John Gayle / Chair/President
John obtained a Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and Law Clerk diploma from the Business School, Humber College. He began his legal career at a Bay Street law firm in Toronto and, in 2010, was called to bar in Ontario. A strong interest and passion for administrative fairness, equity and social justice, prompted him to focus on public service. Working at Ombudsman Ontario, he facilitates the resolution of public complaints concerning allegations of maladministration and administrative unfairness by Government of Ontario ministries and agencies.
Amna Farooq / Vice-Chair; Chair of Nominating Committee
A graduate of the Schulich School of Business, Amna is a supply chain professional with experience in forecasting and inventory management. She currently works as a Customer Logistics Analyst at Reckitt Benckiser (RB), helping RB brands such as Lysol, Finish, Air Wick and Veet reach retailers across Canada. As a strong believer in community service, Amna has volunteered in events for several non-profits, including the Jumpstart Foundation, Georgetown Bread Basket, Alzheimer Society of Peel and United Way.
Kishan Dial – FCCA (UK), CMC / Treasurer
Kishan graduated with a professional designation in Accounting from the London School of Accountancy and later completed his designation as a Certified Management Consultant. Kishan is a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Associates and an authorised representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has pursued a career in non-profit for several years; Kishan currently sits on another not for profit Board which provides homeless and at risk youth short and long term assistance. Kishan is passionate about giving back to the community and an advocate for issues leading to opportunity and equality.
Jovita Caballero / Board Secretary
Jovita graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Admin Studies and a Specialization in Accounting. Jovita is an associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and is working towards obtaining her CPA, CA designation. She has worked on several non-profit audit engagements from foster care foundations to a women empowerment charity and enjoys being able to give time back to the community. Jovita serves as a member of the finance committee and board member for EMYC and enjoys being able to contribute her accounting knowledge and understanding of Not-for-Profit entities.
Jananee is a student at the University of Toronto Mississauga pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Management. She has been involved with the Erin Mills Youth Centre as a past Summer Camp Leader. As an active member of the community, she has served as Chairperson of The Mississauga Youth Action Committee and is passionate about mentoring youth to be leaders in their community.
Michael Fearon / Chair of Programming Committee
Michael is an emergency manager with the Ministry of Education. He has been involved with the Erin Mills Youth Centre since childhood. After a time away, he is returning to EMYC as a board member contributing with a wide awareness of local and international experience in relation to the development of educational programs.
Tara Kerba – Vento
Tara is an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Peel District School Board. Her involvement with Erin Mills Youth Centre dates back to the program’s early years when she was employed as the literacy program coordinator and as a drop-in centre site leader. Returning to EMYC as a board member, she has served as board secretary, and contributes her knowledge and understanding of today’s youth and of building community.
Nisha is a public services professional with a passion for helping individuals, families and communities grow and flourish across the Greater Toronto Area. In the 5 years of working with Erin Mills Youth Centre, Nisha built invaluable relationships with many youth and their families, along with the great opportunity to lead and support inspirational initiatives from: community and client engagement, program development, implementation and evaluation, and collective stakeholder impact. Nisha has since worked at JVS Toronto with youth in the Jane-Finch Community, and currently works with the Ministry of Community and Social Services as a Caseworker for the Ontario Disability Support Program. Nisha is excited to join EMYC in the capacity of a board member and contribute to the youth, community, and organization very close to her heart.