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Key Players

Key Players


Founder

Founder

Jermaine Anderson

Jermaine “Rock” Anderson is the General Manager of the Hamilton Honey Badgers (CEBL) and is a Player Development Consultant/Coach for the Shanghai Sharks (CBA).

Jermaine received an athletic scholarship to Fordham University where he played for the men’s basketball team while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.

Throughout his professional playing career in Europe, Jermaine attained a number of financial certifications including his CSC, LLQP and REMAC in order to take control of his personal finances while also assisting family, friends and people within his community. He was team captain of Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team at the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship in Izmir, Turkey and the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Jermaine recently completed his MBA in 2019 at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and where he completed his thesis titled “Impact of Financial Literacy Education on Youth and The Need for Structural Change.” 

Jermaine’s passion for finance, his community and sport inspired him to start Fifty for Free Youth Community Initiative.

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Maliha Altaf comes from a decade of consulting and technology experience. She advises on strategic program decisions, supports partnerships, and enables technology for Fifty for Free Youth Community Initiative. 
 
Maliha received a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Physics from the University of Toronto and completed her Master of Management of Innovation from McMaster University.
 
Maliha’s career spans a number of prestigious organizations including Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership and Idea Couture Inc.

Courtney M. Charles is a Canadian-born basketball executive who currently works as the Vice President of Basketball & Franchise Operations for the Raptors 905 where he oversees business operations, basketball affairs and long-term strategic planning.

Charles was an NCAA All-American track and field athlete at the Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management. He then went on to complete his master’s degree in Science, Health and Physical Education at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Charles has also held various roles in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors.

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Kiran Choudhry is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) based out of Toronto. Her focus is taxation of various sizes and industries of companies. Kiran graduated from McMaster University where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce. Shortly after, Kiran started working with BDO Canada LLP as an accountant in their small business group. Her current role at BDO Canada LLP is Tax Manager. Kiran has also successfully completed the tax certification with CPA Canada.

When Kiran is not working she loves catching up with friends and family. She also actively engages in tax education through writing articles and giving presentations to other tax professionals and taxpayers about tax policies and changes to legislation that affect individuals and their businesses.

Cherilyn Scobie is the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Her previous Toronto District School Board positions include Principal of Ursula Franklin Academy, Centrally Assigned Principal for Equity and School Improvement, and Principal of Westview Centennial Secondary School.

She believes that tangible actions grounded in Equity, Diversity, and Anti-Oppression must set the foundations for organizational systems, practices, and structures to ensure service excellence and improved outcomes for ALL.

A consultant, motivational speaker, and community advocate she is a Queen’s university graduate, who was the recipient of the Robert Sutherland Prize. Cherilyn can attest to the fact that challenges make you stronger.

Always determined to challenge the stereotypes, judgements, and obstacles, which hinder marginalized individuals, she uses her story, expertise, and relationships to improve conditions for ALL.

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