Executive Leadership Team
Before he took this strategic leadership role, Eyob was a member of the executive team of MOSAIC for close to 9 years, which gave him great experience not only as an active member of the executive leadership team, but full exposure to the challenges faced by newcomers, the sector, the plethora of funders, foundations, donors, and community partners.
Before joining MOSAIC, Eyob lived a fully engaged professional life in the “International Development” field where he managed large agricultural projects with refugees, identified and articulated community needs into innovative projects, and liaised with government, multilateral and community organizations. As a free-lance consultant he designed, monitored and assessed projects for achieving targeted outcomes.
Eyob earned his M.A. (Urban Geography) from the University of British Columbia with a focus on rural-urban migration processes. His refugee experience was an inspirational and motivational factor in his work at MOSAIC and outside of MOSAIC.
Ninu has been a researcher and a consultant on projects using community-based action research methodology and she has provided input to women’s groups and community organizations seeking ways of making themselves more welcoming to immigrants and refugees.
Over the years, Ninu has been and continues to be active on the boards of many communities and organizations. She has served as President of the Board of Women’s Research Centre, President of the Board of Battered Women’s Support Services, Co-chair of Ending Relationship Abuse Society of BC, and she has been a member of the South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence.
Michael has over 25 years of international experience in engineering, product marketing & sales, business development, IT management, consulting and executive management in both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors. His passion is to lead, motivate and support board of directors, peers and staff in achieving challenging strategic goals. Michael is a mentor for new start-ups through the annual New Ventures British Columbia competition and the SFU Mentors In Business program.
Michael is a past volunteer of MOSAIC’s Workplace Connections Mentoring Program. Most recently, he joined the board of AMSSA (The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Settlement Agencies). Michael has also served on the board of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives. In addition to his academic background in Engineering, Michael has a degree in business (MBA) from Simon Fraser University and is a Certified Association Executive.
Sue’s responsibilities at MOSAIC include financial management, human resources, facilities management, information systems and direction of the accounting and operations team.
Senior Managers Team
Susan’s comprehensive professional background includes cultivating stakeholder and funder relationships, building highly functional teams and managing new programs. She has over 15 years of fund development experience and has worked in both Toronto and Vancouver for various health care and educational organizations.
John successfully guided MOSAIC’s bid for CARF Accreditation in 2008. Since 1998, John has been active in the field of best practices standards. He has sat on the Council on Accreditation as a peer reviewer since 2007.
Larry attended the University of British Columbia where he earned both, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Diploma of Education in Guidance Counselling. Larry has combined his education with 23 years of experience in the Employment Service field to assist individuals of all backgrounds towards training and or employment.
Nina is proud to be part of the team that sustains a high standard of excellence across the Language Programs, and is committed to ensuring that staff, clients, partners and funding stakeholders all benefit from the responsive, progressive and client-centred delivery of MOSAIC programming.
More recently Sara has managed two Assisted Living facilities partnered with Fraser Health Authority for young adults with acquired brain disorders, physical disabilities and mental health issues. She was also the Manager of Case Management Services at Covenant House Vancouver working with homeless and at risk youth, where her team consisted of Social Workers and Mental Health Clinicians.
Marc has conducted academic research on immigrants and refugees in the US and in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. For many years he has been an advocate for social justice and has worked with the Canadian Council for Refugees.
She feels privileged to work in a place filled with dedicated staff and volunteers who are passionate in their work in supporting MOSAIC’s immigrants, refugees and newcomers.