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
Sam Épée-Bounya
Ginger Gregory
Avak Kahvejian
William Krause
Dan Koh
Shari Loessberg
Bopha Malone
Theo Melas-Kyriazi
Frederick Millham
Deborah Shufrin
Nia Tatsis
Jeffrey Thielman, President and CEO
Rita McDonough, CFO, Treasurer

Leadership Council

Örn  Almarsson
Douglas Bailey
Carolyn Benedict-Drew
Jessica Bethoney
Bob & Denise Dicenso
Michael Douvadjian
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
York Lo
Shirley Lu
Bill Mason, M.D.
Charlotte McKee, M.D.
Ann Merrifield
Laura Morse
Ken Morse
Bancroft Poor
Gabriel Schmergel
Jane Steinmetz
Michael Wyzga

Jeffrey Thielman
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rita McDonough
Chief Financial Officer

Alexandra Weber, LICSW
Chief Program and Institutional Giving Officer

Emma Tobin
Chief External Relations Officer

Maria Lauring
Director of Human Resources and Operations

Anca Moraru
Boston Managing Director

Caroline Rowe
Lowell Managing Director

Elsy Cipriani, MPA
Manchester Managing Director

Chiara St. Pierre
Managing Attorney, Immigration Legal Services

Cheryl Hamilton
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