Meet Our Staff

The INN (Main Office)

“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless…but, all are priceless.”
~ Unknown
Christian Aguilera
Chief Facilities Officer
Maha Ajavon
Donor Perfect Database Coordinator
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how much you made them feel” ~Maya Angelou
Shafia Ali-Shaw
Human Resources Associate
“The best job ever is where you get paid monetarily & spiritually”
~ Personal Mantra
Shahnur Chowdhury
Chief Financial Officer
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Barbara Davis
Grants Manager
“Change in order to lead a better life.”
~ Personal Mantra
Lorraine Engenito
Executive Assistant
Linda Gravesande
Accounts Payable
"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible"
~ Anonymous
Jean Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
“In the face of adversity…do as the bull and charge with confident power.”
~ Jose De Diego
Dana Lopez
Director of Marketing & Communications
Paul Neuhaus
Facilities Assistant
“I shall pass through this life but once. Any good therefore that I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again.”
~ Etienne de Grellet
Joanne Robinson
Chief Operating Officer
“Happiness consists in Giving and Serving Others”
~ Jane Wagner
Denise Rodrigues-Gardine
Chief Human Resources & Program Officer
David Sinclair
Chief Development Officer, Donor Relations & Grants
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou
Cynthia Sucich
Chief Development & Programs Officer
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
~ Gandhi
Nora White
Director of Events

Mary Brennan INN (MBI) Soup Kitchen

Donna Buccellato
Volunteer Manager
“Treat others the way you would like to be treated”
~ Personal mantra
Deokie Santo
Administrative Assistant
“Discipline is doing what you should do even when it is less than convenient”
~ Vic. Jr.
Jean C. Victor Jr.
Director, Mary Brennan INN

Emergency Shelter Staff Directory

Neke (Obumneke) Aniah
Director, of the Donald Axinn INN
“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much we put in giving.”
~ Mother Teresa.
Corine Morris, LMSW
Director of Emergency Housing
Diragi Raymond
Support Services Coordinator, Edna Moran INN
Robert Waring
Support Services Coordinator, Donald Axinn INN

Center for Transformative Change (CTC) Resource Center

Channie Byrd
Senior Case Manager, Edna Moran INN
Jackie Castellanos
Case Management Associate
Hope Clarke
Administrative Manager, CTC
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is; What are you doing for others? " -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Patricia Martin-Husbands, MSW
Director, Guest Services & Long-Term Housing
Asia Peterson
Associate Case Manager

INN Warehouse & Boutique

Jason Tessler
Director of Warehousing & Distribution

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