Who We Are
YNOTFORTOTS is a charity established in 2015 to provide children in the Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland area with the best opportunity to play, to learn and to grow.
OUR VISION: For all children in British Columbia to be able to access the resources needed to maximize their capacity to play, to learn and to grow.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To enrich the lives of children by providing them with access to the educational and recreational resources they need and deserve.
OUR BOARD OF MEMBERS:
Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder: Mohit Sodhi
Mohit has a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from UBC and is pursuing his Masters degree in Neuro-Ophthalmology this year at UBC. 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 19 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 is also a volunteer at the Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes as a camp leader and editor of their newsletter. He currently works at BC Children’s Hospital in the Department of Surgery (Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery) where he co-founded the Global Choking Prevention Week. He also works in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at VGH and is an ophthalmology technician at the Downtown Eastside Eye Care Clinic as well as for an ophthalmologist at St. Paul’s Hospital. He also is a fully certified Emergency Medical Responder and event paramedic who has provided medical coverage for over 60 different mass gathering events. He was also the recipient of UBC’s most prestigious leadership accolade, the Nestor Korchinsky Award 2018 and a 2017 nominee of the coveted Giving Heart Awards for his work with YNOTFORTOTS. He hopes to advance the field of neurology through a career path of a clinician scientist.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Co-Founder: Lindsay Richter
Lindsay Richter has a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from UBC and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Neonatal Medicine. 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 and the Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtimes. She also volunteers in the community with newborns and mothers who have been recently diagnosed with postpartum depression. She is passionate about obstetrics and neonatology but also enjoys the thrill of emergency medicine. After dedicating years to lifeguarding, Lindsay furthered her training to become a BC licensed Emergency Medical Responder and works as an event first responder at several community and large-scale events across the province. In her spare time, she loves graphic design and crafting. Lindsay was recently honoured as a YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2017 nominee. In the future, Lindsay aspires to become a neonatologist and have an impact in children’s lives right from birth.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and UBC Branch President: Conrad Bayley
Conrad is completing his BSc in Pharmacoimmunology at UBC and dreams of a career in pediatrics. He is currently working 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, providing free tutoring programs, and pioneering the hugely successful Master’s Mentorship Program in 2013. 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 and Point Grey Private Hospital tender loving care programs. Conrad has been contributing to the YNOTFORTOTS Society for two years, and in 2016 he co-founded UBC YNOTFORTOTS, using his strong leadership, collaboration, and organizational skills to expand the positive influence of this life-changing organization.