Our Board

Our board is comprised of  volunteers who are dedicated to BCSPEI’s vision, mission, and values.

Our Board of Directors

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 the Interim President 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.

Claire is proud to be a Black Islander and so honoured to be on the Board of BCSPEI.

Anthony is a Black Islander from Scarborough, Ontario with a unique cultural background. Their father is a Jamaican immigrant, and their mother is of British and Ukrainian heritage. Anthony’s interests include playing tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) and playing guitar.
Anthony’s passion for youth work and community advocacy inspired them to join the Black Cultural Society of PEI. They saw the opportunity to be a positive role model for young Black youth and show them that it’s possible to be in positions of authority. As a board member, Anthony plans to contribute their skills developed through the Child and Youth Care Worker program at Holland College, where they have completed the first of two years.
Anthony is proud to be a Black Islander and honored to be part of such a great community. They recognize the importance of representation and the impact it can have on young people’s lives. By being active in their community and serving on the Board of BCSPEI, Anthony hopes to inspire future generations to be active in their communities, value their cultural identity, and work towards positive change.

Keyshawn Bonamy hails from Nassau, Bahamas. He moved to PEI to study at the University of Prince Edward in 2016 and has since called the Island his home.

As the current Executive Director of the Voluntary Resource Council, Keyshawn has worked consistently within the non-profit sector on the Island and has seen how the Island’s rapidly changing demographics are also influencing the sector itself.

Keyshawn is proud to be on the Board of the BCSPEI and looks forward to contributing his skills and experiences to the organization.

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