Staff & Board

SIA Board of Directors

  • President – Bob Cram
  • Vice-President – Shenuka Wickramasinghe
  • Treasurer – Subash Biswal
  • Secretary – Rose Wu
  • Susan Clark
  • Caroline Cottrell
  • Areeb Faruqi
  • Lenora Felix
  • Maria Soonias Ali
  • Leslie Szeto
  • Derek Tannis
  • Ross Thompson

Office Staff

Administration Team

Jess Hamm
Executive Director

Abdur Rehman Ahmad
Human Resource and Culture Manager

Fungai Marowa
Finance and Operations Manager

Elena Tenorio
Financial Coordinator and Bookkeeper

Song Fang Zhang
Assistant Bookkeeper and Admin Support

Kerry Desjarlais
Office Assistant

Justin Waldrop 
Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Culture Team

Russell McAuley
Intercultural and Anti-Racism Education Coordinator

Donna Heimbecker
CultureSync Community Outreach Coordinator

Tamica Small
CultureSync Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Lara Paul
CultureSync Intercultural Education Coordinator

Employment Team

Haven Seto
Employment & IT Manager

Taryn Millard
Mentorship Program Coordinator

Colleen Slade
Mentorship Work Placement Coordinator

Rhonda Miller
LITE Employment Coordinator

Mimi Nguyen
LITE Work Experience Coordinator and E4E Employment Coordinator

John Johnson
E4E Coordinator and LINC Instructor

Amee Joshi
CareerNet Employment Coordinator

Tenneisha Nelson
CareerNet Mentoring Coordinator

Rune Tarnowetzki
CareerNet Employment Counsellor

Paige Adrian
CareerNet Employment Counsellor

Aris Night
PACT Program Coordinator

Christian Klein
PACT Mentoring Coordinator

Language Team

Nafiseh Zamani
Language Program Manager

Dan Shi
LINC Lead Coordinator

Cheryl Peters
LINC Lead Coordinator

Andrea Koh 
LINC Assistant Coordinator

Mohammad Khir Shoubt
LINC Program and Student Support Worker

Heather Findlay
LINC Counsellor and Zone Settlement Coordinator

Jillian Baker
LINC Women LEAD Employment Coordinator

Youth Team

Ryan Palik
Youth Manager

Abdullah Olewi
Youth Program Coordinator

Ranya Hadab
Youth Program Coordinator

Mariana Souza
Youth Program Coordinator

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