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Li Song

She/her

Managing Director

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Li Song currently holds the role as the Managing Director at PRUDE Inc. (Pride of Race, Unity, Dignity, and Education), and few other hats in the community. PRUDE Inc. has been promoting diversity in all forms, and cultural inclusiveness with all respects since 1981. Li has been working with the members at the PRUDE Inc. on implementing dynamic programs and strong voices for raising diversity, equality, and inclusiveness through education and workshops for visible minorities, newcomers and citizens in the Saint John region.

Li Song has lived, studied, worked and volunteered in Canada since 2002. Li calls the city of Saint John “my city”. Li loves people. She has passionately served and worked with thousands of people for she has managed newcomer programs, coordinated multicultural events, volunteered herself through various positions in the region. Li believes in diversity, inclusion, equality and education and thinks these are the key to resolve our generational issues in life. When Li Song is not working at PRUDE Inc., she works as a licensed Realtor ® for international investors, helping to grow the Saint John region.

 

Li Song has achieved her double degrees in Arts and Education from UNB Saint John, and holds a NB Teacher Certificate 5, a NBMC Creating Inclusive Officer Certificate and TESL Certificate. She is an appointed NB Commissioner of Oaths, and a member in the CTINB as a freelancer translator. Li won a UNB Student Leadership Award in 2008. She was named a CIDA Global Youth Ambassador by the province of New Brunswick in 2010. She was recognized as the UNB U35 Young Alumni in 2016, and at the same year, she was recognized as an Outstanding Volunteer by the City of Saint John. She was nominated and chosen to be the YMCA Peace Medline in 2017 during the Peace Week across Canada. She was awarded as one of the Top 25 Immigrants in the Maritimes in 2018. Li was profiled at the International Women’s Day, and recognized as a Community Change Maker by UNB Alumni in 2021. 

Contact:

Tel. (506) 634-3089

E mail: l.song@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Change Maker | Diversity Trainer | Entrepreneur

 
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Romy Lai

She/her

Executive Financial Admin

Romy joined the PRUDE Inc. team in June 2019 as our executive administrator. She is tasked to help with the organization's administrative work, reporting, and to make sure that we are financially sustainable. 

Romy has been involved in the multicultural and newcomer community since she landed in Saint John in 2015. As a mother and a newcomer, she participated in PRUDE Inc.'s activities as a client before joining the team. Romy joined PRUDE Inc. because the position has allowed her to expand her knowledge and grow everyday within an amazing and inclusive team.

 

She also enjoys sharing her culinary talents with the team. Originally from Madagascar, Romy is also the owner of Sweet Vanilla and you can meet her at different farmers markets around Saint John from May to October.

 

Contact:

Tel. (506) 634-3089

E mail: r.lai@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Founder of Sweet Vanilla | Entrepreneur | Chef

 
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Lin Zhang

She/her

Community Engagement Officer

Lin joined the PRUDE Inc. family in October 2019 as the Community Engagement Officer. She started here through an internship from UNB MBA program, which quickly turned into a full-time permanent position upon completion of her studies. She is tasked with engaging the community and our clients through the organization’s events, presentations, branding and volunteer management.  

Lin moved to Saint John in 2017 and has fallen in love with the city. She is very interested in cultural intelligence. She also likes to share her own personal experiences with new cultures and hearing other people’s stories from their perspective.

 

Her favorite part of working with PRUDE is getting to know new people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. 

 

Contact:

Tel. (506) 214-0439

E mail: l.zhang@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Brand Manager | Volunteer Coordinator| Diversity Trainer

 
Damon Levine

Damon Levine

He/him

Anti-Racism Program Coordinator

Damon joined the PRUDE Inc. team in November 2020 as the Program Developer/Facilitator for the organization’s Workplace Bias Recognition Program. Damon is tasked with developing, refining and delivering the program. He also moderates forum discussions; coordinates fundraising efforts for the organization and creates videos to document PRUDE Inc.’s history. Aside from his role at PRUDE, Damon is also the Web Content Manager for the New Brunswick Black History Society. There, he maintains and updates website content and creates videos to document the NBBHS history. 

 

Damon chose to work for PRUDE Inc. because the organization appreciates his skills and allows him to continue to learn and grow as a professional. He enjoys interacting with his friendly, supportive coworkers. Damon also enjoys applying his writing, editing, web development and media skills to the various projects he works on here at PRUDE Inc..  

Contact:

Tel. (506) 634-7649

E mail: d.levine@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Journalist | Musician| Web Content Developer & Manager

 
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Omar Morad

He/him

Youth Program Coordinator

Omar Morad has lived in many places throughout his life. Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, but he chose Saint John as his permanent residence when he arrived in 2018. He learned English and was able to get a job with the City of Saint John, working in the population growth section and helping people who went through the same situation as he did.  

Omar found his passion in volunteering, completing over 200 hours with different organizations, including PRUDE Inc, which he later got a job as the Dive Into YSJ Program Officer.  

 

 

Omar created the organization Union of Youth Newcomers, which brings immigrant students together.

Contact:

Tel. (506) 214-0426

E mail: o.morad@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Founder of Union Of Youth Newcomers| Entrepreneur

 
 
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Gary Flanagan

He/him

Diversity Education Program Coordinator

Gary was hired as the Cultural Diversity Program Coordinator in September of 2021. In this role, he delivers presentations relating to inclusion and acceptance throughout schools in the Anglophone South School District. He brings with him many years of teaching experience, including several years working with ESL students, as well as in the realm of financial literacy.

 

He chose PRUDE because it is the type of work that he finds rewarding and he had heard many positive things about PRUDE over the years. In his spare time Gary loves music, photography and writing.

Contact:

Tel. (506) 721-3952

E mail: gary@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Licensed Teacher & ESL Teacher| Musician| Writer| Photographer

Christine Eruokwu

She/her

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Newcomer Women Leadership Program Coordinator

Christine Eruokwu is a Nigerian-born entrepreneur and educationist with over a decade of successful experience in teaching and the management of education-based social enterprises. She holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (ETM) from the University of New Brunswick Saint John.

Christine specialises in the application of business solutions to social problems. A passionate believer in the societal gains embedded in the empowerment of the girl child, she founded Kaima Designs, an African-inspired trendsetting clothing brand which is at the forefront of supporting the education of the girl child.

In 2021, she co-founded United Colours of fashion, a non-profit which was initiated to promote engagement and collaboration among fashion creatives and enthusiasts of diverse backgrounds while providing training and mentorship to individuals seeking a career in the fashion industry.

Christine is a changemaker who loves her city and utilizes every opportunity to engage with community members on issues that affect women, youth and newcomers in New Brunswick.

Contact:

Tel. (506) 214-0507

E mail: christine@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Founder of Kaima Designs| Entrepreneur| Educationist

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Wilinton Vega

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He/him

Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Wilinton Vega is a Colombian-born with a successful career in different sectors and business areas. He has more than 18 years of experience in different sectors such as Banking, IT security, Non-profit organizations and Retail sector. Wilinton has been in different roles like Strategic Sourcing Director, Procurement and supply chain Leader, Facilities, Marketing, Project management, Human Resources and Compliance. His experience has provided him to lead important projects, and get with those new visions and added values.

Wilinton joined the PRUDE Inc. family in August 2021 as Event Planner, to manage our Annual Event, Diversity Award Champion. His current challenge is to implement marketing strategies and spread the PRUDE's voice through communication.

 

He chose PRUDE Inc. because he saw an amazing Team that is ready to help the community. He didn’t hesitate for a second to join this fantastic family. He believes that when you touch people's hearts, wonderful things happen.

Contact:

Tel. (506) 271-1198

E mail: gary@prudeinc.org

Others Roles:

Licensed Teacher & ESL Teacher| Musician| Writer| Photographer