Our Team

Katrina Mugume

Project Lead

Ugandan filmmaker/Director, creative curator and Beyonce Defender!

Katrina is a self identifying Black woman with a passion for all things Black culture. She believes authentic and progressive community  is imperative to a happy life especially as an  immigrant and that community building can be approached in new and creatively ways. She is excited about the prospects of it all, and is happy to be serving her community.

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Tobi Owobowale

Project Coordinator 

A recent graduate from Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences. I am an educated, melanated, motivated and sophisticated Nigerian woman, who’s passionate about supporting and uplifting black people in my community. Health and fitness are also important to me, so when I’m not telling little Black girls their hair looks beautiful, you’d probably catch me at the gym, or explaining the benefits of zucchini to my parents.

Praise Osifo

Accounting Associate

Praise is a Nigerian born and Cloverdale raised Afro-Canadian. She’s a student at SFU studying finance and sustainable development, but her passions lie with Black empowerment and child advocacy.  She currently works as a public engagement coordinator for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C., where she helps  develop a public advisory group with health care regulators. As the outreach coordinator for Black Girl Collective Vancouver, she conducts research to identify opportunities to grow the collective, as well as helps to manage their finances. In her spare time you can catch her painting, lifting weights, or watching Netflix.

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Itse Hesse

Founder / President

Nigerian born and raised and curator of fun, Itse is a Marketing expert with a BA in communications from Simon Fraser University. Itse is an avid believer of "walking my talk" and believes in uplifting everyone around her. She is very passionate about Black sisterhood, culture, and empowerment. Itse believes Black
women are unmatched, and that is why she is passionate about building a community that is inclusive, impactful, and long-lasting for Black Women in Canada

Independent Contractors

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Dela Ohene

In-house Writer

Dela Ohene is a writer, community organizer, and mental health advocate. As a recent graduate from the sociology program at UBC’s Okanagan Campus, Dela likes to use an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to all of her work. With extensive diversity education experience, Dela wants to encourage Black women to show up as themselves and continually strive to uncover their potential.