As of June 2021, IRC in NJ staff is working both at the office and remotely. An appointment is required to meet in person with IRC staff. To request an appointment, please call or email the staff person you would like to meet and we will determine if a remote or in-person appointment is best. If you need general assistance or are not sure who to contact, call or text our main line at 908- 290-5496.


Diana Mbogoni, Resettlement Manager (102): 908-627-2515, Swahili

Claire Oyulu, Resettlement Caseworker (121): 862-754-5762, Swahili

Stefanie Amarillo Ramirez, Resettlement Caseworker, 646-808-4038, Spanish

Jael Zadran, Resettlement Caseworker, 551-302-1900

Shir Zad Sarbaz, Resettlement Caseworker, 332-215-9446, Dari, Pashto, Hindi and Urdu

Grace Last, Resettlement Case Aide, 973-913-4194, Spanish

Ghulam Karimi, Housing and Logistics Assistant, 908-977-6654, Dari and Pashto

Clarisabel Rosario Rivero, Resettlement Case Aide, 908-718-7048, Spanish

Fernanda Vello, Housing and Logistics Specialist, 732-453-4759, Spanish and Portuguese

Alshimaa Mohamed, Reswttlement Caseworker, Arabic, 862-754-5773

Jaime Rivera, Employment and Matching Grant Cash Specialist: 646-285-7031, Spanish

Jeremy Robson, Employment Matching Grant Specialist

Nathalie Leonardo, Intensive Case Management Caseworker (104): 332-215-9501‬, Spanish

Nermen Mehani, Intensive Case Management Caseworker, 732-338-8843, Arabic

Adrienne Villondo, Intensive Case Management Caseworker, Spanish


Economic Empowerment (646) 300-0506

Veronicah Mwaniki, Economic Empowerment Manager (101): 201-468-0178, Swahili

Carl Phillips, Cash Assistance and Casework Coordinator (117): 201-815-4077 Spanish

Lillybeth Lascano, Caseworker, WhatsApp 347-508-1109, Spanish

Sophie Jibnie Ceus, Caseworker, 908-346-4541, Haitian Creole

Bahara Mohammadi, RCA Caseworker, Dari/Pashto

Giana Avagliano, RCA Caseworker, 862-210-9882

Marie Myvline Jules, RSS Caseworker, Haitian Creole

Hiba Qaraman, Employment Specialist (106): 908-858-2768 Arabic

Shirley Simone, Employment Specialist (107): 908-409-3274 Cantonese

Omar Ahmed, Financial Capabilities Coordinator (118): 201-749-1673 Arabic

Juliet Nangini, Tax Preparation Assistant, 862-348-0071


Education and Learning

Jas Verem, Education and Learning Manager (108): 406-640-8517

Kylie Davis, Youth Program Coordinator, 609-638-7221

Vera Liang, Adult Education Coordinator, 510-993-0944

Mustafa Al Taie, College and Career Readiness Specialist, 973-607-2017, Arabic


Health and Wellness

Hannah Steele, Health and Wellness Coordinator, 609-836-0396, French and Romanian

Mazen Abou, Community Outreach Assistant, 646-907-2907, Arabic

Rania Abou, Community Outreach Assistant,  646-907-2907, Arabic

Farhad Nasiri, Community Outreach Assistant, 646-907-3195, Dari, Pashto

Aimee Malonga, Community Outreach Assistant, Swahili

Vacant, Community Outreach Assistant, Haitian Creole speaking (Apply Here)


Immigration Legal Services (908-368-1975)

Sheila Moreira, Esq., Managing Attorney (109) Spanish

Milagros Apolaya, Legal Representative (116) Spanish

Gabriela Casco, Immigration Legal Assistant, 908-487-6415, Spanish

Jacob Benhabib, Staff Attorney

Ali Ahmad Pasoon, Immigration Legal Assistant, 862-505-1576, Dari and Pashto


Administrative and Community Relations Staff

Avigail Ziv, Executive Director, 212-377-4733

Alison Millan, Deputy Director (115): 646, 250-8951 Spanish

Elisabeth Loua, Administrative Assistant (100), 908-290-5496, French and Spanish

Sally El-Sadek, Community Sponsorship Coordinator, 908-346-4478, Arabic and Spanish

Brittany O’Neill, Development Director

Malin Evertsz Mendez, Development Coordinator

Milagros Cruz, Community Relations Officer

Ahmed Zeineldine, Senior Finance Manager

Wai Ying Ma, Finance Manager

Farhad Mayar, Finance Coordinator

Curtis Green, Finance Specialist

Saeedah Sadaty, Finance Specialist