Adoubou Traore. Director/ DOJ Accredited Representative. Adoubou is a native of the Ivory Coast and the former Executive Director of African Immigrant and Refugee Resource Center (AIRRC) in San Francisco, CA. Adoubou is a former recipient of the British Council Scholarship in 1990 and the Fulbright Scholarship in 2000-2002. He speaks French, English, Spanish, Senufo, and Bambara. He obtained a Masters of Arts in English from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in 2002.

Adoubou supervises AAN program staff by providing direction, input and feedback, communicates with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program, liaises with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery, and coordinates the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency. In addition to his management duties, Adoubou assists clients with legal consultation, legal counseling, and legal processing. Adoubou also does document translation and interpretation in asylum office.


       ClemClementine Ntshaykolo. Strategic Management, and Programmatic Activities Lead/DOJ Accredited Representative.  Clementine is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She is fluent in English, French and Lingala. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Minor in Sociology from UCSC. Clementine received her MPA from SFSU with concentrations in nonprofit and public management. At AAN, Clementine leads AAN's strategic management and programmatic activities. In addition as a DOJ Accredited Representative, she assists clients with legal consultation, legal counseling, legal processing, job application, resume-building, job training opportunities, housing referrals and community outreach.



       Charles Jackson. Lead Paralegal/DOJ Accredited Representative. Charles is an immigrant and journalist from Liberia. He is a success story of the services that we provide. In 2004, Charles was awarded one of seven John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships (Graduate School of Communication) at Stanford University. After assisting him with his Legal Adjustment Status, Charles enrolled in a paralegal program at CSU East Bay (CSUEB) where he specialized in immigration law. Now a certified paralegal, Charles joined AAN in 2010 and manages AAN’s legal immigration program. He assists clients with legal consultation, legal counseling, legal processing and works closely with AAN supervisory attorney, pro-bono and low-bono attorneys and DSCS Deportation Defense attorneys. In January 2014, Charles started Law School at Concord Law School-Kaplan University and continues to work at AAN.



Joe Sciarrillo. ACSW/DOJ Accredited Representative.  Joe grew up in the Bay Area. He earned a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 2006. He also received an African Studies Certificate along with a French Proficiency Certificate. He completed a Study Abroad program at the Centre Baobab and Universite Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal between 2004 and 2005. Joe assists with legal consultation, legal counseling and legal processing, psycho-social case management. He also performs outreach to immigrant communities through fairs and Know Your Rights workshops. In May 2014, Joe completed studies at UC Berkeley and earned a Masters degree in Social Work. Joe is registered in California as an Associate Clinical Social Worker and currently doing asylum psychological evaluations under the supervision of Dr. Ann Tran.



Yohannes Yetbarek. Community Liaison/Legal Assistant. Yohannes joined AAN has a part-time (5 hrs a week). Yohannes provides language support in Tigrinya and Amharic. He assists with outreach and basic intake and consultation while completing training for BIA Accreditation. Yohannes is a former judge in his home country of Eritrea. Since moving to the Bay Area Yohannes has worked as an interpreter and translator. Yohannes is active in the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities in the East Bay and South Bay.




IMG_1124Maria Arrine. ESQ. Maria was born in Pakistan and immigrated to the United States at the age of three. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a concentration in African American Studies from the University of Michigan. In 2014, she received a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. While in law school, Maria completed a study abroad program in Tanzania, focusing on modern day slavery and human trafficking. She was a student attorney at her schools Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic as well as a board member at the Free Legal Aid Clinic, providing legal services to the indigent community of Detroit. Since law school, Maria has experience working with both non-profits and private practices. At AAN, Maria practices in the area of removal defense and represents our clients in Immigration Court.



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