Our Board

John Gayle / Chair/President

johnJohn 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 

amnaA 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.

Jovita Caballero / Treasurer

jovitaJovita graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Admin Studies and a Specialization in Accounting.  Jovita is a Finance Reporting Officer with the Peel District School Board 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.

Matt Krawczyk

Matt graduated from Humber College with a Bachelor’s in Digital Business Management, he is a marketing professional with experience in public relations and special event fundraising. To further his studies, he has obtained a Graduate Certificate in Business Management and is working toward his MBA with a specialization in Marketing from Capella University.  Matt is an Account Manager at Edge Interactive which operates SchoolFinder.com , StudyinCanada.com and ScholarshipsCanada.com.  Matt has a passion for giving back to his community. He is a current board member of St John Ambulance where he holds the position of Marketing Chair. He also has volunteered in events with Jumpstart and Homes First.

Samra Hashim-Jeraj

Samra is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce. She is the Financial Controller at Ellis Don Facilities Services at the Brampton Civic Hospital.

With over 20+ years of finance experience, Samra has worked in a variety of sectors including: pharmaceuticals, energy, property management and facility services. Samra is thrilled to serve on the EMYC board and hopes to draw from her experience to contribute towards causes she is passionate about such as empowering youth, social justice and community development.

Muhammad Munshi

Muhammad Munshi is a Radiologist at Trillium Health Partners (THP) in Mississauga and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has specific interests and expertise in Sports Medicine Imaging, also currently working at the Canadian Centre for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

He has a passion for medical education, serving as the Medical Education Lead for Diagnostic Imaging at THP since 2011, throughout the inaugural years of the Mississauga Academy of Medicine at the University of Toronto – Mississauga.

Beyond medicine, he is passionate about issues of social justice and is active in many community and political initiatives. Muhammad’s work with youth includes previous experience coaching Rep basketball at the Oakville Basketball Club. He is currently Chair of the Young Professionals Council of the International Development and Relief Foundation, assisting in providing humanitarian aid and funding sustainable development programs throughout the world.

Jananee Savuntharanathan

jananeeJananee 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.


Nisha Yadav / Secretary

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.

Zoya Alam

Zoya is a staff lawyer at West Scarborough Community Legal Services practicing in employment, housing, and human rights law. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015 and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor – Faculty of Law.

As part of her work, Zoya provides legal advice, community legal education, and representation to low-income persons in various courts and tribunals and works with her colleagues on community development and law reform projects. Passionate about social justice, Zoya is part of a number of not-for-profit initiatives empowering youth and racialized communities by giving them the tools they need to succeed in the future. Zoya also serves as a Board of Director on the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association and is a Team Lead for the annual Fasting 5K.