Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program is located at:620 S. Elm St Suite 315, Greensboro NC 27406 Ph: 336-617-0381 Fax: 336-617-0654 http://www.cwsgreensboro.org http://www.cwsglobal.org CWS Greensboro thrives on the dedication of its compassionate, committed team of employees, AmeriCorps members, interpreters and volunteers. Meet our staff: Sarah Ivory CWS Greensboro Director email@example.com Phone: (336) 617-0381
Originally from rural Vermont, Sarah has had the opportunity to work, live and travel in
20 countries around the world.
Sarah helped found the CWS Greensboro
program in 2009 and says that she is thankful every day for the humbling and inspiring opportunity to participate in resettlement.
Case Management Team
Kelly Dent Resettlement Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (336) 617-0381 Cell: (336) 285-1122 Kelly joined CWS in 2009 and is has worked as a Sponsorship Developer, Citizenship Coordinator, and now Resettlement Program Coordinator. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Public Affairs at UNC-G. Kelly says she loves creating new programs to empower clients to accomplish their goals and dreams.
Badal, originally from Bhutan, was among the first to join the CWS team in April of 2009. He brings with him his own experience as a refugee and finds joy and hope in his service to the community. Badal is known for his compassion and his infectious email@example.com Cell: (336) 944-8011
Losko came to the US as a refugee from Bosnia 17 years ago and joined the CWS team in September 2012. Losko loves his job and says his favorite part of his job is seeing his clients laughing.Edyna Nixon Special Cases Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (336) 617-0381
Edyna completed her degree in Community Health Education from UNC-W and brings her skills, experience and excitement to CWS Greensboro in January 2013 to help launch the next phase of CWS’ Refugee Health Access Program. Edyna is passionate about helping people live healthy, happy lives.Elizabeth Swing Furniture Coordinator email@example.com Office: (336) 617-0381 Elizabeth is originally from Waxhaw, NC, a small town south of Charlotte. She majored in International and Global Studies and minored in French at UNCG. Elizabeth is passionate about helping to create a safe and stable home for clients and loves being able to work with a wide range of individuals and organizations in the Greensboro volunteer community to accomplish these goals.
Employment Teamvcoll@cwsglobal.org Office: (336) 617-0381 Cell: (336) 210-4958
Valerie has worked in the non-profit sector much of her career before joining CWS in 2009 to establish the Employment Services program. She says that her favorite part of the job is watching her clients become more confident as community members and offering help to others.
Citizenship & Legal ServicesStephanie Adams Education Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (336) 617-0381 Cell: (336) 210-5092 Stephanie is an NC native and a graduate of UNCG’s Human Development and Family Studies program. She joined the CWS team in Dec 2011 and says loves being able to travel the world by spending time with CWS clients and hearing their stories. Kelly White, Esq. Immigration Legal Services Coordinator Speaks: Spanish email@example.com Office: (336) 676-4223
Kelly is a North Carolina native and feels fortunate to play a roll in providing legal representation to refugees and undocumented immigrants. Her favorite moment from this past year was winning a visa for an undocumented person who was a victim of a crime.Katerina Bolger Office Accountant firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (336) 617-0381 Originally from Prague, Czech Republic, Katerina graduated from the University of Economics where she earned a masters degree in finance and accounting. She joined CWS in May 2013 and believes that even though she doesn’t work directly with refugees, it makes her job more meaningful knowing that she is part of an organization that is positively impacting their lives.
2013-2014 AmeriCorps MembersJill Burnette Cultural Orientation (CORE) Coordinator email@example.com Office: (336) 617-0381 Jill graduated from NC State University in May 2013 with a degree in social work. She did an internship at CWS in the fall of 2012 and has continued to volunteer in the citizenship program since then. She is eager and excited to begin her AmeriCorps position and continue working with the clients and staff at CWS.
Majeed Mahmood Part-time Arabic Interpreter firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (336) 617-0381
Majeed Mahmood is an Iraqi civil engineer and a former National Basketball Player of Iraq. Prior to coming to the US, he worked with the US Embassy in Baghdad as well as for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq. He currently gives back to his community through the AmeriCorps program and enjoys seeing his clients’ progress.Lori Lester Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com Office: (336) 617-0381 Lori comes from an art education background, and has always considered art the universal language for it’s ability to unite people from diverse backgrounds. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Peace & Conflict Studies at UNCG. Lori is excited for the opportunity to incorporate and expand on this knowledge base through her AmeriCorps experience at CWS Rawa’a Al Rifaie Part Time Arabic Interpreter Office: (336) 617-0381 Originally from Iraq, Rawaa moved to Jordan after the war and lived there for three years before being given the opportunity to move to the states. She is currently a students at UNCG studying biohemistry and pre-pharmacy. She wanted to join the Americorps program to be able to help new immigrants and refuges as much as possible, and to be able to learn about different people, different cultures, and different stories. Tete Obobi Part-time Furniture Assistant CWS.firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (336) 617-0381 Originally from Togo, Tete won the Green Card lottery and was able to move to the United State when he was 17 years old. Now he is at UNCG majoring in International and Global Studies. In 2012, he was a volunteer citizenship teacher for the legal program, and this year he will be a part-time AmeriCorps member teaching employment classes for newcomers. Yashonda Mobley Part-time Community Gardens Coordinator email@example.com Office: (336) 617-0381 Yashonda is currently a graduate student in the public health program at UNCG. She is excited to have the opportunity to serve with CWS as an AmeriCorps member this year. She looks forward to meeting new people, and helping those utilizing the services of CWS. Church World Service Greensboro’s Local Advisory Board includes:
Leader, Refugee Women’s Crafts and Conversation Group
Director of Graduate Studies (MPA) – UNC-Greensboro
Business Development Manager – Evonik
Refugee Community Liaison – Bhutan
Disease Intervention Specialist – State of NC
Michael Van Patter
Director of Worship – Hope Chapel
Director- Healing Ground
President – Creative Snacks Inc
Teacher – New Comer’s School