The Team





NERISSA ALLEN B.SC.

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Born in Burnaby British Columbia, Nerissa is the Director of Chattelhouse Health and Beauty Inc, a Registered Massage Therapy clinic and global brand known for distinguished skincare.

Nerissa has spent the majority of her career in leadership roles, redefining how women of colour are perceived in the workplace. During her 20 years of continued public service, Nerissa has earned two Presidents awards for her Exceptional Service Delivery during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games; and recognition for exceptional Inter-Branch Partnerships. 

Nerissa’s deep passion for a healthy work life balance led her to embark on world travel which she credits for enhancing her global perspective. This has allowed her to tackle challenges including systemic racism with effective and inclusive solutions. 

Since starting her business in 2010, Nerissa has garnered valuable experience from business start-up to expansion. She is excited to share this wealth of knowledge gained to mentor and support entrepreneurs and leave a legacy of professional excellence.


CLAVIA ALLEYNE

FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT

Clavia Alleyne is the CEO of Chattelhouse Health and Beauty Inc, a Registered Massage Therapy clinic and global skincare brand.

Clavia  has worked in industry-leading spas and physiotherapy clinics with great success. Yet, through it all his dream was always to run his own holistic wellness spa.That vision became a reality when he created ChattelHouse Spas. A place where he fused clinical  massage therapy with modern spa modalities. This passion has allowed him to create his own unique holistic approach to wellness. A vision that he intends to share with the world.

After spending 11 years as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in the private sector, Clavia opened his own clinic in 2018. Designing and building his clinic from scratch, he created a fresh modern space to treat his clients. 

He is passionate about the community and is especially focused on helping to foster black entrepreneurship in the next generation of leaders.

Clavia also serves on the Board of Directors for the Barbados Cultural Association of BC.


OLWIN ALLEN

TREASURER

With over 30 years accounting experience. Olwin brings a wealth and knowledge and stability to financial management.

Managing multi-million dollars projects, including the US Embassy build in Barbados, and the Mariott Hotel reconstruction in Barbados. Olwin supports the team with sound financial guidance and management.

As a long standing member of the Barbados Cultural Association of BC, Olwin engages in community building from various perspectives, which allows her to  offer valuable insight to community needs.

DONNA HAUGHTON

DIRECTOR

Donna-Marie Haughton is an experienced Funding Service Officer with Crown Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, real estate investor and Curator of Haughton Group Inc. She is on track to complete her BBA and pursue her goal of becoming a CPA. Donna is also a sister of the PSAC Racially Visible Committee in Yukon.  

Her work journey started at 13 years old when she joined the family laundry business which helped to define what a strong work ethic meant. This work ethic is evident in the various roles she has assumed in banking, retail, and volunteer work. In her most recent work role, she has spent the past 12 years working between the federal and territorial governments in the Yukon.

A proud immigrant, she brings the perspective from the lived experience she has gained over the past 28 years. Through this lens she can appreciate that the journey builds resilience and destination is the reward.

As a settler in the North for the past 18 years, she is grateful to live, work, and explore in the Yukon! She believes it is an opportunity to actively engage in Indigenous culture and to understand the true meaning of humility while forging a connection to the people and the land.

Her passion includes education, small scale farming to promote subsistence living, and intercultural competency.

She has joined the team because she believes in seeking freedom for the voices that are silent and voices that needs to be heard.


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