Dr. Nila Das

Executive Director

Nila Das is a highly accomplished leader with experience in teaching, research, and advocacy. Her passion for public service was sparked by her upbringing in a small town in India, which instilled in her a strong belief in equality and diversity as the foundation of any organization’s strength.

Nila has a diverse educational background, with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Windsor and an MBA from the Odette School of Business. This unique combination of scientific expertise and business acumen has undoubtedly contributed to her success as a leader and advocate.

In November 2021, Nila joined the Windsor-Essex Children and Youth Advocacy Centre (WECYAC) as an interim leader and was later appointed as the Executive Director in March 2023. In her role, she leads a team of professionals and volunteers dedicated to supporting victims of child and youth abuse, providing a range of services to help ensure their voices are heard and valued.

As Executive Director, Nila is responsible for managing WECYAC’s strategic planning, fundraising, and community outreach efforts. She has developed a compelling vision for the organization, with a focus on promoting equality and diversity and building strong partnerships with community partners to better address child and youth abuse in Windsor-Essex County.

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