Stacey Ann Berry is the founder and president of Bstellar® Group Inc., which provides professional development workshops as well as, consulting services in government relations, business development, community engagement, and strategic planning.
Stacey serves as the Toronto Chapter President for Blacks in Technology Foundation, which makes tech careers more accessible for black professionals and provides resources, mentorship, career development and scholarships.
She served as a board member of the Toronto Board of Health and chaired the Public Health Champion Awards Selection Committee. She also served on the Performance Appraisal of the Medical Officer of Health Committee and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) Board of Directors.
Stacey has a master’s degree in Public Policy Administration and Law as well as, an Honors BA in History and Law and Society from York University. She also has a diploma in Court and Tribunal Administration and a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Seneca College.
Stacey is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions to the community. Most notably, she was recognized as 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women and received the G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Award from Toronto Metropolitan University.
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Dr. Juliet Daniel is a professor and cancer biologist in the Department of Biology at McMaster University. In 1999, Dr. Daniel established her own research laboratory and pivoted her expertise to focus on cell-cell adhesion, signaling through transcription factors, and how its malfunction contributes to cancer.
Dr. Daniel’s team is currently concentrating on colon cancer research, and developing diagnostic tests and therapeutics by identifying unique DNA mutations or markers in aggressive triple negative breast cancers (TNBC), a disease that is known to be difficult to treat and most prevalent in young women of African and Hispanic ancestry.
Following her years of influential activism and awarded recognition, Dr. Daniel partners with The Olive Branch of Hope cancer support service to organize “Think Beyond ‘Love Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness” workshops for women of African ancestry in the GTA.
Dr. Aisha Lofters serves as a family physician at Womeris College Hospital and holds the Chair in Implementation Science at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Womenis Cancers at Women’s College Hospital in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society.
Dr. Lofters’ research interests are applied into the process for cancer screening and prevention with a health equity lens. Her knowledgeable expertise in health gives her the credibility to advise on issues related to obesity, fibroids, and early signs of cancerous stages.
Dr. Andrea Covelli is a surgical oncologist, assistant professor, and surgeon-investigator in the Division of Gerneral Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Department of Surgery.
Dr.Covellis clinical focus is within surgical management of complex skin malignancies and breast disease, and a specialization in rare breast malignancies, including mesenchymal tumours. Through her research, Dr. Covelli works to improve patient and clinical care outcomes, and addresses health inequities in cancer care for under- represented patient populations.