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THE BIG FESTIVAL ABOUT SMALL CITIES
Tom Tom champions civic innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in America’s hometowns.

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Seyoum Berhe

Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Newcomer Services
State Refugee Coordinator
Richmond, Virginia

Seyoum Berhe is the Virginia State Refugee Coordinator. Before joining the state, he was Director of the Catholic Charities, Migration and Refugee Services, from 2001 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Berhe has worked with the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) and the American University in Washington, DC as director of Research and Records in the Office of Development. Mr. Berhe holds a BA in History and an MS in Education Administration from Niagara University.

He is a practicing interpreter and translator in Amharic, Tigrigna and Saho. Seyoum is also an experienced trainer, having conducted interpreter training and cultural competence programs for the past decade. As a consultant, he has actively participated in the development of several interpreter training curricula with a particular focus on standards of practice focusing on the needs of smaller language communities.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, April 10
 

8:00am

Civic Innovation Conference Violet CrownAndreas Addison • Wyatt Andrews • David Bearinger • Missy Benson • Seyoum Berhe • Chip Boyles • Jessica Brady • Derek Brown • James Burnett • T. Donna Chen, Ph.D. • José Cisneros • Ryan Coonerty • Roy Decker • Nora Demleitner • Tamara Dias • Timothy Dodson • Sheila Dugan • Bob Eiffert • Duanecia Evans • Erik Fabian • Harold Folley • Georgia Geen • Elizabeth Grossman • Juanita Hardy • Lee Harris • Tim Heaphy • David Hofert • The Chattery • Bobby Hopewell • Noah Horowitz • Philippa Hughes • Joe Iacobucci • Robert Jackson • Monique Johnson • Marta Keane • Gracie Kreth • Paul Krutko • Harriet Kuhr • Lev Kushner • Isha Lee • Chauncy Lennon • Chris Little • Zachary Markovits • Shawanda Mason-Moore • Sunshine Mathon • Dayna Matthew • Cathy McGhee • Lauren Mims • Andria McClellan • Andrew Mondschein • Chas Moore • Sutton Mora Hayes • Giles Morris • Louis Nelson • Andrea Orlando • Joanne Page • Melba Pearson • Christy Phillips • Matt Pritchard • Beena Raghavendran • Brandon Readus • Travis Rejman • Joshua René • Elliott Robinson • Hana Schank • Kristin Sharp • Rusty Smith • Natalie Snider • Josh Spickler • Tommye Sutton • Carl Swanson • Robyn Tannehill • Christine Tarquinio • Larry Terry • Chris Thompson • Emma Violand-Sanchez • Yulise Waters • Stelfanie Williams • Josh Yates • Hartfield Foundation • UVA Office of the Provost

10:00am

 


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