We Are All America Refugee
and Immigrant Leadership Table

WAAA National Refugee and Immigrant Table

The We Are All America Refugee and Immigrant National Table is the leadership table launched in 2021,  which oversees and ensures the success of WAAA’s Pillar One. Led by diverse refugees and immigrants, the table is designed to ensure representation and inclusivity of those with lived experience and to shift the narrative of refugees and immigrants to one that reflects their contributions and lived experience. In order to show the resilience, strength, contributions, and innovation that refugees and immigrants bring, we must continue to build the infrastructure for refugee and immigrant power.

The We Are All America Refugee and Immigrant National Table empowers local leaders to be part of a collective effort at the forefront of refugee and immigrant movements. By being part of this table, refugee and immigrant leaders are able to:

  • Engage in the decision-making table through advocacy work across We Are All America’s national network, with a long-lasting positive impact on the livelihood and well-being of refugees and immigrants.  
  • Take part in an intersectional community that brings diversity, representation, and cultural inclusion.  
  • Participate in a space that focuses on healing, wellness, celebrating our community wins and connecting like-minded individuals.  
  • Receive leadership development and in advocacy training, mentorship, public speaking opportunities, & technical assistance for projects and initiatives.

To join the table, please complete the following application and one of our Executive Committee members will reach out to you. To learn more about our highlights and accomplishments, please click HERE.

The WAAA Refugee and Immigrant National Table Executive Committee serves a variety of critical roles in supporting advocacy and organizing efforts for the Table. They are recognized as refugee and immigrant leaders who are committed to the coordination, collaboration, and expansion of the table and are responsible for the following: 

  • Setting the vision and framework for collective action Providing guidance for operations and decision-making
  • Supporting and responding to the recruitment of emerging refugee leaders.

Our Executive Committee members include

Nejra Sumic
Nejra Sumic

Chair
National Field Manager
We Are All America

Kosar Kosar
Kosar Kosar

Co-chair
Multicultural Organizer
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Adamou Mohamed
Adamou Mohamed

Assistant Membership Coordinator
Associate Director of Grassroots Organizing
Church World Service

Ali Aljundi
Ali Aljundi

Membership Coordinator
Membership Engagement and Leadership Development Manager
Refugee Congress

Anahita Panahi
Anahita Panahi

Member at Large
Deputy Director of Refugee Affairs
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

Isabel López
Isabel López

Secretary
Digital Organizer
We Are All America

Myrna Orozco
Myrna Orozco

Assistant Secretary
Organizing Coordinator
Church World Service

Nili Yossinger
Nili Yossinger

Treasurer
Executive Director
Refugee Congress

Adamou Mohamed
Adamou Mohamed

North Carolina
Church World Service

Ali Aljundi
Ali Aljundi

Massachusetts
Refugee Congress

Beyza Burcak Klein
Beyza Burcak Klein

New York
Community Sponsorship Hub

Bwema Matata
Bwema Matata

New York

Djamal Diouf
Djamal Diouf

Maryland
Mobile Pathways

Dmitri Daniel Glinski
Dmitri Daniel Glinski

New York
Russian-speaking Community Council, Inc.

Ekram Hanna
Ekram Hanna

Illinois
Middle Eastern Immigrants and Refugee Alliance

Emman Abbas
Emman Abbas

Oregon

Fereshteh Ganjavi
Fereshteh Ganjavi

Connecticut
Elena’s Light

Isabel Kayembe
Isabel Kayembe

Rhode Island
Refugee Congress

Jihan Daman
Jihan Daman

Michigan
St. Rita Family Services, Inc.

Machhadie Micho Assi
Machhadie Micho Assi

Michigan

Matondo Ngemba
Matondo Ngemba

Ohio
Community Change

Myrna Orozco
Myrna Orozco

Missouri
Church World Service

Paul Mwingwa
Paul Mwingwa

Montana
Refugee Congress

Rodrigue Makele
Rodrigue Makele

Virginia
Church World Service

Sharifah Hussain
Sharifah Hussain

Texas
Rohingya Women Development Network-RWDN

Tea Rozman
Tea Rozman

Minnesota
Green Card Voices

Zinah Kadhim
Zinah Kadhim

Illinois
Middle Eastern Immigrants and Refugee Alliance