Our Creative Family



Our Family

Everything at UforChange begins with family, and we’re excited to welcome you to the crew. Your well-being is most important to us, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure you succeed by providing a continued investment in your personal and professional endeavours. Everything we offer will give you the drive to create, learn and grow. We will also help you address the tough questions and the big decisions in your life.

The UforChange family is big and diverse, connected through a passion for creativity and young people.



Staff & Arts Mentors


Chalo

Chalo Hancock

Executive Director

Sarah ElRaheb

Program Director

Julia Girmenia

Program Manager

Perry

Perry Phalla

Volunteer & Program Coordinator

Jackie Boulos

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Tony Del Rio

Film Artist Mentor

Christopher Paunil

Fashion Artist Mentor

L’Oqenz

DJ Artist Mentor



Our Top Notch Board of Directors


See Our Board

Gina Gentili, Chair

Gina is the Chair of the Board of Directors. She is member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, where she brings more than fifteen years experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law. Gina is a graduate from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science. She received her Bachelor of Law from the University of Ottawa. Gina’s career began with Royal Bank of Canada in the Film Finance Division. As in-house counsel at Corus Entertainment Inc., for thirteen years, she’s focused on areas from television licensing to privacy law. She is very active in the community today and continues to make influential changes along the way.

Jennifer Samarco, Treasure

Jennifer is the Treasurer of UforChange. Jennifer is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is a manager in the Valuation & Dispute Services group of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice. Clients served have included both public and private companies in the mining, software, financial services, and various other industries. Jennifer previously worked in the Deloitte assurance and advisory practice where she has served public and private companies in the travel and leisure, automotive, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries. Jennifer has also performed audits of public sector healthcare clients.

Peter S. Newell

He is a senior partner at Norton Rose and brings a global expertise in construction and engineering; outsourcing; information technology; mergers and acquisitions; communications, media and technology.

Bill Culkins

Bill Culkins has continued to be involved in community activity regarding the rights of seniors, youth and HIV/AIDS individuals. He served as a member of the Capital Campaign team for the Cabbagetown Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club. He was a member of the Executive for Toronto Centre Federal Liberal Riding Association since 2010. He was a member of the Heart and Vision Award Ceremony team since 2009. Bill joined the 51 Division Community Police Liason George Brown Gala, a benefit for youth Scholarship. He was a Dixon Hall volunteer and a supporter in the Bob Rae and Glen Murray campaigns.


Sponsors

UforChange is grateful for our incredible sponsors