Executive Leadership Team
After serving for eight years as Director of the Settlement Services Department, Eyob was appointed Executive Director of MOSAIC in December 2000. In this position, Eyob is responsible for achieving strategic, financial, and operating objectives, and for ensuring the organization operates in accordance with the policies established by MOSAIC’s Board of Directors.
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.
In 2012, Joan received David Hutson Leadership Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership in the community-based training sector. Throughout her career, Joan has been a leader in diversifying the workplace; mentoring and developing staff; and working in partnership with community organizations to develop better service. Joan has Masters Degrees in Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto and in Library Science from the University of British Columbia. Joan is also a member of the Nonprofit Sector Employers Advisory Council and the City of Vancouver’s Active Transportation Policy Council, as well as past Chair of the Vancouver Public Library Board.
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
Katie was a board member of YWCA of Jordan, empowering and leading youth programs and representing the organization in different national and international conferences. She continues to fulfill her passion to help others through her voluntary work in different third world countries helping the poor and empowering others, young women and children in particular.
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.
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.
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.
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.