Serving refugees with passion and experience.


The JERS Team


Senior Leadership
Karen M. Andolina Scott
Executive Director

Jeff Ogilvie
Deputy Director

Scott Rosenheck
Director of Finance


Key Staff
Hana Mirach
Director of Resettlement & Refugee School Impact Program

Hassan Alishaqi
Director of Refugee Employment

Sarah A. Bertozzi
Director of Immigration Legal Services

Kelly Dylag
Director of Grants & Data

Kathy Spillman
Director of Community Outreach

Jacqueline Ashby
Director of Education

Sarah Cunningham
Manager of Interpreting Services

Andy Cammarata
Mission Integration Specialist

Michelle Holler
ONA Immigrant Community Navigator

Lauren Dawes
Green Shoots for New Americans Program Manager

Mackenzie Hafner
Refugee Microenterprise Child Care Program Manager

Paula Holtzinger
Gainful Employment Training Program Manager



Board of Directors


Esther Quartarone
Board Chair
FLIR Systems

Kimberly Kadziolka
Vice Chair
Child & Family Services

Drew Doherty
M&T Bank

Kathleen Hovey
University at Buffalo

Florina Altshiler
Russo & Toner

Ashica Ambu
World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara

Betsy Bergen
Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP

Ryan Gilbert

Rachael Homewood
Consulate General of Canada in NY

Arlene Kaukus
University at Buffalo

Lisa Kenney
Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council

Pat McNally
University at Buffalo

Anne Noble
Bar Association of Erie County

Win Min Thant
Buffalo State College

Lindsey Zajac
Ahern, Murphy & Associates