Meet Our Board

Responsible for governance

Pharaoh Hamid-Freeman

Founder /president

Founder and President
As a youth Pharaoh always felt like he had the ability to make a difference. His life experiences; some very negative and some extremely positive, gave him insight that enabled him to relate and build bonds with all different types of people on a personal level. Those bonds along with his desire to help, and his ability to communicate has put him in the position he is in now as a community leader, coordinating a network of over 15,000 people read more…

David Casseus


With over 15 years of experience in various business areas such as IT Support, Technological Analysis, Project Management, and Business Analysis, I am a seasoned professional who assists audacious, inspiring, and visionary business leaders. My primary focus is to help these leaders better delegate, build strong teams, and free themselves from operations so that they can spend more time in their creative zone to develop innovative ideas to achieve new mastery of their business and unparalleled performance.

My services are designed for B2B and B2C CEO & Business Owners of fast-growing companies. I specialize in Business Process Mapping, providing a unique perspective on activities, resources, and how they contribute to the business model. I also help organizations improve their business processes by implementing solutions that increase efficiency.

I am also a Guest Speaker on technology as leverage for growth and efficiency, having spoken at Chamber of Commerce events, business networking events, and universities.

My mission is to facilitate the use of technology in SMEs as an effective lever for efficiency and growth. In pursuit of this goal, I develop strategic partnerships with experts in various fields such as Accounting, Business Law, HR, Marketing, Strategic Coaching, and Financial Planning to create custom solutions for SMEs



Julie Bazinet’s approach to her work is meticulous and diligent. After practising in Richter’s audit group for three years, Julie joined the Business Valuation, Litigation and Forensic Accounting and Transaction Advisory Group in 2011.

As a Chartered Business Valuator, Julie specializes in business valuation and financial litigation support. She provides valuation-related professional services primarily in the context of matrimonial proceedings, shareholder disputes, commercial litigation and damage quantification, corporate and tax reorganizations, financial reporting and M&A transactions.

As a Vice President, Julie oversees and manages business valuation and litigation support mandates primarily in the context of dispute resolutions. Julie also prepares expert reports and counter expertise reports for the Court and provides assistance to lawyers with all their litigation support needs.




Me Mireille Nana, Founding Lawyer
Before practicing for MLT Attorneys, Mireille Lavie Nana has practiced as a lawyer in civil and commercial litigation and corporate financing in a renowned law firm in Montreal for almost two (2) years and has an independent business attorney for three (3) years. She practiced corporate law in firms and companies for 5 years in France.

Me Nana values client satisfaction, integrity and respect in her business relationships. Most of her clients consider her as a business partner both for the choice of the legal form of their enterprise, the negotiation of their contract, as well as their representation and defense of their interests before competent courts.

Adventurous in nature with love for traveling, she combines her passion for airplanes with the assistance needs of SMEs in aeronautical field to define the niche practice are of the firm.

OFC Sharon Long

Sharon Long


Director and Member of the Advisory Committee

Sharon Long brings to her consulting career more than thirty five years of experience in the social welfare sector. She has held progressively responsible positions starting from a social worker to Acting CEO in the Human Services department of Government of Alberta and its predecessor organizations. Sharon has thorough and deep knowledge of child and family welfare policies, practices and case management in Alberta and other provincial jurisdictions. Sharon has participated in leadership capacity and as a change catalyst in many transformational projects in government. Sharon is an excellent facilitator, business analyst, problem solver, and a resourceful project manager. She has developed and delivered many training programs related to social welfare and human resources and has also mentored management resources in various roles. She is known for her friendly and well considered approach towards clients as well as towards peers, and is really well liked as a mentor and coach.Sharon has a BA from Concordia University and BSW from McGill University and is also a certified coach from the Internal Coach Federation. Sharon is a registered social worker and has delivered several training and coaching assignments for programs such as Strengths Deployment Inventory and Colours Spectrum.




Meet Alvina Ryan, a seasoned insurance advisor, massage therapist, spa expert, two-time best-selling author, and passionate businesswoman with over 20 years of experience in the industry. With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with Honors in Athletic Therapy, a healthcare management degree and a doctorate in philosophy, it is noticeable that Alvina’s unique combination of expertise has made her a highly sought-after professional in her field.

As an accomplished massage therapist, Alvina has worked with top-performing athletes and Olympic champions, including the Montreal Alouettes football team, where she served as the head massage therapist for 14 years. Her expertise in massage therapy has also led her to teach and train in some of the best companies in Montreal since 1996.

In addition to her work as a massage therapist, Alvina is also an accomplished insurance advisor, helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of the insurance industry with ease. Her expertise in healthcare management and business administration has given her a unique perspective on the industry, and she is highly regarded for her strategic insights and innovative solutions.

As a passionate entrepreneur, Alvina also offers consulting services to spas in the Montreal area, helping them to optimize their operations and provide the best possible service to their clients. She is a regular speaker at ESI events and has presented conferences across Canada and the U.S., sharing her expertise and insights with professionals and businesses across the industry.

With her extensive experience, deep expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Alvina Ryan is a true leader in her field and a trusted advisor to businesses and individuals alike.




Meet Andrew Bakare, a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for community wealth creation and a deep commitment to community advancement. With a rich background in IT Project Management and Cybersecurity, Andrew has used his skills and expertise to support and empower communities in various ways.

In addition to his professional career, Andrew is also the proud founder of Afrobeat Montreal, a vibrant and energetic company dedicated to sharing the culture of Afrobeats music, dance, and fashion with the world. Through Afrobeat Montreal, Andrew has brought together diverse communities, creating a space where everyone can come together to celebrate the unique rhythms and vibrant cultures of Africa.

Andrew’s commitment to community advancement and his passion for building bridges between different cultures has made him a sought-after speaker and thought leader. He has delivered inspiring talks and workshops on the power of community engagement, entrepreneurship, and the importance of cultural diversity, empowering others to make a positive impact in their own communities.

As a true believer in the power of community, Andrew is always looking for new and innovative ways to bring people together and create positive change. With his unwavering commitment to community wealth creation and his infectious enthusiasm, Andrew is a true force to be reckoned with and a beacon of hope for all those who share his vision of a more inclusive and vibrant world.