Board of Directors

The KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation

Paige Backman

LLB, Co-Founder of KCF Partner Aird and Berlis LLP

Paige counsels multinational and domestic entities on compliance with Canadian privacy laws and cyber security, including cyber terrorism, preventing and managing data breaches, obligations on breach notification and processes surrounding complaints and investigations relating to breaches.

Claudiu Popa

CIPP, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, Co-Founder of KCF CEO Informatica Corporation

Claudiu is a trusted risk advisor of corporate boards, with an extraordinary track record of cyber risk consulting at the highest levels and an impeccable origin story of success in information security and compliance consulting for enterprises across all industry sectors. When it comes to information privacy, data security and even cyberfraud, he literally wrote the book on these topics. 

Amalia Barthel

Privacy Consultant & Advisor Co-Founder of Managed Privacy Canada (MPC)

Amalia has been in the Privacy compliance and engineering space for 16+ years. She is a passionate advocate for protecting personal data of individuals. Amalia has helped multinational companies as well as small and medium-size clients with assessing and building privacy compliance programs uniquely suitable for each client.

Michelle Tarantello

CPA, CGA Owner at Michelle Tarantello, Accounting Services

Michelle is sole proprietor of her successful accounting firm. Michelle works with clients of all sizes as a trusted advisor in financial planning, analysis, reporting and business strategy, as well as adherence to government laws and regulations, corporate rules, and industry standards. Before running her own company Michelle was a senior financial analyst for several multi-national firms.

Board of Advisors

Diana Barbosa

Cyber Security Education Consultant

Hans Bathija

Metaverse/IT, Pioneer and InfoSec/Cyber Expert

Timothy King

Cyber and Digital Skills Coach

Amber Stefan

Senior and Long-Term Healthcare Advocate


Debra Popa

MBA, Executive Director

Debra has worked in the telecommunications industry for 20 years leading large and diverse teams in Communications and HR roles. She is fierce about protecting children’s privacy, particularly in education, and empowering children to navigate the digital universe safely and confidently.

Anindita Bose

MI, CIPP/C, Privacy Officer

As a passionate advocate for privacy, cyber security, knowledge management and UXD, Anindita supports KCF’s privacy operations. To enable the good work of KCF, Anindita brings her skills and experiences from a variety of sectors to work closely with the KCF leadership team to drive key initiatives.