Committee members

  • June Jako ( President )

I was born in Baghdad, Bet-Nahrain. Completed a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Technology, Baghdad. In 1984, Arrived Australia where I completed further studies and worked for the Australian Defence Force. In 2018, awarded a Master of research from Macquarie University- Sydney. Currently, self-employed operating as a director for a manufacturing enterprise. Being part of the Assyrian Aid Society – Australia, gives me the fulfilment of my ambition to help my people in Bet-Nahrain.

  • Richard Yalda ( Secretary)

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce at the University of New South Wales. I am an undergraduate civil structural engineer at Arup. I have been involved with Assyrian Aid Society Australia since early 2019. I am involved with other Assyrian organisations including Assyrian Students Association, and Fairfield Bulls Football Club.

  • Nenos Shemoon ( Treasurer )

Phone : +61 408 965 763 I was born in Mosul, Nineveh and arrived in Australia in 1992. I did my HSC here and completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree at University of Sydney in 2000. In 2008, I got my Masters in Accounting degree from Macquarie University. In 2010, I completed my Chartered Accountant program and am now a full member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountant. I am married and have two children. I am currently working as a Taxation Manager for an international company. I am very passionate about Assyrian Aid Society. With my academic qualification and professional skills, I feel I can contribute to AAS and to my people in Iraq.

  • Dawood Youel (Core Committee Member)

I was born in Baghdad, Iraq and arrived in Australia in 2009. Completed High School in Baghdad, followed by successfully completing diploma of Information Technology (Software Development) at TAFE Sydney Institute and later completed bachelor of Computer Science and Technology at University of Sydney. My goal is to help people in need.

  • Shony Alwin Toma (Core Committee Member)

I was born in Iraq grown up in Nineveh and graduated from high school, then my family moved to Baghdad and I have finished University and possess a Bachelor Degree in Science. My family fleets Iraq in 1994 and we arrived Australia Sydney in 1995. I have graduate from University of Technology Sydney-UTS in 1999 and possess a Masters of Environmental Engineering Management; and working with a private consulting Engineers company in Sydney. I have joined AAS recently in 2018 desiring helping our people in Iraq and to keep in touch with our home land to follow up their conditions and their suffering and trying our best for helping as much as we can by fundraising donations etc.

  • Stella Kina (Marketing Director)

I am an Australian-born Assyrian. I hold a Bachelor of Business, with experience in media and marketing. I have worked on brands like Icon Films, Opera Australia, Bayer, NSW Farmers and more. Although my favorite work has been helping small businesses build leads through forward-thinking marketing. I joined the Assyrian Aid Society team at the end of 2019.I’m passionate about helping fundraise projects to build a sustainable future for the Assyrians living on ancestral land.

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  • Nabil Shlemon (Core Committee Member)

  • Nora Michael ( Legal Aid)

I was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait and arrived in Australia in 1992 where I completed my schooling. In the year 2000, I commenced my Arts degree at the University of New South Wales, majoring in Politics and International Relations and Philosophy. I went on to complete my honours in Politics and International Relations in 2005. Upon completion of my undergraduate studies, I began my graduate law degree at the University of New South Wales and was admitted as a lawyer in December 2008. I am passionate about preserving the rights, livelihood and culture of Assyrians all over the world. Whether being of Assyrian, Chaldean or Syriac origin, we are all one people. I believe that it is our duty to assist our Assyrian brothers and sisters in the Middle East if we are in a position to do so. We must unite in our aims to help one another, preserve our language, our culture and our faith.. I pray that one day there will be peace in Iraq.

  • Janet Shamoon (Core Committee Member)

I was born in Bet-Khtmeh in Bet-Nahren (Iraq). I arrived in Australia in 2019, where I learned the English language and enrolled into various courses, including a course that will allow me to work with people with a disability. I have an extensive history with Assyrian charities as I am a member of the Nineveh Welfare Association. Through my studies, extra-curricular activities and future profession, I hope to provide further assistance to the Assyrian people in Iraq through my work with Assyrian Aid Society Australia.