Today’s Leadership

Building on 100 years of successful programs, the International Institute of New England’s leadership effectively assists 2000 refugees and immigrants in becoming productive and engaged members of the greater Lowell, Boston, and Manchester, New Hampshire communities. The leadership team brings to IINE wide-ranging expertise in education, social work, program design, and community advocacy. The Board of Directors includes corporate and community leaders from across New England.

Board of Directors

Zoltan Csimma, Chair
Christina Bai
Douglas Bailey
Tara Chynoweth
Ginger Gregory
Amy Hsuan
Avak Kahvejian
William Krause
Shari Loessberg
Theo Melas-Kyriazi
Frederick Millham
Deborah Shufrin
Jeffrey Thielman, President and CEO
Rita McDonough, CFO, Treasurer

Leadership Council

Carolyn Benedict-Drew
Bob and Denise DiCenso
Deborah Dunsire
Jean Franchi
Georges Gemayel
Monica Grewal
Bill Gillett
Tuan Ha-Ngoc
Ernest Haddad
Taeiss Haghighat
Rushna Tejani Heneghan
Julie Hogan
Stephen Kasmouski
Bill Mason, M.D.
Bancroft Poor
Gabriel Schmergel
Michael Wyzga

Jeffrey Thielman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rita McDonough
Chief Financial Officer

Alexandra Weber, LICSW
Chief Program Officer

Elsa Gomes-Bondlow
Chief Development Officer

Anca Moraru
Refugee Programmatic & Director of Finance

Emma Tobin
Lowell Program Director & Director of Research Initiatives and Impact Assessment

Kate O’Neill
Director of Marketing

Shayne Kinsella
Director of Operations

Cheryl Hamilton
Director of Special Projects