The Advisory Board is responsible for enacting the mission of the CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest for Accounting Education. The Centre’s influential members bring their expertise—from academia, public practice, and industry—providing guidance and the necessary resources to facilitate the Centre’s day-to-day operations.
Mitchell Stein is an Associate Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at the Ivey Business School and Director of the CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest. Mitchell holds a PhD in Management from Queen's University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant who formerly practiced in taxation with Deloitte for over 10 years. He is a past Chair of the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. Mitchell investigates corporate governance, transparency, regulation and impacts on society across financial accounting, taxation and government auditing. His research has appeared in leading accounting journals including Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research; and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. He is a recipient of an Ivey’s school wide research merit award.
Mary Gillett is a Lecturer in the Managerial Accounting and Control group at the Ivey Business School and the past Faculty Director of the HBA Program. She has a BA in Business Administration from Western University and an MBA from the Ivey Business School. She earned her CA designation with Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young). In 2011, Mary was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in recognition of her career achievements as well as service to the community and the profession. Among many other teaching awards, Mary was honored in 2013 with the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, Western's highest award for teaching.
Don graduated from Carleton University in 1978 with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and qualified for his CA designation in 1980. Since 1992, Don has specialized in tax matters. He advises clients on personal and corporate tax matters, estate and compensation planning, as well as tax planning initiatives involving corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures. In addition to his professional practice, Don is a lecturer at the Richard Ivey School of Business and a facilitator at the Ontario School of Accountancy. Active in the community, Don has served on numerous charitable and not-for-profit boards. He is currently the secretary-treasurer of the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System and a member of the Canada Revenue Agency and Tax Practitioner's Consultation Group.
Sarah Stachura is a graduate from the Ivey Business School’s HBA program and earned her CPA, CA in 2010 with Ernst & Young LLP. She currently works at Canada Life and was a part-time lecturer at the Ivey Business School. Sarah volunteers her time with non-profit organizations serving children and youth through various roles on advisory committees and board of directors.