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Mayor's New Americans Advisory Council

Comprised of leaders from Nashville's refugee and immigrant communities, the Mayor's New Americans Advisory Council (MNAAC) meets monthly in the Mayor's Office to discuss issues relevant to the New American population and to share ideas with government leaders. Its members have played a key role in developing a number of important Metro initiatives to empower New Americans. The council was created in 2009 to help foster a link between Nashville's New American communities and Metro Government.

Current MNAAC Board Members

Name Title Organization Email
Leah Hashinger, Co-chair Community Relations Manager
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
Louisa Saratora, Co-chair Assistant State Refugee Coordinator Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
Delfine Fox CEO and Certified Diversity Professional DFOX LLC Business, Strategy, Management, TN Latin Chamber of Commerce
José González Co-Founder and Finance Director Conexion Americas
Nawzad Hawrami Office Manager Salahadeen Center
Meg Nugent Executive Director NeedLink Nashville
Elizabeth Nhkum Case Manager World Relief, Burmese (Kachin) Community Leader
Dr. Gatluak Ter Thach President and CEO Nashville International Center for Empowerment
Leon Berrios Family Mediator Centro de Mediación Familiar
Kathleen Fuchs Manager Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management