Staff and Board

September 23, 2011

Frank Cohn, M.S.W – Executive Director 
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Frank is a sought-after facilitator with more than 20 years experience in designing, managing, and evaluating Youth and Community Development Programs. Frank has his BA in Literature and Philosophy from UBC, and his Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.

Mariana Martinez Vieyra, M. Ed., R.C.C. – Clinical Counsellor and Provincial Refugee Mental Health Coordinator
Mariana holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from UBC and has twenty-five (25) years of experience working with survivors of political violence and torture in Canada and Latin America.

Irene Guinand, M.A., R.C.C. – Clinical Counsellor
Irene has 20 years of experience working in the field of Cross Cultural Mental Health and Trauma Counselling in community based organizations and government health authorities as well. Irene works from a Human Right and culturally sensitive/humble perspective. She holds a Master degree in Clinical Community Psychology.

Matias HackerClinical Counsellor
Matias is an expressive arts therapist/counsellor. Working in the field of trauma and PTSD he has experienced that mind/body oriented-modalities blended with Expressive Arts constitute a great approach to therapy.

  • Atousa Raghami – Refugee Services Assistant
  • Sara Maria Gomez Lopez – Administrative Assistant 
  • Rahul Soma, MD. – Psychiatrist.

Board of Directors