Leadership 2017-12-08T13:52:29+00:00


Building on nearly 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 team is informed by wide-ranging expertise in education, social work, and community advocacy, and is well-positioned to lead the Institute into the next century of service.


Zoltan Csimma
Douglas Bailey
Christine Brennan
Jean Franchi
Ginger Gregory
Amy Hsuan
Steve Kasmouski
William Krause
Shari Loessberg
Frederick Millham
Deborah Shufrin
Michael Wyzga
Jeffrey Thielman
  President and CEO
Rita McDonough
  CFO, Treasurer


Carolyn Benedict-Drew
Georges Gemayel
Monica Grewal
Bill Gillett
Tuan Ha-Ngoc
Ernest Haddad
Taeiss Haghighat
Rushna Tejani Heneghan
Julie Hogan
Theo Melas-Kyriazi
Bill Mason, M.D.
Bancroft Poor
Gabriel Schmergel

Jeffrey Thielman
President and
Chief Executive Officer

Molly Short Carr
Manchester Program Director

Rita McDonough
Chief Financial Officer

Cheryl Hamilton
Director of Partner Engagement

Alexandra Weber, LICSW
Chief Program Officer and
Interim Boston Site Director

Emma Tobin
Lowell Program Director

Michael Jackson
Human Resources Director

Anca Moraru
Refugee Programmatic and Finance Director