ICA Staff

Team

The staff at ICA speak many different languages and come from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Administration

  • Chief Executive Officer: Jean McRae
  • Director of Operations: Winnie Lee
  • Development Manager: Meghan Mergaert
  • Administration/HR Manager: Elaine van Niekerk
  • Accounting Manager: Brian Burgess
  • Executive Assistant: Lauren Kelly
  • Office Coordinator: Anna Huang
  • Administrative Assistants:
    • Reception: Lily Zhou
    • Interpretation/Translation: Cristina Shore
    • Casuals: Jennifer King, Rasha Ashir, EeAhn Kang
  • Intake Worker: Jennifer King

Immigrant Settlement Services and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Settlement

  • Immigrant and Refugee Services Manager: Elie Kozma
  • Immigrant Settlement Services Coordinator: Roya Badi’i
  • Settlement Workers: Ruth Miranda, Lien Tran, William Goldiet, Fanny He, Preet Johal, Bo Min Kang

RAP

  • Housing Coordinator: Adam Yaghi
  • RAP Workers: Meaad Alharbi, Sara Kabesh

Volunteer Services

  • Facilitator of Refugee Volunteer Support Services: Sharmarke Dubow

Family and Youth Services

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

  • SWIS Workers: Lisa Wang, Anwer Al-Edhari, Megan Quigley
  • SWIS (Youth) Worker: Kay Otani

Youth Services

  • Family and Youth Services Coordinator: Gita John-Iyam
  • Settlement Youth Workers: Nabeela Ramji, Robin McGeough

Refugee Sponsorship Program 

  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees Manager: Sabine Lehr

LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) Services 

  • Language Services Manager: Todd Kitzler
  • Head Language Instructor: Sika Patton
  • Administrative Assistants: Chieko Iza, Aekyung Shin

LINC Instructors

  • Barbara Donaldson, Bhavani Chlopan, Caroline Startin, Cindy Vaartnou, Claudia Ratzka, Esam Hasan, Frances Foster, Jack Etkin, Jennifer Taylor, John Farquharson, Julia Burns, Laura Cankovic, Leslie Graham, Maggie El-Shuli, Maha Alsaady, Mary Lasovich, Maryam Pirjaberi, Melanie Gerritsen, Michael Moore, Sika Patton, Suja Lamminen, Tia Benn
    • Casuals: Hannah Virtue, Marilyn Crump, Melody Dufresne, Nellie Taylor, Toby Macklin, Rebecca Millard, Katerina Weller

Childcare Centre      

  • Childcare Coordinator: Lori de Wet
  • Childcare Workers: Stana Filipi, Graciela Molina, Marjan Ghaffary, Hanan Al Ashal
    • Casuals: Lorena Alvarez, Anna Tran, Akiko Fraser, January Pastrano, Angela Garbadeen, Lynda Tan

Training

  • Training Coordinator: Amanda Gaunt
  • Training Facilitator: Aly Essa

Inter-Cultural Arts and Outreach

  • Arts & Outreach Coordinator: Paulina Grainger

Community Development 

  • Community Development Coordinator: Steven Baileys
  • Community Integration Coordinator: Kate Longpre

Employment Services

  • Employment Services Manager: Deb Hamblin
  • Employment Services Coordinator: Ai Sakamoto
  • Employment Case Managers: Laura Guarin, Ash Moosavi, Pedro Oliveira
  • Employment Facilitators: Nina Poljak, Aly Essa
  • Administrative Assistants: Cici Shi, Ella Autajay
  • Job Developer: Marilyn Henigman
  • Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants:
    • Employment Case Manager/Facilitator: Mirko Kovacev
    • Job Developer: Nina Poljak

Volunteer Services

  • Coordinator of Volunteer Services: Liz Bean