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 2017-2019  
The New Board for the period of March 2017, to March 2019 will be:
Ex Officio Members of the Board:

  • Mohammad TajdolatiPh.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  PrabhakarSenior VP, Policy and Constitutional Affairs                      South Asian
  • Kathy L. Lin Senior VP, Professional Development    Chinese
  • Neel Nanda, Comm. Senior VP, Secretary General   Indian
  • Srimal AbeyewardeneSenior 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 GarciaVP, 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 HotakiVP, Special Events Coordinator, “Afghan Post”   Afghan
  • Eugenea Bakchinow  VP, Electronic Media                                                     Russian
  • Patrick  Long,  VP  Education and Training   Chinese
  • Dumitru Popescu,  VP  Print-Membership, “Observatorul”                    Romanian
  • Isa Melo,    VP  Events Organizer  Brasilian
  • 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 WoldeamanuelVP, 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