TEAM 2020-2021

Victoria Carenso

Co-President

Hey! I'm Victoria Carenso, I'm majoring in Physiology and am currently in my fourth and last year at McGill. I've been a mentor for Beyond Me since I arrived in Montreal and it truly has been one of the best experience I ever had. My buddy is incredible and I am so happy I can help him and his family in their daily routine. I've joined the executive team in fall 2019 as I wanted to have more impact in the club and participate in the making of the events. Today as Co-Pres I am proud to be leading an incredible team of committed and inspiring members! Looking forward to meet you at our events!

Janson Kappen 

Co-President

Hey folks! My name is Janson and I’m a U2 student at McGill. It’s my third year as a mentor to my incredible buddy and friend Adam, and my second semester as a co-president! Our amazing exec team hopes to continue to foster and build more strong relationships between our wonderful mentors and buddies. I’m really excited for this year with Beyond Me - we have many fun activities planned for our buddies and mentors (including bowling and ceramics day!) If you’d like to become a part of the Beyond Me community, fill out the registration forms above for parents or new mentors!

Tolga Ercan

VP Internal

Hey everyone! My name is Tolga, I’m a U2 student at McGill. I’m a Psychology major and I also minor in Economics and Behavioral Science. It’s my second year as a mentor to my awesome buddy Joseph and my first year as the VP Internal. Beyond Me is an amazing club where you get to mentor and spend time with kids but most importantly, have lots of fun. The main goal of our exec team is to strengthen the friendship between our cool mentors and sweet buddies and plan super exciting activities in which we all have a great time. As the VP Internal, I’ll be matching McGill students with children with disabilities. The best part of my job is to get to see the progress between the buddies and the mentors. It’s a hard process that needs commitment, but the friendship you end up having is worth everything! Looking forward to seeing you among us.

Lou Veteau  

VP Finance

Hi! My name is Lou Veteau, I am French and American, and I am in my fourth year of psychology and behavioral science at McGill. I joined Beyond Me last year. I am in charge of the club's finances. I look forward to the rest of this year with Beyond Me and hopefully meeting you in our future events!

Celia Jarweh 

VP Events

Hello! My name is Celia and I am a third year Pharmacology student at McGill. This is my first year with Beyond Me and I am super excited to join the team! As VP Events, I will be in charge of planning all sorts of fun activities for the mentors and their buddies. I have had a lot of experience working with children and I really enjoyed it as they tend to have such a fun and positive outlook on life. By joining the team, I hope to contribute positively to the nurture of the friendships between the mentors and their buddies. Looking forward to a great year!

Lianne Simon 

VP Fundraising 

Hello! I’m Lianne and I am a third year student majoring in biology. I am very excited to be working with the Beyond Me team this year! I love working with children because I have seen firsthand how they can truly bring out the best in us. What I love most about Beyond Me is how it facilitates the formation of genuine, long-term friendships between mentors and their wonderful buddies. I am so happy to be a part of the Beyond Me team as VP Fundraising and look forward to raising money to put towards the planning of fun events for all of our mentors and buddies to enjoy!

Félicia Proteau-Fortin

VP Communication

 

Hi! My name is Felicia & I am a U2 McGill student majoring in Psychology & Sociology. My buddy October is an awesome and simply extraordinary person & we always have unique adventures and great laughs. It is my first semester as VP Communication as well as my second year as a Beyond Me mentor. If you are looking for a way to have a great time and help others develop social, physical or human skills, Beyond Me is truly the place to go. The members are excellent at mentoring the children & are really nice people to hang out with. Look up at the website to see for yourself! See you then!

Charlotte Goldberger

VP Outreach

 

Hi! My name is Charlotte, and I’m a U1 student in the Faculty of Arts majoring in Philosophy and Sociology with a minor in Psychology. I joined the Beyond Me organization as a mentor in 2019 and have served as VP Outreach since Winter 2020. Being involved as a mentor with Beyond Me means not only helping a child feel welcomed, it also means creating a long-lasting bond with them through games and endless fun. As VP Outreach, I help Beyond Me raise awareness about the special-needs community and collaborate with schools to pass our mandate along to potential mentees.

Olivia Lin

VP Social

Hi everyone! I’m Olivia and I’m currently a U2 student majoring in Finance and concentrating in Business Analytics. I joined Beyond Me as a mentor since 2019 and had a great time with my little buddy. This year is my second year as a mentor and also super excited to join the exec team as a VP social! One thing that I love Beyond Me is they truly take actions to help children with disabilities and you can always feel love and passion in the team. I will be in charge of making social outreach and managing the social media accounts, trying to let more people know about Beyond Me and raise more awareness of these children. So if you are a person who love children and care about children with special needs, come and join us!

Jaimi Plater

VP External

 

Hi everyone! My name is Jaimi Plater and I am your VP External. I am a U1 Political Science major with a double minor in Philosophy and Canadian Studies. I’m from Thunder Bay, Ontario and am very interested in Canadian politics and exploring the outdoors. My role as VP External consists of outreach with other university and community groups so that we can provide our buddies and mentors with cool events and great learning opportunities. I am very excited to be a part of the Beyond Me executive team!

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