Leadership

 

It takes a knowledgable and dedicated team to drive the impact that we want to see in communities. Here are some key members of our staff team.

Dr. Eugenia Duodu  Chief Executive Officer   As CEO, Dr. Eugenia leads a motivated team as they strive to make a meaningful impact in communities through STEM. She was first introduced to the organization as an Events & Initiatives volunteer, viewing the mandate as a perfect reflection of her goal: making a long-lasting positive impact in communities through STEM engagement and in-turn allow youth to unlock their potential. Having grown up in one of the low-income communities VoSNL serves, she strives to maintain a strong connection to her local and global community by being a mentor and advocate. Eugenia holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Toronto.   Twitter: @EugeniaDuodu

Dr. Eugenia Duodu

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Dr. Eugenia leads a motivated team as they strive to make a meaningful impact in communities through STEM. She was first introduced to the organization as an Events & Initiatives volunteer, viewing the mandate as a perfect reflection of her goal: making a long-lasting positive impact in communities through STEM engagement and in-turn allow youth to unlock their potential. Having grown up in one of the low-income communities VoSNL serves, she strives to maintain a strong connection to her local and global community by being a mentor and advocate. Eugenia holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Toronto.

Twitter: @EugeniaDuodu

Turfah Tabish  Director of Program Operations  Turfah leads all operations behind our programs and initiatives. Turfah joined the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Clubs program in 2013 and grew to the Program Facilitator role the following year. She is passionate about inspiring youth to explore their potential and empowering them to be change-makers in their communities. Turfah holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto.   turfah.tabish@vosnl.org

Turfah Tabish

Director of Program Operations

Turfah leads all operations behind our programs and initiatives. Turfah joined the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Clubs program in 2013 and grew to the Program Facilitator role the following year. She is passionate about inspiring youth to explore their potential and empowering them to be change-makers in their communities. Turfah holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto.

turfah.tabish@vosnl.org

Camilo Garay  Manager of Program Development  Camilo leads the development of all new programs and initiatives at Visions of Science. Camilo began his journey with the organization as a volunteer in 2010 and grew to be a Program Facilitator several years after. He is passionate about increasing equity in the education sector, re-framing perceptions of STEM, and capacity-building in underserved communities. In his work he looks forward to extending the reach of the organization. Camilo holds a Masters of Science in Molecular Science from Ryerson University.   camilo.garay@vosnl.org

Camilo Garay

Manager of Program Development

Camilo leads the development of all new programs and initiatives at Visions of Science. Camilo began his journey with the organization as a volunteer in 2010 and grew to be a Program Facilitator several years after. He is passionate about increasing equity in the education sector, re-framing perceptions of STEM, and capacity-building in underserved communities. In his work he looks forward to extending the reach of the organization. Camilo holds a Masters of Science in Molecular Science from Ryerson University.

camilo.garay@vosnl.org

Hamna Awan  Manager of Communications and Marketing  Hamna leads all aspects of VoSNL communications and marketing activities. She began her journey with the organization as a volunteer for Community STEM Clubs in 2014 and grew to be a Program Facilitator shortly after. Motivated by the organization’s commitment to empowering young people through STEM learning and leadership, she looks forward to the organization reaching more youth across the GTA. Hamna holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from the University of Toronto.   hamna.awan@vosnl.org

Hamna Awan

Manager of Communications and Marketing

Hamna leads all aspects of VoSNL communications and marketing activities. She began her journey with the organization as a volunteer for Community STEM Clubs in 2014 and grew to be a Program Facilitator shortly after. Motivated by the organization’s commitment to empowering young people through STEM learning and leadership, she looks forward to the organization reaching more youth across the GTA. Hamna holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from the University of Toronto.

hamna.awan@vosnl.org

Dina Al-khooly  Manager of Research and Evaluation   Dina oversees all VoSNL research and evaluation activities as VoSNL strives to be advocates for the communities we serve. She joined the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Clubs program in 2015 and became a Program Facilitator the following year. She views the organization as the perfect bridge between her two worlds: research and equity-based community work and she believes in its ability to impact youth through STEM. Dina holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Waterloo.   dina.alkhooly@vosnl.org

Dina Al-khooly

Manager of Research and Evaluation


Dina oversees all VoSNL research and evaluation activities as VoSNL strives to be advocates for the communities we serve. She joined the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Clubs program in 2015 and became a Program Facilitator the following year. She views the organization as the perfect bridge between her two worlds: research and equity-based community work and she believes in its ability to impact youth through STEM. Dina holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Waterloo.

dina.alkhooly@vosnl.org

Yi Lu  Team and Operations Coordinator   Yi coordinates over 100 volunteers across VoSNL programs and initiatives as well as all administrative activities. She began as a Summer Camp Counselor in 2015 and grew to the position of Administrator shortly afterwards. She has also worked in the areas of program coordination and curriculum development. Yi hopes to spark youth interest in STEM by engaging them in creative, fun and accessible workshops. Yi holds a Bachelor of Education at OISE at University of Toronto.   yi.lu@vosnl.org

Yi Lu

Team and Operations Coordinator


Yi coordinates over 100 volunteers across VoSNL programs and initiatives as well as all administrative activities. She began as a Summer Camp Counselor in 2015 and grew to the position of Administrator shortly afterwards. She has also worked in the areas of program coordination and curriculum development. Yi hopes to spark youth interest in STEM by engaging them in creative, fun and accessible workshops. Yi holds a Bachelor of Education at OISE at University of Toronto.

yi.lu@vosnl.org

Destiny Shaw  Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator  Destiny coordinates all outreach initiatives at Visions of Science and works to engage youth from target communities in Visions of Science programs and initiatives. She began her journey with the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Club program in 2013 and then engaged as a co-op student shortly after. Having grown up in Toronto Community Housing, she believes in meaningful programming and it’s potential to break barriers and feed the potential of youth. Destiny holds a Social Service Worker diploma from Humber College.   destiny.shaw@vosnl.org

Destiny Shaw

Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator

Destiny coordinates all outreach initiatives at Visions of Science and works to engage youth from target communities in Visions of Science programs and initiatives. She began her journey with the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Club program in 2013 and then engaged as a co-op student shortly after. Having grown up in Toronto Community Housing, she believes in meaningful programming and it’s potential to break barriers and feed the potential of youth. Destiny holds a Social Service Worker diploma from Humber College.

destiny.shaw@vosnl.org

Darren Sam  Curriculum Developer   Darren supports all Visions of Science curriculum as well as general programming. He joined the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Club program in 2011 and grew to be a program facilitator several years later. He is excited by the opportunity to properly frame STEM topics and provide youth from under-served communities a safe and positive space to explore learning at their own pace. Darren holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry obtained from McMaster University.   darren.sam@vosnl.org

Darren Sam

Curriculum Developer


Darren supports all Visions of Science curriculum as well as general programming. He joined the organization as a volunteer for the Community STEM Club program in 2011 and grew to be a program facilitator several years later. He is excited by the opportunity to properly frame STEM topics and provide youth from under-served communities a safe and positive space to explore learning at their own pace. Darren holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry obtained from McMaster University.

darren.sam@vosnl.org

Erick Rodriguez  Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator  Erick supports all Visions of Science communications as well as general programming. He joined the organization as an Events Volunteer in 2016 and grew to take on short-term design projects. Having grown up with limited access to extra curricular programs, he believes in the importance of engaging youth outside of school and the power of storytelling. Erick currently studies Graphic Design with a focus on Integrated Media at OCAD University.   erick.rodriguez@vosnl.org

Erick Rodriguez

Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator

Erick supports all Visions of Science communications as well as general programming. He joined the organization as an Events Volunteer in 2016 and grew to take on short-term design projects. Having grown up with limited access to extra curricular programs, he believes in the importance of engaging youth outside of school and the power of storytelling. Erick currently studies Graphic Design with a focus on Integrated Media at OCAD University.

erick.rodriguez@vosnl.org


Board of Directors

Chair: Adnan Syed

Manager of Research Programs, Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University

Dr. Winston Klass

Mathematician and Vice President, Ipsos Reid (Retired)

Erin Stein  Vice- President, Global Recruitment, RBC

Erin Stein

Vice- President, Global Recruitment, RBC

Keddone Dias

Executive Director, LAMP Community Health Centre

Annelies Groen

STEM Instructional Leader, Toronto District School Board

Trisha Hosein

Ontario Certified Teacher, Peel District School Board

To contact the Board of Directors please email: board@vosnl.org