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Staff

East African Community Services is growing with an energetic, strong team of professionals.

CORE STAFF

 

Munira Mohamed, M.B.A
Munira Mohamed, M.B.A.

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us as we welcome our New Executive Director, Munira Mohamed!  Munira hails from Somalia by way of North Dakota and brings over 15 years of non-profit experience to EACS.  As a proud Somali mother, her ties to our communities are unwavering.  Munira obtained her MBA with a strong emphasis in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix.  Additionally, Munira is the co-founder of Care Center, a culturally responsive education non-profit serving refugees and immigrants from East Africa.  She has deep experience with team building, healthy group dynamics and strategies for effective collaboration across cultural difference.  She is a proven leader with a systems mind; successful in designing and managing systemic process-oriented change within organizations, while consistently looking for opportunities to better organizational efficiency.

Contact Munira: munira@eastafricancs.org



Shontia Copeland-Walton, B.A.
Shontia Copeland-Walton

K-12 Program Director

Shontia is originally from Flint, Michigan. When she was 11 years old her mom moved her small family to Washington state. Shontia Copeland-Walton graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies with a minor in Diversity. Shontia is very passionate about education and working with under-served youth. She tutored and mentored under-served students for four years as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. After graduating from UW, Shontia worked for UW Pipeline Project which is an outreach program for seattle K-12 under-served students. Shontia joined the E.A.C.S. team as a Kindergarten Teacher for our Summer Program. She enjoyed working with the kids and getting to know the community. She is excited to be the K-5 Program Manager so she can be more involved!

Contact Shontia: shontia@eastafricancs.org


 
Amir Noir Soulkin, M.A.
Amir Noir Soulkin

Communications & Development Manager

Noir is our Rainier Valley Corps Emerging Leaders of Color Fellow for 2017-2019.  At EACS, Noir serves as Communications & Development Manager and helps to increase our professional capacities in the realms of communications and development (C&D).  Noir is charged with developing both our long term communications and development plans. In addition to his C&D policy work, Noir is currently expanding our fundraising activities to include grassroots, community-based, individual giving campaigns, major donor cultivation and estate planning options.  With over 15 years visual communication, brand development experience, Noir is a powerful addition to the EACS team.

Noir graduated with his Master’s in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington Bothell and his Baccalaureate degree in Pan-African & African-American Studies from California State University Los Angeles.  As a scholar/activist, Noir is passionate about social equity and justice.  This passion compels him towards work in the non-profit sector. Still, Noir is addicted to learning.  Recently, he was admitted into Antioch University’s Ph.D in Leadership and Change program.  He will continue his studies while working at EACS!  Go Noir!

Favorite Movie Genre: Sci-Fi  Fun Fact: Gave up being vegetarian/vegan because eating healthy cost to much!

Contact Noir: Noir@eastafricancs.org

 



CORE VOLUNTEERS

 

– Jon Kauffman, Operations Consultant
– Peter Schnurman, Citizenship Instructor
– Carl Shutoff,  Citizenship Instructor


UNDERGRADUATE INTERNS

University of Washington at Seattle
– Sarah Kaech
– Dureti Hajikedir