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IRC Staff Contact Information

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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.mbgoni [at] rescue.org (Diana Mbogoni), Resettlement Manager (102): 908-627-2515, Swahili

claire.oyulu [at] rescue.org (Claire Oyulu), Resettlement Caseworker (121): 862-754-5762, Swahili

stefanie.amarillo-ramirez [at] rescue.org (Stefanie Amarillo Ramirez), Resettlement Caseworker, 646-808-4038, Spanish

Jael.zadran [at] rescue.org (Jael Zadran), Resettlement Caseworker, 551-302-1900

ShirZad.sarbaz [at] rescue.org (Shir Zad Sarbaz), Resettlement Caseworker, 332-215-9446, Dari, Pashto, Hindi and Urdu

Vacant, Resettlement Caseworker (Apply Here)

Grace.Last [at] rescue.org (Grace Last), Resettlement Case Aide, 973-913-4194, Spanish

Ghulam.karimi [at] rescue.org (Ghulam Karimi), Resettlement Case Aide, 908-977-6654, Dari and Pashto

Vacant, Resettlement Case Aide

jacob.wasserman [at] rescue.org (Jacob Wasserman), Housing and Logistics Specialist (123): 862-754-5773, Spanish

fernanda.vello [at] rescue.org (Fernanda Vello), Housing and Logistics Assistant, 732-453-4759, Spanish and Portuguese

Jaime.Rivera [at] rescue.org (Jaime Rivera), Employment and Matching Grant Cash Specialist: 646-285-7031, Spanish

Nathalie.Leonardo [at] rescue.org (subject: ICM%20Inquiry) (Nathalie Leonardo), Intensive Case Management Caseworker (104): ‪908-845-3384‬, Spanish

Vacant, Intensive Case Management Caseworker (Apply Here)

Economic Empowerment (646) 300-0506

veronicah.mwaniki [at] rescue.org (Veronicah Mwaniki), Economic Empowerment Manager (101): 201-468-0178

carl.phillips [at] rescue.org (Carl Phillips), Cash Assistance and Casework Coordinator (117): 201-815-4077 Spanish

lillybeth.lascano [at] rescue.org (Lillybeth Lascano), Caseworker, WhatsApp 347-508-1109, Spanish

sophie.ceus [at] rescue.org (Sophie Jibnie Ceus), Caseworker, 862-800-6822, Haitian Creole

Vacant, Caseworker (Apply Here)

Hiba.Qaraman [at] rescue.org (Hiba Qaraman), Employment Specialist (106): 908-858-2768 Arabic

shirley.simone [at] rescue.org (Shirley Simone), Employment Specialist (107): 908-409-3274 Cantonese

omar.ahmed [at] rescue.org (Omar Ahmed), Financial Coach (118): 201-749-1673 Arabic

Vacant, Tax Preparation Assistant 

LISC AmeriCorps Economic Mobility Corps Financial Coach, Vacant (Apply Here)


Education and Learning

jas.verem [at] rescue.org (Jas Verem), Education and Learning Manager (108): 406-640-8157

heather.fineberg [at] rescue.org (Heather Fineberg), Youth Program Coordinator, Spanish: ON LEAVE 

Kylie.Davis [at] rescue.org (Kylie Davis), Temporary Youth Program Coordinator, 609-638-7221

vera.liang [at] rescue.org (Vera Liang), Adult Education Coordinator, 510-993-0944


Health and Wellness

Vacant, Health and Wellness Coordinator (Apply Here)

mazen.abou [at] rescue.org (Mazen Abou), Community Outreach Assistant, 646-907-2907, Arabic

rania.abou [at] rescue.org (Rania Abou), Community Outreach Assistant,  646-907-2907, Arabic

lashida.barnes [at] rescue.org (Lashida Barnes), Community Outreach Assistant, 646-907-2861, Spanish

Farhad.nahiri [at] rescue.org (Farhad Nasiri), Community Outreach Assistant, 646-907-3195, Dari, Pashto

Vacant, Community Outreach Assistant, Swahili speaking (Apply Here)

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


Immigration Legal Services (908-368-1975)

sheila.moreira [at] rescue.org (Sheila Moreira), Esq., Immigration Supervisor (109) Spanish

milagros.apolaya [at] rescue.org (Milagros Apolaya), Immigration Caseworker (116) Spanish

gabriela.casco [at] rescue.org (Gabriela Casco), Immigration Legal Assistant, 908-487-6415, Spanish

Vacant, Staff Attorney (Apply Here)

aliahmad.pasoon [at] rescue.org (Ali Ahmad Pasoon), Immigrstion Legal Assistant, 862-505-1576, Dari and Pashto


Administrative and Community Relations Staff

avigail.ziv [at] rescue.org (Avigail Ziv), Executive Director, 212-377-4733

alison.millan [at] rescue.org (Alison Millan), Deputy Director (115): 646, 250-8951 Spanish

elisabeth.loua [at] rescue.org (Elisabeth Loua), Administrative Assistant (100), 908-290-5496, French and Spanish

Sally.El-Sadek2 [at] rescue.org (Sally El-Sadek), Community Sponsorship Coordinator, Arabic and Spanish

brittany.oneill [at] rescue.org (Brittany O’Neill), Development Director

malin.evertszmendez [at] rescue.org (Malin Evertsz Mendez), Development Coordinator

milagros.cruz [at] rescue.org (Milagros Cruz), Community Relations Officer

waiying.ma [at] rescue.org (Wai Ying Ma), Finance Manager

Farhad Mayar, Finance Coordinator, ON LEAVE

kai.whyte [at] rescue.org (Kai Whyte), Finance Specialist

curtis.green [at] rescue.org (Curtis Green), Finance Specialist