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
Ellen Mwapaura Senior Accountant
Claudia Ryan Administrative Assistant
Marisol Puente Accounts Receivable Clerk
Edward Begley Accounting Clerk
Mary Petrone Human Resource Administrator
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 Adult Services Coordinator, Clinical Social Worker/Clinician Outpatient Services
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
Reem Al Azzawi Mental Health Social Support Program Assistant
Nasra Ali CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
Ehsan Azizi Family Support Specialist
Oksana Christoforakis 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
Prasad Dulal, MSW IHT Master’s Level Clinician Refugee Mental Health
Jean Paul Gatete,MSW IHT Master’s Level Clinician
Durga Giri Family Support Specialist
Manju Gurung CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
Shafaq Kahn, MA Family Support Specialist/CSP
Rose Karigirwa IHT Refugee Mental Health
Anju Lamichhane, MSW, MPH IHT Master’s Level Clinician
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
Farzaneh Taghizadeh CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health/Resettlement Caseworker, Family Support Specialist
Agnes Umutesi 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

Sara Bedford, MPA, New American Program Director
Natasha Perales (Emya) Assistant Director, New American Program
Alda Balbino Assistant Director of Resettlement
Jasmin Harper New American Program Administrator
Tatyana Abashina Employment Coordinator
Mohammed Abdulahi Soccer Coadh-Program Assistant
Abrar Ahmed Refugee Women’s Empowerment Specialist
Massara Almafrachi Community Engagement Coordinator
Abdul Alqaisy Refugee Resettlement Case Specialist/CSP
Fikiri Amisi Community Engagement Specialist
Maysoun Batley Soccer Coach-Mentor
Myla Bauman Ukrainian Case Aide
Olga Bauman Ukrainian Case Aide
Abubakari Bigirimana Reception & Placement Case Manager
Evan Bixby Refugee Youth Education Specialist
Andreia Correia Volunteer Coordinator
Simon Crawford-Muscat AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring
Alina Dyachenko Ukrainian Case Manager
Olena Druzhenko Massachusetts Refugee Resettlement Program Assistant
Amran Faith, MPH Initial Resettlement Coordinator
Noorulhaq Kamali Employment and Job Skills Program Assistant
Dana Lanoue Logistics Assistant
Marie-Ange Laroche, Haitian Case Manager
Peter MacArthur, Berkshires Case Manager
Abdulrahman Malakzai Intensive Case Management Specialist
Innocent Miranga Job Skills Trainer
Banen Mustafa ESL Teacher
Mastora Nasrati Learning Program Assistant
Iryna Papeta Ukranian Intensive Case Management Specialist
Caitlin Rajala Temporary Program Specialist
Farana Leemon Samad, MPH Adult and Youth Learning Specialist
Noor Jan Shinwari Preferred Communities Program Assistant
Syonara M. Tomoum, MA Youth and Adult Learning Coordinator
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.