Staff Directory

JFS Staff are known for their spirit of compassion and caring.

Please feel free to contact a staff member below by sending an email or call 413-737-2601.


Rabbi James Greene Chief Executive Officer
Christine Lorenz MBA Chief Financial Officer
Sara Bedford, MPA Chief Operating Officer
Oksana Christoforakis Senior Accountant
Ellen Mwapaura Grants and Contract Manager
Claudia Ryan Administrative Assistant
Marisol Puente Operations Coordinator
Mary Petrone Human Resources Manager
Lori Friedman, MBA Marketing & Development Coordinator

Behavioral Health

Karen Reiniger, LICSW Director of Behavioral Health Services
Mohamoud “Mo” Abdirahmam, MSM, MSW, LCSW Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Services
Saad Abduljabbar,M.Ed CAGS Refugee Community Support Program (CSP) Director
Cathy Chandler, LICSW Older Adults Program Director
Jill Goldstein, MSW, LICSW Social Worker/Clinician (Berkshire county)
Adan Abdi Family Support Specialist, Refugee Resettlement Case Specialist/CSP
Tara Adhikari, MS, CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
Yasmin Ahmed, MSW IHT Master’s Level Clinician, Refugee Mental Health
Nasra Ali CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
Ehsan Azizi Family Support Specialist
Abdallah Bouhouari Family Support Specialist
Bahati Buzindu Family Support Specialist
Kevin Darjee CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
Gelin Delva Family Support Specialist
Marc Dulaimy, MBA Family Support Specialist/CSP
Jean Paul Gatete,MSW IHT Master’s Level Clinician
Durga Giri Family Support Specialist
Manju Gurung IHT Master’s Level Clinician
Rose Karigirwa IHT Refugee Mental Health
Anju Lamichhane, MSW, MPH IHT Master’s Level Clinician
Yardley Mellon Family Support Specialist
Oleksandr Mindrov Family Support Specialist
Eglal Mohamed CSP/IHTRefugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
El Mostafa Naciri CSP Administrative Coordinator
Reeta Rana CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
Mohamed Salama, MS, CAGS In-Home Therapy Master’s Level Clinician Refugee Mental Health
Nancy Simons, LMHC LMHC In-Home Therapy Master’s Level Clinician/Supervisor Refugee Mental Health
Deborah Stier, PhD Psychologist Outpatient Services
Agnes Umutesi Family Support Specialist
Sclansky Voltaire Family Support Specialist

Citizenship & Immigration Services

Robert Radin, MFA Citizenship and Immigration Program Director
Cari Narotsky Immigration Specialist
Kathleen Schindler, MBA Naturalization Specialist

Elder Guardianship  & Conservatorship

Kimberly Hurtado Older Adult Guardianship Program Director
Heidi Curboy Guardianship Case Manager
Tammy Morton Guardianship Case Manager

Jewish Life Enrichment

Rosalind Torrey, MPH Jewish Life Enrichment Program Coordinator

New American Program

Natasha Perales New American Program Director
Alda Balbino Assistant Director of Resettlement
Tatyana Abashina Employment Coordinator
Mohammed Abdulahi Soccer Coach-Program Assistant
Abrar Ahmed Refugee Women’s Empowerment Specialist
Massara Almafrachi Legal Services and Partnerships Coordinator
Humam Almafraji Refugee Cash Assistance Program Admin
Reem Al Azzawi Case Aide
Yasir Al Musali R&P Case Manager
Fikiri Amisi Community Engagement Specialist
Marie Angelides Attorney
Myla Bauman Ukrainian Resettlement Specialist
Olga Bauman Ukrainian Youth Program Specialist
Jessie Berliner Intensive Case Management Specialist
Abubakari Bigirimana Reception & Placement Case Manager
Evan Bixby Youth Program Coordinator
Andreia Correia Volunteer Coordinator
Simon Crawford-Muscat Youth Mentoring Specialist
Janelle Crumpton Emergency Repsonse Coordinator
Alina Dyachenko Resettlement Coordinator
Olena Druzhenko Data Specialist
Nina Echols Donations Assistant
Marie Guerrier Case Aide
Sajad Khaleqi Intensive Case Management Specialist
Noorulhaq Kamali Vocational and Job Skills Program Assistant
Erryn Kimberley Refugee Health Educator
Lev Kudriatsev Administrative and NAP Assistant
Marie-Ange Laroche, Haitian Legal Services Specialist
Peter MacArthur, JD Berkshires Case Manager
Jillian Miller Cultural Orientation Coordinator
Innocent Miranga Job Skills Trainer
Banen Mustafa ESL Teacher
Mastora Nasrati Learning Program Assistant
Joana Padilla-Diaz Referral Specialist
Caitlin Rajala Program Specialist
Mir Hashmatullah Saify Intensive Case Management Coordinator
Farana Leemon Samad, MPH Assistant Director for Refugee Integration
Noor Jan Shinwari Quality Assurance Specialist
Micah Slade Legal Assistant
Syonara M. Tomoum, MA Youth and Adult Learning Coordinator
Zofia Topor Refugee Women’s Health Specialist
Stella Umutoniwase R&P Case Manager
Zakaria Wardak Afghan Youth Case Manager

For more information or to get involved, call 413-737-2601 or email


*Last updated November, 2022.

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JFS staff come from over 20 countries of origin and speak 25 languages. In a project by Madeline Poole BRIDGING WORLDS Stories of Resettlement, Madeline complied stories from six of our JFS staff and one community member. Click here to read their stories, learn how they came to the U.S., and about their lives here.