Our board is comprised of dedicated volunteers looking to help.
Our Board of Directors
Chijioke (Ceejay) is an entrepreneur and founder of International?WTF (Wisdom, Truth & Failure). He is also the CEO of a garbage can cleaning service called “Wheelie Bin Doctors”. He is from Nigeria and moved to Canada in 2007 where he studied and graduated from UPEI with an engineering diploma.
His hobbies are: volunteering, coaching and playing soccer, squash, reading, public speaking, among many other interests. He is passionate about raising funds through sports for different campaigns each year, like the Ceejay Turkey Drive in 2017 and Squash Cancer with Ceejay in 2018. Based on what he is inspired by this year, he will raise funds for another campaign, with all proceeds going to the cause.
Photo credit: Oniel Kuku
Samuel Olugbenga Dada holds a degree in Accounting & Finance and just completed his Master’s program at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Samuel has over a decade of work experience with a Multi-National Company in Nigeria and has attended several development programs locally and internationally.
He enjoys traveling and networking.
Born and raised in the beautiful islands of The Bahamas, Nathan LaCroix is a passionate, energetic and self-driven leader. He moved to Prince Edward Island in 2018 to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business Administration at the University of Prince Edward Island.
During his time at UPEI, he made it his goal to get involved throughout the UPEI community and enrich students’ lives. He did this by serving in various capacities on campus like Residence Life Advisor (RLA), Vice President of Student Life at the UPEISU and New Student Orientation (NSO) and Grad Week Coordinator.
Nathan’s goal is to contribute to The Black Cultural Society and the Black Community at large through the skills and experiences he gained during his undergrad.
His hobbies include critiquing movies, hiking, hanging with friends, volunteering and baking.
Claire Byrne is an Afro Latinx woman from Charlottetown.
She is a worker, a student, and a community advocate. With the many roles she plays in her family and community she is so excited to start this role with the Black Cultural Society of PEI as a director-at-large of the board of directors.
Alongside Tamara Steele, ED of BCS, and with the support of many Island organizations, Claire helped facilitate the first iteration of the BCS BIPOC Girls Group back in 2020 and she is so happy to watch the youth group expand and to continue to deepen her relationship with BCS; this necessary to grow organization.
Claire is proud to be a Black Islander and so honoured to be on the board of BCS.