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

Retired Vice-Chairman Financial Markets at 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 & Head of Alternative 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 Inc. (BPTN)

Governance & Nominations Committee Chair

Charmaine Crooks

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

Education Working Group Chair

Eleanor McIntosh

Superintendent of Education Halton District School Board

Health Working Group Co-Chair

Dr. Bukola Salami

Professor at the Faculty of Nursing University of Alberta


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

VP, Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Aritzia