Our Staff
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Will White
Chief Executive Officer/
Co-Founder

Will oversees the daily operations here at TOP. He has a hands-on approach and can often be found working directly with staff and assisting with various programs. His main focus is ensuring the organization is operating smoothly as a whole and that the philosophies the organization was founded on stand true.

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Randy Edison
Employment Coordinator
(GFW)

Randy's key role is operating the Employment Readiness aspects of TOP, primarily overseeing TOP Readiness for the Grand Falls-Windsor office. 

You can reach him at redison@topyouth.ca or (709) 200-2124.

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Hailey Parsons
Youth Development Coordinator
(GFW)

Hailey directly manages many aspects of the day-to-day activities at TOP and is responsible for projects like Karma Kafe & Find Junque and our youth training programs. Hailey also leads the development of new projects and is always working on ways to improve our current program offerings.

You can reach her at hailey@topyouth.ca or (866) 221 6670 ext 801.

Board of Directors
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Whitney Roberts
Vice President/Co-Founder

Whitney has a background in the arts and psychology. She studied visual arts and psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland and later completed a Community  Studies Diploma at College of the North Atlantic. Whitney will complete a Bachelor of Community Studies (Psychology) in 2022. She has also worked closely with youth initiatives throughout her life and has gained a passion for working with at-risk youth. Whitney currently works as a Child and Youth Care Worker with Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador. Whitney's previous experience includes various positions with local youth centres, Manager of Programs at Youth Centres Canada,  as well as sitting on a number of boards. She actively volunteers with initiatives that provide opportunities for youth, young women and the LGBTQ+ community.

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Olivia Hiscock
Secretary

Olivia Hiscock was born and raised in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. She completed a diploma in Community Studies at the College of the North Atlantic in 2020.

She has been working with Exploits Valley YMCA since Fall of 2013. She began as a swim instructor, then became a lifeguard, working her way into Aquatics Team Leader, and Coordinator of Youth Programs. She now holds the position of Swim Lessons Coordinator. On top of that, she also works part-time as a student assistant for schools within central Newfoundland.

She spent many years volunteering with the Special Olympics Exploits Hurricanes as coach of the rhythmic gymnastics team and swim team. She enjoys working with children and youth through recreation and educational programs!

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Megan Sutherland
Director

Megan is originally from Brampton, Ontario and grew up in Central, Newfoundland. She is currently studying at Cape Breton University in Sydney, NS. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Community Studies degree with a focus in Social Work and Social Sciences. Megan's interest is primarily in youth work and she also specializes in working with children living with disabilities. Megan has previous experience with the YMCA, volunteering for Special Olympics, and working as a Child and Youth Care Worker.

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Stacie Smith
Director

Stacie is a 2020 Kinesiology graduate from Dalhousie University and is now in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of New Brunswick. She was the President of both the Student Association of Health & Human Performance and the Dalhousie Kinesiology Society during her time at Dalhousie. In this capacity, she worked to draw the attention of senior leadership at Dalhousie University regarding the needs of both faculty and students within the Kinesiology program. Stacie was the recipient of the PHE Canada Student Leadership Award in 2018-2019 for her leadership role in the School of Health & Human Performance. She is also the founder of the COVID-19 Student Support Network and a Youth Partner at Frayme, with both organizations focusing on providing mental health supports. Finally, Stacie is the Executive Director for the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, a group that is part of the Sandbox Project. This volunteer position has allowed her to work with the Sandbox Project’s various stakeholders and groups in facilitating opportunities for children and youth to create opportunities to support and educate Canadian youth with the goal of improved quality of health in youth across the country.

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Janelle Caravan
Director

Janelle is originally from central Newfoundland. She is currently studying History and French at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in St. John's, NL. Janelle works with Cygnus Gymnastics as a Coach, as well as judging. Janelle has worked with youth through recreation. In the summer of 2021, Janelle worked as a summer student with TOP and became interested in our work. Since she has been with us, she has taken on most of our social media management!

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Aislynn Byers
Director

Aislynn is currently a student-athlete at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. She is completing a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a member of the woman's hockey team. Her future aspirations include completing a Bachelor of Education. Aislynn is originally from Dundalk, Ontario, but is currently located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She also worked with The Opportunity Project in 2021 as a summer student. Aislynn became interested in TOP's initiatives and wanted to continue to be involved!