CEO and Founder
Abeselom is the CEO of iEmpower a highly regarded youth services organisation. Previously, Abeselom was the State and General Manager of AMES Employment overseeing 400 staff and with a budget of over 40mil. He has served as a senior executive in public, community and private sector based organisations.
Administration and Contracts Manager
Rebecca is the Administration and Contracts Manager at iEmpower with over eighteen years’ experience in management. Born and raised in Sydney, Rebecca made the move to Melbourne in 2015 to pursue other opportunities which ultimately led her to iEmpower.
Marketing and Recruitment Manager
Ahmed Dini arrived in Australia at ten years old after enduring the challenges of living in a refugee camp. Ahmed has grown to become one of the most prominent leaders in Australia’s Somali community; supporting Somali migrants through initiatives that provide support and care to Somali families. Ahmed is an advocate in his community.
Case Manager - Stakeholder, Engagement, Communications & Projects Coordinator
Claire specializes in project and stakeholder engagement, providing research, project development and implementation, as well as collaborating with various stakeholders in government, not-for-proﬁts and the private sector.
Claire has worked in numerous roles in the not-for-proﬁt sector in South Africa, Ghana, the Middle East and Australia;
working in the areas of community development, human rights and women’s empowerment, with a particular focus on promoting women’s rights in West Africa.
Richard is a highly experienced Operations Manager in the employment services sector. Over the past twenty years, Richard has worked in operational, management and consulting roles for a variety of not-for-proﬁt organizations’ and also within the private sector.
Richard has a specialist’s interest in the employment services sector, having worked for large employment service providers and consulting ﬁrms.
Abeba Belay is of an East-African background. She came to Australia as a refugee and has lived in Australia for more than 26 years.
She is an energetic, ambitious and emotionally intelligent person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that she undertakes or situation that she is presented with.
We provide a range of services with sustainable outcomes for young people of diverse backgrounds
Raj is a Case Worker and Administration Assistant with over ﬁve years’ experience in providing client-orientated services focused at improving client’s wellbeing.
Raj specializes in community services, having completed her Diploma of Community Services in 2015. Additionally, Raj has speciﬁc knowledge and experience in mental health and alcohol and other drugs. She is passionate about improving the
quality of life of the disadvantaged and understanding the everyday issues the disadvantaged community are faced
Michael is the passionate and engaging Counsellor at iEmpower. Michael joined the team at iEmpower in March 2018 and has engaged with many clients in his time here. Michael has a range of passions, he is very passionate about stand-up comedy, however he found his calling in helping others. Nothing makes him happier than to see a client overcome their personal hurdles and the positive changes they have made to their own lives.
Employment Case Oﬃcer and Administration Assistant
Candy was born in Liberia and migrated to Australia in 2008. Since migrating to Australia, Candy has pursued her interests and passions for the justice system by studying a Bachelor in Criminal Justice. Candy started at iEmpower in 2016, she works
as an Administration Assistant and Case Oﬃcer, specializing in employment services.
Hser Gay Soa
Bilingual Support Worker
Hser Gay was born in Myanmar and raised in Thailand, migrating to Australia with his wife and two young children in 2015. Hser Gay is a Bilingual Support Worker at iEmpower and has been part of the team since late 2017. During his time at iEmpower, Hser Gay has worked closely with the Karen community to support them in the Scrubs project and assisting them to achieve positive outcomes.
Accounting and Finance Oﬃcer
Freya is the Accounting and Finance Oﬃcer at iEmpower, providing ﬁnancial and administrative support to iEmpower staﬀ, clients and stakeholders. Freya joined iEmpower in late 2017 and has since been responsible for preparing and managing budgets, preparing ﬁnancial statements and managing all accounting and ﬁnancial records. She is also the key point of contact for other departments on ﬁnancial and accounting matters.