MEET THE TEAM

All program staff are culturally and linguistically competent to serve African immigrants and refugees. We are African immigrants who speak multiple languages. We understand the culture and are effective at removing the barriers that prevent Africans from accessing support services.

SAYFSM staff are professionals with experience and training in providing services to people living with HIV/AIDS. They are effective in providing HIV-positive individuals with a continuum of care, linking them to medical care, and meeting their basic and other needs.

 
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EPHRAIM OLANI

Executive Director

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ASTER TESEMA

Care Advocate

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YIGEZU HAILE

Care Advocate

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FIKRU ETICHA

Outreach Director

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BAHAR UMAR

Outreach Coordinator

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ELIZABETH GERBI

Medical Case Manager

 

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Bob Sannerud, Board Chair, Life Link, CPA

  • Neal Meyer, Treasurer, TCF, CPA

  • Daniel Namarra, Roosevelt High School, Program Developer/Teacher 

  • Dr. Bosola Akinsete, Health Partners, HIV/Infectious Disease Physician

  • Lisa Dalke, Century College, Literacy Educator

  • Kurt Bachmayer, Tech Specialist, retired

  • Ephraim Olani, SAYFSM, Executive Director