New Director Joins MOSAIC’s Executive Leadership Team

June 1, 2017

MOSAIC is pleased to announce that Michael Radano is assuming the role of Director of Employment and Language Services, effective June 1st.

Radano left his position as CEO of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of B.C. to join MOSAIC and was previously Director of Business and Information Systems for the Certified General Accountants of Canada, as well as holding a variety of senior positions in the technology sector in Canada and the United States. He holds an MBA from SFU and is experienced in both the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors.

Eyob Naizghi, Executive Director, said “I know Michael will do an excellent job as director for the department, but he will also be a significant contributor to MOSAIC at the strategic level.”

Radano is taking over from Joan Andersen, who is retiring after eight years leading the employment and language divisions at MOSAIC.

Andersen joined the organization in 2009 after a 30-year career at the CBC where she rose to executive levels. She was also Board Chair for the Vancouver Public Library from 2003-2011. Her accomplishments at MOSAIC include winning the contract to operate the Northeast (Work BC) Employment Services Centre in 2012, and pioneering unique employment programs for refugees. During her tenure, Andersen was able to develop multiple partnerships with government, employers, post-secondary institutions and other community agencies.

While at MOSAIC, Andersen received the David Hutson Leadership Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership in the community-based training sector.

Naizghi praised Andersen for her tireless and determined efforts on behalf of the clients in her division, as well as her leadership of staff, and her contribution to the executive leadership of the organization. “She will be greatly missed.”

MOSAIC is a non-profit organization and the primary settlement and employment services agency in Vancouver assisting newcomers in Canada at 28 client sites across Metro Vancouver. MOSAIC delivers services and engages in community building and advocacy to facilitate meaningful participation of newcomers in Canadian society.

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