NBYMP Family 

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Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Founder & President

Kevin is a graduate of the Kinesiology degree program from Brock University and graduate of the Fitness and Health diploma program from Fleming College. He played on the varsity basketball team at both institutions. Currently, Kevin studies a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in Scotland (UK) and has worked as a Student Physiotherapist for many pro basketball clubs.

Nathaniel Gardner

Nathaniel Gardner

Cheif Financial Officer (CFO) & Youth Financial Advisor

From Toronto, Nathaniel earned a Business degree from Brock University and played varsity basketball there for 5 years, 2 of which they were nationally ranked. Currently, Nathaniel mentors student-athletes and operates a financial services company called GA Investments.

Aycha Hamaoui

Aycha Hamaoui

Director of Basketball Development

Aycha earned a degree in Kinesiology, a degree in Education, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She is a coach at Humber College with 2 national championships and 4 provincial championships under her belt in just 5 years.

 

Naomi Zitt-James

Naomi Zitt-James

Mental Performance Consultant

Naomi is an Ajax (Ontario) native who played basketball at Bishop’s University in Quebec. She then went on to obtain her Masters in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology. Naomi is dedicated to helping individuals elevate their performance both on and off the field of play.

 

Caroline Hummell

Caroline Hummell

Head of Coach Development & Researcher

Caroline is a former NCAA basketball athlete and current graduate student at Queen’s University, researching how to educate coaches on effective coaching/leadership practices through coach development regimes. She is committed to providing coaches with high quality resources to enhance their approaches to coaching and to better facilitate positive youth development in their athletes.

Maketo Binzangi

Maketo Binzangi

Youth Mentorship Coordinator

Passionate about mentoring youth, Maketo made the transition from working in public relations in the sports industry into education. A former player turned basketball official, Maketo is now in his last year of teacher’s college at Brock University and will follow it up by completing his masters in education. 

Dr. Karma Patel

Dr. Karma Patel

Sports Physician

From Richmond Hill (Ontario), Dr. Patel is an exercised-based chiropractor who is a certified chiropractic sports physician. He has a passion for human motion and helping athletes recover from injuries! Dr. Karma is also the Founder of ‘School of Movement’. School of Movement believes in preventing injuries, promoting recovery, and inspiring lifelong health and wellness.

Justin Heenan

Justin Heenan

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Justin Heenan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who works with clients with various concerns. These concerns include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, work and school stress, relationship issues, mood issues and eating.
Aja Gyimah

Aja Gyimah

Registered Dietitian

Aja holds a masters degree in nutrition communications from Ryerson University and an undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Western University where she also played for the women’s volleyball team. Aja is the founder of Compete Nutrition and has worked with elite athletes of all ages including professional athletes abroad. Check out our Nutrition page below!

Lindsay Panchan

Lindsay Panchan

Graphic Designer & Marketing Advisor

After playing 5 years of university and college basketball in Canada, Lindsay ventured to Europe to play professional basketball for 1.5 years in Germany and Denmark. Now working as a graphic designer and as an employee in an agency, Lindsay is exploring another area of basketball!

Michele Peter

Michele Peter

NBYMP Host

Michele is very zealous when it comes to engaging with communities and entertaining people. She has appearances on Much Music, CBC, MTV, and continues to share her positive spirit everywhere she goes! She played basketball in a community women’s recreational league and is a Child and Youth mentor in priority neighbourhoods.

Matthew Rodrigopulle

Matthew Rodrigopulle

Lead Writer and Editor

Matthew Rodrigopulle is a 20 year old journalist specializing in sports, news and multimedia, based in Toronto. He is currently studying journalism at Ryerson University. He was previously the editor at FanSided’s Pen’s Labyrinth and is now a writer at FanSided’s Editor in Leaf and a reporter for RUtv News.

Porcia Boateng

Porcia Boateng

Human Resources Manager

Bio Coming Soon

Jay Melhado

Jay Melhado

Head of Strength and Conditioning

Bio Coming Soon

– Vauntee Crawford 
– Jevon Jacobs 
– Kevin Thomas
– Audry Wilson
– Paulette Wilson

– Lisa McGregor
– Jackie Rodgerson
– Jalyn Pennie
– Mariah Thomas
– Kemar Wilson

– Jacob Hutchcroft
– Miya Williams
– Lee Williams
– Nicole Pennie
– Alisha Tatham

– Karen Keane
– Takima Keane
– Ruth Holland
– Colleen Keane
– Taijah Campbell

– Asher Lewis
– Rennie Pascal
​- Jameel Williamson
– Rhea Pascal
– Huey Keane

– Meghan McPeak
– Justin Alliman
​- Kirk Miller
​- Jonathan Harvey
– Elion Saliaj