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THE NEW BOARD 2019-2021

The New Board for the period of March 2019, to March 2021 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, Review”
  • Susana Donan Senior VP, Alternate President Latino
  • Maria Voutsinas, Executive, Managing Director, Senior VP, Greek
  • Hon. Joe Volpe,Senior Vice President Press and Electronic Media 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 Indian
  • Arif Ahmed, Senior VP, Treasurer. Bangladeshi
  • Logan N. Longedralingam, Senior VP, Internal Corporis Affairs Tamil
  • Luba Cherny, Senior VP, Cultural & International Affairs Russian
  • Ahmed Shah Hotaki, Senior VP, Special Events Coordinator Afghani

  • VICE PRESIDENTS:

  • Ricky Castellvi, VP, Public Relations, CNE and New Comer Days Pilipino
  • 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 Singhalese
  • 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 lankese
  • Ned Blair, VPEducation/ Training/ New Membership. Caribbean
  • 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
  • John S. Saraidaris VP, Public Image Coordinator/ Editor in Chief. Greek

  • AGENTS GENERAL:

    Quebec

  • Vahakn Karakachian, Co-Chair organizer Armenian
  • Dimitris Yantsulis Co- Chair Public Relations, Comm. Outreach.Greek

  • 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 850 Canadian Publications, and another 150 Electronic Media, (TV and Radio). Our members are 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