Building on more than 100 years of successful programs, the nearly 200 employees of the International Institute of New England support 4,000 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

Avak Kahvejian, PhD, Chair
Christina Bai
Sam Épée-Bounya
Tuan Ha-Ngoc
Belinda Juran
William Krause
Shari Loessberg
Bopha Malone
Libby May
Theo Melas-Kyriazi
Frederick Millham, M.D.
Nia Tatsis, Ph.D.
Jeff Thielman, President and CEO
Fereshtah Thornberg

Leadership Council

Örn Almarsson
Carolyn Benedict-Drew
Jessica Bethoney
Lyndsay Byun
Wayne Chen
Tara Chynoweth
Zoltan Csimma
Denise DiCenso
Robert DiCenso
Michael Douvadjian
Deborah Dunsire
Scott Fitzgerald
Jean Franchi
Margaret Gadon
Georges Gemayel
William Gillett
Ginger Gregory
Monica Grewal
Ernest Haddad
Taiess Haghighat
Tuan Ha-Ngoc, Chair
Kimya Harris
Migali Hickey
York Lo
Shirley Lu
William Mason, M.D.
Charlotte McKee, M.D.
Irena Melnikova
Ann Merrifield
Bancroft Poor
Wade Rubinstein
Annmarie Sasdi
Gabriel Schmergel
Deborah Shufrin
Jane Steinmetz
Jessica Wu

Jeffrey Thielman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Celine Mukasine

Celine Mukasine
Chief Financial Officer

Nina Nova-Duran
Chief Human Resources Officer

Alexandra Weber

Alexandra Weber, LICSW
Chief Advancement Officer and Senior Vice President

Maggie Burns
Vice President of Principal and Major Gifts

Tali Friedman
Chief Operating Officer

Chiara St. Pierre
Managing Attorney, Immigration Legal Services

Anca Moraru
Chief Program Officer

Henry Harris, MSW
Manchester Managing Director

Caroline Rowe
Lowell Managing Director

Crissie Ferrara
Boston Managing Director