BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Che Latchford is the Youth Justice Coordinator at a rebound Children’s Mental Health organization in Toronto. For more than 15 years, Che has held various roles where he has gained invaluable clinical experience, delivering services with parents, youth (young adults) and children. His current work centers on project and program management sciences, overseeing the implementation, development and evaluation pertaining to the dissemination and replication of programming and services in various community settings and service systems. Che is the Co-Chair of the Youth Engagement Committee at this organization, where he has supported and led various activities for youth where he continues to advocate on behalf of direct strategies and services for children, youth, and families.
Laurene Williams came to DYLOTT in 2019 as one of our Young Professionals program mentees. Laurene is currently preparing to take her Ontario Bar exam, and has experience working in Human Resources and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Over the course of her first year with DYLOTT, Laurene has showed her tremendous leadership capacity, as she has contributed to coordinating DYLOTT’s first speaker series on “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals within the Black community.” Laurene also served as project manager for several grant applications on behalf of DYLOTT’s Young Professionals program. In August 2019, Laurene represented DYLOTT as a Canadian delegate at the Future We Want Model United Nations professional training program in New York City.
Over the last 5 years Valentine has worked in not for profit organizations such as Maytree, DiversityOn Board and the Toronto Inner City Rugby Foundation and most recently CPA Canada to support the delivery of employment, education and leadership programs. Coupled with her experience in HR, communications and administrative roles, Valentine has developed a keen interest in delivering programs within the education and employment sectors. Valentine graduated from the University of Toronto with an MA in Industrial Relations and Human Resources; Sociology; Crime, Law and Deviance and is currently pursuing the CHRP designation