NBYMP Family 

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Kevin Wilson

Founder/President of the NBYMP

Kevin Wilson is a graduate of the Kinesiology degree program from Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario) and is currently studying a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy (MScPT) at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland (United Kingdom). He is also a graduate of the Fitness and Health Promotion program from Fleming College and is a former varsity basketball athlete at both Fleming College and Brock University.

Kevin started the NBYMP in February of 2018 with a goal to positively impact as many youth as possible. At a young age, Kevin was introduced to the game of basketball by the late, Paul Crawford, who mentored him both on and off the court throughout his childhood. In addition to this invaluable guidance, Kevin was also mentored at a young age by the late, Graham Doig, a Physiotherapist who would inspire Kevin to follow in his footsteps by also becoming an Licensed Physiotherapist.

These two role models (in addition to Kevin’s parents) all helped to shape him into the leader that he is today. Kevin hopes to provide similar mentorship and guidance to thousands of youth within and outside of Canada

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

NBYMP Coaches & Guest Speakers

– 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