Our Board Members
Mahira currently serves as a staff family lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario. Mahira attended the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar in 2012. Mahira is a member of the South Asian Bar Association and a board member for Peel Family Mediation Services. Mahira is an active volunteer and has served at Lawyers Feed the Hungry and LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools) and Pro Bono Students Canada where she held a placement at SALCO (South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario).
Michele Brubacher, CHRL, SHRM-CP, CDMP
Michele is a Certified Human Resources Leader with experience working in various sectors (Corporate, Public, Private, and Non-Profit). Having extensive knowledge, experience and responsibility in actively managing people and resources, Michele is able to independently analyze and resolve unexpected challenges innovatively. Michele’s ability to recognize and consider the Big Picture to obtain “win/win/win” outcomes assists AYSP with internal and external organizational needs.
A retired mediator with the Landlord and Tenant Board, Joel has extensive experience in interest-based mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation. He has excellent negotiation skills acquired through knowledge of conciliation and mediation techniques and practices, interpersonal communication and analytical skills. Joel has a proven record of credibility and objectivity in dealing with, and helping resolve, issues between parties of opposing views.
Joel has volunteered with Peel Children’s Aid Society as a Board Member. Prior to becoming a Board Member at AYSP Joel served on AYSP’s Youth Justice Committee.
Joel is a founder and Executive Director of Teamwork Children’s Services International Inc. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Teamwork Ministries International Inc. and Teamwork City of Hope.
Judy is a health, environmental and social sustainability leader with many years of experience working with communities in Peel Region. She is currently the Director of Newcomer Services at Indus Community Services, a not-for-profit settlement agency in Peel, and a member of the Peel Community Benefits Network.
Judy began her career at Peel Region as a Public Health Nurse and went on to be a manager in both Public Works and Health Services before becoming an Advisor of Corporate Social Responsibility. For many years, Judy partnered with AYSP in support of children and youth and their families, including as a member of the former Youth Justice Coordinating Committee. She has extensive volunteer experience in Peel and Halton regions and has been a member of AYSP’s Board of Directors since June 2019.
Frances was called to the bar in 2010 after graduating from the University of Ottawa’s law school. Since then, she has been practicing primarily as a criminal lawyer. During this time, she worked with the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada as a provincial and federal Crown Attorney, respectively. Currently, Frances is staff Duty Counsel with Legal Aid Ontario for the Brampton courthouse where she has served since 2017. As Duty Counsel, she has taken the lead role in the Alternative Resolution Court whose focus is individuals with mental health and other vulnerabilities. As a result of this role, Frances works closely with the Canadian Mental Health Association in Peel, in addition to being a member of the Alternative Resolution Court and Human Services and Justice Coordinating committees.
Solomon Owoo, FCCA, CIA
Solomon is a Finance and Business Professional with over 20 years of specialization in finance, audit, governance, performance management, financial management, compliance, and investigations. Solomon’s desire for continuous improvement, strategic thinking, and a results-oriented approach, coupled with his core values of integrity and excellence, have shaped his personal and professional life.
Solomon has led various initiatives including department restructuring, overseeing product warehouse and logistics, pioneering audit and business control functions, policy integration and implementation for mergers, financial planning, and analysis, leading capital projects, and providing financial guidance to all levels of management and Boards.
Solomon’s experiences gained in North America, Europe, and Africa, span across the public and private sectors, public accounting, healthcare, technology, and other sectors.
Solomon has been volunteering for many years and is also, currently, a Board Member with Our Place Peel and was previously a Board Member, and Chair of the Finance Committee, with Peel Children’s Aid Society.
Charlie is currently a Crown Attorney serving in the A. Grenville & William Davis Courthouse – Ontario Court of Justice. Prior to working as a Crown, Charlie served as a Defense Attorney with Dalzell & Waite. Charlie has practiced both Criminal and Family law and was called to the Bar in 1980 after studying Law at the University of Western Ontario. Charlie has always been a contributor to the community serving as a Volunteer on community Boards within Peel Region. Charlie currently serves as President of AYSP’s Board of Directors.