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Board of Directors

Grace Udodong

Founder & Executive Director

Grace Udodong (CYW, Masters in Education Development) is a passionate youth advocate currently serving as the Executive Director of Oasis Youth Care Programs. With over twenty years working with vulnerable and at-risk youth and their families, Grace has a vision for a future where all youth have the skills, relationships and supports necessary to thrive.  Grace is a certified Life Coach, commissioned Biblical Counsellor, and the Director at Havilah: A Hub to Access Counselling, Coaching and Consulting. Living in Ontario, Canada, she is a mother of two wonderful teenagers and a lover of adventure, learning, and helping others. Grace is the author of Valley of Beautiful Whispers, a memoir of her grief and healing.


Cary Gordon

Board Chairman

Owner/CEO of Totally Fit: Personal Training Consultants Cary has been involved in the fitness industry for 25 years. He has appeared on CTV’s, Global TV, and 100 Huntley Street and he has worked with the following companies AMJ Campbell, Becton Dickinson, Alcatel, and Xerox. Cary developed a passion to see lives changed through healthy and active living. He’s been a trailblazer in the ever-changing fitness industry through his personal training and projects like helping establish the first CrossFit gym in Burlington. Cary has always had a heart towards the training and development of young adults whether teaching at the high school level, coaching teams. or running day camp electives.

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Rolando Lopez

Board Secretary

Rolando Lopez is an experienced HR Leader with a track record for building teams, people, and culture practices for Canadian Fortune 500 organizations.   His professional expertise spans across industry verticals such as Financial Services, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences, Telecom and Retail.  He is an industry thought leader on HR Innovation and Technology and is passionate about preparing organizations for the Workforce of the Future.  Rolando is active in his church community where he volunteers his time serving others who require career counselling.  He is passionate about mentoring the future generation of talent and gives back to his profession by coaching and mentoring high potential talent in their early careers.  


Veronica Kulyanyingi

Board Treasurer

Veronica is a Registered Nurse currently working with Halton Healthcare and First Nations communities in Northern Ontario. She has 15 years' experience as a community development specialist, in 23 developing countries. Veronica is also a volunteer in the local Oakville community, specifically empowering youth and young adults. She currently lives in Oakville with her Husband, Peter, and 3 children.


Victor Ugorji

Director, Program Development

Victor is a passionate transformational champion with proven success in Project management, Change management and Business process optimization. He has held multiple top roles in fortune 500 organizations with the responsibility of driving value creation. Victor is also an inventor with two patents and serves as a Principal Consultant for his two start-up companies. He obtained his BSc in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Owerri back in 2005 after which he obtained his Masters in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 2009. Finally, he obtained his Global Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Our Staff

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Rachel Morden

Program Officer

Rachel graduated from McMaster University in 2019 with a BASc in Human Behaviour and a specialization in Autism and Behavioural Sciences. Realising her passion for youth mental health and community services, she furthered her education at Sheridan College through the Child and Youth Care diploma program. Through this, Rachel had the incredible opportunity to become a Practicum Student at Oasis Youth Care's Transitional House, and stayed on the team as Program Officer post-graduation.

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