Our People

People are at the core of YCI. Talented, determined and passionate about youth and innovation we are a creative force for change.

International Headquarters

YCI’s headquarters are based in Toronto, Canada.

Below are the key contacts for YCI’s strategy, operations, programs and communications. For info about a specific program or for any other departments, please email

Bryan Cox

Executive Director

Kristine Vanderplas

Director, Innovation & Sustainability 
Alison Roadburg


People & Operations Manager
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Sarah Wilson

Communications Manager
Taylor Marlow

Taylor Marlow

International Programs Manager
Nicole Doray

Nicole Doray

Climate Programs Manager

Anna Rose Miller

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead

Roeshawn Davidson

Climate Action Programs Coordinator
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Nicole Cousins

Programs Coordinator

Maria Nestorovska

Communications & Youth Engagement Coordinator
Board Members

YCI’s board members provide governance and strategic counsel leveraging many years of leadership experience in both public and private sectors domestically and globally.

Elizabeth Baker

YCI Board Chair
Senior Manager Consulting, Deloitte

James Newland

YCI Board Treasurer
Senior Vice President, International, Global Legal Services, RGA International Corporation

Kevin Thomas

YCI Board Secretary
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Katherine Arblaster

YCI Board Director
Manager, Deloitte

Priya Paul

YCI Board Director
Finance Manager, Shopify
Erin Kim

Erin Kim

YCI Board Director
Director Strategic Initiatives & Social Enterprise, Heart & Stroke Foundation

Ossana Ber

YCI Board Director
Manager, Greenwin Corp
Global Projects

YCI’s livelihoods solutions help catapult youth around the world to succeed and thrive. For over 30 years, innovation, youth, equality and sustainability have been at the core of everything we do, driving change globally and creating a better future for all.


Since 2015, we’ve partnered on global projects in 18 developing countries across South America, South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
For more information, please contact us.

YCI’s team also includes volunteers, interns and partners around the globe.

Learn more about how you can get involved.