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Dr. Walter Joseph

(President)

 

Dr. Walter Joseph is a leadership consultant-coach, family mediator and pastor, with 26 years of leadership experience in the non-profit/religious sector, and 18 years of leadership experience in management and senior management positions in the corporate business sector. His experience includes 10 years of leading and mentoring youth within the Greater Toronto area. 

 

Walter is the founder of and mediator at Mesites Family Mediation (phonetic spelling - mes-ee'-tace) and is currently a Mediator in Training at Toronto Family Mediation Services / Mediate393. He has a passion for working with and helping individuals and families navigate the challenges of their life’s journey through mediation. 

 

Dr. Joseph is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) and has been pastoring for the past 26 years. He is the co-founder (along with his wife Erica) and Lead Pastor of Walking on the Water Ministries, in Brampton, Ontario Canada, where he has been giving leadership for the past 16 years.

 

Walter's academic accomplishments include a Doctor of Ministry degree in leadership (DMin) from Tyndale University, and a Certificate in Family Mediation from York University. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM), and the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO), currently pursuing both the Accredited Family Mediator designation (AccFM) and the Certified Specialist in Family Mediation designation (FDRP Med).

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                                    Staceyan Sterling 

                                         (Vice President)


Ms. Sterling has lived in Peel for over twenty years specializing in teaching students of all ages how to use nutrition to improve performance at school and on the job. Her clients see a reduction in brain fog, attention deficit, and disruptive classroom behaviours. She is an expert listener, program developer, campaigner, and proposal writer. She spent ten years at March of Dimes Canada where she developed and taught the Learning Independence for Future Empowerment (L.I.F.E.) program, which has since expanded across Canada.


When she is not teaching, fundraising, or event planning, you may find her with her family enjoying the cultural events at celebration square, or on the trails of The Riverwood Conservancy, Erindale, or at Heart Lake Conservation Park. Ms. Sterling believes that the work for equality and inclusion continues until every child and person of colour has opportunities to excel as the other without racialized trauma. And until every racialized person rid themselves of the colonizers’ mindset and embrace and love our uniqueness. She wants her life to convince you, that you are powerful beyond measure, though you are one, and that you likewise can make a difference.


Her background includes: a Master of Teaching, University of Toronto 2019, and is a Junior Intermediate teacher with TDSB; BSc. Food and Nutrition, Ryerson University; Peel Child and Youth Worker certificate, Region of Peel/York University 2016; Regional diversity Round Table of Peel, inaugural member 2018. She currently continues her lifelong work as an EMpact Board Member, Women’s College Hospital. This board is dedicated to facilitating equity and justice in healthcare system. She is humbled to be a voice at ResQ Youth International that has been pivotal in aiding her to raise her children in the PDSB.

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Keachea Dixon

(Secretary)

 

Keachea Dixon is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York, the Province of Ontario, and the island of Jamaica. Ms. Dixon’s practice focuses on Commercial, Cannabis, Entertainment, Wills & Estate, Intellectual Property, and Technology Law. 

 

Ms. Dixon participates in seminars and presentations around the world. She has presented at the Third International Conference of Fashion Incubators in Perth Australia on ‘How to Manage the Use of Your Intellectual Property on the Internet to Shape Your Future in the Global Fashion & Design Industries’; has spoken to businesswomen around the world on the legal aspect of using twitter and other social media platforms including in San Juan, Puerto Rico on the topic Social Media in the Workplace: An Asset or Liability? Most recently she presented in Toronto, Canada on topics such as ‘Your Rights to Use Cannabis Recreationally’, ‘Trademarks & Intellectual Property’, ‘Wills & Estate’ and ‘Tik Tok its Use/Misuse’. Ms. Dixon is currently a co-host on ResQ Youth Intl. weekly radio show on CMR Diversity 101.3FM.


Ms. Dixon is admitted to the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, has a Master of Law Degree in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology & Commerce from University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Centre), is a certified mediator in the area of IP, Technology & Commerce, and was a NGO representative at the United Nations Department of Public Information. Knowledgeable in International Development, Ms. Dixon was a partner at Gordon Dixon & Company, and was in-house counsel for Dilieu Technology LLC, an IT solutions company.

Ms. Dixon has counseled startup companies in the following industries: cannabis, fashion, film, music, marketing, publishing and technology. Ms. Dixon’s professional motto is “transforming lives one client at a time through the strategic use of justice”.

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Omer Riza

 (Treasurer)​

Omer Riza is a principal and co-founder of S and R Tax. S and R is a tax consulting and preparation firm specializing in accounting for small and medium sized enterprises, tax preparation for Not-for-Profit organizations and charities, tax preparation for video game development and augmented reality companies and federal tax credits for scientific research and experimental development.


Omer has extensive experience in business including food related initiatives and more recently, innovation in building materials with his partnership in a company that is developing walls made of compressed waste agricultural fibres.
In his tax practice, Omer likes to focus on smaller enterprises with a particular focus on not-for-profit and charity initiatives and has extensive board experience in both the public and private sector.

                                Trisha Johnson-White

                                            (Director) 

Trisha Johnson-White has been involved with ResQ Youth International Inc. as a member of the Board of Directors since May 2019. Trisha held the position of  Vice Chair on the Board from May 2019 until October 2020.  Trisha is currently serving on the recently constituted Board of Directors as a Director. She was ResQ's representative on the Youth/ Peel Regional Police Engagement Steering Committee which dealt primarily with the end of the Student Resource Officer Program in schools. She is currently representing ResQ on the DPCDSB Black Community Advisory Council in an effort to address Anti- Black Racism within DPCDSB schools. Trisha has also assisted with formulating recommendations on behalf of ResQ in the fight against Anti- Black Racism within the PDSB schools. 

 

Trisha is a Lawyer and she strongly supports the organization's mandate. ResQ's mandate is to provide the necessary assistance and tools to marginalized Black Youth and their families by being at the forefront of positive change and making an impact in all dimensions of individual development.

Patrick Njoku

(Director)

 

Patrick Njoku is a graduate of Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece. Studied and graduated in Greek language. Writing and Business studies. Emigrated to Canada in 1985, Worked for McKesson Canada, a pharmaceutical company for 25 years as a quality control auditor. Patrick retired in 2015 and is presently involved in his passion and what he studied, writing. Published his first book, a trilogy based on his earlier years in his country of origin, Nigeria. The Book title is: MY MOTHER’S WIFE, a fiction with historical background/part memoir, which includes his experience during the civil war known as Biafra war with
Nigeria Patrick fought in that war. 


Patrick is fully occupied now with finishing volumes two and three of his book: MY MOTHER’S WIFE. Consistently writing other fictions as his full occupation now since retirement. Patrick was a union leadership assistant for five years during his 25 years of employment with Mckesson Canada. 


He is married to Lady Geraldine Njoku and they have three adult children and a nine-year old granddaughter!