his hometown of Montreal. Alex is a proud alumnus of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program and is a member of its Board of Directors.


Paulina Chow-White

Executive Director

Paulina Chow-White joined the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program as Executive Director in 2014. Paulina has been working in academia – at Simon Fraser University, the London School of Economics, and at the University of Southern California – for the past 15 years, in administrative, research, and teaching capacities. In the decade before that, she worked in financial services, with BC Central Credit Union, and Coast Capital Savings. After obtaining her BA at Simon Fraser University, Paulina continued her studies earning a MSc at the London School of Economics and an MA at the University of California, where she also pursued her PhD. Paulina is very passionate about the award and is highly invested in its continued success.

Holly Cornwell

Executive Assistant & Program Coordinator

Holly Cornwell joined the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award team in 2022. She is the Executive Assistant and Program Coordinator. Originally from Los Gatos, California, she moved to British Columbia to attend the University of Victoria’s Bachelor of Commerce program and graduated in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, yoga and learning new creative skills. She’s grateful to be joining a supportive team and a great cause. 

Michelle Mahoney

Marketing Coordinator

Michelle Mahoney joined the TFHA team in the summer of 2022 with 20 years of experience in marketing, creative design, and business development. Michelle is pleased to bring her critical and creative thinking skills and enthusiasm to the Program and looks forward to contributing to the positive impact TFHA has on the lives of Canadian youth. While her past titles include Senior Designer, Marketing Director, and COO, she is most proud of being ‘Mom to her three beautiful children. 

Leo Ruan

Leo Ruan joined the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program as a Co-op developer in 2021. Leo is passionate about delivering applications that focus on user experiences. Leo is currently completing his Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University and upon graduation, he will continue working towards building applications that are user-friendly. Leo is always engaged in learning for professional and personal growth. He is grateful for being part of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program team.