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Our Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the organization’s vision, fiscal management, strategic direction, and overall integrity.

Stephanie Wang, Chair

CTYS Board member since June 2016

Career Experience: experienced strategy and finance professional; most recently Director of Strategy and Business Improvement at Sears Canada; previously, a management consultant in Strategy & Operations at Deloitte Canada and Finance Manager at Manulife Financial

Education: Master of Business Administration degree (Richard Ivey School of Business), Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science (University of Toronto), Certificate in Psychology (Ryerson University)

Interests: passionate about mental health issues facing youth and children

Delia Sinclair Frigault, Secretary

CTYS Board Member since April 2019; current Chair of the Board Effectiveness Committee

Career Experience: Macro Social worker focused on policy analysis, policy and standards development, quality management and stakeholder/government relations. Committed to public administration in the public interest. Previous employment with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Ontario College of Pharmacists, and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. 

Relevant Experience: Volunteer experience includes serving as a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers’ Standards to Practice Committee, an Academic Support Volunteer for Pathways to Education – Regent Park and Vice President of the Board of Directors for All Saints – Homes for Tomorrow Society

Education: Masters of Science in Health Services Research (health policy concentration) from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and an Honours Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University.

Kevin Noel, Treasurer

Career Experience: Kevin Noel has over 15 years experience as a leader in the charitable sector in organizations with a focus on mental health. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Previously, he was the Interim Executive Director with the Distress Centres of Greater Toronto and the Senior Director of Finance and Corporate Services with Youthdale Treatment Centres.

Relevant Experience: In addition to his experience in the charitable sector, Kevin spent eleven years with the Responsible Gambling Council as its Chief Operating Officer, where he developed an international accreditation program and led finance, human resources, operations and strategy, as well as their community programs and social marketing initiatives. 

Education: Originally from Newfoundland, Kevin earned his Master of Business Administration from Memorial University.

Adam Benn

CTYS Board Member since May 2020

Career Experience: Over ten years of experience working in community health and non-profit sectors, most specifically with black/racialized youth, youth with disabilities and (LGBTQ) youth. Currently Education and Training Manager at Humber College for the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity. Education and training on Human Rights, Anti-racism and Sexual and Gender Diversity.

Relevant experience: Recent employment experience includes work as a Student Parent Support Worker for Pathways to Education: Regent Park Community Health Centre, Youth Program Facilitator/Coordinator for the Supporting Our Youth Program and Manager of LGBT2SQ Community Programs at the Sherbourne Health Centre. Volunteer experience includes serving as Crew and Bike Rally steering committee for the People with AIDS Foundation (PWA) Bike Rally.

Education: Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management (Royal Roads University), Master of Education in Adult Education and Community Development (University of Toronto – OISE)

Interests: Fitness, movies, dogs and travel

Richard Ashok Coutinho

CTYS Board Member since October 2017

Career Experience: lawyer for over 20 years; currently providing legal representation for individuals with mental capacity issues

Relevant Experience: Board Member for six years for the Alliance of South Asians for AIDs Prevention and currently a Board Member for the Harvard University Gender and Sexuality Caucus and serves as the President of a local condominium.

Education: Bachelor and Master degrees in comparative religion (McGill, Harvard Divinity School) and Bachelor and Master degrees in law (University of Toronto and Harvard Law School)

Interests: a 30-year-long interest in multiple dimensions of mental health; also has a particular interest in the provision of services to often marginalized communities

Chris Langlois

CTYS Board Member since October 2021

Career Experience: Currently, Chris works at the Lung Health Foundation (LHF), as Senior Manager, Implementation and Impact. Earlier in his career, he spent several years at Children’s Mental Health Ontario, where he worked on behalf of Ontario’s child and youth mental health service agencies, developing a significant appreciation of the unique and critical role of community-based health and social service organizations.

Relevant Experience: Since 2012, Chris has been working in strategic policy and program development, collaborating with frontline service providers, government administrators, and a range of stakeholder groups across the health care and social services sectors.

Subah Chhabra

CTYS Board member since June 2021

Career Experience: Experienced Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Human Resources Professional; Currently working as a DEI Professional with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, previously led DEI at Toronto Humane Society.

Education: Post Graduation in Human Resources Management (George Brown College); Masters of Commerce in Accounting & Finance; Honors in Bachelors of Commerce.

Interests: Collecting different types of tea, Learning new dance forms

Dale Swift

CTYS Board Member since Spring of 2021

Career Experience: Worked with youth with severe mental health concerns, Dual Diagnosis, and Acquired Brain Injury for over 13 years; currently working for the Toronto Police Service for the past 12 years, working as a Neighbourhood Community Officer working with youth at risk

Relevant Experience: Coach highschool basketball for the past 10 years; continually working with community organizations to address youth mental health, youth PTSD and talks (lectures) discussing personal and professional experiences when working with youth.

Education: Bachelor degree in Psychology (Trent University); Intensive Social Service Worker Program {Algonquin College)

Interests: Creating and conducting youth mental health programs that emphasize the importance of self expression and empowerment; evening youth basketball programs