Our Board

For the Community,
by the Community.

Meet the Black Opportunity Fund Board of Directors, a passionate and talented group of leaders.

Black Opportunity Fund

Board Chair

Ray Williams

Managing Director & Vice Chairman National Bank Financial

Investment Committee Chair

Dennis Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer Starlight Capital

Government Relations Committee Chair

Colin Lynch

Managing Director and Head of Global Real Estate Investments TD Asset Management

Vice-Chair & Grants Committee Chair

Donna Walwyn

Chief Executive Officer The Fairway Group

Communications & Marketing Committee Chair

Charmain Emerson

Senior Executive Counsel Cultured Communications


Rustum Southwell

Founding & Interim CEO, Chancellor, Dalhousie University Black Business Initiative


Velma McColl

Principal Earnscliffe Strategy Group Initiative

Health Working Group Co-Chair

Dr. Ato Sekyi-Otu

Orthopaedic Surgeon William Osler Health System

Capital & Sponsorship Committee Chair

Mark Attanasio

President Nocera Investment Corp System


Lekan Olawoye

Founder and CEO Black Professionals in Tech Network, Talent X

Governance & Nominations Committee Chair

Charmaine Crooks

President & CEO President, Canada Soccer Association NGU Consultants Inc.

Education Working Group Chair

Eleanor McIntosh

Principal Ajax High School

Health Working Group Co-Chair

Dr. Bukola Salami

Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary


Chima Nkemdirim

Vice President Government Relations Shaw Communications


Dr. Jerome Cranston

Dean & Professor, Faculty of Education University of Regina

Finance & Audit Committee Chair

Dr. Francois De Paul Nkombou

CPA Auditor, Corporate Director, CEO Diaspo Finance Canada

Community Outreach Committee Chair

Fiona O’Brien

Director of Marketing, Plant Based Food & Beverages Danone Canada


Alfred Burgesson

Founder & CEO TribeNetwork


Gouro Sall Diagne

Senior Executive Governance, risks and data, Board member MIGAN inc.


Bukkie Adewuyi

Vice President - Finance and Business Intelligence Prospera Credit Union