Executive Team

Elizabeth Mulholland
Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth Mulholland is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosper Canada, a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation. Elizabeth joined Prosper Canada in 2011, after a 25-year policy career in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including a decade of independent policy consulting, five years as senior social policy advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister, and five years directing United Ways of Ontario’s government relations program. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology and French from Wellesley College and successfully completed McGill University’s Graduate Summer Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Marlene Chiarotto
Program Manager
Marlene Chiarotto is a Program Manager at Prosper Canada. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree after graduating from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Marlene later obtained an Ontario Chartered Accountant designation and gained 15 years of audit and finance experience in both the public and private sectors, predominantly in the financial services industry. Marlene joined Prosper Canada in 2015 to better align her passions with her career by employing her skills and talents to enhance the lives of others.
Adam Fair
Director of Programs
Adam Fair is the Director of Programs at Prosper Canada. Adam began his career in social development at Prosper Canada in 2007 and currently oversees innovative financial empowerment programs that strive to build the financial resilience and wellbeing of Canadians living on low incomes. Adam studied politics and economics at the University of Toronto. He also completed the Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo.
Lilian Knorr
Research Manager
Lilian Knorr is the Research Manager at Prosper Canada. Prior to joining Prosper Canada, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her research emphasized interdisciplinary policy fields and explored the role of the city – in particular urban institutions, governing authorities and physical spaces – in promoting the wellbeing of disadvantaged youth. Lilian holds a BA in Political Science from McGill University, an MA in Comparative Politics from the Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Urban Policy and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Julie McFayden
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Julie McFayden is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at Prosper Canada. She has spent more than 15 years building profile for organizations in the not-for-profit sector. Julie joined Prosper Canada in 2012 to facilitate the organization’s rebranding and currently oversees the development and implementation of Prosper Canada’s marketing and communications activities. Prior to joining the organization, Julie was the Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement at an Ontario women’s health agency where she developed and implemented communications strategies to support agency goals. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from York University.
Suong Nguyen
Director of Finance and Administration
Suong Nguyen is the Director of Finance and Administration at Prosper Canada. Suong helped build the infrastructure of Prosper Canada when she joined in 1989. She went on to become the first Office Manager in 1995 before her most recent appointment as Director of Finance and Administration in 2012. Suong has more than 20 years of accounting and office management experience in the not-for-profit sector. She provides oversight and strategic support in the development and analysis of operating budgets, prepares financial and funding reports and audits, and develops financial policies and procedures to strengthen and streamline administration.
William O'Connor
Manager, Business Development
William O’Connor is Manager of Business Development at Prosper Canada. William started his career as a social scientist, graduating with a Masters in Social Policy from University College Cork, Ireland. Since then he has held a series of research, strategy & business development roles in the academic, nonprofit and commercial worlds, most notably as Director of Research for NatCen Social Research in London, UK and Senior Vice President, Client Service, at KantarTNS in Toronto. He joined Prosper Canada in 2016 to lead the organization’s business development activities. He works with colleagues and stakeholders to develop and execute ideas and plans that provide the necessary financial resources to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.   
May Wong
Manager of Information Systems
May Wong is the Manager of Information Systems at Prosper Canada. Joining the organization in 1994 in an information management capacity, May is currently responsible for data management, developing and administering technical solutions and supporting all technical aspects of business processes. She has more than 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining the organization, May held the position of Administration Manager in the manufacturing sector overseeing administration and human resource management after her graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Elodie Young
Program Manager
Elodie Young is a Program Manager at Prosper Canada with 10 years of experience. She joined in 2013 and is responsible for developing and implementing new programs that build the financial security of Canadians living on a low income. She started her career as a Deloitte consultant providing strategy development and business process analysis to large public and private entities. She found her true passion when she joined a leading Financial Empowerment player in New York City. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor in Business Administration and from Columbia University with a Master in Public Administration.