Staff Listing

Board of Directors

  • Lana Alman

    Director

    Virginia

  • Robert D. Aronson

    Director

    Minnesota

  • Jeffrey Blattner

    Director

    Chair, Public Policy Committee

    Colorado

  • Ann F. Cohen

    Secretary-Treasurer

    Chair, Finance & Administration Committee

    Maryland

  • Judith H. Friedman

    Director

    New York

  • Julie Gersten

    Director

    California

  • Jane Ginns

    Director

    Chair, Development Committee

    New York

  • Karen Green

    Director

    Chair, Programs Committee

    Maryland

  • Gary Hirschberg

    Director

    Illinois

  • Alla Karagodin Holmes

    Director

    Florida

  • René Lerer

    Vice Chair

    Florida

  • Dianne F. Lob

    Chair of the Board

    Chair, Executive Committee

    New York

  • José Ofman

    Director

    New Mexico

  • Dorit Perry

    Director

    California

  • Frank Risch

    Director

    Texas

  • Leon Rodriguez

    Director

    Maryland

  • Ilan Rosenberg

    Director

    Pennsylvania

  • Eric Schwartz

    Director

    Maryland

  • Marc Silberberg

    Director

    New York

  • Sandra Spinner

    Director

    Ohio

  • Harley Ungar

    Director

    New Jersey

  • Yuli Wexler

    Director

    Maryland

  • Philip E. Wolgin

    Director

    Chair, Governance Committee

    District of Columbia

Staff Leadership

  • Mark Hetfield

    President and CEO

  • Francine S. Stein

    Chief of Staff

  • John Fredriksson

    Senior Vice President, Programs

  • Farhan Irshad

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Melanie Nezer

    Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

  • Hayford Mensah

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Liz Sweet, Esq.

    General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Rachel Levitan

    Associate Vice President, Program Planning and Management

  • Mike Mitchell

    Associate Vice President, U.S. Programs

  • Rui Lopes

    Chief Information Officer

  • Bill Swersey

    Senior Director, Communications and Digital Media

  • Merrill Zack

    Senior Director, Community Engagement

  • Naomi Steinberg

    Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy

  • Miriam Feffer

    Vice President, Development

Staff

  • Ahmed Abdalla

    Program Associate, Pre-Arrival

  • Vindhya Adapa

    Assistant General Counsel

  • Yalda Afif

    Employment Specialist, HIAS New York

  • Alexandra Arshavsky

    Employment and Volunteer Services Coordinator, HIAS New York

  • Phillip Bailey

    Program Manager, Microenterprise Development

  • Rebecca Balis

    Legal Fellow

  • Laurie Bast

    Director, Human Resources and Administration

  • Miriam Bensky

    Senior Development Officer, Institutional Development

  • Frank Boccovi

    Controller

  • Megan J. Brody, Esq.

    Managing Attorney

  • Johnny Burton

    Field Office Support Specialist, Information Technology

  • Isabel Burton

    Director, Community Engagement Programs

  • Andrea Carcamo-Cavazos

    Staff Attorney

  • Nilda Carkanat

    Program Officer

  • Preet Chhina

    Director, Loan Services

  • Igor Chubaryov

    Program Manager, HIAS New York

  • Keith Combs

    Program Manager, Economic Inclusion

  • Devon Cone

    Director, Protection Programs

  • Shakira Dale

    Web Developer

  • Janna Diamond

    Campaigns Specialist

  • Melonee Douglas

    Regional Director, EurAsia and Africa

  • Andrea Gagne

    Public Affairs Assistant

  • Tiana Gonzalez

    Program Associate, Refugee Resettlement

  • Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer

    Education Director, Community Engagement

  • Erin Greenbaum

    Director, Major Gifts

  • Lisa Habersham

    Program Manager, HIAS New York

  • Georgette Harris

    Technical Support Specialist, Information Technology

  • James Hauser

    Budget and Fiscal Compliance Specialist, Latin America

  • Carly Hicks

    International Human Resources Manager

  • Kerry Honan

    Immigration Advocate, AVODAH Corps Member

  • Muluemebet Hunegnaw

    Senior Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Alberto Infante

    Accounts Payable Manager

  • Susan Kenney-Pfalzer

    Associate Director, Initial Resettlement

  • Rebecca Kirzner

    Campaigns Director, Community Engagement

  • Tatyana Kogan

    Resettlement Coordinator, HIAS New York

  • Ellen Kotik

    Technical Support Specialist, Information Technology

  • Joshua Kurtz

    Community Organizer, AVODAH Corps Member

  • Myat Lin

    Program Manager, Refugee Resettlement

  • Jenna Magee

    Volunteer Programs Coordinator, U.S. Programs

  • Elizabeth Mandelman

    Director, Policy and Advocacy

  • Lois McAllister

    Database Administrator, Development

  • Megan McGee

    Development Associate

  • Jamie McMillan

    Human Resources and Administration Manager

  • Sabine McMullen

    Director, Development Operations and Campaigns

  • Alexander Mero

    Investment and Analytics Specialist

  • Bea Michaud

    Fiscal Monitoring and Oversight Specialist

  • Aleksander Milch, Esq.

    Senior Staff Attorney

  • Lara Moninghoff

    Senior Director, Budget and Fiscal Compliance

  • Karen Monken

    Associate Director, Pre-Arrival

  • Marilyn Montoya

    Development Operations Manager

  • Ayaan Moussa

    Program Associate, Pre-Arrival

  • Theresa Namubiru

    Budget and Fiscal Compliance Specialist, Eurasia and Africa

  • Karina Nersesyan

    Director, U.S. Programs

  • Jonathon Orta

    Paralegal

  • Bernardo Ortiz

    Development Specialist

  • Happy Osseyi

    Office Assistant, Silver Spring

  • Harvey Paretzky

    Senior Director, Grants Management

  • Leonida Paulin

    Finance Officer

  • Sharon Pearce

    Collaborative Systems Specialist

  • Sherly Postnikov

    Senior Location Specialist

  • Tatyana Rapaport

    Budget and Fiscal Compliance Officer, US Programs

  • Jessica Reese

    Director, Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Development

  • Lourdes Rivera

    Finance Officer

  • Hector Rojas Olivo

    Staff Attorney

  • Elizabeth Roos

    Special Assistant to the President and CEO

  • Nikki Salzman

    Major Gifts Officer

  • Sharon Samber

    Communications Specialist

  • Jasmine Sanders

    Special Assistant, Executive Team

  • Marielle Septien

    Program Officer, Latin America

  • Alla Shagalova

    Director, HIAS New York

  • Leydi Sosa

    Office Administrator, New York

  • Erin Sullivan

    Community-Based Resettlement Coordinator, HIAS New York

  • Jaclyn Toma

    Loan Services Associate

  • Zhanna Veyts

    Director, Digital Strategy and Engagement

  • Simone Walton

    Risk and Compliance Manager

  • Meggie Weiler

    Policy Officer

  • Laura Weiss

    Volunteer Coordinator, Asylum Services

  • Sinjin Wright

    Global Recruitment Coordinator

  • Hadas Yanay

    Volunteer Coordinator, HIAS New York

  • Amy Yee

    Associate Director, Payroll and Accounting

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