Delegate – Minnesota Country of Origin: Somalia Arrival in the U.S.: 2000 Fartun Weli is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Minnesota. Weli is Executive Director and Founder of Isuroon, a nonprofit with a mission of helping Somali women build self-sufficiency and maintain healthy lives. Isuroon is committed to improving the health and upward mobility of Somali women in Minnesota, the […]
Delegate – Indiana Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo Arrival in the U.S.: 2013 Ally Ntumba is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Indiana. He was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and arrived in the United States in 2013 after fleeing conflicts and civil war. Ntumba is passionate about helping and working with immigrants and refugees in […]
At Large Representative – Board of Directors Delegate – Wyoming Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo Arrival in the U.S.: 2015 Valerie Bahige is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Wyoming.
Southeast Regional Representative – Board of Directors Delegate – Tennessee Country of Origin: Rwanda Arrival in the U.S.: 2009 Drocella Mugorewera is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Tennessee. Born in Rwanda, Mugorewera was forced to leave as a refugee and came to Tennessee in 2009. She is an enthusiastic and dynamic leader. In Africa, she served in different capacities, including being […]
Delegate – Maryland City of Residence: Silver Spring Country of Origin: Eritrea Arrival in the U.S.: 2018 Teklit Michael is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Maryland. After spending over a decade advocating for his rights as an asylum seeker in Israel, Michael now resides in Silver Spring, MD. During his 11 years in Tel Aviv, he served the Eritrean community […]