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THE NEW BOARD 2017-2019

The New Board for the period of March 2017, to March 2019 will be:


Ex Officio Members of the Board:

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

Members of the Executive:

  • Thomas S. Saras: President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Patrides, Review”
  • Raffi Der Boghossian, Past Alternate President “TorontoHye” Armenian
  • Sandeep  Prabhakar Senior VP, Policy and Constitutional Affairs South Asian
  • Kathy L. Lin Senior VP, Professional Development Chinese
  • Neel Nanda, M. Comm. Senior VP, Secretary General Indian
  • Srimal Abeyewardene Senior VP, Treasurer “Sri Lankan Reporter" SINGALESE
  • Maria  Voutsinas: Senior VP, Business Coordinator, Awards Comm. Greek
  • Susana Donan  Senior VP,  Alternate President  Latino

VICE PRESIDENTS :

  • Ricky Castellvi, VP, Public Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs Pilipino
  • Enzo Di Mauro, VP   Television and Cinematography Italian
  • Paul Nguyen, VP, Social Media (New Trends) Vietnamese
  • Margaret Boukovska, VP  European Affairs  “GazettaGazetta” Polish
  • Ranjit Wickramasinghe, VP, Cultural Affairs TV, “Voice of Lanka”  SINGALESE
  • Logan N. Longendralingam, VP, Internal Affairs Tamil
  • Hermie Garcia VP, Human Rights and Free Speech Philippine
  • Luba Cherny, VP, Cultural Affairs, “Courier” Russian
  • Mulugeta   Zergaber , VP, Photojournalism Eritrean
  • Saad  Alsafar,  VP, Free Press and Democracy  “Assaha”Arabic
  • Ahmed Shah Hotaki VP, Special Events Coordinator, “Afghan Post” Afghan
  • Eugenea  E. Bakchinow  VP, Electronic Media  Russian
  • Patrick  Long,  VP  Education and Training Chinese
  • Dumitru Popescu,  VP  Print-Membership, “Observatorul” Romanian
  • Isa  Melo, VP  Events Organizer Brazilian    
  • Mohammad-Bagher Samimi, VP, Free Lance Journalist Iranian
  • Arif  Ahmed,  VP  Bangladeshi  Affairs  Bangladeshi
  • Mieczyslaw Colosowski  European Affairs Polish
  • Mila A. Garcia  VP,   Humanitarian and Immigration Affairs  Philippine
  • Suleyman  Guven  VP,   Middle East Affairs  “Yeni Hayat”Turkish/Kurdish
  • Emmanuel  Ayiku  VP,  African Affairs  “Ghanaian News”  Ghanaian
  • Teshome Woldeamanuel VP, Community Outreach   “TZTA”Ethiopian
  • John S. Saraidaris  VP,  Public Image Coordinator/ Editor in Chief Greek

  AGENTS GENERAL:

 Quebec

  • Vahakn Karakachian, Co-Chair “the Armenian Horizons”Armenian
  • Dimitris Yantsulis   Co- Chair Public Relations, Comm. Outreach Greek

               Manitoba:

  • Helen Wang Chair  “Manitoba Chinese Tribune” Chinese

Alberta:

  • Phillip  Lam   Chair  “Vietnam Times Magazine”  Vietnamese
  •  British Columbia:William-Doyle Marshal, Co-chair  Caribbean
  • Maura De Freitas  Co-Chair “ The Celtic Connection” 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