Our Team

Who We Are

Aubrey Dan

Co-Founder & Trustee

Marla Dan

Co-Founder & Trustee

Elias Toby

Trustee

Alyse Bernbaum

Executive Director

Tamara Haberman

Acting Executive Director / Grants Director

Haley Burkes-Millo

Communications Director

Zack Bernbaum

Acting Communications Director

Caitlyn Cuento Gujol

Foundation Administrator

Aubrey Dan

Co-Founder and Trustee

Aubrey is an active Trustee of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation that he, and his wife Marla co-founded in 2002. He is a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and a Tony-Award® winning producer (MEMPHIS). He is the principal of Dancap Family Investment Office www.dancap.ca.

Aubrey graduated from Western University in 1985 with a degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies. Since then he has worked in the pharmaceutical, theatrical, and business worlds. The foundation truly embodies Aubrey’s entrepreneurial personality by partnering with organizations in new and innovative ways.

AMDF supports community, healthcare, and education to improve quality of lives for individuals by ensuring access to basic needs and resources. Both Aubrey and Marla have made many generous donations towards creating engaged, healthy and successful communities through programs that support healthcare, education, creative arts, and communities.

He and Marla raised two children, imparting on them the importance of pursuing your passions and giving back.

Marla Dan

Co-Founder and Trustee

Marla, along with her husband Aubrey, is the Co-Founder of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation (AMDF), which they started in 2002. She is an active Trustee member.

The foundation embodies her spirit of philanthropic giving by building inclusive and engaged communities, supporting positive and successful development of women and youth, and fostering healthy lifestyles to improve people’s overall well-being.

Marla’s career is that of a lead volunteer and philanthropist. She was National President of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) from March 2009 to November 2014, after finishing her presidency of CHW Toronto Centre from 2007-2009. Marla has been a proud member of CHW Toronto Centre for over 25 years. Throughout Marla’s involvement with CHW, she has strongly supported leadership development and volunteerism.

Before her volunteer career, Marla worked for the Royal Bank in both Edmonton and Toronto for over 13 years. Marla was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 1988 where she and Aubrey raised their two children.

Elias Toby

Trustee

Eli is a Trustee of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation and helps to drive key decisions. He has been the COO and CFO for the Dancap Family Investment Office for over 25 years. In that capacity he has managed many of the family office’s underlying operational and financial functions.

His management style is resourceful and versatile with a deliberate focus on diligence and building strong, capable management teams.

Born in Toronto, Eli is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is a licensed CPA and CFP. He has served as well as assumed leadership roles in various religious, philanthropic and political associations outside of AMDF, this includes UJA, CJN, CHAT, AHS, LPCO, LPC and SKC.

Eli is married to his lovely wife Adina, is a very proud father and grandfather to his growing family and has a particular passion for always trying to improve his golf game.

Alyse Bernbaum

Executive Director

Alyse is the Executive Director of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation, overseeing the organization’s day-to-day activities. She manages many ongoing projects within the foundation’s portfolio to guide the organization forward and regularly assesses new community, healthcare and educational initiatives to give back to.

Having graduated from Queen’s University with a BA with Honours in Drama (2014) and from the Schulich School of Business at York University Toronto with a Master’s Degree in Management (2017), Alyse has blended her love for creativity and organization.

After working internationally in the commercial theatre production world for three years, she joined the foundation in 2016. Since then, Alyse has focused the Foundation’s priorities on building community ties, empowerment through education, and providing access to healthcare and wellness programs.

Tamara Haberman

Acting Executive Director / Grants Director

Tamara joined the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation in August 2022. As the Acting Executive Director and Grants Director, Tamara oversees the organization’s day-to-day activities and supports AMDF’s charities to ensure strategic impact and a smooth, rewarding experience for all. 

Dedicated to the charitable sector for over 26-years, Tamara has devoted her energy to working with – and connecting to – people from all walks of life. Tamara leads with kindness and transparency. She brings a genuine passion for supporting others and a strong track record in building sustainable organizational infrastructure to the AMDF Grants Director role. 

With an eagerness to “get her hands dirty” and a strong work ethic, Tamara is privileged to actively contribute to the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation’s success and impact. 

Haley Burkes

Communications Director

Haley joined the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation in September 2022 as the Communications Director. Haley oversees all external and internal communication while collaborating with the AMDF Team to execute the Foundation’s vision and strategy.

Haley has over 10 years of experience working with organizations and hi-tech companies as an accomplished marketing and communications professional. Haley merged her love of writing and design with her passion for charitable work to convey the immense value in helping both our local and global community. Haley’s work has taken her around the world where she lived and worked in Israel, Africa, and Canada, gaining field experience, and seeing first-hand the impact that charitable work has on vulnerable communities.

Combining creativity and a passion for the life-changing work that AMDF has been supporting since 2002, Haley takes pride in effectively sharing the incredible impact that AMDF is making on people’s lives.

Zack Bernbaum

Acting Communications Director

Zack joined the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation in March 2023 as the Acting Communications Director. Zack oversees all external and internal communication while collaborating with the AMDF Team to execute the Foundation’s vision and strategy.

Zack has over 10 years of experience as a media professional working in the film and digital industries. A storyteller with a passion for philanthropy, Zack has worked with multiple charities to tell their stories in inspiring and thought-provoking ways.

Approaching each opportunity with a strategic and creative mind, Zack is excited to collaborate with and support AMDF’s charitable partners, fostering lasting impact on people’s lives.

Caitlyn Cuento Gujol

Foundation Administrator

Caitlyn joined the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation in January 2023 as the Foundation Administrator. Caitlyn assists the Grants Manager and supports the AMDF Team with ongoing projects and operations.

After working with the Filipino Centre Toronto, an organization that guides and aids the community, Caitlyn gained a deeper understanding and passion for philanthropy. With excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, Caitlyn combines her education, customer-facing work experience, and enthusiasm to support strengthening AMDF’s priorities of building resilient individuals and strong support systems.

Caitlyn joins AMDF inspired by the Foundation’s values and initiatives of the charities that AMDF supports.