The A-TEAM

Individuals and relationships form the core of the human experience, and we are fortunate to have an amazing team here at Adventure 4 Change. Programs, activities, strategies, models and organizations play an important role, however at the end of the day it is always about individual people and the quality of our relationships.

University students, volunteers, parents, partnering agencies, many community friends… this is our outstanding team.

Coordinating and Administrative Team

Elysia Bednarek

Administrative Director
elysia@adventure4change.org 

Jeremy Horne, MSW

Director of Partnerships and Development
jeremy@adventure4change.org

Oluseun Olayinka

executive director
oluseun@adventure4change.org

Naheed Bibi

community engagement program facilitator
naheedb@adventure4change.org

Josh Brown

Youth Program Director
joshb@adventure4change.org 

Feven Gebremariam

System navigator
feven@adventure4change.org

Waterloo Youth Initiative Team

Adrian Martin

RECREATION LEADER

Alaa ElTawir

YOUNG QUEENS COLLECTIVE/CONNECT

Alanson Horst

Connect Leader

Anandi Carroll-Wollery

Young Queens Collective

Bera Assiak

Young Queens Collective

Bradley Balkaran

Connect Leader

Colin Wideman

Connect Leader

Dan Martin

Connect Leader

Daniel Assiak

Connect Leader

Danielle Weber

Young Queens Collective/Connect

Dara Assiak

Young Queens Collective

Funmi Onikan

Young Queens Collective

Hibatu Umar

Young Queens Collective/Connect

Iby Jumbo

Young Queens

Isaac Bauman

Connect Leader

Jeremiah McCleary

Connect Leader

Jocelyne Murphy

Connect Leader

Katelynn Folkerts

Connect Leader

Kent Tatton

Connect Leader

Laetitia Dongmo

Young Queens Collective

Leah Jones

Connect Leader

Megan McGrinder

Connect Leader

Meredith Watson

Connect Leader

Michelle Baya

Young Queens Collective

Miranda Franco

Young Queens Collective

Mohammed Saeed

Connect Leader

Oliver Gidden

Connect Leader

Oyinda Ogundimbola

Connect Leader

Roland Fleming

Connect Leader

Salma Elnady

Young Queens Collective/Connect

Sara Hussein

Young Queens Collective/Connect

Toni Ogunmade

Connect Leader

Board of Directors

A diverse and highly skilled team of people, each possessing a sincere passion to empower change in the lives of  people.

Board Member

Marion Marshall

Regional Director,  TLC Laser Eye Centers

Treasurer

Jacqui Terry-Carroll

senior philanthropic advisor, pearson college uwc 

Board Member

Jeffrey Wong

Partner and registered Patent Agent, Gowling WLG

Board Member

Corrie Ballantyne, PMP, P.Eng

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Technology, Data Processing & Solutions.

Board Member

David Marshall

President and Co-Founder
MarshallZehr Group Inc

Board Member

Tarique Plummer

Regional account manager, hallink rsb inc. & business developer, stemware inc

Board Member

Kaboanya Gyasensir

Senor Financial Analyst, Whirlpool Canada

Board Member

Nathan Henderson

Corporate/Commercial Lawyer, Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP.