2020 Board
of Directors

Meet our amazing board members.

Letricia Gordon-Fullerton

Board Chair

With 10+ years experience in meeting and event management in both the corporate and non-profit sectors Letricia Gordon Fullerton takes pride being a part and in-touch with her community. As a mother with 3 children (2 children have danced with D’LYFE) Letricia is famed by her ability to multi-task, often pitching for,

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planning and executing several events simultaneously while creating a healthy lifestyle for her family. Letricia received her certificate in Meeting and Event Management from George Brown and is currently obtaining her Designation in Governance along with enhancing her skills with various hospitality courses.

Jodie Glean

Vice Chairperson

Jodie Glean-Mitchell has dedicated her career to developing educational programming in the field of antiracism, equity and inclusion. In 2011, Jodie attained her Masters of Arts in Educational Studies from Concordia University. Her graduate thesis is entitled, ‘Where is my History?’ –

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An Examination of the Representation of African-Canadians in the Montreal high school history textbooks, Panoramas volumes 1 & 2. Presently, Jodie is completing her PhD degree in Education at York University with her research focusing on the effectiveness of institutional equity policies and programs in advancing racial equity and inclusion in postsecondary institutions. 

Jodie brings more than ten years of experience working in the field of antiracism, equity and inclusion.  During her time as the Education Advisor in the Centre for Human Rights at York University, Jodie established York’s antiracism program including the coordination of the university’s first pan-university committee focused on racial inclusion. At Humber College, Jodie was responsible for enabling the College’s obligations to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and provided leadership to the College’s Accessibility committee.

Jodie established REACT – Race, Equity, Advisory, Consulting and Training Inc. in 2016. REACT offers education programming and consultation services to create spaces for organizations and companies to meaningfully engage in critical dialogue and action planning to increase racial equity, diversity and inclusion. In 2017, Jodie was the recipient of the Leadership in Learning Award from the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education. In 2020, Jodie was the recipient of the Harry Jerome Diversity Award. REACT’s audiences/clients include Kids Help Phone, Nurses Practitioners’ Association of Ontario, YMCA Toronto, Toronto Frontlines, GroupM Inc., Proof Strategies Inc., and the Ontario Public Service Employee Union. Jodie Glean-Mitchell currently serves as the Director of the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office at the University of Toronto.

Lindsay Jupiter-Roberts

Board Secretary

Lindsay is a teacher with the Toronto District School Board for 18 years. She had been a member of the Afro-Caribbean dance community for over 20+ years and now is pleased that her two daughters are a part of this wonderful dance life. Lindsay is pleased to serve as Secretary for D’LYFE on the Board of Directors.

Dion Salandy

Board Treasurer

Dion is originally from Trinidad and Tobago before migrating to North America to attend University.  He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and has worked as a pension consulting actuary for about 20 years. He serves as the Treasurer for D’LYFE on the Board of Directors.

Fay Edwards

Fundraising Officer

Fay Edwards is a Freelance Marketing and Events Strategist that oversees various organization’s conferences and events, such as IBM THINK, The Consumer Electronics Show, SXSW, and Salesforce Connections, and corporate banquets and fundraisers. 

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Fay has adopted many roles and applied her skills to various strategic areas, which include managing the UNACTO association’s governance portfolio, where she also provides her consulting services to member organizations. Fay has worked on communications and marketing strategy including the website, e-Newsletter, social media, and large-scale events for companies in both Tech and healthcare arenas.

Fay studied Political Science at the University of Toronto and obtained her Post Graduate in Broadcast Journalism at Humber College. She is the proud mother of her two children Blake and Laith!

Rushida Morgan

Community Outreach Director

Rushida has been working in the Youth Mental Health field for 10 years in different capacities. As a youth Rushida participated in Afro-Caribbean dance and now has a daughter and son that dance and drum. Rushida serves as the Outreach Director on the Board of Directors for D’Lyfe.

Andrea Janzen

Communications Officer

Andrea has lived and worked as an architect and designer in Toronto and Boston for 15+ years. She is currently at the firm of Moriyama and Teshima Architects in Toronto, focusing her efforts on educational and institutional design, with an interest in urban planning. 

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For 3+ years, Andrea has been and remains an active member on the Board of Directors at Family By Adoption (a non-profit agency) and is excited to have her children become members of the D’Lyfe Dance community!

Andrea is committed to non-profit dance and sport for our youth, in addition to supporting and promoting her children’s Caribbean cultural heritage in the community. 

Amanda Job

Board Member at Large

Amanda has been an educator for 14 years. She is a teacher with the Toronto District School Board. As a child Amanda was involved in dance and her daughter now follows in her footsteps by being immersed in the culture of dance with D’Lyfe. Amanda serves as a member at large on the Board of Directors.

Ayana Joseph-Brereton

Board Member at Large

Currently a member of the D’LYFE Board of Directors and have been apart of the D’LYFE dance company family from the start. 4 of my children have been students with D’LYFE from Happy Feet to Senior. And as a mother I am glad to know that my children have learned, have taught and continue to grow as dancers from their experiences with the company.

Kamille Smith


Kamille is a certified Tax Preparer and Bookkeeper of 5 years with her business, FitnanceIQ Services. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting from Ryerson University and is currently working towards her Certified Financial Planner designation. Kamille focuses on helping individuals and businesses to be financially fit.

Akua Delfish

Program Director

Akua Delfish has been performing Afro-Caribbean dance across Ontario for 32 years.  She’s honed movements of the African and Caribbean genres, performing at major festivals, television networks, award shows, and competitions.  As a seasoned and senior dance, Akua performed in numerous dance productions, shared the stage

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with major artists and presented dance works in festivals as far as Japan.  In 2005, Akua was one of five dancers selected to perform for a Caribana Cultural contingent sent to Hong Kong by the Tourism Board to represent Canada.  She is a member of La’Riatsila Dance Company and performs as an independent dancer with Spice Island Performers and WiMotion. 

Akua is currently a Communications Manager with the Government of Canada, and the Festival Marketing and Outreach Manager for the 2020 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival.

Onika Powell

Program Director

Born and raised to dance in Toronto, Onika “Neeks” Powell brings over 15 years of experience in the arts as a full time dancer, performer and teacher with work spanning as far as the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa. Onika is an alumni of York University with a degree in Public Service and Liberal studies. Currently, she proudly takes on the role of

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Artistic Director for the community arts organization, VIBE Arts; and proudly provides a professional focus on mentorship. Prior to VIBE Arts, Onika co-founded and maintains the role of Artistic Director of the non-profit dance company, D’LYFE (Dance, Let Your Feet Explore). D’LYFE fosters and provides a platform for an abundance of talent found in Toronto’s under-resourced spaces. In the past 6 years, the company boasts the engagement of young dancers with over 30 professional and international artists. To celebrate her successes, Onika was featured on CBC’s The National, as part of the award-winning series ‘HerStory in Black’.