Beayoutiful Foundation

Meet the People Behind the Impact

Our Board of Directors


Philanthropist, positive body image advocate, model and actress, Taylor Hui founded the BeaYOUtiful Foundation at the age of 17. After being a victim of cyberbullying and having multiple friends suffer with mental health challenges, she knew a platform was needed to inspire girls to learn the importance of self-love. Today, the Foundation is Taylor’s greatest passion.


To further grow the charity’s impact, Taylor started The Roster Clothing Co. a women’s loungewear brand that donates back to BeaYOUtiful with every sale.

Taylor Hui

Executive Director, Founder

Iryna Kayda

Iryna is a passionate mentor and Co-Director at BeaYOUtiful, focused on creating safe spaces for youth and empowering young girls. With a background in biology and ongoing studies in experimental medicine, she is dedicated to pediatric health research. Iryna’s goal is to improve the well-being of children through thoughtful community-driven efforts, locally and globally.

Iryna Kayda


Kate has volunteered with BeaYOUtiful since 2016. She has always been passionate about empowering youth, with experience volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada or working at ivivva athletic. It was through years working in the modelling industry she saw the pressures that are put on young women and how important this kind of work is.

Kate practices as a Registered Dietitian. Her experience includes working in acute care, pediatric care, eating disorders and outpatient counselling. Currently, Kate is a chronic disease educator for healthcare providers. She supports clinicians in providing clinically up to date and less stigmatizing care to patients who live with chronic diseases. 

Kate Stafford

Secretary, Treasurer

Aneeka Sandher

Aneeka is Medtronic Canada’s Legal Counsel, managing legal matters, contracts, procurement, liability, and transactions. She enables business opportunities, ensures compliance, and contributes to policy decisions. With a corporate law background, Aneeka excels in engaging stakeholders. She also actively supports arts and community initiatives, including the BeaYOUtiful Foundation, making a positive impact beyond her legal role.

Aneeka Sandher

Board of Director

Marina Bournas

Marina Bournas, a mother of three, is the President & CEO of RFA Mortgage Corporation with 20+ years of industry experience. As a founding member, Marina has shaped RFA’s operations and culture. Her vision extends beyond business growth, aiming to create a lasting impact. Through #Deals4Change, RFA has raised over $350,000 for deserving charities, showcasing Marina’s commitment to making a difference

Marina Bournas

Board of Director

Empowering responsibility


We center community in everything that we do. Through our events, programs, and charitable activities, we offer a supportive, empowering space for both young girls and mentors alike. Through partnerships, we value building effective, long-lasting relationships with local and national partners to foster a positive impact in the community. At BeaYOUtiful, we focus on creating a welcoming environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and connection to those around them.


We utilize the power of mentorship to make long-term sustainable impact. BeaYOUtiful brings together inspiring women who seek to empower with young girls looking for a positive role model. Through our programs and workshops, we instill the value of self-worth and support girls in their confidence journey by facilitating inspiring mentorship relationships between them and empowering women from their own community. Our goal through this mentorship is to build the next generation of confident young women.


We act as advocates for the empowerment of young girls and women across Canada. We are committed to facilitating engaging events and community programs that uplift and empower all who participate. Our goal through empowerment is to create a positive social impact and inspire young girls between 8 to 14 years old to believe in their one-of-a-kind power. We envision a generation of confident young women, who recognize their self-worth, and are inspired to become future, empowering leaders in their own communities.


At the root of what we offer, our driving purpose is to ensure both the youth we reach and the mentors who volunteer with us, understand and embody their self-worth. Our goal is for each individual to learn tools and build a supportive community to uplift their self-esteem and build resiliency. We all deserve to take up space in every room, and to be treated with kindness and respect. 

Taylor Hui

Executive Director

Marica Morales

Program Manager

Olivia Panus

Assistant Regional Coordinator Toronto

Lise Rutherford

Assistant Regional Coordinator Calgary

Christina Schell

Community Coordinator

Laura Lu

Clinical Counsellor Advisor & Mental Wellness Series Program Coordinator

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