Michael Cooper is an experienced charity executive with over 13 years of experience in fund development and government relations. He began his career working with senior political leaders in Ottawa before transitioning into the charitable world, which led to successful roles at Futurepreneur, Operation Springboard, The Learning Partnership, Omega Foundation and Diabetes Canada. He spent several years working in management consulting; at one firm he led numerous projects involving First Nations communities across Canada. Michael advocates for advancing understanding of detecting, treating and managing mental health issues. He is married with two young boys and has a passion for travelling, scuba diving, basketball and technology.