Our team

Staff

Remzije Sherifi

Director

Since 2004, Rema has been developing MIN’s core programme of activities, focusing on inclusive and innovative projects, especially those which involve arts and culture. She is also responsible for working collaboratively with partners across sectors and has shared her skills and expertise on various panels. Rema has received wide recognition for her work through awards such as UK Migrant Women of the Year, and was one of the The Saltire Society’s Outstanding Women of Scotland Inductees in 2017. She is also on the Board of the Albanian-Scottish Association and Glasgow Connected Arts Network. 

Liane Coia

Administration Manager

Liane has been with MIN since 2007 and is responsible for all the essential administration tasks within the organisation including HR, finance and day-to-day enquiries and referrals. She has recently been learning Arabic and can offer a friendly welcome (with a Scottish accent) for those new to our office. Liane was also recognised as one of Maryhill’s Unsung Heroes at the People Make Maryhill Awards.

Rose Filippi

Development Coordinator  

Rose has been part of MIN’s team since 2008 and has progressed through various roles in the organisation. She is currently responsible for fundraising, evaluation, strategic development and supporting the members of our development team. In 2017 she was awarded a travelling fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and visited organisations in Germany and Belgium developing innovative integration projects.

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 in 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.

Pinar Aksu

Development Officer

Pinar joined MIN in 2017 and is responsible for coordinating our MIN Voices Group as well as the Family Nest 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.

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.

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.

OUR BOARD

http://siftstar.com/2005/01/ Claudia McGoldrick – Secretary  

Sama Bisi

Alicia Herbert 

Emma Hill

Jim Hamilton

Paria M. Goodarzi

Robert Swinfen

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.