Research Advisory Committee

  • Amar Pangalia, Management Consultant, KPMG
  • Beje Melamed-Turkish, Marketing & Events Coordinator, North Toronto Soccer Club (Youth Representative)
  • Bhanu Sharma, PhD student, McMaster University
  • Christine Hampson, CEO, The Sandbox Project
  • Giezel Saludar, Student, St. Joseph’s College School (Youth Representative)
  • Jonathan Memme, Senior Sport Lead, MLSE LaunchPad
  • Kathleen Bell (Parent Representative)
  • Kelly Pasoli, Senior Researcher, Blueprint Analytics Design Evaluation
  • Krista Taylor, Business Consultant & Student Advocate (Parent Representative)
  • Lyndsay Hayhurst, Assistant Professor, York University
  • Madison Danford, Senior Sport Lead, MLSE LaunchPad
  • Malaika Fazal, Communications Transformation Analyst, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Omer Ismael, Athletics Projects Lead, Influencers PR (Youth Representative)
  • Simon Darnell, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Yuka Nakamura, Assistant Professor, York University
The Research Advisory Committee participates meaningfully in ongoing research and evaluation decisions, implementation, and knowledge translation activities. Meetings take place twice a year at MLSE LaunchPad.