Board Members


Sarah MinerAssistant Professor Community Health Nursing, St. John Fisher CollegePresident
Jay PiperPrincipal, School 15, Rochester City School DistrictSecretary
Ivy Wan-Beltejar, ASA,CFAEmpire Valuation Consultants, specialty in financial knowledge and managementTreasurer
Ayan AbdiMedical Solutions, Inc. , Somali Community SpecialistDirector*
Ibrahima BahStudent, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Sierra Leone Community expertDirector*
Abdulrahman BehiSelf-employed, Taxi DriverDirector*
Adnan HiradMD/Ph.D Candidate, Department of Translational Biomedical Sciences, Department of Emergency Center Research, University of Rochester, Somali Community expertDirector*
Roksalana KuchmaPhysician, Rochester Regional Health – Ridgeway Family MedicineDirector
Sadiya OmarLead Case Manager & Interpreter, Refugees Helping RefugeesDirector*
Caridad Sosa-BlackwellCuban community volunteer, experience in community and non for profit leadership. Experienced in clinical health care, workforce development, special education, New York State Teacher Certification Family/Adult Literacy, GED/TASC Instructor, Early Childhood and Parent Education, certified group facilitator/teach, Train the Trainer-NCBI, Inc., research associateDirector*
Chet Timsina Bhutanese community volunteer, specialty area in care of populations with intellectual and developmental disabilities and real estate businessDirector*
Gloria OnderdonkVenezuelan community volunteer, specialty area in trauma informed care and human relationsDirector*
Otieno O. KisiaraProfessor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Nazareth CollegeDirector

*Board Directors of refugee background