Muna originally came into the role of Executive Director after working on the MCA’s volunteer Board of Directors since 2017. During that time, she has been able help promote a community where equality, diversity and inclusion thrives.
Ever since a young age, Muna has always had a passion for helping others. This passion led her to pursue a degree in social work. Her goal is to create a welcoming community for all who decide to make Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo their home. She is the proud mother to a beautiful daughter and wife to a wonderful and loving husband.
Events & Communications Manager
Rasha is the MCA Events and Communications Supervisor. She oversees planning multicultural events, which she finds is a great opportunity for our diverse community to represent their origin cultures and showcase these cultures to everyone in the RMWB. Rasha is passionate about people and committed to helping them. She is a connector who loves to bring people together.
In and out of her professional life, she is always finding herself in the middle of planning fun and memorable events for the people around her – which is why event planning is right up her alley. She has experience working with multicultural groups in a few different countries. Rasha always believes that working in an environment with people of different backgrounds, races and nationalities can be a rewarding and fulfilling professional experience. It always inspires innovation and productivity.
Alberta born and raised, Ashley Makey joined the MCA in 2019, a year after receiving her Bachelor of Communications from Grant MacEwan University. Originally from Fort McMurray herself, Ashley has seen the positive impact that multiculturalism has made on the community she has called home for many years.
While she was raised in Fort McMurray, Ashley only recently returned to the community in 2018 after moving to central Alberta with her family in 2008. Since returning, she has been amazed to see the incredible changes that took place in the RWMB over only 10 years.
Ashley’s passion is the creative arts and working with people. She is proud to work with such an incredible team who work hard daily to ensure the needs of the community are met, so that everyone can thrive together.
Heather is the Rural and Indigenous Coordinator. She is a Métis woman of Fort McMurray and a mom of two beautiful daughters that are her world. She loves working within the community and passing on the traditional knowledge that she was taught.
Heather’s hobbies are Indigenous arts, making dream catchers on her spare time and cooking for family dinners. She is looking forward to working more within the multicultural community, youth and Elders in the upcoming months. Goals that she would like to see for herself is travelling and learning more about other cultures.
Born in a small-town southeast of Edmonton, Shannon is a true-blue Alberta girl! She has lived in many other places, but her heart and soul belong in Alberta. She can never seem to stay away from this glorious sunny province for long. Her early career started out in disability services, where she garnered many skills and trainings. From there she got her toes wet working in the Oilsands with a service company. It was at this point Shannon decided it was time to go back to school.
After college, she began working for the local Municipal Government. In this position she ascertained many Emergency Management trainings and Emergency Social Services trainings. Like many others in the community, Shannon and her family made the choice to relocate to Fort McMurray because of work. It was here that she returned to work in the oilsands as a project coordinator / interim project manager. It did not take her long to realize that she missed working with and helping people. This realization led her to the MCA, where she could not be happier within the organization!
Welcome Centre Coordinator
Aysha is the Welcome Centre Coordinator, in charge of connecting newcomers and local members of the community to various resources in town. Her background in Sociology and Anthropology has provided her with the theories and knowledge of understanding how various societies deal with diversity and incorporate cross-cultural changes.
Aysha’s area of specialization has provided her with the ability to bridge theory with practice by being sensitive and considerate of a client’s cultural background and other identities that they might subscribe to in the interest of being able to cater to their needs and match them with a service that is best suited towards the individual. For anyone who is curious or interested in learning more about the Welcome Centre, please free to send us an e-mail or give us a call!
Language Services Coordinator
Marsha is the Language Services Coordinator who is eager to give back to her community. Originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica, Marsha is passionate about helping immigrants and newcomers to Canada, being an immigrant herself. She moved to Fort McMurray in 2019 with her family and is proud to call the region her home.
Marsha brings with her a wealth of experience in community relations and human services which she intends to use in leveraging the interpretation and translation department. She is excited for her new role that gives her the opportunity to connect with individuals within her region and assist them with breaking the language barrier. In her free time, she enjoys interior decorating, gardening, and spending quality time with her family.
Natasha is a tutor and MCA’s team leader of the English Language Learners Assistance (ELLA). As a former Pediatric and Home Health nurse with a BSN from Michigan State University, Natasha believes in holistic approach to life, wellness, and educations.
Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatment techniques to help their parents take responsibility for their own well-being. The same approach can be successfully used in education. Their role as educators is to use a variety of methods to spark interest, share passion for curiosity and to light the fire which will guide students through life-long learning.
When she is not working, Natasha can be found enjoying cooking, baking, reading, yoga, dancing and outdoor activities.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” ~ W.B. Yeats