Parents for Diversity board member Koko

Koko Bate Agborsangaya

ChairBoard Member

Koko 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.

Letitia Taylor

Vice ChairBoard Member

With a background in Human Rights and experience teaching, Letitia is known as a fierce advocate for students and parents being seen and empowered as agents, not objects, of equitable and culturally responsive educational experiences.   A Gatineau resident, her two children study in the Western Québec School Board as well as the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  Her passion and purpose are to work towards improved school systems, and most importantly organizational cultures, that get behind the eyes of parents and their children and respect their voices. 

Alison Kinahan

Secretary – Board Member

Alison is a parent, school administrator, and equity advocate. As a certified teacher, Alison has been leading equity initiatives throughout her career and personal life. She has consulted, created, and led equity-based programs within her school board along with spearheading the creation of their Equity and Inclusive Safe Schools Policy. Alison believes in culturally responsive and accessible education for all students to succeed.

Ruth Aliu

Board Member

Ruth Aliu is a cybersecurity professional, entrepreneur and mother to two children. She has over 10 years of experience in technology support, cybersecurity, securing critical infrastructure, engineering program management and compliance. She is passionate about empowering parents with the tools they need to leverage technology safely and securely as well as improving processes/procedures with technology. As a black woman in technology, she is all too familiar with barriers for people of colour in moving up the ladder to occupy leadership positions. She has been featured on Invest Ottawa, Digital Main Street, Black Professionals in Tech Network and Canadian SME magazine and a mentor with Canada Learning Code.

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