Our team


Anastasia Maria Tariq

Development Officer

Anastasia joined MIN as Development Officer in 2021. She is responsible for developing our arts and cultural projects as well as coordinating our community events and outreach activities. Before joining the team she had been volunteering with MIN for 6 years as part of our dance and performance projects, she also teaches Capoeira.

Boatemaa Ofori-Frimpong

Volunteer Coordinator

Boatemaa joined the MIN staff team in 2020. She is responsible for supporting MIN’s volunteers in their roles, as well as welcoming new volunteers and connecting them with other opportunities across the city. She also enjoys performing as part of MIN’s Joyous Choir and is on the Board of Amma Birth Companions.

Hadi Jafarizadeh

Digital Engagement Officer

Hadi joined MIN in 2021. His role is to support activities which enhance our digital engagement and online services. Hadi first started volunteering with MIN in 2016 as part of our Echo Dance Production Project with Barrowland Ballet. He comes with a background in computing and has a BSc Degree in Programming and Software Engineering, he is currently studying  for a BA degree in 3D Animation and Visualisation.

Liane Coia

Operations Manager

Liane has been part of the MIN team since 2007 providing administrative support. She is now responsible for the organisation’s essential operational and financial tasks. With over 20 years experience of volunteering and working within community organisations in Maryhill, Liane was recognised as one of Maryhill’s Unsung Heroes at the People Make Maryhill Awards in 2017.

Mohammed Altayyeb

Development Officer mohammed@maryhillintegration.org.uk

Mohammed joined MIN in 2021. He is focusing on enhancing the wellbeing aspect of our strategy and developing the Men’s Group activities. Mohammed is also on the board for Refugees for Justice and volunteers at Scottish Refugee Council.

Munir Emkideh

Support Worker

Munir joined MIN in 2017. He is responsible for connecting with families who are new to Glasgow and encouraging them to access our Family Nest project and MIN’s other services, as well as supporting them with Arabic interpreting.  Munir also volunteers with Citizens Advice Bureau.

Pinar Aksu

Human Rights & Advocacy Coordinator

Pinar joined MIN in 2017 and is responsible for coordinating the MIN Voices Group. She also develops our educational outreach projects, facilitates talks and workshops on topics related to our areas of work, and supports collaborations and research projects with partners across the sector. Pinar is also involved with Right to Remain and is interested in social justice, human rights and refugee rights.

Rose Filippi

Development Manager

Rose has been part of the MIN team since 2008, progressing through various roles in the organisation. She is currently responsible for fundraising, evaluation, and the strategic development of the organisation. In 2017 she travelled to Europe as part of a Churchill Fellowship and visited organisations developing innovative integration projects in Germany and Belgium.
You can read her report here.

Remzije Sherifi

Former Director

Between 2004 – 2021, Rema developed MIN’s core programme of activities with a focus on inclusive and innovative projects, especially those which involve arts and culture. A former refugee from Kosovo, Rema was motivated by the many inspirational stories of MIN’s service users over the years, and was committed to the development of MIN’s shared space as a unique and welcoming source of creativity, hope and opportunity. Rema worked collaboratively with partners across sectors and has shared her skills and expertise on various panels and events. Rema received wide recognition for her work through various awards and accolades such as Glasgow’s Community Champion of Champions, UK Migrant Women of the Year, and was recognised by the Saltire Society as an Outstanding Women in Scotland. She is also the author of Shadow Behind the Sun, an autobiographical account of her life. Rema currently sits on the boards of the Albanian-Scottish Association and Glasgow Connected Arts Network.


Alicia Herbert

Claudia McGoldrick – Secretary

Emma Hill

Jim Hamilton

Mary Munro – Vice Chair

Nick Hawkins – Chair

Norman Berry – Treasurer

Paria M. Goodarzi

Robert Swinfen

Sam Bisi

Our strategy

Recent years have proved to be significant in terms of growth and consolidation for MIN. This has allowed us the time and space to reflect on where we are, and also where we’d like to be. Our new strategy sets out the ambitious next stage in our development, as we continue to reach out further to those who need our services the most, whilst at the same time maintaining our reputation as one of the organisations at the heart of Scotland’s extended welcome to those seeking sanctuary and the opportunity to build a new life in Glasgow.