Felix Wong, Secretary & Webmaster
Felix Wong has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Stanford University, and an MBA and Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. He is the founder of Horsetooth Design LLC. He also has served on the Board of Directors for the Fort Collins Running Club and was the Chief Organizer of Spanish, French, and Mandarin conversation groups in Colorado. While not doing manic engineering or marathon running in different U.S. states, he enjoys engaging in different cultures and traveling the world.
Michelle Keller, Vice-President
Michelle earned her bachelor of business administration degree in marketing in 2008. After working just shy of 15 years in a variety of marketing roles, her heart took her to the healthcare field. She earned a Director of Activities certification through MEPAP in 2022 and is an Activities Director for an independent senior community in Northwest Ohio.
Michelle is an advocate for her community and gives back by volunteering for the TUC garden and their third Thursday food pantry initiative. Philanthropic endeavors have always been close to her heart and have spanned from trips to help with Hurricane Katrina relief, to Native American communities, to working in local food pantries to even helping build community hurricane shelters in the Caribbean islands. Whatever it takes, Michelle is ready to roll up her sleeves and see what she can do to give back.
Pitshou Nkwa Mossejou, DRC Coordinator & Representative of MiHEC
Pitshou has degrees in marketing and economics from the University of Kinshasa. He is a Branch Supervisor of the General Delegation of the Government in charge of liaison with MONUSCO, the UN’s current peacekeeping mission in the DRC.
Théodore Kavunu Coquet, Advisor
Théodore works as a customer employee at La Poste France. He holds a degree in Applied Economics and a bachelor in Banking Techniques, National Conservatory of Arts. He is fluent in French, English, Italian, Swahili, Lingala and Kikongo. He lives in the city of Champagne at M’ont d’Or in France.
Tina Salumu, Founder & President
Tina Salumu is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Law from People’s Friendship University of Moscow (Russia). She also earned a Masters of Science in Criminal justice from Colorado Technical University (USA). In addition to English, Tina speaks French, Russian, Swahili and Lingala. She and her husband Ben raise three children and currently live in Colorado.
Tina is an active community-oriented person. She frequently travels to her home-country where she is involved in humanitarian activities.
Julia Weatherhead, Advisor
Julia Weatherhead is a Materials Technician at the Medical Center of the Rockies. She enjoys spending time with family and committing time helping the MiHEC organization. In her spare time she enjoys song writing and rap singing.
Kate Colby, Treasurer
Board member Kate Colby recently moved to Loveland after retiring from work as a realtor and a radio newscaster in southern Colorado. She also has a background in international relations, having served as Director of an International Visitors Council in San Diego, and as a Board member with Sister City organizations, fostering exchanges with Argentina and Russia. She also hosted a German exchange student in her home.
Kate is fluent in French, having studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, before completing her BA degree at Sonoma State University, with a major in French and a minor in Journalism. Besides extensive experience in small business management, Kate is especially fond of the arts. She has used her singing and dancing skills to participate in a variety of musical theater productions. She has also worked with an artists’ coop, where she represented her brother’s photographic art and sold her own jewelry creations.
Roque Cashier, Advisor
Roque works at the Medical Center of the Rockies. He joined MiHEC’s Board of Directors in February 2019.
Stephen K. Johnson, Vice-President
Stephen Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in General Biology from Northern Arizona University in 1992. He then moved to Colorado, where he earned a Masters of Science degree in Fishery Biology from Colorado State University in 1998. He works as a member of a Business Networking Group in Northen Colorado.