Our Team

Marina Mais

Executive Director

Marina Mais has always been enthusiastic about fostering a sense of positivity in others. She has found the opportunity to inspire happiness and optimism in every generation through New Step for You. Marina comes from a background in education. She has taught many young children the joy of expression through dance,...

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Ayana Spivak

Operational Manager

Ayana is an experienced art group facilitator who has been working with diverse clienteles for over 15 years. She brings joy and excitement into her groups, using Expressive Arts mediums such as dance, music, drama, visual art and play. Ayana takes care of our volunteers and loves to share her...

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Vato Mais

Technical Director

Vato’s unique perspective on life has helped him shape the views of our organization. His analytical and young mind brings a breath of fresh air into the room. The idea of helping others overcome difficulties is what brought him to our organization. He is now as integrated with us, as...

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Ann Mais

Visual Arts Manager

While Ann’s profession is in the entertainment industry, her skills as a costume designer rarely help her with planning birthday parties. Her passion for creating happiness is what brought her to us. She is excited to be able to help people of all ages find a little spark of something...

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Matthew McMillan

Drama Program Director

Matthew McMillan is a recent graduate of Humber’s acting conservatory and is passionate about the opportunity of enabling and empowering the voices of those who are often ignored in today’s society through his passion for the arts. He believes that art should reflect the society that we live in today...

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Ziba Loghmani

Program Director

Having completed bachelor and master degrees in Social science and urban planning in Iran and France, I have further advanced my studies in the field of Psychology from York University and also obtained my diploma as a Social Service Worker from George Brown College. With over 15 years of experience...

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