Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The organization is governed by a president who is also chief executive officer and chair. It also has one executive director and 36 vice presidents covering the entire social spectrum of the society.

 Members of the Board of Directors of the 

National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada

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THE NEW BOARD 2021-2023  
The New Board for the period of March 2021, to March 2023 will be:

Ex Officio Members of the Board:

  • Mohammad Tajdolati, Ph.D. “Humanities and Social Sciences” Chair of the Board, Ombudsman, Chief Electoral Officer, Chair of the Awards Committee. Iranian
  • Maria Voutsinas, B.A. Executive Director and Commissioner For taking Affidavits and administering the oath for the members of the NEPMCC.
  • Daniela Spirlac, Director-coordinator of Marketing and Promotions

Members of the Executive:
  • Thomas S. Saras, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. "Patrides"
  • Susana Donan Senior, VP, Alternate President. Latino
  • Maria Voutsinas, Executive, Managing Director, Senior VP. Greek
  • Hon. Joe Volpe, Senior VP, Membership and Programs. Italian
  • Kathy L. Lin, Senior VP, Professional Development. Chinese
  • Hermie Garcia, Senior VP, Policy and Constitutional Affairs. Philippine
  • Neel Nanda, Comm. Senior VP, Secretary General. Hindi
  • Arif Ahmed, Senior VP, Treasurer. Bangladeshi
  • Logan N Logendralingam, Senior VP, Internal Corporis Affairs. Tamil
  • Luba Cherny, Senior VP, Cultural & International Affairs. Russian
  • John S. Saraidaris, Senior VP, Public Image Co/ Editor in Chief. Greek
  • Ahmed Shah Hotaki, Senior VP, Special Events Coordinator. Afghani
  • Ned Blair, Senior VP, Education/ Training/ New Membership. Caribbean

VICE PRESIDENTS:
  • Ricky Castellvi, VP, Public Relations, CNE and New Comer Days. Filipino
  • Sandie De Freitas, VP. TV and Cinematography. Caribbean
  • Paul Nguyen, VP, Social Media (New Trends). Vietnamese
  • Lydia Sun, VP. Public Relations, Community Outreach. Chinese
  • Margaret Bonikowska, VP European Affairs. Polish
  • Ranjit Wickramasinghe, VP, South Asian Affairs. Sinhalese
  • Mila A. Garcia, VP, Humanitarian and Immigration Affairs. Philippine
  • Dimitris Vohaitis, VP, Issues of Justice and Equality. Greek
  • Eugenia Bakchinow, Human Rights and Free Speech. Russian
  • Mulugeta Zergaber, VP, Photojournalism. Eritrean
  • Saad Alsafar, VP, Free Press and Democracy. Arabic
  • Nishantha Don, VP, Marketing and Promotion. Sri lankest
  • Dumitru Popescu, VP Print-Membership, “Observatorul”. Romanian
  • Isa Melo, VP Events Organizer/ Magazine Membership. Brazilian
  • Mohammad-Bagher Samimi, VP, Free Lance Journalists. Persian
  • Mieczyslaw Kolosowski, European Affairs. Polish
  • Emmanuel Ayiku, VP, African Affairs “Ghanaian News”. Ghanaian
  • Teshome Woldeamanuel, VP, Community Outreach. Ethiopian
  • Roberto Hausman, VP, Senior Advisor to President. Latino

AGENTS GENERAL:

Quebec
  • The Hon. Basilio Giordano, Chair Agent General for Quebec. Italian
  • Vahakn Karakachian, Co-Chair organizer. Armenian

Manitoba
  • Helen Wang, Agent General, Chair “Manitoba Chinese Tribune”. Chinese

Alberta
  • Phillip Lam Agent General, Chair “Vietnam Times Magazine”. Vietnamese

British Columbia
  • Vinnie Combow, Senior VP, Chair of Provincial Council. South Asian
  • William-Doyle Marshal, Board Member. Caribbean
  • Maura De Freitas, Board Member. Irish

“The authority and powers of the Agent General are equal to those of a Senior Vice President. Each Agent General represents the Council in his Province and is responsible to organize the members of the local Ethnic Press and Media, in the area of his/her jurisdiction.”
The NATIONAL ETHNIC PRESS AND MEDIA COUNCIL OF CANADA, is a not for profit, non-Governmental organization (NGO), representing 750 Canadian Publications, and another 150 Electronic Media, (TV and Radio), representatives serving 101 linguistic and cultural communities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The Head Office of the NEPMCC is located at:
The Press Gallery, # 2012
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto On.
M5H 2N2

Our Mailing address is:
NATIONAL ETHNI PRESS AND MEDIA COUNCIL OF CANADA
P.O.BOX 266, DON MILLS POSTAL STATION
70 WYNFORD DR.
TORONTO ON. M3C 2S2
Tel: 416- 921 8926 or 416- 921 4229
Fax: 416- 921 0723
Email: saras@nepmcc.ca and info@nationalethnicpress.com