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

(She/Her)

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

(She/Her)

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

(She/Her)

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

(He/Him)

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.

Board of Directors

Ed Clark

Chair

Jen McCain

Vice-chair

Malcolm Lang

Treasurer

Catherine Meade

Secretary

Paul Boniferro

Arundel Gibson

Keith Hambly

Jacki Lewis

Martha McCain

David Reycraft

Sheerin Sheikh

Brian Smith

Marianne Smith

Shelley Spence

Andrea Tsuji