Executive Leadership Team

Olga Stachova is the CEO of MOSAIC. She joined MOSAIC after a long career as Chief Operating Officer at Mitacs, a national non-profit organization delivering research and training programs to graduate and postgraduate students in Canada through partnerships with the private sector and the federal and provincial governments. Olga brings 20 years of experience managing a fast growing, distributing, non-profit organization, as well as operational expertise in program design, delivery, and evaluation, and a proven track record of building strategic partnerships among diverse stakeholder groups.

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.

Sherman ChanSherman Chan is the Director of Family and Settlement Services at MOSAIC. A registered social worker, Sherman holds a Master of Science in Applied Social Studies Degree from the United Kingdom. Sherman takes a leadership role with regard to immigration matters in Canada. Currently, he is Executive Member of Canadian Council for Refugees, Member of National Settlement Council, and Co-chair of Corrections Canada Pacific Region Ethnocultural Advisory Committee. He has done a number of collaborative studies with research institutions, and he has been involved in social justice advocacy with community groups. Sherman is the recipient of the City of Vancouver 2006 Cultural Harmony Award.”
Ninu KangNinu’s academic background is in Economics and Counselling Psychology. She has over 20 years of program development and managing client services at MOSAIC. By delivering training across North America in the area of anti-violence and anti-racism, as well as through participating in international conferences, Ninu has been able to share her knowledge about the various cross-cultural models with which she is familiar.

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 Radano 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 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 TrevorSue 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, human resources, facilities management, information systems and direction of the accounting and operations team.

Senior Managers Team

Susan RaeSusan is passionate about building and supporting strong, healthy communities, and is proud of the integral role MOSAIC plays in the settlement of refugees and other newcomers in Metro Vancouver. She is inspired by the many clients, donors, volunteers and staff at MOSAIC and recognizes the importance of each stakeholder in helping MOSAIC realize its mission of empowering newcomers to fully participate in Canadian society.

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 DubéJohn Dubé is a registered social worker and registered clinical counsellor. He has been in senior management for over 20 years overseeing such programs as suicide prevention/intervention, counselling and education, health-based case management, immigration services, human resources, finance and accreditation. John successfully guided MOSAIC’s bid for CARF Accreditation achieved in 2010. He is currently MOSAIC’s Senior Manager for Settlement Programs, supporting staff in their work with clients as they integrate into Canadian society. In addition, John is an Adjunct Instructor at Adler University teaching graduate level Ethics in Counselling Psychology.
Larry ChanLarry 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.

Nina MillerNina has been a key player in the growth and development of MOSAIC’s Language Programs. A passionate educator, Nina brings a lifetime of hands-on experience in language teaching, curriculum design, administration, and team building to her position, and understands all roles from the inside out, having been teacher, supervisor and manager at the organization for over 20 years. Nina has helped to initiate and implement various services, programs and processes, including the CLB Assessment Service, MOSAIC Works, Portfolio Based Language Assessment, and MOSAIC Online language programming.

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.

Sara Cameron has a Masters of Social Work (MSW) Degree with a Specialization in Health and Mental Health from the University of Toronto. She has worked in many different areas throughout her career, including frontline child protection with children and high risk infants under two years of age in Ontario, and several different units within the health care system in both Ontario and British Columbia.

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.

Darae Lee is a registered social worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is passionate about community development, newcomer settlement & integration as well as empowering vulnerable members in the community. She has worked with different population, including people with disabilities, transgender newcomers and immigrant and refugee seniors.

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.

As the Senior Manager, EPBC & Business Development, Susan is responsible for leading a team of 40 employment counsellors in delivering the Employment Program of BC as well as developing new social enterprise partnerships.

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.

Susan YungSusan joined MOSAIC in 1995 after obtaining her degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Over the years she has taken on many positions in the Finance and Administration Department and is currently responsible for the organization wide financial and accounting processes.

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.