OUR TEAM

Meet Our Team!

The IRIS team hovers around 40 employees and is led by six directors who represent over 30 years of combined IRIS service and experience. 

With this multilingual, culturally sensitive, and skilled staff, and with volunteers, IRIS is uniquely suited to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants and cultivate their potential.

Chris George

Chris George

Executive Director
Akram York

Akram York

CRM Database & IT Coordinator
Alem Nuguse

Alem Nuguse

Custodian
Alexine Casanova

Alexine Casanova

Director of Case Management
Amy Lynn

Amy Lynn

Director of Operations
Aniko Szabo

Aniko Szabo

Employment Specialist Manager
Andrea Sanchez

Andrea Sanchez

Employment Services Specialist
Ann O’Brien

Ann O’Brien

Director of Community Engagement
Arzoo Rohbar

Arzoo Rohbar

Education Specialist
Ashley Makar

Ashley Makar

Community Liason
Bahati Kanyamanza

Bahati Kanyamanza

Manager of Youth Programs & Education Advocacy
Ben Kline

Ben Kline

Paralegal
Bethany Delahunt

Bethany Delahunt

Housing & Donations Manager

bdelahunt@irisct.org

Birtukan Ali

Birtukan Ali

Assistant Case Manager
Bonny Amador-Lopez

Bonny Amador-Lopez

Bookkeeping Assistant
Camille Kritzman

Camille Kritzman

Case Manager
Carol Bonyai

Carol Bonyai

Accounting
Daad Serweri

Daad Serweri

Senior Case Manager
Daniela Carranza

Daniela Carranza

Case Manager
Danielle Combs

Danielle Combs

Juris Doctor 2020
Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson

Director of Education
Fereshteh Ganjavi

Fereshteh Ganjavi

Healthcare Coordinator
Greg Marino

Greg Marino

Co-Sponsorship Manager
Jane McNichol

Jane McNichol

Grant Writer
Jennifer Fitzgerald

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Family Literacy Program Project Manager
Jennifer Hartley

Jennifer Hartley

Education & Enrollment Specialist
Jennifer Klem

Jennifer Klem

Reception & Placement Manager
Jennifer Pepe

Jennifer Pepe

Bookkeeper
Joanna Arpie

Joanna Arpie

Early Childhood Education Teacher
John Kimenyi

John Kimenyi

R&P Case Manager
Katy Lawder

Katy Lawder

Volunteer Program Specialist
Lal Habib Delawar

Lal Habib Delawar

IT Coordinator
Laurel McCormack

Laurel McCormack

Acculturation Coordinator
Lauren Petersen

Lauren Petersen

Attorney, Immigration Services
Leslie Koons

Leslie Koons

Health Promoter
Linda Bronstein

Linda Bronstein

Senior Case Manager
Madeleine Lestrange

Madeleine Lestrange

ESOL Instructor
Maegan Faistch Reed

Maegan Faistch Reed

Attorney, Immigration Legal Services
Mary Cyriac

Mary Cyriac

Attorney, Immigration Legal Services
Mirka Dominguez-Salinas

Mirka Dominguez-Salinas

Case Manager
Patricia Tynan-Krawczyk

Patricia Tynan-Krawczyk

Employment Services Specialist
Pema Bhutia

Pema Bhutia

Health and Wellness Manager
Rachel Calnek-Sugin

Rachel Calnek-Sugin

After-School Program Co-Coordinator
Rachel Doft

Rachel Doft

Director of Immigration Legal
Sammy Colon

Sammy Colon

After-School Program Co-Coordinator
Sharon Rabera

Sharon Rabera

PC Case Manager
Sharon Wise

Sharon Wise

Intensive Case Management
Sue Sobolewski

Sue Sobolewski

Receptionist
Tabitha Sookdeo

Tabitha Sookdeo

Development Manager
Tanya Kimball Genn

Tanya Kimball Genn

Youth Services Manager
Zeenie Malik

Zeenie Malik

Community Engagement & Events Specialist