Staff directory

JFS Staff are known for their spirit of compassion and caring.

Please feel free to contact a staff member below by sending an email or call 413.737.2601.


Maxine Stein, MSW President & CEO
Ellen Hatzakis Chief Financial Officer
Galina Abashina, MA PR, Marketing & Development Coordinator
Joanna Aviles Receptionist & Administrative Assistant
Marisol Gonzalez Accounts Receivable Clerk
Mary Lou Rice Accountant

Behavioral Health

Karen Reiniger, LICSW Director of Behavioral Health Services
Cathy Chandler, LICSW Clinical Social Worker (Older Adult Program)
Tamador Gibreel, M.Ed Mental Health Counselor
Heritier Kampeki, MSW In-Home Therapy Intern
Mohamed Salama, MS, CAGS Mental Health Counselor
Deborah Stier, PhD Psychologist
Marie Tiffany Clinical Social Worker (Berkshire county)
Rosalind Torrey, MPH Program Coordinator (Hampshire & Franklin county)
Diane Vankevich, MS In-Home Therapy Master's Level Clinician
Kara Zablotsky, LICSW In-Home Therapy Master's Level Clinician

Elder Guardianship  & Conservatorship

Ann Carson Elder Guardianship Program Director
Heidi Curboy Guardianship Case Manager
Christine Roncolato Guardianship Case Manager

New American Program

Deirdre Griffin, JD New American Program Director
Saad Abduljabbar, CAGS Refugee Community Support Program (CSP) Director
Tatyana Abashina Employment Coordinator
Adan Abdi Family Support Specialist
Mohamoud "Mo" Abdirahman Refugee Community Support (CSP) Program Coordinator/Family Support Specialist
Tara Adhikari Family Support Specialist
Mina Al-Bayati Family Support Specialist
Yasmin Ahmed Family Support Specialist
Nasra Ali Family Support Specialist
Abdul Alqaisy Refugee Resettlement Case Specialist
Alda Balbino Refugee Resettlement Coordinator
Kevin Darjee Family Support Specialist
Marc Dulaimy, MBA  Family Support Specialist
Prasad Dulal Family Support Specialist 
Natasha Emya Preferred Communities Coordinator 
Durga Giri Employment Specialist/Family Support Specialist
Ehkamwee Say Greeno Family Support Specialist
Mandhoj Gurung Family Support Specialist
Manju Gurung Family Support Specialist
Butikima Kitomanwa Family Support Interpreter
Eglal Mohamed Family Support Specialist
El mostafa Naciri Family Support Specialist
Robert Radin, MFA ESL and Citizenship Program Coordinator
Reeta Rana Family Support Specialist
Mariam Saleh Family Support Specialist
Kathleen Schindler Naturalization Specialist
Nasrin Shafiani Family Support Specialist
Taran Tiwari Research Assistant

For more information or to get involved, call 413.737.2601 or email

*Last updated November 29, 2017.