Board of Directors
Lisa Green, Co-Chair
I’m Lisa. I’ve been involved with the Go Green Youth Centre since 2010 as Co-chair.
My favourite part about this organization is watching young people develop. Our youth coaches take on significant leadership responsibility, demonstrate personal initiative and form close bonds with each other and the younger children they teach. They are truly inspiring. I live in nearby Lawrence Park with my family and three dogs, Beatrice, Milley and Stella.
Nick Stefanoff, Co-Chair
My name is Nick Stefanoff. I am one of our Centre’s founders & co-chair with Lisa Green. I am a retired educator and former principal of Valley Park Middle School. I love that many of the children we serve eventually become youth leaders themselves at GGYC.
One of my favourite memories was our first Go Green sleep over at Valley Park. It involved a big turnout from our community, lots of food, sweet tea, entertainment & watching a World Cricket Championship match between Pakistan and India at 4am on a big screen in our cafeteria.
Ali Baig, Treasurer
My name is Ali Baig. I am treasurer at Go Green Youth Centre.
I am the founder and owner of Green Bird Electric Solutions, Inc., and I have been working in the electrical industry in Canada since 1987. Green Bird focuses on providing clients with top tier industrial solutions for energy conservation, lighting, CCTV, automation, and control. I have served as an executive on school councils, condominium boards, community councils, and local political associations. I am also a long-term member of Flemingdon, Thorncliffe, and the Leaside community and have provided support to youth, seniors, and adults in the neighbourhood.
Sumaira Tariq, Secretary
I'm Sumaira.I've been involved with the Go Green Youth Centre since 2010 as secretary. My favourite part about this organization is watching the youth grow strong bonds in multicultural communities. I live in Flemingdon park with my family.
Yousuf Syed, Director
I am Yousuf Syed. I’ve been involved with the Go Green Youth Centre since its inception and am now serving as a Board-Member. I am an active volunteer and community leader with years of community service with a prime focus on social justice, advocacy, human rights, equality, and education.
Julie Dasoo, Director
My name is Julie Dasoo. I have been working at Valley Park Middle School for over a decade in the morning breakfast program and after school Beyond 3:30 programs.
My favourite part of this organization is seeing the youth we serve flourish as community leaders. My kids went to VPMS and the neighbouring Marc Garneau high school. My family and I have lived in Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park for over 30 years.
Mazhar Shafiq, Director
I’m Mazhar. I’ve been involved with the Go Green Youth Centre since 2010 as a board member. My favorite part about this organization is seeing a future where all children have access to safe and positive sports and educational experiences. I live in Flemingdon Park with my wife Summra and two sons Ahmed and Ahsan.
Abeir Liton, Director
I’m Abeir. I’m currently a student at the University of Toronto and work as an ambassador at the School of Cities. I’ve been involved with Go Green Youth Centre since I was a student at Valley Park Middle School. My favourite thing about this organization is the impact it has on communities with its physical site and youth programming. I enjoy watching the dynamism on the site during the spring and summer seasons!
Gerri Gershon, Director
Hi I’m Gerri. It was my honour to represent the community and local schools as an elected school trustee for 33 years on the Toronto School Board. I joined as a director at GGYC because this community is vibrant, hospitable, and remarkable. Parents strive to provide their children with the best experiences and opportunities