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Friendship Force proudly welcomes two new Regional Support Managers to the FFI Headquarters team, serving Russia and other Eurasian countries and the South Pacific!
Oyuna Sengeeva is taking over the regional support role from Elena McCarty (who now focuses her efforts on FFI’s work with our Open World Leadership Center programs), serving as Regional Support Manager for Russia, Turkey, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Mongolia, and Cyprus. She was born in Buryatia, Russia, graduated from Ulan-Ude University in her hometown, and spent more than 10 years living in Moscow and working at the university.
In 2014, Oyuna visited Sochi to see the Olympic games and decided to stay there for few years! She helped open the FF Sochi club in 2014, serving as the club’s president until 2017. While with FF Sochi, Oyuna took part in several Journeys to the U.S. (including St. Louis, Chicago, Phoenix, and Wichita), Australia, and New Zealand, and she also hosted an inbound Journey from Canada. Currently, Oyuna lives in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the United States.
Also starting in 2018 in the Regional Support Manager role is Kimberly Fraser, who will be supporting Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to coming to Friendship Force, she worked for two years as an International Project Officer in the Victorian public service. She also has experience working in the not-for-profit sector, spending several years working and volunteering for International Development and Human Rights organizations around the world.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Kimberly believes in the importance of exploring the world and learning from other cultures and she’s happy to be at an organization that shares this goal!
A warm welcome from the FFI family, friends, and members around the world to Oyuna and Kimberly!