Leadership Board 2015-2016 (elected September 2015)
Top row: Osama Khatlan, Dondi McKellar, Lai Bai, Luis Perez, Felix Guzman, Dhondup Sangpo, Pauli Cortes, Mohamed Attia
Bottom Row: Doaa Abdalla, Fatma Shaalan, Mohammed Omar, Mohamed Saad Ali, Heleadora Vivar, Hulya Sevindik
Not pictured: Mohamed Megahed
Cesar Boc, our Community Organizer, was born in Guatemala, and used to sell seasonal merchandise with his family as a child in Guatemala City. He grew up in Long Island, NY, and went to graduate school in Boston, MA to study Human Rights, Theology, and how best to organize communities for just change. Cesar loves to spend time in the outdoors, long distance running, and is an avid Barcelona soccer fan.
Bakary (Abou) Sanogo is our Americorp VISTA volunteer (generously provided through the New York Immigration Coalition) focusing on building SVP’s capacity to provide small business trainings. Born in Cote d’Ivoire, he has a BS in Political Science from Lehman College and formerly served as an intern at African Communities Together, the Harlem-based non-profit. He loves working out, cooking, and playing soccer.