Our Team

Our team reflects the diversity of the LGBTIQ2S community we support. Their lived-experience informs our comprehensive services and programs, creating a welcoming and uplifting space for youth. 

We are here to help

While we come from a wide array of backgrounds and professional experiences, what unites us is our dedication to supporting LGBTIQ2S youth.  

Our Leadership Team

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Carol Osler


Executive Director

Carol’s background is in the banking and nonprofit sector. A strong supporter of Diversity and Inclusion, she is dedicated to developing and mentoring others with leadership aspirations. She has led a number of initiatives in support of women in security and the promotion of LGBTQI2S employees.

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Jill Oba


Director, Development and Marketing

Jill is an experienced and passionate fundraiser and marketer who has worked at non-profits in the arts and culture, science and research sectors. At Friends of Ruby, she connects donors and community to our mission and vision – mobilizing programs that empower LGBTQI2S youth. Jill practices self care through physical movement, listening to podcasts and drinking wine.

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Rouba Anka


Director, Finance & Business Operations

Rouba holds 8 years’ experience in not for profit as a financial specialist. She holds an MBA that helped her develop her budgeting, reporting and management skills. Outside of work, Rouba is a professional basketball player and played for the national team of Lebanon. She is friendly, eager to learn and loves all kind of sports.

Alban Joxhe


Director of Transitional Housing

Alban’s dream since he was a little was living in a unified world without borders and moral exclusions. A world filled with compassion, love, and kindness. Alban brings a wealth of knowledge from his 15 years of experience in the business and non-profit sector. In his down time, Alban loves travelling, reading, art, fashion, music and enjoy a glass of wine while cooking or dining with friends.

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Kate McInerney


People and Culture Manager

Board of Directors

Ed Clark, Chair

Catherine Meade, Secretary

Keith Hambly

David Reycraft

Marianne Smith

Jen McCain, Vice-Chair

Paul Boniferro

Jacki Lewis

Sheerin Sheikh

Shelley Spence

Malcolm Lang, Treasure

Arundel Gibson

Martha McCain

Brian Smith