Sheryl Boswell

Executive Director
  • Sheryl Boswell is the Executive Director of YMHC. She is an educator and has taught elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education students in Canada and Africa. Sheryl is a passionate and inspiring educator and workshop facilitator. She brings a wealth of experience with people of all ages, backgrounds, learning styles and needs. For years, Sheryl, an experienced educator, workshop facilitator and writer, has been sharing her passion for education, skills development, participatory learning and community-building.
  • YMHC’s director and founder is also a suicide loss survivor and child and youth mental health expert with many years of experience.

Jim Yan

Director of information technology
  • Jim Yan is the chair of the Board of Directors and one of the founders. He has been working with YMHC since October 2015, his second month in Canada and second month. He graduated from the Accounting program at Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto. He also has a Master’s degree at York University Schulich School of Business.
  • He currently works as an auditor at a professional services firm in Toronto.

Clarence K. Yip, CPA, CBV

Treasurer
  • Clarence joined YMHC in late 2018 after his move from Vancouver to Toronto. Clarence started his career in 2016 at BDO Canada LLP, one of the World’s leading Accounting and Advisory firms. Clarence currently works as a Corporate Finance Analyst at a Fin-tech startup in Toronto.
  • Clarence holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He is also qualified as a Charterer Professional Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.
  • In his free time, Clarence enjoys reading financial news, playing ice hockey and going to new restaurants with his friends.

Sumin Lee

Board Member
  • Sumin is a YMHC board member and a coordinator of the infographics and translations committee. She is currently studying health sciences at Queen’s University and is passionate about the mental and physical wellbeing of individuals. She hopes that her work with YMHC will positively impact youth who are struggling with their mental health and hopes to continue advocating for mental health rights within her community.

Emma Petersen

Board Member
  • Hi, I’m Emma. I am a YMHC volunteer and the coordinator of the YMHC TikTok committee. I previously worked as an Educational Assistant where I saw the difference, I made in the lives of those like me. I am now a college/uni student working towards a Bachelor of Social Work degree. I chose this career path and became a volunteer with YMHC because of my passion for using my years of experience with multiple mental health struggles to help others. I want to be the person for others that me and my family needed when I was younger but never had!
  • YMHC and its amazing community is the perfect place for me to begin my life as a mental health advocate and to help others along the way!