Board of Trustees

  • Susan HooKong-Taylor, B.A., B.Ed, OCT

    Board Member

    Susan HooKong-Taylor, B.A., B.Ed, OCT Susan is a musician, a teacher, a leader, and a newly minted trustee for the Canadian Samaritans for Africa. She is a second generation Canadian with her family hailing from Jamaica. She is a mother of two. She has been working at the Toronto Catholic District School Board for 14 years, 7 of which have…

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  • Linda Ncube

    Treasurer

    Linda Ncube is a Community Development professional with over 10 years of experience working human services and community health environments.  Her experience includes partnership building, program evaluation, community research, project management, grant management, outreach and capacity building, leadership development and resource management.  Linda holds (Hons) BA in Sociology and Equity studies and an MSc in Public Health.  Linda believes in giving…

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  • Michelle Cheeseman

    Board Executive Officer

    Michelle Cheeseman is a former Director of Facilities & Administration for one of the largest Telecommunications Companies in Canada.  She managed the Operations and start up of 3 Corporate Head Offices and dozens of Retail locations across Canada.  This involved business planning, needs assessment, managing budgets, real estate negotiations and acquisition, facility buildout and implementation of Operational policies and procedures…

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  • KIRK MARK. M.Ed.

    Trustee

    Kirk Mark is a recent retiree as Senior Coordinator of the Community Relations Department in Toronto Catholic District School Board (Ontario, Canada), the largest Catholic School Board in the world with 92,000 plus students, 16,000 plus staff and 200 plus schools.

    He has been involved in diversity programmes in corporations, communities and schools for over thirty-five years with extensive travel to…

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  • Ekwy Odozor

    Board Member

     Ekwy Odozor is a mother, teacher, information specialist and community leader. Ekwy considers it a privilege to be serving in Canadian Samaritan for Africa. Ekwy was born in Nigeria to parents who taught her the value of service and community. She has always believed that those who are privileged should share their possessions for the common good.

    Raised in Nigeria, and…

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  • Quice Digba, M.Sc, CEBS

    Trustee

    Quice Digba (M.Sc. London, UK) is a Certified Employee Benefits Consultant.   Since immigrating to Canada, she has worked for 15 years in the Pension consulting industry focusing on providing retirement advice to companies.Since 2008 Quice has worked as a Certified Dale Carnegie Business Coach empowering individuals to communicate effectively in the business world.

    Quice is an avid volunteer in the community. …

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  • Afam Ene

    Vice President and Co-Chair Annual Canadian African Awareness and Charity Dinner

    Afam A. Ene's professional background is in labour/industrial relations, project management, conflict resolution, negotiation and administration of collective agreements. Afam is a consensus builder and takes pride in his ability to facilitate communal interests that inform personal growth, development and empowerment. He is an active community builder and works diligently in service to his community in Nigeria and the Greater…

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  • Stan Chu Ilo

    Founder and President

    Stan Chu Ilo is a Catholic priest from Achi clan in West Africa. He is a Research fellow at the Center for World Catholicism and Inter-Cultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago, USA. He is the editor of African Christian Studies Series for Pickwick Publications, Wipf and Stock Publishers.

    He is a visiting faculty at the Institute of Social Ministry and Mission, Tangaza…

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  • Rose Kantiono,  MA, BED, OCT

    Senior Trustee and Board Advisor

    Rose Kantiono is a school teacher in the Peel District School Board. Born in Ivory Coast and originally from Burkina Faso, she studied and worked in Germany before coming to Canada. Polyglot, Rose speaks French, German, English, Liele and Dioula.

    Rose was the recipient of  the teacher Award of Distinction in 2013 from the Peel Board for "Being an inspiring leader who…

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Pity is not enough, compassion is a real and deep human feeling, sympathy and empathy are good, but solidarity is better, and collaboration is the best thing we can offer to Africans especially the women and children who want to work hard to realize a better future for themselves and their children.
- Stan Chu Ilo