Our Team

Josh Brake - Founder/Executive Director

Josh Brake is Kutoa's Founder, Executive Director and overall Team leader. Having worked as a pastor for the last decade, Josh views his work with Kutoa as an extension of his faith in extending grace to others and has a strong passion to see innova...
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Alan Lambshead - Board Chair

Alan graduated from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario with a B. Eng. in Electrical Engineering in 1972 and became licensed as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in Ontario in 1988.  Alan Lambshead retired in 2013 from a career with Evertz Micros...
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Ben Troiani - Treasurer

After earning a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business from the University of Western Ontario and the Schulich School of Business, Ben began his business career as a financial analyst intern at IBM Canada. His next role was in the financia...
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Melissa Carter - Secretary

Melissa recently joined the Kutoa board as philanthropy is deeply engrained in her  A member of the Bridgeway Foundation for 9 years, Melissa has seen a variety of organizations grow and bring positive change around the world.  After learning about Kut...
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Aysha Teja - Board Member

Aysha Teja is a Kutoa Board member utilizing her professional skills for the betterment of the group. Aysha's an active and sought out consultant in the not-for-profit sector. Not only is she good at her job, but she's also really nice to work with and...
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Aaron Powell - Board Member

Aaron graduated from Carleton University in 2005 with a focus on computer science and technology, society and environment studies. Since then Aaron has worked for a variety of technology companies and gained extensive knowledge in web design and develo...
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Olivia Kamminga - Social Media Coordinator

Olivia is Kutoa’s social media coordinator. She attends Acton District High School and has a passion for international development as well as helping those who need help most. She is an active member in her school’s drama programs, and loves performing...
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Sherilee Vorne (CPA, CMA) - Book Keeper

Sherilee has worked in public accounting for almost 10 years, and has been volunteering accounting services to Kutoa since 2013. Graduating from Brock University in December, 2009 with a Bachelor of Accounting degree, after which, she acquired her Cert...
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Michael Johnson - Animator

Michael has been working as a freelance animator since 2011. Creativity combined with charisma is what makes this man tick. And though most of his work is done looking at a screen, with a flare for the dramatic, Michael always stands out in a crowd. Mi...
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