PARENTS FOR DIVERSITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Marva

Board Member

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Amber

Board Member

Amber is a parent and newcomer to Canada from the United States.  A veterinary ophthalmologist by training and a former university professor, she brings an evidence-based approach to her advocacy work.

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Yousef

Board Member

Marva is a parent of three children, a community activist, and an elementary school administrator. As a Black parent, educator, and former Equity Advisor, she has seen first hand the impact of barriers to learning and engagement as a result of systemic bias and inequity. She is deeply committed to promoting educational equity, advocating for inclusive learning environments for racialized and underserved students, and supporting traditionally marginalized communities to navigate schools. 

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Mante

Co-Founder and Board Member

Mante is an equity and anti-racism advisor, and founding member of Parents for Diversity. She works on anti-racism in education, including developing provincial guidelines for teaching anti-Black racism. Mante also works with companies, nonprofits, and governments on issues related to anti-oppression.

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Sabrin

Board Member

Sabrin is an educator and a children’s book lover. She strives to create a safe learning environment for her students through culturally responsive pedagogy. As a Registered Early Childhood Educator, Sabrin understands how important the early years are for a child to continue their love of learning. An immigrant to Canada at the age of seven and from a Muslim family, Sabrin strives to amplify the voices of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups of people.

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Kahmaria

Board Member

Kahmaria is the parent of two teenagers, a certified teacher, and Founder of Onyxstasia African Diaspora Productions. She is passionate about preserving African culture, particularly in the education system to create empathy, awareness and the self-actualization of all students.

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Ken

Board Member

Ken is a school administrator who has been leading many school-based equity initiatives over the years. He is passionate about creating instructional practices that aim to impact teaching and student learning. Ken strives to build connections between community stakeholders and schools.

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Koko

Board Member

Koko Bate Agborsangaya is a parent with children affiliated with the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE); Ottawa's French Catholic school board. She is passionate about equity and committed to Parents for Diversity’s vision for an inclusive education system where all children can thrive and meet their full potential. With fifteen years of experience developing, implementing, and managing innovative scientific research programs, she is particularly fervent about Diversity in STEM.