Building on 100 years of successful programs, the 50 full-time and 20 part-time employees of the International Institute of New England support 2,500 refugees and immigrants as they pursue their goals and dreams. The leadership team brings to IINE wide-ranging expertise in education, social work, workforce development, program design, and community advocacy. The Board of Directors and Leadership Council includes corporate and community leaders from across New England.

Board of Directors

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

Leadership Council

Örn  Almarsson
Douglas Bailey
Carolyn Benedict-Drew
Jessica Bethoney
Bob & Denise Dicenso
Deborah Dunsire
Victor J. Dzau
Jean Franchi
Georges Gemayel
Monica Grewal
Bill Gillett
Tuan Ha-Ngoc
Ernest Haddad
Taeiss Haghighat
Rushna Tejani Heneghan
Julie Hogan
Amy Hsuan
Stephen Kasmouski
Bill Mason, M.D.
Charlotte McKee, M.D.
Ann Merrifield
Laura Morse
Ken Morse
Bancroft Poor
Jane Steinmetz
Michael Wyzga

Jeffrey Thielman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rita McDonough
Chief Financial Officer

Alexandra Weber, LICSW
Chief Program Officer

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Leslie Flinn
Chief Development Officer

Anca Moraru
Managing Director, Boston

Emma Tobin
Managing Director, Lowell, and Director of  Impact Assessment

Elsy Cipriani, MPA
Managing Director, Manchester

Kate O’Neill
Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Shayne Kinsella
Director of Operations and Human Resources

Cheryl Hamilton
Director of Suitcase Stories ®

Chiara St. Pierre
Managing Attorney, Immigration Legal Services