About LY2NK

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Our Goals

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Our Ask


To find more mentors
(individuals to join our initiatives).


Create and draw together business & individual relationships to our causes.


Help in identifying leaders within causes.


Growing the support that we can put into specific, measurable, sustainable solutions.


Access to R&D that can help grow the integrity and strength of our causes.

Unshakable credo for developing new leaders around the world.

Enable leaders to make their own decisions, create the life they deserve and bring the skills and resources into their community.

LY2NK is also dedicated to building a strong network of philanthropic giants, who are committed to building long term revenue generating income streams.

All income is 100% reinvested and distributed for philanthropic projects.


In Liberia, West Africa, children face daily challenges of illness, poverty and human trafficking. Lack of education drives this cycle from one generation to the next. LY2NK Foundation focuses on developing lasting relationships with community members and building up local leaders. Why give a hand out, when you can give a hand up?

We currently manage a Liberian school for nursery through grade six called LY2NK Leadership Academy. We have the privilege of empowering these 300+ students and their families to learn the skills and mindset to create a better life.

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Our Team

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Tatiana Mersiadis – President, Founder & C.E.O.

Tatiana served a 35-year career as an educator in Canada. Today Tatiana educates and inspires in ways that have lasting global impact. She earned a Bachelor of Education and Physical Education from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, a Diploma in French Education from Simon Fraser University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University British Columbia both in Vancouver, Canada.

Tatiana is the Founder and Executive Director of an international charity called Leaders Yielding 2 New Knowledge Foundation (LY2NK Foundation). She oversees a global team of people who share a common vision, spread the word, and take steps every day to bring this vision to reality.

LY2NK is developing the next generation of youth through a new sustainable school from nursery to Grade 6 in Liberia, West Africa and has a host of other bold initiatives on the horizon to make lasting, life-saving change. Tatiana currently sits on paid international boards of directors and advisory boards of public and private companies in the AI industry and cybersecurity industry and has a portfolio of real estate across North America.

Tatiana speaks regularly on podcasts and live and virtual stages to wave the flag for her mission and ignite the spark of leadership for those inspired to follow and achieve their dreams.

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Sir Darren Jacklin – Co-Founder & Business Development

World-Class Speaker | Philanthropist I Business/Real Estate Investor I Board of Directors eXp World Holdings, Inc (Nasdaq: EXPI)

For over 23 years, Darren Jacklin has traveled 4 continents and personally trained over 1 million people in over 48 countries. He has mentored entrepreneurs and business owners on specific and measurable strategies. These strategies have then been implemented into businesses to increase income, transform obstacles into cash flow and turn passion into profits.

Darren has an uncanny ability to increase wealth and success by uncovering hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities. His talent has captured the attention of Royal Family Offices, Single/Multi-Family Offices, Tiger 21, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, NBC TV, CBS TV, Global TV, international radio stations, magazines and newspapers, movie producers, best-selling authors, CEO’s and business experts worldwide.

Darren Jacklin currently sits on paid international boards of directors and advisory boards of public and private companies and with this experience he has successfully advised a small private American residential real estate company to grow to an internationally recognized publicly traded company on the NASDAQ that is now in over 20+ countries on 5 continents with over 80,000 agents.

He has also personally trained over 157 Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, Black & Decker, Barclays Bank, as well as high school, college, and university students and lastly, professional athletes.

He and his life partner Tatiana are the founders of Leaders Yielding to New Knowledge (LY2NK Foundation), a non-profit International Charity that oversees a global team of people who share the vision, spread the word, and take steps every day to bring this vision to reality.

LY2NK is helping support a new sustainable school in Africa and has a host of other bold initiatives on the horizon that will make a global impact

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Robin Bersson, Ph.D., CST – Board of Directors

Dr. Robin has been a social- entrepreneur, intuitive, humanitarian, clinician and innovator her whole life. She has spoken and shared her wisdom on 5 continents. She seeds the world with new hope in these venues, a practice she continues based upon her deep love for humanity and gratitude for her life.

Dr. Robin is the founder of Dimensions Consulting, Inc. and works with companies and individuals to help them connect to expanded success. Her specific arena of focus is within the commercial real estate sector.

Dr. Robin sits on the Board of Directors of LY2NK (Leaders Yielding 2 New Knowledge) Foundation, a Canadian public charity. They’ve built their 1st school and currently provide free, quality education to children nursery through 6 grade.

Dr. Robin and her partners and are launching Kids Revolution Worldwide in January, 2023. KRW is an online program for kids by kids and has everything our kids need to thrive mentally, emotionally and physically. Our kiddos get DAILY mind and body activities for them as well
Dr. Robin is the co-founder of Legacy Life Productions and Executive Producer of Awakening Giants a docu-real TV show launched on Earth Day, 2022.
Dr. Robin in the co-founder of REP Philanthro-Investments, LLC, a company that helps afford the purchase of a family home to all to promote a strong middle class.
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Michelle Ricketts – Advisory Board

Raised by a strong, independent single mother, vision and values were instilled at an early age. Overall health and fitness always played a part in Michelle’s life and continue to be important in her business consulting approach today.

Michelle‘s volunteer journey started in the early 90s along with her event coordination business. Since then she has volunteered with over 30 organizations including events spanning sports to philanthropy. In addition to an over 35 year corporate career, Michelle’s passions have provided innumerable opportunities to give back.

Enthusiastic about making a difference Michelle supports the efforts of Digital Samurai, an entrepreneur focused on reducing youth unemployment in Africa through apprenticeships.

It’s no surprise that when asked to be involved with LY2NK Foundation Michelle embraced the chance. As a member of the LY2NK Board of Advisors since January 2021 Michelle is thrilled to deliver meaningful results as part of the team providing resources, education, mentorship, and support. “I am deeply grateful for the opportunity and capacity to make a significant impact on the well-being and overall life circumstances of others”

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Jenette Longoria – Advisory Board

Jenette grew up in the tri-state region of New Jersey, USA. Involvement in a local church youth group introduced to her passions for both international travel and humanitarian outreach.

Though her Bachelor’s Degree is in art, most of her professional career has been spent in retail and corporate banking. After moving to the state of Arizona, Jenette married and transitioned out of the traditional workforce to stay home with her three sons. It was not until completing her MBA, did she discover and develop the skill of copywriting.

Working with LY2NK Foundation provides Jenette a unique opportunity to use her experiences to make an impact in the lives of others. She is inspired that she can be a part of this global change, while still being available for her family.