With over 25 years of children’s mental health experience, Lydia is responsible for the overall administration and direction of Skylark’s operations and clinical services. Her significant leadership experience includes senior roles at Oolagen Youth Mental Health, Griffin Centre, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, and Peel Children’s Centre. Lydia holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Toronto.
Senior Director of Corporate Services
As senior financial executive, Karim has extensive international experience in developing, planning, and executing programs and strategies across private and public sectors. He’s a strategic thinker with proven leadership qualities managing and achieving success in financial management and reporting, planning and budgeting, auditing, internal control systems review and implementation, business operations, program delivery and change management. Karim brings advanced analytical, problem-solving, computer, communication and interpersonal skills to his role at Skylark.
Senior Director Children’s Mental Health
Enid has over 35 years of experience working in adolescent mental health and family service agencies in Canada and the United States. For 15 years, she was a therapist with youth and families and has been a senior manager responsible for oversight of mental health and community-based programs. She has extensive experience writing grants; utilizing quality improvement processes to improve services, and the use of technology to enhance services. Enid has been active in the development and implementation of innovative programs and has a strong commitment to youth and family engagement in her leadership role at Skylark.
Senior Director Marketing and Development Strategy
Deb has had an extensive career in fundraising, marketing, and community relations. Most recently and prior to her arrival at Skylark she was the Director of Development at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, the Campaign Manager at Centennial College, and the Director of Marketing and Development at the Grand Theatre, London. She was an active participant in the development and establishment of the first and only masters program in philanthropy in Canada and was a contributing author to the Excellence in Fundraising in Canada, Volume Two. Deb is an active volunteer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, community associations and municipal task forces.
Senior Director, Access and Complex Special Needs
Cheryl’s 25-year career spans the children’s mental health, developmental services and health sectors. She has held several progressive senior roles with responsibilities that include overseeing direct client services, general operations, and revenue generation. Cheryl is an “out of the box thinker” with a proven track record of developing new and needed services. She is well respected for her partnership building and advocacy work at a provincial level. In her role as Senior Director, Access and Complex Special Needs, Cheryl oversees a variety of mandated system-level services. Cheryl holds a Master of Social Work from University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business.