Sadiya Omar


Vice-President and RHR Co-founder
Lead Case Manager

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2014 Roslyn S. Jaffe Award finalist
  • 2014 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship
  • 2016 Jefferson Award

Pia Møller


Director of Programs

Pia came to RHR in 2016 as a development specialist/grant writer. In 2017 she stepped in as Program Director. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and spent a decade in public higher education teaching courses in immigration, race, and gender studies. She has also taught English as a Second Language to Central American immigrants and conducted field research on anti-immigrant mobilization in Northern Virginia. She is a public education advocate and is excited to partner with organizations and agencies in Rochester to make educational and vocational opportunities accessible to refugees and other new Americans.

Pamela Adams


Assistant Case Manager

Pam has been with RHR for over two years. While her background is in English literature and teaching, she feels that social work is her true calling. In addition, she’s a passionate advocate for immigration, adoption and mental health reform. 

Awo Jama


Assistant Case Manager

Awo previously worked with RHR as an AmeriCorps VISTA, serving as a youth program coordinator. After her the end of her term of service, she joined our team as an Assistant Case Manager.  Her responsibilities include assisting clients with applications (DHS, Housing, Employment, and more), and connecting clients to resources (ie. legal, health, educational, childcare, and more). She has a B.A. and M.A. in psychology, which offers a broader scope of practice for her to help a diverse group of people and understand their unique needs. 

Christine Wilson


Volunteer Management and Program Development VISTA

Christine is working with Refugees Helping Refugees for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She has lived and worked in Russia, Poland and Argentina, and was most recently at a tech nonprofit in Buenos Aires. Her work at RHR with the volunteer programs and the Work Education Program supports the organization in being able to provide low-income refugees with career/vocation services.