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.


Maxine Stein, MSW President & CEO
Ellen Hatzakis Chief Financial Officer
Claudia Ryan Administrative Assistant
Marisol Puente Accounts Receivable Clerk
Mary Lou Rice, MBA Accountant
Mary Petrone Finance & 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)
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
Kevin Darjee CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
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
Eh Kamwee Say Pang CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, Family Support Specialist
Anju Lamichhane, MSW IHT Master’s Level Clinician
Manju Gurung CSP/IHT Refugee Mental Health, 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
Mariam Saleh 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

Citizenship & Immigration Services

Robert Radin, MFA Citizenship and Immigration Program Director
Ayesha Camano-Petkus Immigration Specialist
Kathleen Schindler, MBA Naturalization Specialist

Elder Guardianship  & Conservatorship

Christine Roncolato  Older Adult Guardianship Program Director
Heidi Curboy Guardianship Case Manager

Jewish Life Enrichment

Rosalind Torrey, MPH Jewish Life Enrichment Program Coordinator

New American Program

Sara Bedford, MPA, New American Program Director
Tatyana Abashina Employment Coordinator
Adan Abdi Family Support Specialist, Refugee Resettlement Case Specialist/CSP
Massara Almafrachi Community Engagement Coordinator
Abdul Alqaisy Refugee Resettlement Case Specialist/CSP
Fikiri Amisi Interpreter
Alda Balbino Refugee Resettlement Coordinator
Abubakari Bigirimana Reception & Placement Case Manager
Evan Bixby Refugee Youth Mentoring Specialist (AmeriCorps)
Marc Dulaimy, MBA Family Support Specialist/CSP
Natasha Emya Intensive Case Management Coordinator
Sarah Husain Berkshires Case Manager
Yasaman Khoshbakht Reception and Placement Case Manager
Nancy Malinoski ESL & Workplace Readiness  (AmeriCorps)
Subash Majhi Family Support Specialist
Mirwais Nakhtery Afghan Case Manager
Dana Lanoue Logistics Assistant
Safieullah Safe Asset Building Program Coordinator
Farana Leemon Samad, MPH Adult and Youth Learning Specialist
Gabriela Sheehan, M.Ed Berkshires Resettlement Coordinator
Rebecca J. Steinberg, M.Ed Employment Specialist
Syonara M. Tomoum, MA Youth and Adult Learning Coordinator

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


*Last updated June 21, 2021.