Staff

11Operations Manager:  Nosipho Seleka
Nosipho is Beth Uriel’s “Operations Manager” but she is known around the house as Sisi.  She has been with BU since 2001 and is responsible for keeping the wheels of our home turning.  Co-ordinating schedules, managing our money and sorting out repairs around the house are all duties that fall on her very full plate.  If ever you come to the house, Nosipho is most likely one of the very first faces you will find.  Nosipho is blessed with two children (Bongiwe and Ernst).

 

melvinProgram Director:  Melvin Koopman

Melvin is the Father of our home and has been at Beth Uriel since 2010.   He is responsible for guiding our family members through their Individual Development Plans (IDP’s) and mentoring them along their journey.  He also leads the team of social work interns and youth care workers at Beth Uriel.  He leads by example in everything he does so that each family member can have a literal picture of what their future may look like.  He is married to Henderika and has three beautiful children (Anaya, Kaylah and Luca).

 

 

lindsayetcFront of House Manager: Ruwayda Samuels (left of photo)
15 years ago Ruwayda became Beth Uriel’s full-time chef, creating breakfast, lunch and dinner for 25 people each day. She has also helped train the family members in cooking skills. To her, the people of Beth Uriel are as much her family as her husband and kids.