Team

Behind the scenes, the BITS team works tirelessly and passionately to deliver engaging, innovative programs that capture young people’s imaginations.

The BITS Team
pat

Pat McNamara has been involved with BITS as a director and funder since its inception. In 2016, she formally moved into the role of Board Co-Chair

Pat McNamara

Board Co-Chair
sarah

Sarah Hashem joined the BITS team in 2015. Sarah lends her program experience in work with strategic and human centred design to support BITS programs and services.

Sarah Hashem

Board Co-Chair
mark

Mark Simpson is a George Brown College professor and BITS founder and champion.

Mark Simpson

Founder and Former Chair
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Spencer is a third-year public relations student at Humber College. Spencer runs all communications for BITs; from social media to the newsletter - if you're chatting with us it's probably Spencer you're speaking to!

Spencer Craig

Communications Coordinator
kyle

Kyle Monczak has been helping BITS to deliver impactful programs since joining the team in 2015. Currently, Kyle uses his passion for people and business to support BITS with fundraising and strategic direction so that we continue to deliver impactful programs and services across the GTA.

Kyle Monczak

Executive Director
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Jalisa is a Ryerson business graduate and entrepreneur. She makes sure all programs run as smooth as ice. Jalisa's contribution ensures all BITS participants and alumni get the full experience out of our programs and get connected to as many opportunities that we can find.

Jalisa Luces-Mendes

Program Coordinator

BITS would not be possible without the active support of our board.

The BITS Board

Michele Thomas

Director of Human Resources, Lynx Equity

Kymberlee Lightowlers

Account Manager, APEX Public Relations

Leslie Kellen

Director of Operations, All Canadian Self Storage

Tim Lang

CEO, Youth Employment Services

Kizzy Bedeau

Senior Manager, Community Partnership Office, George Brown College

Jessica Pretty

Faculty, George Brown College