Our Leadership

Who are the people behind the scenes? TIES is made up of over 170+ staff and 200+ volunteers. Our Management team and Board of Directors are listed below.

Sally Zhao

President and Chief Executive Officer

Wei Dang

Chief Financial Officer

Suman Khanal

Chief Program Officer

Harry Yee

Chief Operating Officer

Jana Ciobanu

Senior Manager, LINC Program

Eva Su

Senior Manager, HR & Office Operations

Wei Wang

Financial Controller

Clifford McGuire

Manager, Facility & Operations

Kerry Howard

Manager, LINC Program

Irina Copil

Manager, Drop-in ESL & Volunteer Programs

Racine Diallo

Manager, Computer & Accounting Programs

Whitney Loewen

Manager, E-Learning & Special Projects

Ronni Abraham

Manager, Settlement & Mental Health Programming

Mayssoun Hniedi

Manager, Employment & Career Development Programs

Katerina Palova

Manager, Research & Program Development

Evangeline Ross

Childcare Centre Manager

M’Liss Edwards

Board Chair

Gita Boyd

Board Vice Chair

Nalini Plesche

Board Treasurer

Marilyn Magnan

Board Secretary

Peter Plesche

Board Member

Wilson Howe

Board Member

Rabail Qasir

Board Member

Barbara Mercier

Board Member

Adrian Costello

Board Member

Tomasia DaSilva

Board Member

Harsha Mehta

Board Member

Karen Toor

Board Member

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The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) is located on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.