Meet Our Team

Racquel Bremmer

(She, Her)

Board Chair

Racquel Bremmer has over 20 years combined experience in health promotion, management, social justice and community development work in the Caribbean, North America and Europe. She has also been an activist around issues of social justice, equity and inclusion, and harm reduction, and always ensures that the voice of the most marginalized is never absent from discussions that impact their lives.

Racquel has worked developing sexual and reproductive health programs for youth in Jamaica and Norway with the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has a passion for community well-being and health equity, which is evident in her research around the LGBTQI+, immigrant and refugee communities. Racquel is currently the Manager of Clinical and Allied Health Services at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto and holds a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management from the Schulich School of Business.

Teneshia

(They, Them)

Vice-Chair

With lived experience as a self-identified Black, Nonbinary, Queer person with disabilities, Teneshia is an academic and researcher in the subjects of Critical Race Studies, Gender & Sexuality, Counselling and Psychotherapy. Teneshia’s professional career began in Human Resources, consulting in the Canadian Banking industry and nonprofit industry on matters of Equity, inclusion and Human Resources policy.

Balu Mistry

Treasurer

A chartered accountant by profession, Balu is a service driven individual serving as  Manager, Financial Services at JobStart in Toronto. Balu's previous expereinces include working for the Canadian Diabetes Association as a financial analyst  at the Canadian Diabetes Association between 2000 to 2004.

Leslie-Ann Fullerton

(She, Her)

Secretary

Leslie-Ann Fullerton migrated from Jamaica to Canada in 2009.Leslie-Ann achieved a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in 2014 and a collaborative master's degree in Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Educations and Women and Gender Studies through the University of Toronto in 2017. Leslie-Ann is currently employed at Elizabeth Fry Toronto as an Outreach Worker and Critical Time Intervention (C.T.I.) Specialist. She works with women who are at risk of becoming, or who are in conflict with the law through case management and advocacy.  She works from a woman-centered, anti-oppressive, anti-racism, anti-black racism, LGBT2QI+, and intersectional approach She is the last of eleven children.

Taranum Khan

(She, Her)

Board Member

Taranum Khan, Ph.D., CCS is an Award of Excellence Winning Career Strategist and Consultant.Her passion is creating a positive impact on career and academic journey of the lives she touches, locally and globally. Taranum has contributed to multiple publications, podcasts, and interviews. Her most recent contributions as an author are, Ignite Your Life for Women and Ignite Your Female Leadership. Every conversation with her is uplifting as she inverts the focus for you to rediscover the strengths within you. She believes in being limitless and leads her life without conforming to norms.

Hope

(She, Her)

Executive Director

(905) 361-0523 ext. 215

Hope comes to us with over 25 year’s experience in the HIV sector in Canada and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Moyo, she managed the Communication and Member Development portfolio of the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) and before OAN, Hope held senior management positions at 360 Kids, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (BLACK CAP) and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).  

After beginning her career as a Registered Nurse, she went on to earn a  Masters degree in Public Health and to become the Director of the first HIV program established in Jamaica - The Centre for HIV AIDS Research and Services at the University Hospital of the West Indies.  She was also Founding Director of Nursing for the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life.

Hope is passionate about enriching the lives of others and her work with vulnerable populations has been evidence of this. “I look forward to serve in this capacity and feel privileged to join such a dedicated team who have given so much. I’m excited for what Moyo will  accomplish in serving the clients, not just in Brampton, but throughout the Region of Peel”, Hope says.

Colin

(He, Him)

Operations Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 212

Colin Samuels has been working at Moyo since 2016. He is passionate about the agency's vision to support, guide, and uplift people within all of Peel's diverse communities, particularly people who have experienced trauma. As the agency's Operations Manager, Colin works tirelessly to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the agency and to support our most important resource: our team.

Dawn

(She, Her)

Supports Programs Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 214

Since joining the agency in 2007, Dawn has provided direct service to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Region of Peel. She has worked in various areas of social service: as a child protection worker, in developmental services, providing emergency shelter, and operating food banks. Dawn is passionate about advocating for the needs of folks who are marginalized by systems and policies.

Adam

(He, Him)

Harm Reduction Program Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 217

Adam Chalcraft is the Harm Reduction Supervisor at Moyo. For the past seven years, he has been running this program for people who use drugs across Peel. He is a Co-Founder and Chair of the Peel Harm Reduction Committee and helped to launch the Peel Integrated Drug Strategy. He is passionate about human rights and ensuring that everyone has access to the things that lead to a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

Sean

(He, Him)

Health Promotion and Preventions Program Manager

(289) 544-7920

With over 5 years of experience in sexual health and master’s degrees in Political Science and Global Health, Sean brings with him knowledge in HIV, STBBIs, and community-based health research among equity-seeking groups. Throughout his career, he has coordinated the Public Health Agency of Canada’s HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, mobilized ACB men and communities to identify and address conditions that contribute to HIV-related health disparities with the weSpeak research study, mobilized young Canadians and engaged them in the global AIDS response while interning at the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and promoted an initiative to increase advocacy on HIV, STI’s and SRH in schools in the Caribbean at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Sean is happy to call Moyo Health and Community Services home and now continues his advocacy in Health Promotion and Prevention Programs for the Region of Peel.

Meyran

(She, Her)

Community Engagement Manager

(905) 783-0223

Meyran is a first-generation Somali/Canadian. Stemming from her community’s experience of navigating their new world as Black newcomers, Meyran is passionate about addressing social and health inequities experienced by underserved communities, focusing on access to healthcare, health literacy and navigating the Canadian health system. This, combined with her background in clinical medicine and community health advocacy, focuses on centering marginalized voices and empowering these populations to gain greater control of their physical, mental health and social well-being. In 2021 when the COVID vaccine was rolled out, Meyran volunteered at a number of pop-up vaccine clinics prior to working at West Park Health Center’s Vaccine Clinic. She played a critical role in providing vital education on the pandemic and the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine to her predominantly vaccine-hesitant black and brown communities.

Her dedication to working with disenfranchised communities is demonstrated by her work experiences with diverse communities in the GTA, Atlanta, Nairobi and China.

Meyran

(She, Her)

Community Engagement Manager

(905) 783-0223

Meyran is a first-generation Somali/Canadian. Stemming from her community’s experience of navigating their new world as Black newcomers, Meyran is passionate about addressing social and health inequities experienced by underserved communities, focusing on access to healthcare, health literacy, and navigating the Canadian health system. This, combined with her background in clinical medicine and community health advocacy, focuses on centering marginalized voices and empowering these populations to gain greater control of their physical, mental health and social well-being. In 2021 when the COVID vaccine was rolled out, Meyran volunteered at a number of pop-up vaccine clinics prior to working at West Park Health Center’s Vaccine Clinic. She played a critical role in providing vital education on the pandemic and the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine to her predominantly vaccine-hesitant black and brown communities.

Her dedication to working with disenfranchised communities is demonstrated by her work experiences with diverse communities in the GTA, Atlanta, Nairobi and China.

Dawn

(She, Her)

Supports Programs Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 214

Since joining the agency in 2007, Dawn has provided direct service to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Region of Peel. She has worked in various areas of social service: as a child protection worker, in developmental services, providing emergency shelter, and operating food banks. Dawn is passionate about advocating for the needs of folks who are marginalized by systems and policies.

Steve

(He, Him)

PHA Engagement Coordinator

(905) 361-0523 ext. 213

Steve is a 56-year-old gay man living with HIV. Shortly after learning of his HIV status, he became a client and an employee of Moyo, then known as Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN). Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, he now lives in Brampton with his husband of 25 years, his mother-in-law and a cherished (feline-like) Border Collie, Nikki. Steve prides himself on being authentic, vulnerable, humble, and living wholeheartedly.As PHA engagement coordinator, Steve works with the Support Program Manager to help guide Service Users to access supports and services.

Cassandra

(She, Her)

African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Program Coordinator

(289) 325-4154

Cassandra Oluwasola (she, her) holds an honors Bachelor of Science in Global Health with a specialization in Global Health Policy, Management, and Systems from York University. Cassandra is very passionate about educating ACB Communities about sexual health and HIV prevention. She also has experience in providing anti-oppressive and anti-racist health promotion tools for racialized communities both locally and internationally. Cassandra is dedicated to being an advocate for the marginalized, and working towards health equity for all communities. Cassandra is a huge Harry Potter Fan and in her spare time loves to read books, as well as watch documentaries and reality tv.

Adam

(He, Him)

Harm Reduction Program Manager

(905) 781-0223

Adam Chalcraft is the Harm Reduction Supervisor at Moyo. For the past eight years, he has been running this program for people who use drugs across Peel. He is a Co-Founder and Chair of the Peel Harm Reduction Committee and sits on the Region's Opiate Strategy. He has helped launch the Peel Integrated Drug Strategy and the Peel Peer Collaborative. He is passionate about human rights and ensuring that everyone has access to the things that lead to a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

Nat

(They, Them)

Harm Reduction Outreach Supervisor

(905) 361-0523 ext. 222

Nat Kaminski has been with Moyo since February 2014 first starting as a student in the harm reduction program. In Nov of 2017, Nat was hired into the Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator position. Nat sits on a number of committees and funding review boards at all levels of government (federal, provincial and regional) advocating for the rights of Womxn & Gender Diverse Populations, housing & individuals experiencing homelessness, sex workers and drug users.

Rohan

(He, Him)

Harm Reduction Community Development Coordinator

(289) 325-4642

With a Masters in Public Health from the University of Western Ontario, Rohan started working as a practicum student with Moyo in May 2020. He has been working in the Harm Reduction program since May 2021 and co-chairs the Peel Harm Reduction Committee and the Peel Integrated Drug Strategy collaboratives. He is committed to improving socio-cultural determinants of health within the community and addressing systemic inequities for the substance use community in the Peel Region.

Monica

(She, They)

Harm Reduction Outreach Worker

(905) 867-6582

In early 2022, Monica joined the Harm Reduction team as an Outreach Worker and Satellite Site Organizer after years of utilizing Moyo’s services. Sitting on multiple committees and advisory boards within the GTA surrounding topics including, but not limited to, Harm Reduction, Poverty and Homelessness, Sex Work, and LGBTQIA+ Youth, Monica is driven to reduce stigma while increasing safety, autonomy, and dignity for marginalized communities. Monica approaches their work with a hybrid background of SSW education alongside of personallived experience, and strives to provide equitable, anti-racist,trauma-informed, and person-directed support for those they connect with.

Farrah

(She, Her)

Harm Reduction Outreach Worker

289-325-4485

FarrahKhan (she/her) holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo with a minor in Psychology. After living abroad in Shenzhen, China and working in the sexual health promotion field, Farrah then went on to receive a Master of Science in Sexual and Reproductive Health with a Public Health Specialization from the University of Sydney. Through her master’s she specialized in HIV and Hepatitis C. She is passionate about helping people help themselves and supporting people with the knowledge to make the best decisions regarding their health. Farrah is passionate about Harm Reduction and meeting people where they are at on their journey. She loves her work and looks forward to connecting meaningfully with community members everyday through her role as the Harm Reduction Outreach Worker with MOYO.

Sean

(He, Him)

Health Promotion and Preventions Program Manager

(289) 544-7920

With over 5 years of experience in sexual health and master’s degrees in Political Science and Global Health, Sean brings with him knowledge in HIV, STBBIs and community-based health research among equity-seeking groups. Throughout his career, he has coordinated the Public Health Agency of Canada’s HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund at Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, mobilized ACB men and communities to identify and address conditions that contribute to HIV-related health disparities with the weSpeak research study, mobilized young Canadians and engaged them in the global AIDS response while interning at the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and promoted an initiative to increase advocacy on HIV, STI’s and SRH in schools in the Caribbean at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Sean is happy to call Moyo Health and Community Services home and now continues his advocacy in Health Promotion and Prevention Programs for the Region of Peel.

Kemar

(She, Her)

Newcomer Photovoice Program Coordinator

(289) 544-7948

Kemar has over 10 years of experience working with newcomers in the non profit ASO sector. Her longest serving role to date has been in Settlement which has helped her to gain exceptional immigration and settlement skills. As an ally Kemar does amazing work supporting and advocating for PHA/LGBTQ+ newcomers. She is very vocal when speaking out against stigma, homophobia, trans phobia and discrimination. She comes with an educational background in Social Work and Immigration Consultant. Kemar’s favourite colour is pink and she enjoys reading a good book.

Sreya

(She, Her)

Gender Based Violence Program Coordinator

(289) 325-4847

Sreya (she/her) is the Gender-Based Violence Program Coordinator at Moyo Health and Community Services, where she works to support survivors and their allies—particularly those who are 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC­—through advocacy, outreach, resources, and service provision. In previous roles, she has worked in the non-profit GBV sector, youth work, and is an experienced group facilitator and curriculum developer. Sreya finds direction in the work and activism of people living with HIV/AIDS, drug users, sex workers, and people with lived experience and is always open to adjusting her lens and practice to serve her community better.

Ana

(She, Her)

WHAI Coordinator

(647) 458-0918

Ana (she/her) is the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) Coordinator at Moyo HCS. She is a recent Master's Graduate in Sociology from York University, focusing on academic research on race, racialization, immigration, and diaspora. Before coming to Moyo she gained experience working for a harm-reduction organization in Serbia. Ana is committed to serving the communities in the Peel region from a feminist, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive lens. As a newcomer to Canada, Ana is passionate about community development by building solidarities. She enjoys long road trips and movie nights.

Michael

(He, Him)

Gay Men's Health Programs Coordinator

(289) 325-4689

Michael comes to Moyo with a Bachelor of Social Work with a focus on critical anti-oppressive practice that incorporates perspectives such as Anti-racism, Critical disability, Queer theory, Black feminism, and Indigenous pedagogies from Toronto Metropolitan University. He is passionate about combatting structural and widespread injustices that marginalized communities face with experience supporting Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer Men who have Sex with Men (GBTQMSM). He has also supported folks experiencing disabilities and has done some work with ACB communities as well. Through engaging with his community, Michael looks for opportunities to grow as a social worker and discover creative ways to promote QTIBIPOC excellence and the flourishing of 2SLGBTQ+ persons

Winson

(He, Him)

2SLGBTQ+ Training and Capacity Building Coordinator

(905) 867-6379

Ho Yan (Winson) Wong (He/Him) is the 2SLGBTQ+ Training and Capacity Coordinator at Moyo Health and Community Services. Accomplishing a Human GeographySpecialist—Focus in Urban Geography and Urban Planning—and Practical FrenchMinor at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus), he is devoted to inclusivity, informativity, and equity in his work. His framework orbits the ideology of "Intersectionality"and "Interdisciplinarity", and Winson is dedicated to combining both while facilitating, reforming, and designing initiatives.

Colin

(He, Him)

Operations Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 212

Colin Samuels has been working at Moyo since 2016. He is passionate about the agency's vision to support, guide, and uplift people within all of Peel's diverse communities, particularly people who have experienced trauma. As the agency's Operations Manager, Colin works tirelessly to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the agency and to support our most important resource: our team.

Sandeep

(He, Him)

HR and Admin Coordinator

(905) 361-0523

Sandeep (He, Him) holds an honours B.A in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and decided to specialize his degree by completing aM.A in Organizational Psychology from Adler University. Sandeep is passionateabout serving the community he lives and works. Sandeep has lived in Bramptonhis entire life apart from going to school in Vancouver but chose to come backhome because his passion is with his community. Sandeep provides HumanResource, and administrative support to the rest of the organization and isalways willing to lend a hand when needed.

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