Restoring Dignity Staff

Hannah Wyble, Founder and Executive Director

Hannah Wyble is a native of Omaha and a graduate of the Social Work program at Creighton University (BSW ’09). She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Arts in Communication at Johns Hopkins University. In 2012, Hannah started Restoring Dignity as an all volunteer run charity, with a mission of bringing household items and furniture to refugee families in significant need. In 2018, Restoring Dignity incorporated as a non-profit and received official IRS 501(c)3 status a few months later, and Hannah became the organization’s first Executive Director. Since 2018, Hannah has expanded the organization in all directions, taking it from a charity that did occasional home-makeovers, to an organization that provides quality supportive services to Omaha’s refugee community. Outside of Restoring Dignity, Hannah’s hobbies include taking care of houseplants, running and playing video games with her pre-teen kids. Hannah likes working for Restoring Dignity because, “We are able to tackle real problems and find tangible solutions that lessen unnecessary suffering among resettled families.” To read more about how Restoring Dignity go started, click here.

 

Paw Bway Htoo, Cleaning Education Program Supervisor

Paw Bway Htoo was born in Thailand in a refugee camp, and was resettled to the USA when she was fourteen years old. She speaks two languages, in addition to English: Karen and Burmese. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health at Concordia University. Paw Bway Htoo’s greatest accomplishments include being a first generation college graduate and raising her beautiful daughter (all while working full-time!). She likes working for Restoring Dignity because, “the organization has a heart for refugees. Everyone on the team genuinely cares about refugees and wants them to be respected and treated with dignity, even if they don’t speak English or don’t know their rights here. Everyone tries to provide refugees with a quality of life by providing education and resources.”

Chloe Ray, Organization Assistant

Chloe Ray was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in International Studies, Human Rights, and Non Profit Management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Chloe started interning for Restoring Dignity after she was exposed to housing injustices that were occurring to the refugee community in Omaha. Her hobbies are painting, reading, and watching reality television. Chloe likes working for Restoring Dignity because she “deeply enjoys the work and is passionate about the mission.”

Mar Char, Karenni Cleaning Educator

Mar Char’s family is from Burma, but she was born in a Thai refugee camp. She was resettled to the USA in 2009. She graduated from Omaha South High School and is currently enrolled at Metropolitan Community College, where she is studying Human Services. Mar Char’s greatest accomplishment is graduating high school and being able to help others from the Karenni community. She speaks Karenni and English. Mar Char enjoys helping people, singing and playing volleyball. The thing she likes most about Restoring Dignity is that “we help people who are in many different situations.”

Lay Paw, Karen Cleaning Educator

Lay Paw’s family is from Burma, but she was born in Thailand in a refugee camp and was resettled to the USA in 2008.  She attended Northwest High School and currently attends Metropolitan Community College where she is studying for a career in healthcare. Lay Paw speaks Karen and English. Her greatest accomplishment has been overcoming her personal fears. She has a 3 year old son, and considers him her biggest blessing in life. Lay Paw enjoys watching movies, drawing and playing volleyball. She likes working for Restoring Dignity because “everyone is caring, loving and supporting. The staff are optimistic and empathetic.”

Sumiran Diyali Kochari, Nepali Cleaning Educator

Sumiran Diyali Kochari was born in Bhutan and later moved and studied in both Nepal and India. She received her Bachelor’s in Humanities in 2009. While in India, she worked as a missionary and headmistresses at a school for three years. Sumiran was resettled to the USA in 2017.  She speaks six languages, including English: Nepali, Hindi, Assamese, Nagamese and Bengali. Sumiran loves music and is an internationally famous singer in the Nepali community (check out her amazing music on YouTube!). Her greatest accomplishments are: starting a restaurant, obtaining a good, full-time job, and recording an international music video! Sumiran loves working for Restoring Dignity because, “I am able to help the community in many ways, and get to know many people. I like being recognized by people as a person who can help them in some way.”

 

Jacques Musavyimana, Kirundi Cleaning Educator

Jacques Musavyimana was born in Rwanda and was resettled to the United States in 2009. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated with a degree in Political Science. He went on to obtain his Master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jacques speaks three languages, in addition to English: Kiswahili, Kirundi, and Kinyarwanda. His greatest accomplishment is that he was the first in his family to graduate from college. Jacques’ hobbies include reading and running. He loves working for Restoring Dignity because “the organization and staff care from the heart. When we say that we are going to help a family, we do!”

Noella Sikuzani, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda and French Cleaning Educator

Noella Sikuzani was born in Kongolo in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was resettled to the USA in 2018.  She currently attends Metropolitan Community College and is studying Public Health. Noella speaks four languages, in addition to English: Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Kirundi and French. Her hobbies include dancing and cooking. She likes working with Restoring Dignity because, “we help families learn about cleaning education.”

 

Htoo Shee, Community Donation Center & Window A/C Drive Intern

Htoo Shee’s family is from Burma, but he was born in a Thai refugee camp. He and his family were resettled to the USA in 2009. Htoo Shee is currently a high school student in Omaha and is doing well in all his classes. He enjoys playing video games, working out and building computers. Htoo Shee’s greatest accomplishment has been getting through high school smoothly. He likes interning for Restoring Dignity because “we’re able to help people who are in need of help. What Restoring Dignity does is very meaningful to me, because I know what it’s like to come to a new county with little knowledge of the new environment.”

Eh Htoo Gay, Donation Center Manager

Eh Htoo Gay’s family originate from Burma, but had to flee to the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand, where he was later born. Eh Htoo Gay graduated from Benson High School and is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in Business at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His hobbies include listening to music, exercising, playing sports and hiking. Eh Htoo Gay’s greatest accomplishment has been receiving a full-ride scholarship for college. The thing he loves most about Restoring Dignity is “the impact of improving a family’s wellbeing and helping them restore their dignity.”