Volunteers and Interpreters

June 13, 2018

Meet the VAST volunteers and interpreters, past and present. These hardworking and compassionate individuals help VAST in supporting Refugee mental health in BC and beyond.

Volunteers

Reception

  • Beverley Como
  • Siham Alkhashief.

Admin

  • Noah Siegrist
  • Justin Bains
  • Leona Anyi Lu.

Communications

  • Amelia Dangerfield
  • Setareh Raj
  • Dina Aloi
  • Anderson Araújo de Miranda , graphic designer.

Research

  • Aleksandra Djordjevic
  • Joelle Shaffer.

Counselling

  • Dana Wasserman – Psychologist.
  • Donna Chen
  • Ahmad Nakhaei
  • Elena Hack, expressive arts therapy intern.

Group

  • Donna Chen
  • Ahmad Nakhaei
  • Naoko Sasaki
  • Lukasz Felczak
  • Zoha Janjua
  • Muna Zaidalkilani
  • Marieke Vandenhende
  • Rahila.
 

Interpreters

      • Huda Alawad – Arabic
      • Jan Huang – Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)
      • Golmehr Kazari – Farsi
      • Maryam Esmaeilzadeh – Farsi / Kurdish
      • Carolina Aguirre – Spanish
      • Alejandra Rodriguez – Spanish
      • Omar Al-Jameel – Arabic
      • Francis Nowactynski – French
      • Mustafa
      • Yara
      • Jorge.
Past Volunteers

Since 1986, VAST has had hundreds of committed, skillful volunteers helping to bring our mission to life. Below is a short alphabetical list of some of our volunteers. If you have been a volunteer in the past, we would love to hear from you, please reach out to our ED: frank@vast-vancouver.ca

  • Iyabo Abass-Opere
  • Eva Aboud
  • Amiri Abouzar
  • Monica Aguado
  • Abdul-Aziz Al-RUBAYE
  • Huda Al-Saedy
  • Angelica Alejandra
  • Abdulamir Ali
  • Shahla Ali
  • Mehmet Ali Can
  • Mohammad Alimardan
  • Beatriz Alvarez
  • Suhair Amin
  • Abouzar Amiri
  • Emma Andrews
  • Neda Ansari
  • Eduardo Aragon
  • Barbara Arnold
  • Jose Luis Ayala Alavez
  • Puneh Erfan Bahrami
  • Dr. Robert J. Baker
  • Mamoud Ghafele Bashi
  • Peter Baza
  • Fabiola Bazo
  • Peter Bazovsky
  • Melissa Beedle
  • Gholamreza Behboudi
  • Carmen Bellows
  • Laura Best
  • Patricia P Blendal
  • Conrad Bowden
  • Pamela Bromley
  • Bediako Buahene
  • Dawit Likasa Bulcha
  • Eduardo Bureos
  • Pablo Bustos
  • Alper Caglayan
  • Shannon Caldwell
  • Jackie Challis
  • Alex Charlton
  • Brian Chittock
  • Craig Costantino
  • Manuela Costantino
  • Paul Coulter
  • Claudette Court
  • Devyn Cousineau
  • Joanne Crandall
  • Marilyn Crystal
  • Janice Cywinski
  • Guergen Dankwort
  • Nooshin Daya
  • Dr. Yaya de Andrade
  • Ruben del Muro
  • Anna Derbis
  • Michael Dhaliwal
  • Christina Dhami
  • Amrit Dhatt
  • Mira Dodig
  • Taraneh Erfan
  • Hassan Erfan
  • Mahshid Esfandiari
  • Adriana Espinoza
  • Danilo Estrada
  • Denise Faccini
  • Shokoh Filom
  • Mehriar Filom
  • Adrian Fine
  • Noreen Finerty
  • Duane Fontaine
  • Carol Forcier
  • Rosie Forth
  • Teya France
  • Fran Gallo
  • Dr. Soma Ganesan
  • Jodie Gauthier
  • Sareh Geary
  • Davood Ghavami
  • Genesis Gonzales-Leang
  • Oscar Gonzalez
  • Brian Green
  • Rita Green
  • Irene Guinand
  • Tamara Guyon
  • Masoud Habibian
  • Matias Hacker
  • Elizabeth Hafeli
  • Saif Hammed
  • Gail Harmer
  • Hamid Hashemi
  • Erik Hellgren
  • Michael Wilkins Ho
  • Negar Hooshmand
  • Katherine Hoover
  • Kirby Huminuik
  • James Hutchinson
  • Heyin Insookim
  • Ahmad Saleh Khary Ismail
  • Mauro Jao
  • Satpal Jheeta (Saph)
  • Azadeh Joharjfard
  • Susan Johnston
  • Kambiz Joolaie
  • Mahpareh Kadri Mokri
  • Riba Kalb
  • Golmehr Kazari
  • Jemal Kenhar
  • Hossein Kia
  • Myung Hak kim
  • Maureen Kirkpatrick
  • Graham Kosakoski
  • Selim Koyuncu
  • Sebnem Koyuncu
  • Niko Kozobolidis
  • Freya Kristensen
  • Anna Kristensen
  • Greta Kubiliute
  • Petros Faltamo Kurka
  • Henry Kurnia
  • Kie Langille
  • Harvey Larochelle
  • Sandra Leang
  • Yaneth Ledesma
  • Kathleen Lehan
  • Shaina Lehan
  • Jean Lempriere
  • Ross Lempriere
  • Sally Li
  • Augusta Lokhorst
  • Lise Loubert
  • Jovana Lukic
  • Hui Luo
  • Geoff Lyon
  • Kaleen M’Namara
  • Clair MacGougan
  • Sarah MacQueen
  • Frances MacQueen
  • John MacQueen
  • Melia Mah
  • Joseph Makom
  • Norma Marcos
  • Aurelie Marguerite
  • Erin Marshall
  • Rosana Martinez
  • Mariana Martinez Vieyra
  • Neazi Marzieh
  • Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Leigh Matthews
  • Richard Mauti
  • Dylan Mazur
  • Carolyn McCool
  • Tiffany McFadyen
  • Trilby McGaw
  • Kate McLean
  • Dave McMurran
  • Sacha Medine
  • Shonee Mendoza
  • Victoria Mendoza
  • Dhaliwal Michael
  • Michael Milligan
  • Anne Mills
  • Naomi Minwalla
  • Jamal Mirmiran
  • Yoko Mizuno
  • Rahman Mofti
  • Kristin Moller
  • Shane D. Molyneaux
  • Paige Morrow
  • Ashkan Mosavatchi
  • Jennifer Moss
  • Arvin Mossavatchi
  • Maryam Mousavian
  • Ismael Mubarak
  • Ethan Murchie
  • Allison Muth
  • Marisol Nacho
  • Ana maria Nacif
  • Eyob Naizghi
  • Marzieh Neazi
  • Jeff Neff
  • Mehdi Niavarani Zadeh
  • Azar Niazi
  • Andrea Noakes
  • Talisa Nyte
  • Karen O’Connor
  • Paul Okhous
  • Cindy Pan
  • Adriane Pasa
  • Valerie Patrick
  • Diane Payette
  • Sara Paynter
  • Nevenka (Beba) Peric
  • Anne Perival
  • Kim Peterson
  • Nilda Phillips Phillips
  • Rebeca Pinca
  • Nelson Pineros
  • Barineka Pius Gbarazia
  • Paul Plut
  • Jake Pogoson
  • Jill Pollack
  • Antony Porcino
  • Alfredo Porras
  • DeeDee Poyner
  • Terry Preston
  • Michael Priest
  • Erin Pritchard
  • Tarique Qayumi
  • Sarah Race
  • Pablo Francisco Ramirez
  • Vikki Reynolds
  • Christopher Richmond
  • Kirstin Ridout
  • Gayle Robinson
  • Shirley Roburn
  • Carolina Rojas
  • Sandra Rose
  • Taiseer Sadiq
  • Fatemeh Sadri
  • Eidy Sadri
  • Mohamed Said
  • Massoud Saidi
  • Merlin Saint Germain
  • Thomas Salley
  • Mehri Samiee
  • Astarte Sands
  • Heleen Sandvik
  • Harkamal Sangha
  • Linda Schucroft
  • Stephanie Sersli
  • Rosa Sevy
  • Ali Shahin
  • Asai Shahin
  • Brooke Shakspeare
  • Abisheikh Sharma
  • Tricia Sharp
  • Farid Sherazi
  • Goli Shifteh
  • Mady Sieben
  • Rekha Singh
  • Joshua Sohn
  • Andrea Sola
  • Bozena Soltys
  • Gultaj Somani
  • Dani Srour
  • Lesley Stalker
  • Irene Sternitzke
  • John Steven
  • Peter Stockholder
  • Zool K.B. Suleman
  • Magdalena Sweetgrass
  • Salimeh Tabirizi
  • Shalene Takara
  • Carrie Taylor
  • Yasmin Tayob
  • Shireen Tayob Folsen
  • Scott J. Tebbutt
  • Aun Than
  • Mariam Theophanous
  • Deb Thomas
  • Soraya Thomas
  • Christine Thomas
  • Brian Thomas Peter
  • Kate Thomas-Peter
  • Gordon Thompson
  • Corina Tomlinson
  • Eric Tse
  • Adriana Tweedlie
  • Azam Tyab
  • Katia Tynan
  • Catherine Vail
  • Patrik Valerie
  • Ruperto Vazques
  • Felipe Vega
  • Guillermo Verdecchia
  • Irma Vidal
  • Anna Vorobyova
  • Amita Vulimiri
  • Harmony Wagner
  • Ali Wajir Hellabad
  • Wahan Wanis
  • Seiko Watanabe
  • Sandi Watson
  • Rene Weideman
  • Brenda Wemp
  • Ben West
  • Peter Williamson
  • Hassan Wojcik
  • Sarah Wojcik
  • Angela Wong
  • Emily Wong
  • Yvonne Woo
  • Joseph Wosk
  • Elaine Wynne
  • Kay Young
  • Barb Young
  • Ali Yusuf
  • Farhad Zandi
  • Hamid Zarei
  • Michelle Zhang
  • Maggie Ziegler