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Notre conseil d’administration de Youth Assisting Youth sont des dirigeants communautaires et corporatifs qui sont des défenseurs passionnés des jeunes à risque et des nouveaux arrivants. Leur temps, leur expertise et leur influence garantissent que vos dons ont le plus grand impact.

  • Sally-Specer

    Sally Spencer (she/her)

  • Darrel-Zehr

    Darrel Zehr (he/him)

  • Daniel Caplan (he/him)

  • Mike-Arnold

    Mike Arnold (he/him)

    YAY Board Member | Mike Arnold Consulting Ltd.

  • Erika-Murray

    Dr. Erika Murray (she/her)

    YAY Board Member | Athena Innovation

  • Arvin Minocha

    Arvin Minocha (he/him)

  • Karen Beitel (she/her)

    YAY Board Member | KLB Consulting

  • Sudhir Gandi Board Member

    Sudhir Gandhi (he/him)

Sally-Specer

Sally Spencer (she/her)

Youth Assisting Youth, CEO

Youth Assisting Youth Board Member Sally has been the CEO and driving force behind Youth Assisting Youth for the last 30 years. Sally’s hard work and dedication has resulted in youth peer mentoring services that are second to none and have touched and inspired thousands of kids and their families. She is a member of CSAE and AFP and is an active volunteer with the EMS White Knights. She is an inductee in the “Worlds Who’s Who of Women”, “Canada’s Who’s Who” and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the “USA Who’s Who”. Sally’s also a past recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in acknowledgement of her contributions to the community through public service and voluntary endeavors; and was the 2011 winner of the Harlequin “More Than Words” Award.
Darrel-Zehr

Darrel Zehr (he/him)

Newell Brands, National Account Manager

Youth Assisting Youth Board Chair

Darrel is in his 25th year at Newell Brands; with his first 8 years as a Sales Manager, followed by 12 years as a Marketing Manager and has recently returned to a sales role. He was a Big Brother for 8 years, all with the same little brother and has first-hand experience as a Mentor. Darrel has completed the Friends for Life Bike Rally for the 18th time, consisting of 6 days of cycling from Toronto to Montreal, in order to raise funds and awareness for the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.  He has also participated 9 times in the Tri Adventure, a 3-day weekend event, in order to raise funds for an Orphanage / Learning Center in Uganda for 51 Children. He is also a part of a bi-weekly clean-up crew on Saturday mornings for The Out of the Cold program at the All Saints Anglican Church in the Kingsway during the winter months; Darrel Joined the board of YAY in 2011.

Daniel Caplan (he/him)

BMO Financial Group – Product Owner, Money Management, Digital Channels

Youth Assisting Youth Board Member

Daniel has been a mentor with the Peer Project for over eight years and remains matched with his mentee today. He holds a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and is currently the Product Owner for Money Management, Digital Channels at BMO.  At BMO, he develops the strategy and leads a cross functional delivery team to helps customers manage their money through Mobile Banking.  Prior to BMO he worked as a Senior Product Manager on global team responsible for RBC’s digital channels in the Caribbean. Daniel has spent more than eight years working in Financial Services across a variety of strategy, consulting and product management roles supporting senior executives in technology, distribution channels and products.  He also spent time working in business development for a technology startup as one of the first employees.

Mike-Arnold

Mike Arnold (he/him)

YAY Board Member | Mike Arnold Consulting Ltd.

Mike Arnold Consulting Ltd. –  Owner; CPA CA 

Youth Assisting Youth Board Member

Mike graduated from York University with a BA (Soc.) in 1968 and an MBA in 1972. He articled with Clarkson, Gordon & Co. and became a chartered accountant in 1973. After gaining experience as a claims adjuster, teacher, financial officer and general manager of a clothing manufacturer, he entered public practice in 1982. The practice concentrated on providing advice concerning financing and corporate strategy to rapidly expanding manufacturing companies, mainly in the automotive and building industries. His business now focusses on strategic consulting. He is past president of the York Administrative Alumni Association and was a board member of YRCC 646 for over ten years.

Erika-Murray

Dr. Erika Murray (she/her)

YAY Board Member | Athena Innovation

University of Toronto Hatchery Entrepreneurship – Director; Athena Innovation – Managing Principal

Youth Assisting Youth Board Member

Erika Murray is a PhD engineer, the founder of a technology company and law firm, is a practicing intellectual property lawyer, and Director at the University of Toronto. She is a dynamic, results oriented business leader, with 15 years of legal, technology, design, marketing and engineering roles. Erika possesses the knowledge and experience that is required to lead teams, advise key stakeholders, and deliver strategic measurable results.

She is currently a practicing intellectual property/tech lawyer of Athena Innovation and Director at the University of Toronto Hatchery Entrepreneurship where she manages a portfolio of companies and supports their market positioning, IP protection, licensing, customer acquisition and investment fundraising. Erika is also a part-time professor at Ryerson University and Humber College, where she teaches law and business, and is committed to giving back to the success of her students.

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Arvin Minocha

Arvin Minocha (he/him)

Shell Canada  – Head of Sales & Operations – Eastern Canada

Youth Assisting Youth Board Member

Arvin is a commercially focused, creative thinker, with more than 12 years of experience and proven track record of delivering complex projects across both local and global geographies. He is a recognised expert in stakeholder management, developing people and leading cross-functional teams through significant change to successfully meet business goals against challenging timelines. Passionate about the non-profit sector with practical knowledge of marketing, strategy planning and operations, Arvin is a dedicated supporter of youth entrepreneurship through Junior Achievement – spending 12 years mentoring high school students to help them create and manage their own small business.

Karen Beitel (she/her)

YAY Board Member | KLB Consulting

KLB Consulting – Principal

Youth Assisting Youth Board

Karen Beitel is a public sector consultant with more than 15 years of experience working on public policy and governance initiatives and leading local, community-based strategy and planning projects. She has worked with more than 20 child, youth and family services agencies across Ontario and has a deep appreciation for organizations that work with at-risk and vulnerable youth populations.  Over the last ten years, Karen has been involved in a broad range of volunteer commitments for local and international not-for-profits that have contributed to successful fundraising, recruitment and advocacy efforts.

Sudhir Gandi Board Member

Sudhir Gandhi (he/him)

Institute of Corporate Directors – Team Lead NFP Chair Peer Group GTA North

Youth Assisting Youth Board Member

Sudhir is an ICD.D & DEP graduate from Rotman – Institute of Corporate Directors, Canada; and Directors Education Program from the Institute of Directors, Thailand (accredited by Australian Institute of Company Directors). Sudhir is presently a Team Lead, for NFP Chair Peer Group for GTA North for Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Canada. He also serves on the ICD’s NFP Program Committee, engaged in delivery of programs, continuous education & events encompassing governance essentials and best practices for NFP Board Directors. With over 30 years of senior management and board experience with mid to large sized international private/public enterprises and advisory boards and played an integral part at the Senior Management & Board level leadership teams. With a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and culture codes and challenges confronting organizational growth and sustainability, Sudhir has delivered over 3 decades of distilled experience and knowledge For-Profit Advisory & Not-For-Profit Boards. He has been involved in building HR performance and talent management across functional teams driving organizational sustainability, strategic planning, board governance and policies and building lasting value for stakeholders.

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