Founder & Managing Director
Farrah A. Belizaire
A native of Brockton, Ma, I first discovered my passion for event planning in 2008 as an undergraduate student leader at Boston University. My experiences working with various cultural groups on campus ignited in me the desire to continue building communities for young people of color. There’s so much power in being able to connect with peers who not only identify with your professional drive, but also your cultural experiences. Growing up in a Haitian household, I was raised in a culture that values the art of coming together in celebration.
Boston is a dynamic city with so much to offer. Yet, for young professionals of color, social opportunities beyond the realm of nightlife are few. After graduating in 2011, I realized the need to continue providing what I believe to be an unmet need. LiteWork enhances the quality of social events for young professional networks and creates a sort of modernization in the way young people come together. With my capacity for creativity, I aim to restyle the social experience for urban young professionals in Boston by designing events that will cultivate cultural savvy and a new appreciation for non-traditional networking settings.
Aside from hosting networking events and other programming for Boston’s urban young professionals, my professional interests are in project management and marketing. I serve as a Research Manager at a local teaching hospital, overseeing a clinical research outreach program. I volunteer with my Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and I am on the Board of Directors for the Boston Black Student Network – a nonprofit dedicated to providing networking opportunities for Black undergraduate students.
I’m a natural “busy body”, so I enjoy being able to use my talents towards enhancing the social networks for young people of color, and I look forward to where my journey with LiteWork Events will take me!
Advisory Board Members
Tamika Jeune is a young healthcare professional working behind the scenes on a broad range of issues including patient over-utilization of healthcare resources. She has been able to gain project management and analytical skills at some of the leading hospitals in the nation, right here in Boston. When she is not looking for ways to advance her career or volunteering her time with LiteWork Events, she is your typical twenty-something who enjoys exploring the city and finding other ways to have a good time beyond the typical night out on the town.
Sam John is a leading Sales and Account Manager in the Boston area and is also engaged in the local Boston arts and entertainment scene, managing a rap duo “Notoriety” and curating marketing projects through the J. Clout Agency.
Kenny is a youth advocate and community organizer. He aims to guide, mentor, and inspire Boston youth on how to navigate through America’s social strata. He is currently the Program Director of the Smart and Talented Adolescents Reaching for Success (STARS) Youth Program and the Athletic League Coordinator at the West End House Boys and Girls Club. Kenny dedicates his free time to his passion for arts and sports; he is a member of Board 27 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials and recently joined the Events and Marketing team at Teranga Restaurant in Boston.
Yvette P. is a true Bostonian – born and raised. She is a financial and accounting professional in the education sector. She occasionally hosts various social events such as the Game Night Mixer which raises money for specific nonprofit organizations, and the Annual Skip Work Beach Day. She also makes time to travel the world, garden, read, be with family and friends, and be physically active. She believes in the power of authentic connections among people and is proud to be a part of the Litework Advisory Board.
Natascha F. Saunders
An award-winning and internationally respected certified coach focused on life, career, and academics. Natascha is a dynamic speaker, and workshop facilitator who strives to ensure all of her clients are self-aware and market-ready. She volunteers her expertise to LiteWork Events within the areas of: marketing, operations, business strategy, and human resources.
A seasoned marketing professional. Justin is currently President of Outside the Box – a creative, think tank agency that pairs cutting edge ideas with revolutionary talent to offer clients unparalleled services in Brand Management, Public Relations and Consulting. Justin has been behind several efforts to grow the entertainment market across New England with projects such as “Boston Unplugged” and the “Welcome to Black Boston” party for the cast of “Trip to Bountiful”.