How We Are Governed:

Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) and Nexus Youth Services (NYS) are separate, not-for-profit corporations.


Since 1996, PCC and NYS have operated within a mutually beneficial Strategic Alliance. Together, PCC and NYS provide continuity of service for youth as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Both agencies achieve cost savings by combining Board governance and administrative services, while NYS benefits from PCC's larger infrastructure, including centralized intake, multi-disciplinary consultations, program evaluation and professional training.


PCC and NYS are governed by a Board of Directors. The Directors are community volunteers who are elected at the Annual General Meetings of PCC and NYS. The Board of Directors for 2018/19 is as follows.

  • Educated in the United Kingdom, Ms. Guneet Hansrani is a Senior Human Resources Professional focussed on supporting Technology and Operations Groups within the banking industry. Guneet is serving her third 3-year term and is the Board's President.
  • A Sergeant with Peel Regional Police, Ms. Jessica Roselli joined the Board of Directors following her experience as a Peel Children’s Centre volunteer, supporting clients and the agency’s fundraising objectives. Jessica is serving her second 3-year term and is the Board's Vice-President.  
  • Having recently retired as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness with the Central LHIN, Ms. Karen Adams has a strong background in human resources and organizational development. Karen is Secretary/Treasurer of the Board and is serving her first 3-year term on the Board of Directors.
  • Mr. Nkunda Kabateraine is a lawyer who practices immigration and refugee, business and real estate law. He also serves as a legal advisor to the International Community of Banyakigezi, which promotes education in Uganda, East Africa. A resident of Brampton, Nkunda is serving his first 3-year term on the Board of Directors. 
  • Mr. Nainesh Kotak is a disability and personal injury lawyer in Brampton, where he is the proprietor of the Kotak Law practice. He has represented clients and appeared in trials at the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Federal Court level. Nainesh is currently serving his first 3-year term.
  • Ms. Cathy Kwiatkoski is retired, having worked as a teacher, vice-principal and principal with the Brantford Catholic District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. A resident of Mississauga, Cathy is serving her first 3-year term with the Board. 
  • Mr. Rory McNabb has a degree in civil engineering and is currently employed by Otis Canada, Inc. He lives in the Clarkson neighbourhood of Mississauga and has volunteered in the past with the St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program and as a baseball coach. Rory is serving his first 3-year term on the Board. 
  • With over 40 years of experience in the field of retail management, including several years as the owner of Kids Can Do, a children’s toy store in Brampton, Ms. Susan Mohos joined the Board in 2017 for her first 3-year term. Now retired, Susan lives in Caledon.
  • Ms. Elaine Moore recently retired after a long career in municipal politics, including positions with the Peel District School board, Brampton City Council and the Peel Regional Council. Elaine currently serves on the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation’s Board of Directors and Capital Campaign. She is also a member of the William Osler Community Advisory Committee and chairs a local Family Health Team. Elaine is serving her first 3-year term.
  • A resident of Brampton, Mr. Gopala Narayanan is the Vice President for Retail Banking Role Strategy with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Gopala also serves as Co-Chair of Mosaic, an employee resource group within RBC that seeks to foster inclusion and diversity by enabling the success of visible minorities and newcomers to Canada. Gopala is currently serving his first 3-year term.
  • Ms. Sue Prouse is a retired special education teacher and vice-principal from the Peel District School Board. A resident of Brampton, Sue is serving her first 3-year term.  

PCC and NYS are charities that meet the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency, which administers federal tax laws for the Government of Canada. (


The charitable business number for PCC is 11908 7807 RR0001. PCC's Registered Charity Information Return is available for viewing on the Canada Revenue Agency website.


The charitable business number for NYS is 13039 7631 RR0001. NYS' Registered Charity Information Return is available for viewing on the Canada Revenue Agency website.


PCC and NYS are officially recognized, or accredited, children’s mental health centres. Both agencies meet 100% of the requirements of the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, an independent, Canadian not-for-profit organization offering accreditation specifically tailored to community-based health and social service organizations across Canada.


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