Our People

Director

Managing Director

Administrative Staff

  • Chanel Tsang
    Chanel Tsang
    Title/Position
    Manager, Operations & Community Partnerships
  • Abby Walker Mitchell
    Abby Walker Mitchell
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant, Administrative Assistant

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Redab Al-Janaideh
    Dr. Redab Al-Janaideh
    Title/Position
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Developmental Psychology and Education
  • Dr. Ruth Speidel
    Dr. Ruth Speidel
    Title/Position
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. Melis Yavuz-Muren
    Dr. Melis Yavuz-Muren
    Title/Position
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Developmental Psychology

Graduate Students

  • Emma Galarneau
    Emma Galarneau
    Title/Position
    PhD Student
    Emotional Development and Resilience

Research Assistants

  • Dania Al-Alusi's Photo
    Dania Al-Alusi
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Bisma Ali's Image
    Bisma Ali
    Title/Position
    Work-Study Student
  • José Chacon
    José Chacon
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Image of Riad El-Karout, Volunteer at CCDMP
    Riad El-Karout
    Title/Position
    Volunteer
  • Danah Elsayed
    Danah Elsayed
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Gautam Gireesh's photo
    Gautam Gireesh
    Title/Position
    Programmer
  • Mikayla Hamilton's Photo
    Mikayla Hamilton
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Zainab Haseeb
    Zainab Haseeb
    Title/Position
    ROP Student
  • Ghazal Jessani
    Ghazal Jessani
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Omema Khalid
    Omema Khalid
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Image of Kerim Kutay, Financial Assistant CCDMP
    Kerim Kutay
    Title/Position
    Financial Assistant
  • Gideon Mehna's Image
    Gideon Mehna
    Title/Position
    IT Coordinator
  • Image of Michelle Melvin, a volunteer at CCDMP
    Michelle Melvin
    Title/Position
    Volunteer
  • Hagar Saleh's Photo
    Hagar Saleh
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Nicole Sell
    Nicole Sell
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Ashka Shah
    Ashka Shah
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
    Front- and Back-End App and Web Development
  • Gresha Shah
    Gresha Shah
    Title/Position
    IRP Student
  • Dima Taian's Photo
    Dima Taian
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Elena Temelkova
    Elena Temelkova
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • ET
    Elaine Tsai
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
  • Brianna Valenzuela
    Brianna Valenzuela
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant
    Administration and Volunteer Coordination
  • Abby Walker Mitchell
    Abby Walker Mitchell
    Title/Position
    Research Assistant, Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

  • SF
    Suzanne Finn
    Title/Position
    Director, Early Years and Child Care Services, Region of Peel
    Early Years, regional government
  • DH
    Dr. Patricia Houston
    Title/Position
    Professor of Anesthesia, Vice Dean, Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, U of T
    Health, professional education
  • KS
    Kaveh Shahrooz
    Title/Position
    Director of Partnerships and Legal Counsel, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, UTM
    Law, university policy
  • AS
    Andrew Stelmacovich
    Title/Position
    Executive Director of Advancement, Office of Advancement, UTM
    Fundraising