Executive Leadership Team
Olga has a Master’s Degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia. Prior to emigrating to Canada, she was Senior Project Manager at Management Partners, the leading HR consulting company in the Slovak market. She was highly successful in her role of recruiting personnel for international organizations opening subsidiaries in Slovakia.
Olga is the recipient of the 2009 Business in Vancouver Top Forty Under 40 Award, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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.
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.
Susan immigrated from Taiwan with her family at the age of 15. She has been fascinated by the art of cross-culture communication ever since and this lead her to a BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University.
Sponsored by the Rotary Foundation as an Ambassadorial Scholar, Susan pursued an MA program in International Development at the University of Manchester. Susan’s MA thesis reviewed the impact of Canada’s refugee policy on the psychological adaptations of refugees in Canada. After her training in Manchester, Susan lived and worked in southeast Nigeria as a part of an environmental capacity building project.
Susan has been on the board of directors of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) and has volunteered with Women Transforming Cities. She lives in North Delta with her husband and two boys.
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.