Ottawa Young Black Professionals

setting each other up for success one connection at a time

Board Members

Natalie Taite

Natalie Taite, born and raised in the nation’s capital, is an analyst for the Corporate  Services and Strategic Policy Branch at Public Works and Government Services Canada. Natalie graduated from Carleton University with an Honours degree in Law.

For Natalie, YBP’s new theme ‘Success is a Process’ is all about stating your goal, staying the course and being courageous and consistent in it’s achievement.



Chuks Onwuachi

Chuks Onwuachi was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Ottawa, Ontario to Nigerian parents.  He obtained a BA in Economics from Carleton University which led him to pursue a career with the federal government in the field of Strategic Planning, Performance and Reporting.

For Chuks, YBP’s theme ‘Success is a Process’ means getting and staying focused, putting forth consistent effort and never ever giving up.


samantha malcolm

Samantha is a proud to be Canadian, born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  She has two diplomas, one in Business Marketing and the other in Business Administration- Events Marketing Management, which she attained at Centennial and Seneca College.

Samantha has a passion for the arts and in her spare time, loves interacting and learning from people within the natural hair community.