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Executive Members Job Responsibilities 

NACO Executive members are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Organization. Each Member has a specific task and responsibility.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Mr. Dominic O. Atari 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 Mr. Ben J. Arthur
   
 
 
Mrs. Agnes Oswaha
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
  Miss. Margaret Atarri
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dominic Odwa Atari, is the current acting president and CEO of NACO. Dr. Atari was among the Otuho Elders in North America who founded Otuho-Speaking Community of North America (NACO). Atari has taken various roles within NACO among which is an assistant General Secretary, Secretary of Culture and Information and finally as the current acting President and CEO. Dr. Atari earned his master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Management from Dalhousie University and an advanced diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing from the Center of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in Nova Scotia. He finished his PhD in Health Geography from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario in 2009. He is currently an assistant professor at Nipissing University in the Department of Geography in North Bay, Ontario. Dr. Atari has consulted with various non-profit organizations in Canada that have shown interest in South Sudan in his capacity as an educator and also as a NACO executive member. 
                                                                                         
Ben Arthur has been an active member of the organization since 2005. He is the former Secretary General and the former assistant to the Foreign Affairs. Ben has an extensive experience in community organization. He has been an active member of the South Sudanese community in Portland Maine since he came to Portland in 1994. He brings his extensive background knowledge in community organization to NACO. Ben is the current founder of the Sudanese Community, Mentor for Youth and Elderly in Portland Maine. He obtained his Diploma in photographer and forensic from Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in 2005. His currently pursuing his Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice and Applied Science at Husson University in Portland Maine.
 

Agnes Oswaha
 is the current General Secretary and a former executive member.  Agnes has been an active member since 2008. Agnes has co-founded several non-governmental organizations such as Hearts of Angels for Health and the Southern Sudanese Women's Association. Agnes is a former board member and Chair of Sudanese Outreach for Save Darfur Washington State. Agnes is also a former board member for South Sudan Women's Empowerment Network (SSWEN). In addition to her community activities, she has conducted community referrals for legal issues, a former volunteer mentor for the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan. Agnes has worked as a legal advocate at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and served on the Women's Funding Alliance BerMar Scholarship Committee from 2003-2005 and served at the Women's Funding Alliance Economic Opportunity grant committee.  Agnes uses her legal background to promote social justice and has been advocate for human rights.
 
Margaret Atarri earned her nursing Certificate from Mercyhurst University in 2010. She completed her undergraduate studies from Edinboro University in Erie, PA with a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Biology. She currently works at Sarah Reed Children Center and Quality of Life Learning Center. She has worked with children and the elderly for over 8 years in and around the Erie area.