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Heather is a passionate and enthusiastic youth ally, championing for youth advocacy in a variety of community settings throughout her career. Heather has been with mindyourmind since 2006 and is inspired and energized by the process of combining youth insight, health promotion and technology together. When she's not trying to change the system, she loves to be outdoors, in the forest, by a lake, or on the beach - the more remote the better.
Michelle, Creative Lead
Michelle is one of mindyourmind's founding members and can't imagine a more perfect position. The ‘Graphics Queen’ loves to collaborate with young people and expand on the creativity they bring. Michelle hates early morning meetings, Times New Roman and diabetes! She loves her laptop and iPhone and will always have one or both in front of her.
Valentina, Youth Engagement Coordinator
Valentina is a graduate from Western University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Resolution. Valentina has experience working with newcomer youth, helping them to develop essential skills, build resilience, and gain a sense of belonging. She believes that youth voices should be at the centre of the conversation and decision-making when it comes to mental health. In her free time, you’ll find her salsa dancing, painting, taking care of all her plants and re-watching her favourite comfort show, Friends.
Rehnuma, Marketing Content Creation Intern
Rehnuma joined the mindyourmind team in 2023 as the Marketing Content Creation Intern and she is very thrilled to be a part of this team. She is from Dhaka, Bangladesh, currently pursuing a double major in Economics and English Cultural Studies at Huron University College, and hopes to work in public policy one day, to help create better and more equitable spaces for marginalised communities. Cooking, thrifting, crocheting and re-rewatching Arrested Development are some of her current hobbies, and when she starts missing the academic stress from her school, she enjoys engaging in meaningful analysis of pop-culture and literature.
Jill, Program Coordinator
Jill jumped into her role as Program Coordinator at mindyourmind in 2023. She is a graduate of Psychology from the University of Guelph and is joining the team after several years of working to support youth in residential, community and educational settings. Jill is passionate about giving youth a place to be heard and to encourage them in feeling empowered and supported. Jill’s car is always packed to camp at a moment’s notice and between working on perfecting the art of espresso and restoring roadside finds, she pours over poetry from Morgan Harper Nichols while finding the perfect trees to hang her hammock.