Our Staff

African Service's staff and board members reflect the communities we serve, representing more than a twenty countries and speaking over twenty-five languages.

We possess diverse backgrounds and expertise in medicine and nursing, epidemiology and biostatistics, social work, law, education, policy advocacy and community organizing, program development and evaluation, development and communications. Together, they work to meet the changing needs of the African community and have remain a trusted partner to immigrant communities in the New York City and an ally to people living with HIV around the world.


Asfaha Hadera, Founder 
Joyce Ollunga, Executive Director 



Mulusew Bekele, Director of Program Operations

Emily Bishop, Health Education Officer

Ron Cerreta, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigrant Community Law Center

Sarah Corsico, Legal Advocate/ Pro Bono Coordinator 

Thandron Dadaille, Finance Assistant

Aida Diallo, Supervising Family Case Manager

Aida Diallo-Diagne, Director of Housing                                       

Ralford Goulbourne, Fiscal Manager

Rokhaya Gueye, Testing Center Assistant

Gabriel Guimaraes, Staff Attorney

Maura Heron, Legal Program Manager

Halimatou Konte, Testing Center Coordinator

Paulina Leyva, Intake Program Coordinator 

Amanda Lugg, Director of Advocacy and LGBTQ Programming

Adizatou Maiga, Family Case Manager

Bobby Molano, Legal Assistant

Youma Nafo, Food Pantry Coordinator                                        

Daouda Ndiaye, Patient Navigator

Eirik Omlie, Communications Director   

Lucia della Paolera, Department of Justice Accredited Representative

Zachary Phan-Everson, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Community Law Center   

Paola Roche, Administrator 

Danney Salvatierra, Legal Advocate

Franco Torres, Supervising Attorney

Samah Mcgona Sisay, Staff Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow   

Bakary Tandia, Case Manager

Adama Traore, Patient Navigator