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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Lucy Gallo, MSW, RSW


Director, Youth Services and Housing

Lucy is a social worker who has worked in counselling and clinical services in the community mental health sector since 2007. Lucy loves seeing the changes that happen for the youth as they engage in programming. Lucy loves to walk their dog, Ruby, at the beach, attend community events, and talk politics.

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Jill Oba


Director, Development and Direct Marketing

Jill is an experienced and passionate relationship manager who has worked at non-profits in the arts and culture, science and research sectors. At Friends of Ruby, she connects donors, advocates and allies to our mission and vision – mobilizing programs that empower LGBTQI2S youth. You can find Jill blind-tasting wine for her upcoming wine-tasting certification.

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Dr. Leticia Ferreira


Director, Strategic Initiatives

Leticia has more than 15 years of experience in business planning and strategy, research, project management and stakeholder engagement. She has worked in her own consultancy and with organizations in Canada and around the world. As a queer immigrant woman, she is proud to support an organization dedicated to the well-being of LGBTQI2S youth.

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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.

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Lucia Jakobs


Manager, Human Resources

Lucia has more than ten years of experience working in the non-profit sector in Canada and in South America. Her background is in Psychology and in Management of Nonprofit Organizations. Lucia loves spending time with her family and friends, travelling, playing sports and trying new foods.

Board of Directors

Ed Clark


Jen McCain


Malcolm Lang


Catherine Meade


Paul Boniferro

Arundel Gibson

Keith Hambly

Jacki Lewis

Martha McCain

David Reycraft

Sheerin Sheikh

Brian Smith

Marianne Smith

Shelley Spence

Andrea Tsuji