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Meet the board


Ketan Raval

Board Member / Founder

Our visionary founder. With a global perspective from living on three continents, he combines technology expertise with cross-cultural insights. Together, we strive for positive change.

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Laura Selig

Board Member

As a board member of MAF Canada and chairperson of the Greater Moncton Homeless Steering Committee, she actively addresses critical social issues. Laura's roles reflect her commitment to serving others.

Kevin Rogers

Board Member

Background in sales, marketing, nonprofit work, and college instructor. With his expertise, Kevin can help your organization make a memorable impact and elevate your brand.

Ken Biddington

Board Member

Teacher, consultant, speaker, and advocate. With experience in education, business, HR, and nonprofit sectors, Ken brings a wealth of knowledge. He wants to see people, Know, Grow & Show.

Our Volunteers

Pierina Amesquita

Pierina Amesquita

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Volunteer

Pierina brings a wealth of experience in customer service, tourism, and IT. She excels in delivering exceptional user experiences. Pierina is also actively volunteering in our Language Program and manages our social media presence.


Seun Oguntayo

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Volunteer

A long-term volunteer who has made significant contributions to various initiatives, including our Airport Pick-Up Program. With over 12 years of experience as a seasoned sales professional, he excels in business development, process management, and customer support.

Binita Raval

Binita Raval

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Volunteer

Compassionate volunteer dedicated to supporting newcomers. With a bachelor's degree in arts and computer skills, Binita brings valuable expertise to our team. Her dedication to her family and her talent for creating a nurturing home environment make her an invaluable asset.


Salah-Eddine Roida

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Volunteer

An enthusiastic participant in our programs. With his expertise as a skilled web developer and technical support specialist, he excels at finding efficient solutions and resolving issues promptly. As a fellow newcomer, Salah is passionate about volunteering and helping others settle into Moncton.

Sahar Ahmed

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Volunteer

Sahar actively volunteers with us, teaching English to newcomers in our Language Circle. Alongside her volunteer work, she brings a wealth of experience as a cybersecurity consultant. Hailing from Egypt, she is dedicated to supporting our community.

Manuel Echeandia

Manuel Echeandia

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Volunteer

A talented airplane pilot who has transitioned into the IT industry and a valued volunteer in our Language Circle. With a passion for technology and a commitment to making a positive impact, Manuel brings invaluable skills to our organization.

Helene Arsenault

Helene Arsenault

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Volunteer

Helene is a dedicated volunteer at Moncton Cares, providing valuable assistance to newcomers by helping them with tax filing. She actively participates in various events, offering her support and contributing to the vibrant community spirit.

Mark De Jager


A caring local resident who lends his support by making a positive impact through his involvement in conversation circles and valuable assistance in numerous events. With his bilingual skills in English and Spanish, he fosters inclusivity and meaningful connections within the community.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Volunteer

Michael is a competent and highly organized volunteer who has made significant contributions to market performance through his strong negotiation and problem-solving skills. His dedication is evident as he actively volunteers at all events.

Priscila Guillen

Priscila Guillen

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Volunteer

Priscila volunteers running our Wellness Circle, she is the founder of Humanly Incredible, an online community empowering individuals to live their passion, discover their purpose, and make a positive impact through writing, speaking, podcasting, and content creation.

Samruddhi Raval

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Volunteer

She's always ready to lend a helping hand to newcomers, actively volunteering in every event. Hailing from India, she brightens their day with her multilingual skills in four languages. Currently, she's also learning Spanish through our language program.

Aderonke O.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Volunteer

A warm-hearted volunteer, extends a warm welcome to newcomers through our Airport Pickup program. She excels in Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Excel with over 2 years of audit experience and more than 8 years in Tax administration.

Esteban Sanzhez

Esteban Sanchez

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Volunteer

Esteban, a certified marketing automation enthusiast and media project developer, excels in digital strategies, PPC campaigns, and event logistics. Actively volunteers with Moncton Cares, aiding newcomers in settling.


KETAN RAVAL ( Founder and Volunteer)


By Living on 3 continents and Exploring 20+ Countries, His Life Has Been A Direct Witness (And Part) Of Cross-Cultural Issues One Faces Due To Immigration. And this Handson life experience helped him establish a bridge with locals and newcomers.

Ketan relocated to Moncton in 2019 and quickly realized that demographics are rapidly changing. A lot more can be done together. And he ventured into his first not-for-profit dream of Canada.


Being a Scholar Computer Engineer by Academic Ketan has had his fair share of the tech entrepreneurship journey.

As A Part Of Working With Fortune 100 Companies For IT Project Execution And Nonprofit Organisations, Building Cross-Cultural And High-Functional Teams Has Been A Day-To-Day Affair.

Throughout his professional life of 15 years, Ketan has been able to demonstrate how to leverage technology as a key stakeholder in solving complicated issues around the world.

Testimonials from fellow newcomers

Testimonials from newcomers about Moncton Cares paint a vivid picture of the organization's profound impact on their lives. Through heartfelt expressions of gratitude and appreciation, newcomers highlight the invaluable support they received during their transition to New Brunswick.

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