Our Board of Directors
We have a dedicated and expert team of volunteers who are passionate about pediatric care and health.
Mohit has a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience, Masters degree in Ophthalmology from UBC, and is pursuing his MD at UBC. In 2019, he was the recipient of Canada’s most prestigious award a student can receive, the Governor General Gold Medal, as well as receiving UBC’s most prestigious leadership accolade, the Nestor Korchinsky Award in 2018. He is an author who has been published in some of the world‘s top medical journals. He has also dedicated years working with children with autism as a behavioral interventionist and working in a private pediatric physiotherapy clinic for children with disabilities. His 23-year-old sister, who has Cerebral Palsy and autism, is his pride and joy and inspires him to make positive changes in the world. He hopes to advance the field of neurology through a career path of a clinician-scientist.
Lindsay Richter has a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology and a Master‘s degree in Neonatal Medicine both from UBC. Lindsay is a 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards nominee and won the 2018 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. She works at BC Women’s Hospital in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She loves working with children and has taught swimming lessons for years to all ages. She enjoys volunteering with the kids at BC Children‘s Hospital, the Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes and the PlayWorks Pediatric Physiotherapy Clinic. In the future, Lindsay aspires to become a neonatologist and have an impact on children’s lives right from birth.
Dr. Etminan is an Associate Professor in the departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine and UBC. His research is focused on the safety of interventions related to the eye as well as prescription drug safety. He has also co-founded a website called Unravelmedicine.com which aims to critique the methodology of high impact research studies. In his spare time he enjoys reading and kickboxing and spending time with his two daughters.
Jamie Shorter has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Certificate in Legal Studies from Simon Fraser University and is currently completing a law degree at the Queen Mary University of London. She was recently awarded a scholarship from The School of Law for her high level of academic achievement and community involvement. She is passionate about volunteering and has dedicated her time to numerous non-profit legal clinics who provide equal access to justice for low-income individuals and assisting with community programming by Correctional Service Canada. Jamie enjoys working with children, she continues to work for the City of Coquitlam, focusing her attention on recreational programming for children and youth. Currently, Jamie is a panel member with Tower Hamlets Youth Justice Team, volunteering with youth on Referral Orders in London. Jamie hopes to continue her passion for social inequality, criminology, and law, by pursuing a career in criminal law.
Conrad is completing his MD at the University of Alberta and holds a BSc in Pharmacoimmunology from UBC. He is a published researcher at a Canadian pharmaceutical company and hopes that his project will one day help children around the world. In alignment with his passion for assisting children in need, he has traveled to two developing nations in Central America to build and restore four playgrounds in impoverished communities.
Conrad also believes in taking a more personal approach to influencing children through volunteering at summer camps, teaching skiing to people with disabilities, providing free tutoring programs, and pioneering the hugely successful Master’s Mentorship Program. Despite his clear focus on the younger generation, Conrad is also heavily involved with senior members in society through his volunteering at Vancouver General Hospital, Point Grey Private Hospital, and the Gerard Raymond center. Conrad has been contributing to the YNOTFORTOTS Society for over three years, and in 2016 he founded UBC YNOTFORTOTS to expand the positive influence of this life-changing organization.
Ryden has been a member of YNOTFORTOTS since its inception in 2015. He finds joy in working with kids of all ages and abilities. Given his passion for sport, he will soon be starting a Bachelors Degree in Sports Science at Douglas College. He hopes to work as a physical education teacher, due to his experience as a top level baseball player throughout high school. Additionally, he enjoys photography, the outdoors, and evidently, organized sport.
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