Naw Eh Phaw is our Director of Language Services. Naw was born in the Southern part of Burma and is fluent in Burmese, Chin and Karen. Not only does she have a talent with languages, but she helps us bridge cultural barriers between our interpreters, clients and the diverse community in Indianapolis. Before joining our team in 2008, Naw was a Resettlement Coordinator at Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. where she coordinated case management of newly resettled refugees and handled all aspects of their new lives in Indiana. At LUNA, Naw works diligently mentoring, training interpreters, and continuously improving their skills, as well as with community and service providers to train them in Burmese culture and best practices for using interpreters. She is also our lead Burmese legal interpreter and working towards her legal qualification for the Indiana Supreme Court.
Naw has her Bachelor of Theology and Masters of Ministry from the Far Eastern Fundamental School of Theology in Burma and a Masters of Arts in Theology from the International Theological Seminary in Los Angeles, California. Her husband is a pastor of one of the largest Burmese churches in the area, the Falam Baptist Church of Indiana. Naw’s driving interest is in improving the welfare of immigrant children as she herself has two young children and is raising them as first generation Burmese-Americans.
Naw proudly served on the Board of Directors at Exodus Refugee for four years and is a dedicated volunteer at the Immigrant Welcome Center of Indianapolis. Naw is an invaluable asset to LUNA with her heart of gold and unyielding dedication to all the immigrants in our community.