Our team

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Albertine Omona Mungwa
VISTA Case Manager

Albertina Omona was born in the Congo and fled with her family when she was 8 years old to go to the Namibia Osiris refugee camps, where she learned Portuguese. After growing up there for 14 years, Albertina came to the United States. Her English communication skills improved over the years and she finished high school, becoming a professional CNA with basic accounting and computer skills. She also earned her one-year certification from feminine beauty school. Over the past few years, she has enjoyed giving back to the refugee community and helped our organization as a dedicated volunteer. In her personal life, Albertina is a mother of six children. In her free time, she enjoys braiding hair, doing nails, and having fun with her friends and family.

Fortunata Chantal Kasika
Case Manager

Fortunata was born in Burundi and raised in the Congo, but left in 1996. She lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania, where she received two degrees-- one in Social Work and the other in Development Policy. She came to the United States in 2017, in a family reunification process to meet her husband and 8 children after a year apart. As a member of the Congolese community, Fortunata was helpful in volunteering and supporting WRC's efforts. When the opportunity came to provide formal case management to members of her community, she was excited to start. Fortunata is passionate about helping marginalized and vulnerable people, to advocate for them and stand on their behalf. In her free time, she enjoys going to the park exercising, and cooking African food for her big family. Her favorite foods are fruits and vegetables, salad, fish, and ugali. 

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Clement Mukasa
Case Manager

Clement Mukasa is a case manager to Women’s Refugee Care. He was born in Burundi, where he lived until coming to the US in May of 2018. In sharing about his position, he said “In the beginning it felt like too much and I was confused. But as I keep going I feel comfortable and I’m still learning a lot. I’m very happy to work for Women’s Refugee Care– we have a good team, we work together and they show me where I’m wrong or I ask them if something is not going well.” In his free time, Clement mostly enjoys reading. He also likes to take walks, shop, and relax with family. 

Lindsey Gray
Director of Development

Lindsey was born and raised in Providence, RI, along with her parents and younger sister. After graduating from Classical High School, she moved to Montreal and attended McGill University where she received a degree in International Development, with minors in Gender Studies and Economics. Lindsey's development experience began in university, where her role at the Alumni Association required cold-calling graduates and asking (pleading) for donations. Her interest in fundraising eventually took her to Washington, DC, where she provided Development and Communications assistance to a progressive foreign policy think-tank, the Center for International Policy. On top of development, she also has almost a decade of service industry experience and when she's not fundraising you can find her bartending and serving at The Ivy Tavern on Hope St. 

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Jolie Masudi
Master Tailor
African Manufacturing Project

Jolie was born and raised in the Congo, where she remained until coming to the US alone in early 2020. Jolie came to the United States winning the DV Lottery (Diversity Immigrant Visa Program), which randomly selects applicants from countries with low rates of US immigration. We met her when she came to WRC seeking supplies and assistance, eventually learning of her sewing experience. In the Congo, high school students pick a specialization to focus on for their final two years of study and Jolie received her diploma with a specialization in sewing and tailoring. Of her job at WRC, she says she is happy to be able to perform her skills and her dream in the United States through our agency.