HIAS Pennsylvania’s 2022 Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards

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HIAS Pennsylvania’s

2022 Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

Wednesday, October 19th
12PM to 2PM
Philadelphia Ethical Society or online

 

 

Honoring

Nguyet T. Chau, Esq.

for her pro bono work enhancing HIAS Pennsylvania’s refugee green card application program and her direct representation of refugee green card applicants

Jordan Cole

for his mentorship of HIAS PA youth clients and his limitless advocacy work

Jessica Chong Goebeler, Esq.

for her pro bono work helping refugees to become Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States

David Mink

for his quick and dependable logistical and grocery support for newly arrived refugees and immigrants

Learn more about our honorees!

Nguyet T. Chau, Esq., is an attorney, animal rights activist, designer and more. After graduating from Barnard College and UCLA School of Law, Nguyet began her career as a corporate attorney, representing clients in securities matters and taking on several pro bono asylum clients. Prior to her legal practice, Nguyet worked at several international nonprofit organizations, including Saigon Children’s Charity, The Hunger Project, and the Cambodian Defenders Project, where she worked with homeless children, poor communities, and victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.

After practicing as a corporate attorney for several years, Nguyet turned her attention and talents towards volunteerism. For over a decade, Nguyet has worked to save the most vulnerable animals at Austin Pets Alive, The Berkeley Humane Society, Hopalong, and Muttville, where she fostered abused animals, concentrating on medical and hospice fosters, and was instrumental in getting them placed in permanent homes. Nguyet is heavily involved as a fundraiser and volunteer at Philly PAWS, where she established the Medical Relief Fund. This Fund allows PAWS to rescue animals with the most complex medical issues who would otherwise be passed over.

In 2021, Nguyet began volunteering as a pro bono attorney at HIAS Pennsylvania. She was motivated to volunteer at HIAS PA, in part, because she and her family were refugees and were resettled in the United States when Nguyet was a child. At HIAS PA, Nguyet developed and implemented a structured program to streamline the refugee green card application process for HIAS PA’s refugee clients. She drafted model documents, checklists, tracking tools and other reference materials for pro bono attorneys to use to better execute refugee clients’ green card applications. She also helped to coordinate assignment of refugee clients to pro bono attorneys and mentored pro bono attorneys for HIAS PA in order to increase HIAS PA’s capacity to serve more clients seeking green cards. In addition, Nguyet represented families herself, preparing their green card application packages and representing them through the entire application process, leading to their receipt of lawful permanent resident status.

The refugee assistance legal program at HIAS PA is deeply grateful to Nguyet for her dedication to the organization and her clients.

 

Jordan Cole is incredibly humbled to receive the 2022 Tikkun Olam Award.

For the past two years he has volunteered with HIAS PA, serving primarily in the Young Adult Mentorship Program and as a member of the HIAS PA Advocacy team. Jordan is thrilled to partner again with his mentees, who have graduated high school and are now attending college.

Additionally he has participated in HIAS PA and HIAS partner-sponsored events such as: COVID vaccination clinics, tree planting, community gardening, practice citizenship interviews, airport pick-ups, and asylum document translation. Jordan also works with the Pennsylvania Immigrant Family Unity Project (PAIFUP) and Driving PA Forward.

Jordan works in Delaware County as an Electrical Engineer at Monroe Energy. At his company he serves as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council. He is a mentor for first-year college students in science and technology careers.

Aside from volunteering, in his spare time Jordan enjoys running, rock climbing, and spending time with his family, including his dog, Leila.

Jordan is thankful for the home he has found at HIAS PA, where he is able to practice his faith by serving his neighbors in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania. He would like to thank his wife, Selina, for her love and support.

 

Jessica Chong Goebeler, Esq., earned her law degree from the New York University School of Law and her undergraduate degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. As Counsel at Cozen O’Connor, Jessica represents national insurance companies throughout the United States in disputes arising out of the transfer of structured settlement payment rights. Additionally, Jessica has experience with special needs trusts, Medicare set-asides, child support and other third-party garnishments, overpayment recovery, as well as fraud-related matters.

As a pro bono attorney, over the past 18 months, Jessica has helped three refugees who were resettled by HIAS PA apply to become Lawful Permanent Residents. This process is also referred to as applying for a “green card.” Two of Jessica’s clients are refugees from Pakistan and the other is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition to preparing these clients’ applications and assembling their document submissions, Jessica has helped the clients obtain the required medical appointments and respond to requests for evidence from the U.S. government. She also helped one client begin the process of petitioning the government to bring his children to the United States from a refugee camp abroad.

Jessica took her first pro bono cases two decades ago, helping a Sudanese “Lost Boy” obtain his U.S. Citizenship, a process that took several years. Since then, she has been active in pro bono matters. Jessica is fortunate that Cozen O’Connor not only allows but strongly encourages their attorneys to take on pro bono cases, and she is happy to be able to work with HIAS PA to help refugees obtain their permanent residency. As a child of parents who immigrated to America in the 1970s, Jessica’s pro bono heart has always been in helping immigrants.

 

David Mink retired from the restaurant business in 2001 and spends his time traveling and researching his family history. During his research, David discovered that his mother was assisted by HIAS PA when she immigrated from Poland and his cousins were supported by HIAS PA in 1949 after leaving a Displaced Persons Camp. Volunteering with HIAS PA has given him the opportunity to share his gratitude to the organization which assisted his family and share its legacy with his children and grandchildren. Currently David provides essential support to HIAS PA’s social services staff through delivering essential items to HIAS PA clients, providing culturally appropriate groceries and meals to newly arrived refugee families, and moving HIAS PA clients into their first apartments in Philadelphia. He resides in Center City, Philadelphia, with his wife of 50 years, Judi.

Pro Bono “Honor Roll”

 

Affirmative Asylum

Michael F. Brown, Duane Morris LLP
Arti Fotedar, Duane Morris LLP
Erica Jaffe, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Steve Janove
Zachary M. Johns, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
G’Nece Jones, Ballard Spahr LLP
Richard Lechette, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
Vincent C. Papa, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jenny Perkins, Ballard Spahr LLP
Kevin Savarese, Duane Morris LLP
Andrew Schwerin, Saul Ewing
Ed Sholinsky, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Lea G. Udler, Duane Morris LLP
Tony Vale, Troutman Pepper
Allison Whip, Dechert LLP
Jaclyn Whittaker, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Afghan Asylum

Michael Ahlert, Marcia Binder Ibrahim LLC
Natalie Alameddine, Blank Rome LLP
Ory Apelboim, Blank Rome LLP
Samarth Barot, Blank Rome LLP
Arash Beral, Blank Rome LLP
Karin Berg, Blank Rome LLP
Jerry Bernstein, Blank Rome LLP
Andrew Bond, Eckert Seamans
Ryan Borneman, Duane Morris LLP
David Breland, Duane Morris LLP
Brett Broczkowski, Troutman Pepper
Elise Bruhl, The City of Philadelphia
Timothy Burke, Eckert Seamans
Theresa Carney
Lauren Case, Duane Morris LLP
Christopher Casey, Duane Morris LLP
Ryan Casson, Blank Rome LLP
Marilyn Chinitz, Blank Rome LLP
Amelia Clegg, Blank Rome LLP
Carolyn Cody-Jones, Blank Rome LLP
Chris Cognato, Ballard Spahr LLP
Amy Coles, Blank Rome LLP
Erika Collins, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Thomas Cournoyer, Blank Rome LLP
Heidi Crikelair, Blank Rome LLP
Nicoline Cu, Blank Rome LLP
Kathleen Cunningham, Blank Rome LLP
Kelly Dabek, Duane Morris LLP
Samantha Dalmass, Duane Morris LLP
Doreen Deen, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Vanessa DiDomenico, Blank Rome LLP
Bryant Eng, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Ann Exline Starr
Ali Fishbein, Blank Rome LLP
Rebecca Foley, Duane Morris LLP
Pat Gavin, Duane Morris LLP
Geoffrey Goodale, Duane Morris LLP
Debbie Greenspan, Blank Rome LLP
Conor Hafertepe, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Andrew Hambelton, Blank Rome LLP
Erin Harkiewicz, Blank Rome LLP
Geoff Heaton, Duane Morris LLP
Stephanie Heimann, The City of Philadelphia
Eliese Herzl-Betz, Duane Morris LLP
Coleen Hill, Duane Morris LLP
Allen Ho, Blank Rome LLP
Katelyn Hufe, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Chenxi Jiao, Blank Rome LLP
Ken Keane, Duane Morris LLP
Clayton Keir, Ballard Spahr LLP
Jared Klein, Blank Rome LLP
Clare Kuzma, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Marcie Landsburger, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Matthew Lechner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Robert Lieber, Blank Rome LLP
Jessica Lowe, Duane Morris LLP
Candace McCoy
Jessica McElroy, Blank Rome LLP
William McEnroe, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Nicole Metral, Blank Rome LLP
Grace Minjeong Sur Smith, Duane Morris LLP
Emmy Monahan, Duane Morris LLP
Alex Nisenbaum, Blank Rome LLP
Joy O’Brien, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Charles Pugh
Dan Rhynhart, Blank Rome LLP
Andrew Rogoff, Troutman Pepper
Stefanos Roulakis, Blank Rome LLP
Malcolm Sandilands, Blank Rome LLP
Greg Schwager, Duane Morris LLP
Jennifer Short, Blank Rome LLP
Gary Smith, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Jim Smith, Blank Rome LLP
Saam Takaloo, Blank Rome LLP
Emily Tannenbaum, Duane Morris LLP
Matthew Thomas, Blank Rome LLP
Mike Trainor, Blank Rome LLP
Paul Tzur, Blank Rome LLP
Dawn Vahey, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Tony Vale, Troutman Pepper
Kent Walker
Kenneth Zucker, Troutman Pepper

Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas

Jeanne Barnum, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Ana Ferreira
Sara Katz, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Candace McCoy
Charles McPhedran
Ann Exline Starr

DACA

Joseph Patrick Archie, Dechert LLP
Kenneth Winterbottom, Dechert LLP

Defensive Asylum

Judith Bernstein-Baker
Pierre Bonnefil, Duane Morris LLP
Renie Boudreau, Ballard Spahr LLP
Cynthia Brennan, Rawle
Lindsay Brown, Duane Morris LLP
Valentine Brown, Duane Morris LLP
Donna Cao, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Michael Carlson, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Deping Chai, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Lisa Clark
Erin Coppock, Ballard Spahr LLP
Will Cruse, Ballard Spahr LLP
Kelly Davis
Nancy DeMis
Timothy Dickens, Ballard Spahr LLP
Art Dresner, Duane Morris LLP
Mary Ennis
Yoella Epstein, Merck & Co.
Jen Feden, Ballard Spahr LLP
Aaron Finestone
Michel Fisher, Dechert LLP
Jean Gabat, DLA Piper
Nikki Hatza, Ballard Spahr LLP
Gittel Hilibrand
Katelyn Hufe Karahan, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Julian Jackson-Fannin, Duane Morris LLP
Erica Jaffe, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Yunica Jiang, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Michael Jordan, Troutman Pepper
Clayton Keir, Ballard Spahr LLP
Emily Kimmelman, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
David Krisch, Duane Morris LLP
Alexa Levy, Ballard Spahr LLP
Sheilah Louis
Susan Lyons, Duane Morris LLP
James Mangiaracina, Ballard Spahr LLP
Amy M Marquez, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Kayla Martin, Ballard Spahr LLP
Katharyn McGee, Duane Morris LLP
Robert M. Palumbos, Duane Morris LLP
Jenny Perkins, Ballard Spahr LLP
Theodore Rand, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jayne Risk, DLA Piper
Phil Robin, Kolsby, Gordon, Robin & Shore
Jose T. Robles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Andy Rogoff, Troutman Pepper
Gita Sankano, Troutman Pepper
Terese Schireson, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Brian Shaffer, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Nina Shaw, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Robert Sheeder, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Josh Singh, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Robert Stone
Abbey Thornhill, Troutman Pepper
Mayra Troendle, Ballard Spahr LLP
Kathy Vieyra
Ben Villa, Duane Morris LLP
Hannah Welsh, Ballard Spahr LLP
Jaclyn Whittaker, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Bradie Williams, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Domestic Violence

Elisabeth G. Bassani, Duane Morris LLP
Catherine Beideman Heitzenrater, Duane Morris LLP
Lindsay Brown, Duane Morris LLP
Katharyn I. Christian McGee, Duane Morris LLP
Amauri G. Costa, Duane Morris LLP
Christopher D. Durham, Duane Morris LLP
Elisa Hyder, Duane Morris LLP
David M. Krisch, Duane Morris LLP
Mairi V. Luce, Duane Morris LLP
Tyler Marandola, Duane Morris LLP
Drew McGehrin, Duane Morris LLP
Elizabeth Mincer, Duane Morris LLP
James R. Redeker, Duane Morris LLP
Katelyn A. Romano
Alison T. Rosenblum, Duane Morris LLP
Sommer L. Ross, Duane Morris LLP
Emily K. Roth
Nijgia Snapp, Duane Morris LLP
Brianna Vinci, Duane Morris LLP
Bradley A. Wasser, Duane Morris LLP

Special Immigrant Visas

Ann Bowen, TD Bank, N.A.
Jacqueline Carle, TD Bank, N.A.
David Ceccanecchio, TD Bank, N.A.
Leo Doyle, Duane Morris LLP
Dan Levy, TD Bank, N.A.
Deanna Lucci, Duane Morris LLP
Deidre McInerney, TD Bank, N.A.
Jeffrey Muehlgay, TD Bank, N.A.
Susan Pearl-Geisling (paralegal), TD Bank, N.A.
Michael Pest, Duane Morris LLP
Mary Ellen Rogers, TD Bank, N.A.
Breanna Somers, Duane Morris LLP
Mike Zullo, Duane Morris LLP

Ukrainian Temporary Protected Status

Andy Rogoff, Troutman Pepper
Gennady Gorel
Victoria Kaplan

Naturalization

Pooja Agarwal, FMC Corporation
Jose Aquino, Duane Morris LLP
Liz Bassani, Duane Morris LLP
Dana Becker (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jim Becker, FMC Corporation
Lily Becker, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Natalie Bennett (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Yang Boguang, Duane Morris LLP
Ed Brant, FMC Corporation
David Brier, Comcast Corporation
Paul Burnett, FMC Corporation
Jasper Cacananta, Comcast Corporation
Deb Carlos, Comcast Corporation
Brandon Chan, Duane Morris LLP
Charles Condro, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Amauri Costa, Duane Morris LLP
Jeff DeAngelis, Comcast Corporation
Brendan Fee (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Gina Foran, Duane Morris LLP
Matthew Fradin, Comcast Corporation
Kiara Gardner, Comcast Corporation
Matthew Gaspari, Duane Morris LLP
John Gibson, Duane Morris LLP
Sarah Gitchell, Comcast Corporation
Julie Goldemberg (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
John Gorman (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Patricia Picou Green, Duane Morris LLP
Gail Griffin, FMC Corporation
Doug Gush, FMC Corporation
Tracy Haslett, Comcast Corporation
Geoff Heaton, Duane Morris LLP
Catherine Heitzenrater, Duane Morris LLP
Susanne Heubel, HSE Law & Comcast Corporation
Alycia Horn, Duane Morris LLP
Jeremy Hsu, Comcast Corporation
Yunica Jiang, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Zak Johns, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Drew Kapur, Duane Morris LLP
Maritsa Koutsouras, Duane Morris LLP
Eric Kraeutler (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
David Krisch, Duane Morris LLP
Joanna Kuzdra, Duane Morris LLP
Jason Lou, Duane Morris LLP
David Marcus, Comcast Corporation
Brian McAleenan, Duane Morris LLP
Will McEnroe, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Kat McGee, Duane Morris LLP
Tejal Mehta, TD Bank, N.A.
Vineet Mehta, Duane Morris LLP
Galina Morgovsky, Comcast Corporation
Nancy No, Comcast Corporation
Sharon O’Reilly, Duane Morris LLP
Stephanie Oppenheim, Duane Morris LLP
Kurt Rademacher (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Michael Reilly, FMC Corporation
Tiffany Robinson, Duane Morris LLP
Sajid Saleem, Duane Morris LLP
Mindy Schwartz, Comcast Corporation
Alanna Simpson, Comcast Corporation
Sally Stanley, Duane Morris LLP
Larry Turner (AIC), Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Susan Van Allen, Comcast Corporation
Alejandra Vargas, Duane Morris LLP
Sharon Webber, Comcast Corporation
Spencer Wein, Duane Morris LLP
Johannes Wirtz, Comcast Corporation

Refugee Green Card Applications

Susan Van Allen, Comcast Corporation
Alexis Arena, Comcast Corporation
Jake Bassinder, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Deb Carlos, Comcast Corporation
Nguyet T. Chau
Deanna Chea, Duane Morris LLP
Wei-Ser Cheah, Comcast Corporation & Duane Morris LLP
Alexandra Dailerian, Comcast Corporation
Zahra Dean
David Dotson, Comcast Corporation & Duane Morris LLP
Erica Dressler, Troutman Pepper
Rebecca Eschen, Cozen O’Connor
Teri Evans, Comcast Corporation
Connor Finucane, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Jessica Chong Goebeler, Cozen O’Connor
Lisa Grant, Comcast Corporation
Brookes Hammock
Jessica Hayden, Comcast Corporation
Kevin Hayne, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Jennifer White Healey
Kathleen Hirce, Duane Morris LLP
Matt Howell, Cozen O’Connor
Drew Kapur, Duane Morris LLP
Lydia Lim, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Katy Lucas, Duane Morris LLP
Caroline Mansour, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Guilherme Massetti, Duane Morris LLP
Charles McPhedran
Lindsay Miller, Cozen O’Connor
Debbie Minkoff, Cozen O’Connor
Daniel Mitchell, Duane Morris LLP
Johali Muzaliwa
Virginia Poli, Catalent, Inc.
Jeff Porter
Alezeh Rauf, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Marianne Repetto, Duane Morris LLP
Alice Shanahan, Duane Morris LLP
Uyen Tu, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Martiza Wagner, Comcast Corporation
Sharon Webber, Comcast Corporation
Rachel Welford, Cozen O’Connor
Marybeth Williams, Cozen O’Connor
Yulu Xu
Danni Yang, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Special Mentions

Melinda DeLise, Cozen O’Connor, Director of Pro Bono Engagement
Richard Gruenberger, DLA Piper, Director & Counsel for US Pro Bono Programs
Suzanne Turner, Dechert LLP, Chair of Pro Bono Practice
Edward Sholinsky, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Partner
Leonard Bernstein, Holland and Knight, Partner
Kathy Ochroch, Blank Rome LLP, Partner and Director of Pro Bono and Community Impact
Sara Richman, Troutman Pepper, Partner and Pro Bono Chair
Krystal Kane, Krystal Kane, Pro Bono Attorney
Aditi Eleswarapu, DLA Piper, Pro Bono Counsel
Lisa Swaminathan, Ballard Spahr LLP, Pro Bono Counsel
Namita Mani, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Pro Bono Counsel
Brian Kisielewski, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Pro Bono Manager
Valentine Brown, Duane Morris LLP, Pro Bono Partner

Law Firms and Companies

Ballard Spahr LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Catalent, Inc.
The City of Philadelphia
Comcast Corporation
Cozen O’Connor
Dechert LLP
DLA Piper
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Duane Morris LLP
Eckert Seamans
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
FMC Corporation
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Harter Secrest and Emery LLP
Hogan Lovells LLP
Kolsby, Gordon, Robin & Shore PC
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
Merck & Co.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
TD Bank, N.A.
Troutman Pepper
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Social Services Volunteers of the Month, FY2021-2022

 

 

Joyce Ng – English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor

David Akers – Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network (P-CAN) program; citizenship tutor; ESL tutor

 

 

 

David Mink – deliveries, moving, and grocery support

Jordan Cole – Young Adult Mentoring Program

 

 


Margaret Henly – Appointment Accompaniment

Jean Leonetti – Delivery driver and home setup volunteer

Social Services Volunteers FY2021-2022

Youth Mentors

Jordan Cole
Nicole Novo
Olivia Libonati
Aya Al-Nazal
Peter Drewniany
Paige Gardner
Sophie Quaglia
Justin Adler
Brendan Maher
Emily Moore
Julia Ausborn
Theresa Benjamin
Jordan Corson
Maureen Saraco
Emma Bakken

Medical Appointment Accompaniment Volunteers

Jennifer Goldberg
Mary Dhand
Margaret Henly
Steve Rhoades
Leslie Weiler
Soumya Vavilala
Charlotte Petsopoulos
Anna Markovitz
Duyen Nguyen
Faith Kim
Mitchell Jager
Shreya Makkapati

Youth Summer Program Volunteers

Ryna Alexander
Ashly Chteh
Julia Langmuir
Diego Budejenj
Ethan Kovnat
Paul Hernandez-Cuebas
Patricia M. Connell
Kathy Messerman
Arlene Freiman
Lidia Hassen

English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutors

Samantha Drummond
Magdalena Maczynska
Julie Nguyen
Liora Tamir
Saba Emami
Andrew Case
Sarah Froberg
Olga Belnayina
Mara Dajevskis
Sarah Lorch
Lauren Dempsey
Rakan El Mayta
Joyce Ng

Philly Neighbor Volunteers

Dorothee Schneider

In-Kind Donations Support

Linda Brock
Adele Margulies
Ruth Adelman
Anastasia Cwietniewicz

Citizenship Program Volunteers

Rochelle Ostroff-Weinberg
David Akers
Anne Geheb
Roz Kaplan
Hannah Katcoff
Jay Cohen
Barbara Hoekje
Harriet Brumberg
Arlene Freiman
Elizabeth B. Rappaport
Barbara Winkelman
Yvonne Brand
Jim Blumenstock
Judy Raichek
Ashini Patel
Vittoria Marongiu
Jordan Cole
Grace Flisser
Sarah Froberg
Arlyn Freed
Rachel Ford
Kristen Santiago
Cécile Pavot
Estelle Bronstein
Juliana Byanyima
Myrna Jean
Jennifer Goldberg
Sarah Smith
Gail Lopez-Henriquez
Jill Sigman
Duyen Nguyen
Dorothee Schneider
Cate Almon
Zoya Ahmer

Delivery Drivers

Ruth Adelman
Ellen Braun
Nick Buffone
Andrew Cassel
Ann Cohen
Jay Cohen
Marjorie Curtis-Cohen
Stephanie Feldman
Stephanie Fox
Randye Green
Ellen Gross
Elizabeth Hill
Melissa Howell
Pamela Laucks
Jean Leonetti
Jeremy Meyer
David Mink
Carrie Rathmann
Lila Robbins
Ivan Rosenberg
Meg Sarachan
Mindy Silver
Pam Tama
Avi Vardi
Robert Weinberg

Volunteer Interpreters

Alexa Asher
Denisse Garcia
Karen Kohn
Jill Sigman

Bike Donations & Delivery

David Broida
John Novak

Hot Meals & Grocery Volunteers

Melissa Baird
Ulrike Barankay
Jim Blumenstock
Clayton Bowes
Teresa Caponiti
Miranda Cavanagh
Susanne Chieffo
Amy Cohen
Marjorie Curtis-Cohen
William Dingfelder
Alicia Dinkel
Omeed Firouzi
Alyssa Flaschner
Andrew Heffler
Barbara Hoekje
Tadhg Hoey
Melissa Howell
Karen Kohn
Pamela Laucks
Cynthia Love
Mindy Maslin
David Mink
Kathryn Miller
Rebecca Musarra
Margaret Patton
Sadia Rabbani
Carrie Rathmann
Steve Rhoades
Laura Rock
Ronnie Samore
Dorothee Schneider
Judy Stavisky
Denette Stetler
Abraham Summers
Bethany Swann
Pam Tama

Home Setup Volunteers

Ruth Adelman
Ann Cohen
Melissa Howell
Jean Leonetti
Gerald Marron
Jeremy Meyer
Gina Renzi
Lila Robins
Peggy Seiden
Judy Stavisky
Robert Weinberg
Leslie Weiss

Administrative Volunteers

Leslie Weiler
Jordan Cole
Margaret Henly
Kathy Messerman
Arlyn Freed
Lila Robins
Estelle Bronstein
Ellen Braun
Robert Weinberg
Scott Posen
Soumya Vavilala
Georgienne Bednar
Seiden, Peggy
Jeremy Meyer
Carol Thomson
Jade Feng
Cohen, Ann
Cate Almon
Aneri Amin

Airport Pickup Volunteers

Sunhee Ahn-Pardini
Nicole Braun
Jordan Cole
Rakan El-Mayta
Allison Karpyn
Pamela Laucks
Celia Litovsky
Esther Masayi
Jeffrey Porter
Scott Posen
Meg Sarachan
Daniel Schafhauser
Robert Weinberg

World Refugee Day Volunteers

Amy Baldwin
Amy Ouattara
Ani Schug
Ashly Chteh
Christopher Evans
Daniel Schafhauser
Deirdre Butler
Emily Mabrouk
Emily Zido
Jamie Roberts
Julia Sughrue
Junior Jones Hidalgo
Kat Soll
Kathryn Soll
Kelly Kuang
Lily Dayanim
Lisa Traczyk
Lizanne Knott
Margaux Mazur
Masooma Masih
Michael Bailey
Rosemarie Viso
Sadia Rabbani
Sam Naugle
Shaily Shah
Sherma Clarke
Whitney Skippings
Yalda Abidi

Employment Volunteers

Ann Cohen
Lia Scalzo
Luke O’Connell
Rio Rinadli
Evan Cross
Natalie Feinstein
Tarun Shetty
Daniel Singer
Jim Marnell
Melissa Hsu

Community Resettlement Volunteers

Rili Ahmad
Diane Ajl
Tom Armington
Katrina Arnold
Linda Bauman
Judith Bernstein-Baker
Michael Blackman
Gail Bober
Pat Bolger
Anne Bonn
Margaret Bradley
Elise Bromberg
Michael Byrne
Wendy Caplin
Ashley Cardona
Brooke Carpenter
Rick Carpenter
Carol Caswell
Wai Chang
Ling Ling Chen
Le Cheng
Eric Chung
Gene Cleaver
Adrienne Cohen
Jenna Conley
Ruth Conviser
Vara Cooper
Sue Corl
Nicola d’Souza
Nan Daniels
Yona Dansky
Tish deTuro
Maureen Dollard
Kathleen Dutill
Kristine Eberhardt
Marzia Ebrihimi
Christine Edwin
Mikael Elsila
Rebecca Emory
Helen Feinberg
Howard Fields
Dan Filler
Grace Fissler
Nancy Fox
Barbara Foxman
Reena Friedman
Jackie Gammon
Anna Garrett
Sara Garrett
Jezira Ghebre
Courtney Gifford
Daniel Gifford
Terez Giuliana
Nina Gordon
Jane Greenberg
Mark Greenberg
Jason Guynes
Kim Guynes
Debra Gyamfi
Matt Hancock
Susan Hancock
Catherine Heckman
Dave Heckman
Tasha Hoover
Emily Huff
Virginia Hunter
Jeff Hutler
Nan Ides

Community Resettlement Volunteers

William Kavesh
Naomi Klayman
Nancy Kreimer
Daniel Kwak
Silvia Kwak
Dena Lake
Brenda Lazin
Phuong Lee
Tom Lee
Andrea Leerman
Sylvia Lifschitz
Fabian Lima
Hallie Lima
Sara Lima
Barbara Lissy
Tamar Magdovitz
Shannon Mahler
Yvonne Marlier
Mindy Maslin
Deneen McDonald
Beth Ford McNamee
Barbara Menin
Charles Miller
Tooka Mohajerin
Linda Needleman
Mary Nolan
John Novak
David Nover
Nora O’Neill
Sidney Ozer
Frank Palmieri
John Pau
Michael Ramberg
Wiley Redding
Carolyn Robbins
Tom Robbins
Corinne Rosenberg
Ivan Rosenberg
Susan Schewel
Ann Schmiedekamp
Carl Schmiedekamp
Eleanor Seif
LJeannine Shantz
Joan Silver
Jeremy Siu
Joe Siu
Howard Spodek
Ann Spooner
Don Spooner
Deborah Stern
Marna Sternbach
Neal Stolar
Lee Tabas
Diana Thompson
Lenny Thompson
Louisa Thompson
Steve Thompson
Lally Turner
Gregg Wagner
Khalil Wardak
Ben Weigert
Mike Winter
Ginny Witte
Paul Witte
Brien Wong
Saroj Wong
Barb Zerr
Brad Zerr

Unleash generosity this Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, you can change an immigrant's life!


This Giving Tuesday, you have the opportunity to be part of a worldwide effort to give back to those in need in our community and help immigrants and refugees begin new lives here in Pennsylvania!

Join us at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

The in-person Tikkun Olam Awards are sold out!

Join us online TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 19th, at 12:45PM at the virtual Tikkun Olam Awards!


Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.

Join us for Thankful TogetherWatch performances from cultural groups and immigrants from around Philadelphia.
Give immigrants a brighter future

Make 2021 better for immigrants and refugees by ensuring they have the support to recover from anti-immigrant policies and the pandemic.

Double your donation this Giving Tuesday!All gifts will be matched up to a total of $11,000

Help every immigrant achieve their greatest potential by ensuring there are no obstacles like a lack of legal status or language access stand in their way.