Chief Executive Officer
Ketcia Peters is an award-winning entrepreneur and community activist with a record of strong results delivered for individuals and organizations across civil society, government and the private sector. As the former Community Co-Chair of the Ottawa Police Community and Action Commitee (COMPAC) and a strong advocate of crime prevention measures for at risk youth and delinquency, she delivers projects and programs at schools and community churches that identifies how the system works and addresses issues when caught in the trap of the criminal justice system. She manages efforts to bring awareness around issues of policing, social justice, and economic development through entrepreneurship.
César comes with a long standing record of community advocacy with the Economic and Social Council of Ottawa-Carleton (CESOC), a member of the Ottawa Police Service's community equity council (CEC), a member of Youth Ottawa Charity, former president of the Caribbean Union of Canada, and a member of the board at the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region. Cesar was a member of committees on: Police & Justice, Child Welfare, Poverty & Social Issues, Health/HIV-AIDS, Economics & Development. Cesar has facilitated workshops on Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism for over a decade. César is fully bilingual.
Grant Writer and Program Evaluation Specialist
Mrs. Orogbo is a writer, pundit and motivational speaker based in the national capital. She is fluently trilingual (French, English and Spanish). She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration at the George Washington University. Mrs. Orogbo facilitates anti-Black racism, Diversity and Integration training for corporate clients. Mrs. Orogbo has been a community activist since her youth: working with the Children's Aid Society to mentor foster children, volunteering to assist in the care of seniors at a local residence, and participating in the community effort to save the Montfort Hospital, among many other activities. Mrs. Orogbo was named in Ottawa's Top 50 Personalities in Ottawa Life Magazine, and one of the Top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women.
Andrea Pierce, RCIC, MBA, PMP has been involved with the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent (UNDPAD) Push Coalition in Ottawa. She is an immigration expert. She offers on immigrant orientation sessions and workshops. Andrea holds a Masters in Business Administration, she is a Project Management Professional, and is a member of Immigration Consultants of Canada. Andrea worked as Economist for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
Youth Sports Program Officer
Andrew J. Larin is a young, motivated entrepreneur looking to make a difference in the world. He has dedicated himself to creating a support platform and community service to help people achieve their goals. AJ has been coaching for over a decade. AJ has a lot of experience working with youth from all backgrounds. He went to high school at St Patricks Catholic school and has attended Heritage College, Champlain Lennoxville College, Webber International University and Advanced Prep Academy. AJ twice overcame career-ending injuries to achieve MVP Awards for four different teams and received Division one NCAA interest. AJ's sporting talents earned him a full scholarship to a top junior college. He declined the offer, choosing to run his youth programs instead. He has worked and mentored hundreds of kids over the years, speaking at many schools and institutions about leadership and resiliency.
LGBT Q2+ Educator
Davy-Anthony Sabourin, of Jamaican and French-Canadian heritage, was born in Montreal. Davy is a human rights advocate who, through his community involvement fulfills his passion for being an educator, connector and bridge-builder between individuals, groups and communities, particularly on 2SLGBTQ+ issues, anti-racism, and mental health. Until very recently, he was the Chairperson of Capital Pride, one of Canada's largest Pride organizations serving Ottawa-Gatineau. Davy holds a college degree in Police Technology, a college post-diploma in Mental and Addictions, as well as a Bachelor of Social Sciences, in the fields of Conflict Studies and Human Rights, and Social Work.
Private Sector Partner
Tracey Larin is the Founder/CEO at Curiosity Knocks Inc., a Solutions Expert with the ability to pinpoint both areas that could cause crisis and areas that could boost results in personal or professional goals. As an expert, she has written a crisis intervention and preventative book while coaching and building programs using her gifts in the areas of behavioral observation and mentoring. Tracey supports a youth group in West Africa, to help relieve some of their young lives’ adversities and hardships.
JACQUES ABNER MACEUS, CPA, CGA
Chartered Professional Accountant
Jacques Maceus is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CGA). He is an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate accounting. His experience includes corporate accounting, external auditors and accounting professors. He has taught at the University of Ottawa, Cite Collégiale and other universities in Haiti. During his time at Cite Collégiale, he created the content for the distance learning Intermediate Accounting course. He is very involved in his community by volunteering for businesses and individuals. He is the treasurer of his church in Ottawa.
The communications director writes content, updates the website, and create posters for Roots & Culture programs, workshops and other events.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DEBRA DAWN MARSHALL CHAIRWOMAN BOARD TRUSTEE
JEVENSON NESMON VICE CHAIR, BOARD TRUSTEE
RAYNALD LEROY GOVERNANCE BOARD TRUSTEE
PATRICE ROBERT LEGAL COUNSEL BOARD TRUSTEE
JOANE ASSAD, SECRETARY BOARD TRUSTEE