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John Branca

John Branca

John Branca is a Paralegal on the Complex Litigation and Humanitarian Relief Team at HIAS Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelors… MORE

Cecilia De Boeck

Cecilia De Boeck

Cecilia De Boeck is an Immigrant Wellness Case Manager at HIAS Pennsylvania. She grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and… MORE

Stephanie Curl, Esq.

Stephanie Curl, Esq.

Stephanie is an Intake Staff Attorney working with the Intake Team at HIAS Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in French… MORE

Lia Finkelstein

Lia Finkelstein

Lia Finkelstein serves as the Employment Access Program Supervisor, where she provides direct employment support services to newly-arrived refugees, immigrants,… MORE

Mariale Bolanos Leal

Mariale Bolanos Leal

Mariale Bolanos Leal is the Humanitarian Family Reunification Program Coordinator at HIAS Pennsylvania. Mariale was born and raised in Costa… MORE

Madeline Artiga

Madeline Artiga

Madeline Artiga is the Asylee Outreach Program Paralegal at HIAS Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in San Salvador, El… MORE

Joseph C. Gembala, Esq.

Joseph C. Gembala, Esq.

Joseph C. Gembala, Esq., joined HIAS Pennsylvania in 2021 through Temple Law’s Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship program. In his current… MORE

Courtney Craig

Courtney Craig

Courtney Craig is the Human Resources Coordinator at HIAS PA. Courtney comes from a background as a combined telephone operator/help… MORE

Ellen Freda

Ellen Freda

With more than 20 years of nonprofit advancement and community outreach experience, Ellen’s professional success is founded on her enthusiasm… MORE

Taj Sheikh, MSW

Taj Sheikh, MSW

Taj Sheikh currently serves as the Asylee Outreach Program Social Services Manager. A Texan at heart, Taj received her Masters… MORE