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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 Office of the President

March 09, 2015

The New Board for the period of March 2015, to March 2017 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, Alternate President “TorontoHye”                      Armenian
  • Hassan  Zerehi, Senior Adviser to President,  “SHAHRVAND”  Persian
  • 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

VICE PRESIDENTS :

  • Ricky Castellvi, VP, Public Relations and Intergovernmental Affairs           Pilipino
  • Ned Blair,  VP, Finance, Chair of Planning Committee  Guyanese
  • 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
  • Aaron Berhane, VP, Journalists in Exile  “Meftih”  Eritrean
  • Saad  Alsafar,  VP, Free Press and Democracy  “Assaha”  Arabic
  • Ahmed Shah Hotaki VP, Special Events Coordinator, “Afghan Post”   Afghani
  • Pooyan Tabatabaei, VP, Photojournalism, Editor in Chief ” Titre Mag” Iranian
  • Patrick  Long,  VP  Education and Training  Chinese
  • Dumitru Popescu,  VP  Print-Membership, “Observatorul”                     Romanian
  • William Doyle-Marshal  VP, Electronic and Radio Media     “CHRY Radio”   Caribbean
  • Khan Monzour-R-Khoda, VP, Electronic Media “Desi Television”                 Bangladeshi
  • Susana Donan ,  VP,   Latino American Affairs “El Centro”   Latino
  • 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 “www.patrides.com”    Greek

 

  AGENTS GENERAL:

 

 Quebec

  • George Gusmas,    Chair   “the News” 
  • Dimitris  Yantsulis   V. Chair   Public Relations, Comm. Outreach

 

               Manitoba:

  • Helen  Wang   Chair   “Manitoba Chinese Tribune”   Chinese

 

Alberta:

  • Thanh  Quy  Nguyen   Chair  “Vietnam Times Magazine” Vietnamese

 

British Columbia:

  • Rino  Vultaggio   Chair  “ Il Marco Polo”   Italian
  • 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 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