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.
Deborah Shufrin
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
Bob/Denise DiCenso
Michael Douvadjian
Deborah Dunsire
Jean Franchi
Margaret Gadon, M.D.
Bill Gillett
Ginger Gregory
Monica Grewal
Ernest Haddad
Taiess Haghighat

 

Tuan Ha-Ngoc (Chair)
Kimya Harris
Magali Hickey
Steve Kasmouski
York Lo
Shirley Lu
Bill Mason, M.D.
Charlotte McKee, M.D.
Irena Melnikova, Ph.D.
Ann Merrifield
Bancroft Poor
Wade Rubinstein
Annemarie Sasdi
Gabriel Schmergel
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

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