Our Team

To continue making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families facing mental health issues, EMYS has talented, passionate, committed staff willing to do whatever it takes to help us achieve our vision.

Vince Tedesco
Vince Tedesco

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

Vince Tedesco’s public service career spans over forty years and he has held numerous senior leadership positions in both government and in the non-profit sector. His most recent interim appointments have included Executive Director, Blue Hills Child and Family Centre; Executive Director, Community Living Peterborough; and Executive Director, Sunbeam Centre in Waterloo. For many years, Vince served as the Regional Director of the former Central West Region for Ministry of Community, Social Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services.  Vince has extensive experience managing and delivering a wide range of social services, including children’s mental health and developmental services. He has earned the respect of his colleagues and other community partners for his commitment to valuing staff and pursuing service excellence for our clients.

Myra Levy
Myra Levy

Director of Clinical and Professional Services

Myra Levy is the Director of Clinical and Professional Services, a position she has held since 2011.  Throughout her 20-year career at EMYS, Myra has overseen a variety of programs and services including the Access and Counselling teams (Whatever It Takes, the Gender-Based Violence Program, Urban Tele-Mental Health, Priority Access for Students, Priority Access for Child Welfare, Transitional Support Services, Mental Health T.O., What’s Up Walk-In) and the Residential and Day Treatment Programs. With 35 years of experience working in mental health and addictions Myra has accrued a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector.

Junie B Facey
Junie. B Facey

Director of Community Engagement and Developmental Services

Junie B. Facey is the Director of Community Engagement and Developmental Services since 2018. Junie leads and oversees a variety of services at EMYS including the Youth Outreach Worker Program, The Newcomer Program, and The Zone Youth Space. Strategically leading service excellence in mental health, developmental services, health promotion, children and youth, employment services, and community justice programs, she has over 15 years of management experience. She also has eight years of faculty and administration experience in higher education institutions, with a focus on leadership, change management, and professional development.

David Willis
David Willis

Director of Strategy and Systems Management

David Willis is the Director of Strategy and Systems Management since 2018.  David is responsible for the developing and operationalizing of our lead agency strategy and collaborating with our partners and funders across the City of Toronto to further build system pathways and connections within the child and youth mental health sector. David brings to this role 20 years of front line and management experience within the health and mental health field that is supported by a post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management and a Masters Degree in Business.

Board of Directors

East Metro Youth Services is governed by a community Board of Directors. The membership of the Board is drawn from citizens either living or working in the community. Persons from all walks of life have been or are represented on the Board, in an effort to reflect a broad cross-section of the community and a diverse number of viewpoints. Efforts are made to ensure that there is a balanced, equitable representation from business, professional, ethno-racial and other groups located in the community and served by the agency.
Mary Jarrell
Mary Jarrell

Chairperson

Mary Jarrell is an Assistant Crown Attorney in the Ministry of the Attorney General. Mary has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University and a Doctor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mary was the Youth Court Lead for the Scarborough courthouse until 2016. Mary presently works as Ministry of Attorney General counsel at the Ontario Review Board.

Judy Marshall
Judy Marshall

Past Chairperson

As a retiree, Judy works at living life to the fullest. In her ‘previous life’ she worked at the Toronto District School Board as a Student Counsellor and prior to that as an Intake Worker for Metro Children Aid Society. Judy has earned certificates in Brief Therapy, Life Skills Coaching, and Fundraising for Non-Profits.

Peter Sit
Peter Sit

Treasurer

Peter Sit is a retired financial professional with his public service experience with Central LHIN as Controller and corporate experience in the private sector by serving as Director Finance for Canada in CGI. Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA and CMA.

Maria Cuzzolino-Lam
Maria Cuzzolino-Lam

Secretary

Maria Cuzzolino-Lam is a social worker with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) for over 20 years. Maria is a part of a crisis response team and provides individual, family and group counselling through her role at the TDSB. Maria works on educating teachers and parents about the needs of students, (i.e. anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, developmental disability).

Anthony Scolaro
Anthony Scolaro

Board of Director

Anthony is the Vice President of Finance and Operations at Lucova, a technology company, where he was also a Founding Board Director and Treasurer. Anthony has a broad range of experiences working for multinationals, NGOs and start-ups. He has worked in over 20 countries across the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including extended assignments in China, Lebanon, Uganda, Pakistan, Peru and Germany. Previously, Anthony held the position of Global Director of Finance at Right To Play International and has worked for Deloitte, Fairmont Hotels and Scotiabank Global Wealth Management.

Courtney Charles
Courtney Charles

Board of Director

Courtney M. Charles is a Director of Operations and Player Development who works with the Toronto Raptors owned by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Courtney has vast experience in sports/business, retail and fast food working for major organizations recognized globally. He’s held management positions in all three areas leading businesses and individuals to success. Courtney is an ambassador for Lululemon, supporting the community on improving their health, mind, body and soul.

Jen Quinlan
Jen Quinlan

Board of Director

Jen Quinlan is a Director of Health Services who works with Flemingdon Health Centre. Jen has served high needs clients across seven priority neighbourhoods in Toronto using a social determinants of health approach. She currently supports a team of over 40 clinicians serving over 10,000 clients in North East Toronto. Jen is passionate about working with newcomer and refugee populations including those without status.

Lou Boileau
Lou Boileau

Board of Director

Lou Boileau is a community worker, working with youth in her position as the School Grown Coordinator with FoodShare Toronto, and in her community-based project Intercepting the Pipeline to Prison. IPP is a project by and for Black youth with lived experience to share survival tools on navigating the mental health systems in Ontario, and the intersections between mental health and criminalization. Lou has facilitated trainings on topics in anti-racism and mental health advocacy with youth serving organizations in Europe and across Central Canada.

Paul Huyer
Paul Huyer

Board of Director

Paul Huyer had a successful 30-year career in the finance industry where he retired from the TD Bank Group. His positions at TD included Chief Financial Officer of TD Canada Trust and Ombudsman for Canada. Paul is familiar with EMYS and the Moving on Mental Health plan for Toronto through his six years on the Board of Yorktown Family Services, including two years as Board President. Paul has vast governance experience with non-profit organizations. He is Chair of Start2Finish Canada, past Chair of the Board of Regents of Victoria University and Corporate Secretary for Triathlon Canada.

Paul Koreen
Paul Koreen

Board of Director

Paul Koreen is Partner & Chief Operating Officer with KCI, Canada’s largest national consulting firm focused exclusively on the charitable sector. In this role, Paul is responsible for the leadership of KCI’s finance, communications, IT and human resources functions, as well as leading the KCI Executive Team’s collaboration on the strategic growth and development of the firm.

Scott Sinclair
Scott Sinclair

Board of Director

Scott Sinclair is a recently retired Financial Services Executive, who has worked in both Canada and the US, most recently for Transamerica Life/AEGON. He is currently the Chair of the Trent University Property and Finance Committee, a member of the Trent University Board of Governors and is on their Audit committee. He is also past President and a board member of Aisling Discoveries Child Family Centre and the Aisling Foundation.