our leadership team

The assembly of diverse leaders united by their shared passion and commitment to advance youth workforce development in Canada.

Board Members


Back Row, Left to Right - Fabio Crespin, Brandi Jonathan, Simone Atungo, Andrew Reddin, Akosua Alagaratnam, Lisa Hawke, Lynn Chambers, Kamla Sudama, Valérie Roy

Front Row, Left to Right - Adam Morrison, Sydney Piggot, Myra Latendressedrapeau, Shari St. Peter, Madeleine Barker, Gladys Ahovi, Tonya Lagrasta, Ashley Boha, Hamoon Ekhtiari

Full Council List

  • AXTRA Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi, Valérie Roy

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Joanna Henderson

  • Canadian Career Development Foundation, Donnalee Bell

  • CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals, Shereen Ashman

  • City of Toronto, Kamla Sudama

  • City of Toronto, Sunil Johal

  • Colleges and Institutes of Canada, Denise Amyot

  • Employment and Social Development Canada, Sandra Franke, Myra Latendresse-Drapeau

  • First Work, Akosua Alagaratnam

  • FutureFit Ai, Hamoon Ekhtiari

  • Imagine Canada, Lynn Chambers

  • Indspire, Kim Radbourne

  • LinkedIn, Jake Hirsch-Allen

  • NPAAMB, Shari St. Peter

  • NPower Canada, Andrew Reddin

  • OTEC, Adam Morrison

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation, Tracey Robertson

  • PwC Canada, Tonya Lagrasta

  • RBC Royal Bank, Madeleine Barker

  • United Way Greater Toronto, Fabio Crespin

  • Vibrant Healthcare Alliance, Simone Atungo

  • VPI Inc., Jodi O'Gorman

  • Work Prep Centre, Ashley Boha

  • YWCA Canada, Maya Roy

Staff Team

Gladys Ahovi

Executive Lead

Keesha Bell

Director, Communications

Chris Duff

Director, Youth Engagement

Victoria Dvorsky

Communications Specialist

Braden Ricketts

Project Manager,

Pivot 2020

Shalini Sharma, PhD

Lead Research & Policy Analyst

Angelica LeBar

Virtual Success Coach, Pivot 2020

Lina Pulido

Policy Analyst

Edil Kassim

Workforce Strategist, Pivot 2020

Darlene Nakamura

Office Manager

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