Salma was Originally Born in Nairobi Kenya (East Africa). Moved to the United states in 2019 and since her arrival she has been passionate about connecting and working with organizations that saw to the well being of African Immigrants and Refugees. She has been active and passionate about community work from all the way in Kenya where she Volunteered with Several Non profit organizations. Since moving to the states she has been an active board member of the African women coalition till recently when she became an employee. Salma has her Educational background in communication from Kenya.
Salma is a mother of one amazing boy and for that she hopes to see families excel in their new found homes here in the United states by helping families navigate the system till they get to settle.
Accounting /Grant Writer
My Background in the area of Accounting spans 35 years. My experience began in 1988 in a Toyota car dealership owned by Ron Tonkin. I started in Accounting doing accounts receivable and then accounts payable and before I left Ron Tonkin I added payroll to my list of duties while still handling the other two areas of accounting.
From there I moved on to another dealership Gresham Chrysler where I worked for 10 years as Accounts Payable accounts receivable payroll and office manager. Before I left I spent six years as the Secretary Treasurer of the Corporation and Controller. My responsibility was to support the management staff, supervise the accounting staff, reconcile the general ledger monthly and produce a monthly financial statement to be forwarded to the Chrysler factory and Chrysler Financial center.
From there I worked as an independent Bookkeeper in my own business to support small businesses with their financial data, Payroll and organization and internal process as it relates to accounting. I have worked as a Full charge bookkeeper in many industries, including construction, manufacturing, sales and ecommerce. I love the work that I do and now have the opportunity to use my skills to help a worthy organization such as AWC.
Originally from Cameroon, in West Africa, she began her career in youth leadership in 1999 until 2008, when she moved to the US. She pursued an Associate degree with a focus in Education and Project Management at Clackamas Community College. She then went on to earn a BA in Community Development at Portland State University. She then pursued her Masters’ degree in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University.
Her background includes community organizing, youth leadership, tree planting, radio broadcasting, teaching, and administration. Eugenie is currently the outreach specialist at AWC. In addition to her outreach activities, she also helps design our community-education programs to address the different needs that AWC has assessed in the community we serve.
Her cross-cultural experiences gained through years of living in Cameroon, Switzerland, Madagascar, and the US have earned her a great wealth of understanding about herself and others in a way that allows her to create a welcoming space for social diversity. Her training and experience has enabled her to navigate teamwork in a cross-cultural setting in a manner that fosters a sense of control over difficult culturally-related challenges in the workplace.
AWC Program Coordinator
Youth Outreach specialist
Hello my name is Willy Musavyi I am from Africa i moved to the United states 20 years ago, I went to Wilson High school and beaverton high school and grow up here in the United states I chose to start helping younger Africa Youth coming to this Country on how to behave so they don’t get in trouble and helping families that need help. I have an Agency back home helping widows and orphans. I have been doing charity work for ten years now and it gives me a sense of satisfaction as in what I do I know I am giving back to my community somehow.