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 immigrating 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.
Before joining MOSAIC, Michael Radano was the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC), a society which enables British Columbia’s multi-cultural population to flourish unimpeded by language barriers.
Michael has over 30 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 and judge for new start-ups through the annual New Ventures British Columbia competition and the SFU CASEIT international competition.
Most recently, Michel assumed the Presidency of AMSSA (The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Settlement Agencies). He has also served on the board of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives. Michael is a past volunteer of MOSAIC’s Workplace Connections Mentoring Program. 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.
Sharon Butler joined MOSAIC in September 2019. In her role of Director of Corporate Partnerships and Social Investment, she is responsible for driving revenue growth in corporate partnerships, corporate philanthropy, annual giving, major gifts, grant writing and community giving to increase fundraising revenue for MOSAIC.
As a seasoned fundraiser, Sharon has experience cultivating gifts through philanthropic, cause marketing and sponsorship channels with Canada’s largest corporations as well as driving revenue growth in the community, partnership and signature events portfolio for both philanthropic and commercial roles. Prior to joining MOSAIC, Sharon had leadership roles with the Surrey Hospital Foundation, Vancouver Aquarium, CFL Grey Cup and the Vancouver Canucks.
Sharon graduated from the University of Victoria with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and International Business.
In her spare time, Sharon enjoys travelling, coaching and playing basketball, skiing, all water sports and reading, but her greatest joy comes from spending time with her two daughters, husband and their dog.
Sue Trevor, a chartered accountant, began her career working for Touche Ross & Co. in Toronto. She has since gone on to work with a variety of companies in several different industries. Sue became involved in non-profit and charitable organizations through volunteering, and soon began to offer her own services to these organizations. For nearly five years, Sue was the founding Executive Director of the Depressive and Manic Depressive Association of Ontario. She also acted as the controller of the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, a non-profit recreational facility with over 4,000 members. In 2001, after more than five-and-a-half years at the Club, Sue moved to British Columbia.
Sue’s responsibilities at MOSAIC include financial management, risk management, facilities management, information systems and direction of the accounting and operations team.
Senior Managers Team
Since 2013, she has managed the IRCC funded Settlement and Integration Program (SIP) and ensured its successful planning, execution, innovative expansion and partnership building. Darae is keen to bringing new and innovative ideas to traditional settlement practice, especially by addressing intersectionality of migration, age, gender diversity, sexual orientation and dis/ability.
Diana has a passion for education which started in 2001 teaching English overseas in Colombia and Chile in both secondary school and college settings. When she returned to Canada, she wanted to focus her attention on working with newcomers as her parents were immigrants and she understood how invaluable settlement services had been to them. She was thrilled to find this opportunity at MOSAIC where she has worked in various capacities in ELSA and LINC since 2011.
She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role and is proud to work with the professional and caring team in Language Programs. She is committed to ensuring that staff, clients, partners and funding stakeholders all benefit from the responsive, progressive and client-centred delivery of MOSAIC programming.
When not at work, Diana can be found hiking in our local mountains often with fellow MOSAIC nature enthusiasts, puttering around in the garden or knitting warm socks.
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.
Zarghoona is an International Medical Doctor, and Master of Public Health Candidate, Simon Fraser University. She has experience in healthcare and in the settlement field in BC.
Having worked with MOSAIC in various capacities, she currently oversees a large cluster of specialized programs that serve diverse communities and includes various violence prevention programs, specialized settlement and youth services, health promotion programs, and MOSAIC Seniors’ Club.
Zarghoona has represented MOSAIC at national conferences and is involved in several local and national partnerships including BC Health Coalition, Primary Care Network, PREV Net, Surrey Local Immigration Partnership, and Tri-Cities Organizing Against Racism and Hate.
Zarghoona has been on the board of directors of Umbrella Multicultural Health Coop and is a Committee Member for Collingwood Community Health Centre and BC Health Coalition. Additionally, she is involved in advocacy for innovation in healthcare services to improve the quality and equity of the healthcare system.
He is the recipient of the Service Recognition Staff Award from AMSSA. Saleem is a member of the Canadian Council for Refugees’ Executive Committee and he is also the co-chair of the Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP), a partnership of representatives of more than 40 refugee claimant-serving organizations in BC. Saleem holds a BA in English from the University of Mosul, Iraq.
Larry Chan began his career in 1990 as a Career Counsellor working with the Severely Employment Disadvantaged. Since then he has managed programs for youth, older workers, multi-barriered clients, and immigrants. Most recently Larry managed the Vancouver Northeast WorkBC Employment Services Centre serving all British Columbians.
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.
Linda Van Raes has been working in and managing employment programs and services since 2004. She began her career working as a Job Coach/Job Developer with Persons with Disabilities. Subsequently she has managed programs for Skilled Immigrants, and has had oversight of programs for injured workers, youth, and Jobs Grants for employers.
Since 2012, Linda has been responsible for the strategic planning, policy development, financial management, and contract performance for multiple WorkBC centres across the Lower Mainland. She works with managers to implement operational strategies and ensures that the program and services meet performance objectives and metrics. Linda holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Victoria.
Combining solid business expertise and cultural diversity awareness, Wa’el Hussein has over 10 years of Human Resources experience. His varied work experience crosses many sectors: from a start-up company to an international airline to Canadian non-profits.
Fascinated by how Human Resources can affect organizational competitive advantage, Wa’el has obtained multiple HR certifications including CPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and Human Resources and Business Management certificates from Simon Fraser University.
Wa’el is a decisive and trusted Human Resources professional with a passion to promote a strong organizational culture, a healthy & engaging work environment, and positive employee experiences.
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.