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

Mark Simpson

Founder and Former Chair
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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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Zhanina Bregu has been helping BITS with Programs and Administration since 2019. Zhanina is the glue that keeps everything at BITS together, she is the person who makes sure things get done when they need to get done, whilst having a heart for people and seeing others thrive.

Zhanina Bregu

Programs Administrator

Bryan Serrano has been helping BITS communicate and market the work that we do since 2019. Bryan has a passion for communicating effective stories that are relatable and impactful and loves seeing people take action, to help better themselves and the world around them.

Bryan Serrano

Marketing and Development 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