February 25, 2014

Home Office Staff

Barbara Lind, Assistant to the President

Barbara Lind joined INTERLINK several years ago as an Administrative Assistant at the Colorado center. She has held her current position as Assistant to the President for several years.  Over time she has worked in many areas of responsibility within INTERLINK including Assistant to the Director at the Colorado center and more recently Director of Recruitment for International Projects.  In addition, she provides some administrative support for the senior staff members. She enjoys developing training and professional development sessions for Administrative personnel. Barbara graduated from Regis University in Denver with a degree in Psychology and has an elementary education certification. Barbara and her husband have raised two fine young men (a restaurant manager and a chemical engineer) and have three grandsons. Barbara also volunteers as a teacher for the Golden Church of Christ, enjoys reading, quilting, and teaching quilting.

Patricia Camp, Administrative Assistant

Patricia Camp joined INTERLINK in December 2013.  She has a solid background in office settings, having worked in many positions from an entry level clerk to executive secretary.  She has worked in medical billing for Medicare, in a manufacturing environment for automobile batteries and for batteries for aerospace applications. Most recently she worked for an internationally read enthusiast magazine for quilters. Patricia is a Colorado native. She grew up in Littleton and has lived in numerous parts of the Denver metro area.  She has a little dog, two big cats, and enjoys reading, quilting, beading, and a great number of creative outlets.

Monique Cooper, Comptroller

Monique Cooper has been in the accounting field for over 25 years.  As a child, her family immigrated to the Denver area from the Netherlands. English is her second language.  She earned her accounting certificate at Barnes Business College.  While living in Southern California for 18 years she did the accounting for a personal injury attorney, cost accounting for a manufacturing company that produced nutritional supplements, and also in the auto repair industry.  She returned to Denver in 2005 and worked as comptroller and office manager/overseas liaison for a clothing designer whose goods were manufactured in China and New Zealand. By joining the INTERLINK team she is able to continue to embrace the cultural diversity she experienced within her own family and in other accounting positions. She enjoys gardening, collecting antiques, interior design, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three adult children.

Shaima Shahbaz, Project Manager

A native of the Denver area, Shaima Shahbaz has a background in international development. In 2008 she volunteered as a project manager for the nonprofit Afghans4Tomorrow in Afghanistan and was inspired to continue her studies at the U.N. University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. With an M.A. in Responsible Management she then worked with the nonprofit BeadforLife doing research and project management in rural Uganda. As a project manager for INTERLINK, she enjoys working on a variety of projects as needed by directors. In her free time, Shaima enjoys attending concerts and movies, playing music with friends, and expanding her knowledge of social issues.

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