LEADERS

Angie Peters
President & CEO
After 16 years as a senior executive in Telecommunications, Angie moved into the social profit sector to support initiatives investing in people and working towards the end of poverty. Prior to joining YSM, Angie founded and led ZOE Alliance Inc., a for-profit social enterprise that equipped and empowered village-based businesses […]
VP, Operations
Phillip joined YSM in the summer of 2018 and has implemented YSM’s HR technology platform while advancing all areas of YSM HR practice. As well, Phillip has developed a new YSM department, our first Project Management Office. Phillip also provides strategic direction to YSM Finance, Information Services & Technology, Reception […]
Angela Solamos
VP, Philanthropy
Angela has served as the VP of Philanthropy at YSM since June 2016, bringing with her over two decades of fund development, corporate sponsorship and leadership experience. Born and raised in Toronto, Angela graduated from Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts program and worked for several years in the field until […]
Brent Mitchell
VP, Programs and Community Development
For the past 35 years, Brent has worked in high poverty communities globally, including 15 years in rural Africa addressing systemic issues. Prior to YSM, Brent held successive positions in leadership and executive roles in the charitable sector, including President of Partners International Canada.  Brent is passionate about poverty reduction […]

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

YSM is governed by a Board of Directors who ensure clear strategy and goals, as well as sound operating principles for YSM’s CEO and staff.

GUNDY JACKSON, CHAIR

Consultant

HEATHER JANES, VICE-CHAIR & CHAIR OF BOARD DEVELOPMENTCEO,

Christie Gardens

GORDON SUTHERLAND, TREASURER

Chartered Accountant, Retired

KRISTI KARENS, SECRETARY

Senior Marketing Consultant

DAVID MCFADDEN

Corporate Director

DAVID STEVENSON

Retired; Former President of Polar Pak – North American packaging company

ERIK PARNOJA

Portfolio Manager, Sprucegrove Investment Management LTD

HARRY ANGUS

President, H. H. Angus & Associates LTD

JAMES (JIM) CHESTNUTT

Retired Retail Executive

JULIA ROBARTS

Executive Search Consultant, Odgers Berndston

KENT HEISE

Clinical Manager, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

PATRICK GILL

Senior Director, Tax and Financial Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce  

ANGIE PETERS, EX-OFFICIO

President & CEO, The Yonge Street Mission

SPEAKERS

YSM Leadership and other qualified staff are available to speak on a variety of topics including poverty, compassion, justice, homelessness and street-involved youth.

For more information or to book a speaker, please call Alisa Velthuizen at 416-929-9614 x 4227