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Board of Directors

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

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 (2SLGBTQ+) 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

Ajai Mehta

CTYS Board Member since November 2023

Career Experience: Ajai Mehta is a collaborative leader and charismatic change agent with over 25 years of professional experience with RBC, in the areas of: Performance Management; Finance; Product Management; Human Resources; and Strategy (including Risk Management). Ajai is a thought leader in strategic development & execution, leveraging his broad base of experiences to drive meaningful business results. In his current role as Director – Strategy, Ajai is looked upon to provide risk management leadership and nurture strategic partnerships across the organization.

Relevant Experience: Along with a diverse professional background, Ajai’s lived experiences with mental health give him first-hand knowledge that will prove invaluable to the board. Ajai is also an avid volunteer and fundraiser for a variety of organizations and charities.

Interests: Youth Well-Being & Education; Mentoring; Fitness, Cycling & Golf; Travel & Food.

Angela Hantoumakos

CTYS Board Member since November 2023

Career Experience: Four decades of diverse senior management experience in General Management, Finance, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, M&A, ERP implementation, Project Management, and Board Governance in: Management Consulting (Deloitte), Healthcare (CFO, William Osler Health Centre; CAO/CFO (Ontario Oncology Association), Aerospace (VP Finance, Bombardier Aerospace), Manufacturing, Telco, Financial Services, and Consumer Goods.

Relevant Experience: Previous Vice-Chair Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Canada; volunteer responder for Distress Centre Halton for the past four years; volunteer responder for Talk Suicide, Finance and Audit Chair for Bellwoods Centres for Community Living; Director, Oakville Food for Life; Treasurer, My Sister’s Place.

Education: M.Sc. Human Resource Management in Economics, B.A. Economics.

Interests: Committed volunteer since my teenage years; cycling, gardening, avid reader, working out, hiking, and piano.

Annabel Sibalis

CTYS Board Member since November 2023

Career Experience: Annabel is a child mental health researcher and Senior Policy Analyst within Health Canada’s Mental Health Directorate. She holds a doctorate degree in psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University and has ten years of experience evaluating child and youth mental health treatment programs and providing evidence-based program development advice.  She has previously worked with a variety of health institutions including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and the Child Development Institute. 

Interests: In addition to her passion for child and youth mental health, Annabel enjoys camping, travel, learning languages, and chocolate peanut butter ice cream.

Antonietta F. Raviele

CTYS Board Member since November 2022

Career Experience: Born and raised in Toronto, Antonietta F. Raviele has been practicing law since 2004 and is currently a partner with RV Law LLP representing clients in the areas of criminal, mental health and family law. Antonietta worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Kingston and Peterborough, Ontario, before returning to Toronto, briefly working as in-house counsel and advocate with ETA Vaughan Women’s Shelter before joining RV Law LLP.  Antonietta has spent her career dedicated to public service and is committed to CTYS’s clients and goals.  Antonietta also volunteers with Covenant House, Pro Bono Ontario and the Elizabeth Fry Society. 

Chris Langlois, Vice-Chair

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.

Connie Gray

CTYS Board Member since November 2023

Career Experience: Connie currently works in primary care for the South East Toronto Family Health Team (SETFHT), as the Director of Finance and Operations.  She is actively involved in growing primary care services in East Toronto and works hard to find ways that will help support the marginalized communities in the area.  Prior, she has worked in a number of finance roles including as the Director of Finance for Taddlecreek Learning Centre which offered educational programs and support for youth who were in jeopardy of not getting through their high school requirements.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography (York University) and currently finalizing the experience portion of the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) program and designation.

Interests: Baseball – both watching the Toronto Blue Jays and playing recreational slo-pitch and passionate about expanding and improving the availability of mental health services in Toronto.

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.

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.

Lee Allison Clark

CTYS Board Member since November 2023

Career Experience: Lee is currently the Manager of Mental Health for Game Plan, which serves high-performance coaches and athletes working with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. She was previously the Director of Health at the Native Women’s Association of Canada, which served the Community of 900 000 Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender Diverse People across Turtle Island and Inuit Nunangat (Canada). Earlier in her career, Lee worked within the federal government, as well as for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

Relevant Experience: Lee is a youth herself and has served previously as a general member and Director of Government Relations for the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health and the Non-Profit Youth Leaders Network. She was previously an Executive Committee member for the Canadian College of Health Leaders Eastern Ontario Chapter before moving from Ottawa to Toronto. Lee’s Master’s thesis was focused on maternal child health, specifically the impact of certain variables on intelligence in the MIREC cohort.

Education: Master of Business Administration candidate (University of Fredericton), Master of Science, Health: Science, Technology, and Policy (Carleton University), Bachelor of Social Science, major in Psychology (University of Ottawa), Honours Bachelor of Health Science (University of Ottawa), Project Management professional certificate. NCCP comp-int certified coach in figure skating. CCHL member.

Richard Ashok Coutinho, Board Secretary

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

Stanley Ing

CTYS Board Member since November 2023

Career Experience: Experienced policy strategist and public health professional working in government and the health sector. Currently Senior Issues and Business Consultant within the Office of the Deputy Minister of Health, Ontario Ministry of Health. Previously, a Senior Strategy and Planning Advisor within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Epidemiologist at Toronto Public Health, Regional Municipality of York, and Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Relevant Experience: Currently a board member at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre and reviewer with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. Previous experience serving on boards within the child welfare, children’s mental health, and primary care sectors.

Education: Master of Public Administration (Western University), Master of Public Health (University of Toronto), Bachelor of Applied Science (Toronto Metropolitan University).

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