“MEET THE TEAM”
Dana-te Boston (Executive Director)
Dana-te Boston is the CEO and Founder of the R.A.I.S.E. Institute and best Selling Author of the book “I AM A Rising Woman”. Born in Guyana, Dan was raised by a single mother in Australia where he gained an appreciation for hard work, determination and the importance of education. Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing and has spent over 18 years working as an Executive in a number of ICT Multinationals including IBM and EMC. During his time at IBM, Dan delivered technology solutions to his clients that have enabled them to connect infrastructure and people, enabling them to make better, more efficient decisions than ever before. Although Dan left his career in ICT in 2010 to pursue his passion for helping young people discover their dreams, his love for technology is as strong as ever.
Dan’s extensive experience working with companies from a wide range of industries coupled with his ability to innovate gives him a unique perspective on the 21st Century skills required by the youth of today. Through his work, he has managed to transform the lives of over 60,000 youth from around the world into focused, goal orientated individuals ready to conquer the world. In February of 2015, Dan was recognized by the Commonwealth Secretariat as one of the 16 most influential people impacting the lives of youth globally.
Brad Meehan (Executive Member and Key Contributor)
Brad Meehan is the Managing Director of Strativity Group in Australia and New Zealand. Brad has designed and deployed enterprise level customer strategies for several ASX 100 companies and managed customer experience improvement, customer analytics, voice of the customer and customer-centric development programs across a range of industries. Prior to a move into management consulting, Brad was the Head of Customer Strategy at Bank of Queensland. Before that, he held a senior role with a leading consulting firm where he focused on corporate performance management. He gained his MBA with distinction from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2007 and has completed Harvard Business School Leadership Programs in both Customer-Centric Strategy and Competitive Strategy. Brad has also lectured in QUT’s MBA program in the fields of strategy and customer experience management.
Katrina Steele (Counsellor and Key Contributor)
Katrina has a Bachelors Degree in Social Science, Counselling and a Diploma of Health Science, Holistic Counselling.
Katrina works as a psychotherapist for an integrated mental health retreat in Australia, and is a key contributor with the Raise Institute. Over the past decade, Katrina has become one of the leading holistic counsellors in Australia and has worked with a number of NGOs and Crisis Response Teams. Her specialty includes working with the disadvantaged or young people who have been subjected to domestic violence. She has also built her incredible reputation working with countless families who have been victims of;
Physical, sexual and emotional abuse
Mental health issues,
Addictions (drug, alcohol, pornography etc…)
Family law and mediation,
Probation and parole,
Child safety and
Family relationship issues.
Katrina achieves outstanding results using a wide-range of methods including; ACT therapy, CBT, EBT, Gestalt, Crisis Intervention, Transactional Analysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programing, Family Systemic Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Existentialism and Developmental Psychology. Katrina is a member of Australian Natural Medicine Association and an important member of the Raise Institute Executive Team.
Judith Kembabazi(General Manager Uganda)
Judith Kembabazi is the General Manager of the R.A.I.S.E. Institute office in Uganda. She received her Master’s Degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Leeds in 2011 after which she lectured Financial Mathematics at Uganda Martyrs University. Her passion for empowerment of the youth eventually led to her joining Boston Enterprises, the proprietor of the R.A.I.S.E. Program- a unique education based program designed to empower the youth with life and career skills essential for the 21st Century, in 2012 as Office Manager later on becoming General Manager of its partner organization, the Raise Institute, in 2015.
Judith has previously worked with Barclays Bank (Uganda) and MTN (Uganda) in the Finance and Risk Management departments respectively.