Executive Parent Board 

The Board of YUCDC is staffed by volunteer parents who attend monthly meetings and provide guidance. We rely on the generosity and dedication of parents like you to support our work—and we always need more qualified Board members! Please get in touch with yucdcBoard@gmail.com or with Mabel Davis at daycare@yorku.ca if you would like to join the Board.


Chair: Gary Hillis

Born in Scotland UK, Gary has been involved with music and video production for many years living in Asia for over 10 years before moving to Canada.

He is now a partner of an Electric Vehicle infrastructure company, helping to make our children’s future that little bit more cleaner.

Secretary: Alyssa Mohino-Barrie

Alyssa Mohino-Barrie spends her daytime as a stormwater engineer & project manager at a large multinational consulting firm designing sustainable stormwater management and low-impact design. In the evening she works alongside her other colleague, Roger, for two other 'associates' at home.

This is her first time as a board member, but she has previously volunteered with the Toronto Wildlife Centre, Canadian Blood Services and as a local community mentor for career development.

Treasurer: Oluwakanyinsola Hamzat

Kanyinsola is a mom of two who is passionate about raising wholesome kids grounded in character and in learning. Most of her volunteer experiences have been towards causes that impact children.


In her career, she is a seasoned project and change management professional. She would like to continue to see a daycare center that fosters children’s well-being, hence her joining the board.

New Member: Tom Watt

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Newest Member: Josie Rao

Josie proudly graduated from the Master of Finance Program at York University Schulich Business School. She is now a due diligence analyst at a global consulting firm focusing on the operations of alternative investment funds. She evaluates the operational risks of organizations and provides recommendations. She looks forward to helping her local community in any way she can.