Board of Directors & Governance

As a faith-based charitable organization, our leaders and governing body work in the best interest of our youth (those we serve) and supporters (those who donate their time and money). The Board of Directors is Youth Unlimited’s governing body and oversees all matters involving Youth Unlimited, now and into the future.

Executive Committee

PAUL HOGAN — CHAIR
Paul is a retired partner from PwC and has been on YU's Board since 2006. He and his wife attend Redemption Church in Whitby. Paul and Patricia have five children and 14 grandchildren and enjoy walks together.
JOHN TOMPKINS - SECRETARY
John is a retired SVP from Aon Hewitt. John has been on the YU Board since 2002. He and his wife attend The Well in Maple. John's passions include his family, serving on other missions boards, cottaging, various sports and travel.
BRUCE DACCORD - TREASURER
Bruce is the President of Transcourt Inc. and joined the YU Board in 2013. Bruce and his wife attend the Meeting House in Brampton. They have three children, a grandchild on the way, and enjoy sreading, sports, and travel.

Members At Large

GERD FIEBIG
Gerd is the Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Alta Group and joined the YU Board in 2020. He and his family attend the Campus Church in Aurora.
KAARINA HSIEH
Kaarina serves at a diverse and vibrant community as Lead Pastor of Parkway Forest Community Church in Toronto. Kaarina joined the YU Board in 2020.
ANOUSHKA MARTIL
Anoushka is a Principal at DPRA Canada and joined the YU Board in 2017. She and her family are members of Friendship Community Church in Toronto.

ANDREW WILLIAMS
Andrew is Principal at Liberty Square Consulting and attends the Meeting House, Yorkdale with his family. Andrew joined the YU Board in 2019. Andrew and his wife Yetti have four children. In his spare time he enjoys writing and playing a wide variety of sports including basketball and golf.
KAREN WILLSON
Karen is Partner at Ketchum Canada Inc. and has been on the YU Board since 2002. She and her husband attend Spring Garden Baptist Church in North York. Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves both curling and golf.

Board Responsibilities

The Board performs an overall directing and monitoring role and delegates operational leadership to the Executive Director (“ED”).

The Board’s responsibilities are to:

  • Design the Board structure and processes.
  • Establish Board policies for the organization.
  • Govern the missional and strategic planning process.
  • Delegate management authority and responsibility to the ED.
  • Support and provide development for the ED.
  • Oversee risk management.
  • Monitor compliance and measure results.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the Board.

In additional to our own internal standards, as an affiliate member of the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities, Youth Unlimited also operates within the external standards expected of a Christian charity:

  • We are committed to the Christian faith.
  • We are diligent in our governance with an independent and active Board.
  • We demonstrate transparent and proper financial oversight, including public disclosure of our financial statements. (update link once domain transferred)
  • We operate with the utmost integrity, and adhere to all applicable laws.
  • Our fundraising is ethical and respects the dignity and interests both of those we serve and our donors.