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Francois John Ruvera
CEO & President, MBA
Francois is originally from the Democratic Republican of Congo. Francois was resettled in Burlington Vermont in 2005. Before coming to the United States, he lived in several places, included Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia. As a result of living in many countries, Francois acquired many languages along the way. He speaks Kiswahili, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Kinyanja, and French. Francois worked as an interpreter in these languages since he was in school.
Francois is a co-founder of Foresight Tax Services. He holds a role of CEO and President as well as Tax Preparer and Accountant at FTS. In his role, he prepares individual and business tax returns, bookkeeping for small businesses; a train staff and oversees the overall operations of FTS. Francois brings to FTS four years of experience in the field of taxation including working as a tax prepare for companies like Liberty Tax Services and 3 years of volunteering with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant Program, an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations.
Francois completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in accounting and a Graduate Certificate degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to his MBA, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to accounting and business related experiences, Francois has held different positions in social services, including Case Manager and Marketplace Navigator for various non-profit organizations. He currently works for FCI Federal /PAE since May 04, 2015.
John Amin Wani
John Amin Wani is a co-founder of Foresight Tax Services. John is also a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s school of business with a Bachelor in Business Administration. He successfully completed the Certificate of Completion with Liberty Tax. John has an extensive background in accounting, finance, and preparation of individual and business tax returns. John brings years of experience in finance with the South Sudan Community of New Hampshire non-profit organization. He has knowledge of business mathematics and statistics. John is originally from South Sudan. He was resettled in New Hampshire in 2003. Before coming to USA, John lived in Cairo, Egypt for approximately 4 years. John is proficient in English, Arabic and Moru.
Bijoux Elizabeth Bahati
Bijoux brings her keen understanding of social issues and language abilities to better serve FTS customers. Bijoux is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at FTS. Her goal is to merge her social services background with her interest in design and marketing to achieve success for FTS. Bijoux oversees all marketing activities of the company including advertising, product promotion, designing marketing materials and outreach. She is currently leading the marketing strategies including creating and maintaining the website. Bijoux currently works for CGI since August, 2017.
Bijoux is native of Democratic Republic of Congo. She is fluent in Kiswahili and Kibembe languages. Bijoux lived in Tanzania for four years prior to migrating to Burlington, Vermont as a refugee teen. Bijoux obtained her bachelors’ degree at the University of Vermont and a Master’s at the University of Illinois (Urban-Champaign). Both of her degrees are in the social work field, concentrating in working with children, youth and families. In her journey to building her career, Bijoux has worked as school liaison for Concord School District and Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services) in elementary schools to assist newly arrived refugee children and their families get the orientation necessary to make a healthy adjustment to U.S school systems. In both of her internship experiences for master and bachelors, her main role was to advocate for families in domestic violence circumstances and in child welfare system.
Bijoux has also served as a volunteer in various capacities, including being a mentor to refugee and immigrant students preparing for college and the challenges associated with it, especially as first generation students. Other volunteer experiences involve serving at homeless shelters in the Burlington community.
In all she does, Bijoux is skilled in early childhood and family support, outreach and community resources, refugee resettlement and acculturation processes, and student support services.
Tuyisabe was born in Burundi, was raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania, and was 14 when she came to the U.S. She had lived in Colorado Springs, CO, Buffalo, NY before moving to New Hampshire.
While in High School, Tuyisabe supported herself by braiding hair and interpreting. She studied social work at Plymouth State University for two years. Tuyisabe currently works for the city of Manchester and is also a certified interpreter. Tuyisabe speaks Kirundi, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda.
Tuyisabe believes that we truly grow and thrive when we’re constantly learning.
Uwimana was born and raised in Rwanda. She moved to Concord, NH, in 2014. She continued her education at Rundlett Middle School which is located in Concord NH, also was able to make National Honor Society (NHS). Uwimana was able to associate with people from different places, for example, Burundi, Congo, Tanzania, and Murenge, and as a result, she speaks Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Kirundi, and Kinyamurenge. Uwimana was an interpreter for these languages since high school. She successfully graduated from Concord High school.
Uwimana started working with Foresight in December 2018. She was able to work with refugees as Case Manager Specialist at the International Institute of New England, helping people with social services and help them resettle. Uwimana is now going to school for parallel legal studies, and also is looking forward to keep serving people from different countries with the things they need, and helping them to understand how things work. Her goal at Foresight is to combine social services skills and customer service skills with helping and educating people with tax returns in their languages and explaining to them how the system works. Uwimana believes in working together as a team. Together we can!