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Staff Directory

212.221.7300

Joseph P. Benincasa, President and CEO - 917.281.5901
Barbara Davis, L.M.S.W., Chief Operating Officer - 917.281.5940
Connie Yoo, Chief Financial Officer - 917.281.5905
Thomas Exton, Chief Advancement Officer - 917.281.5929
Paul Riedel, Executive Assistant - 917.281.5904
Matthew Kovach, Executive Assistant - 917.281.5979

Advancement
Louie Anchondo, National Director of Special Events - 917.281.5921
David Engelman, Director of Communications and Marketing - 917.281.5976
Judith Fish, Manager of Membership - 917.281.5927
Alayna George, Special Events Associate - 917.281.5923
Jay Haddad, Manager of Planned Giving & Major Gifts - 917.281.5928
Allison Hooban, Database Associate - 917.281.5983
Stephen Joseph, Special Events Associate - 917.281.5933
Susan Latham, Director of Institutional Giving - 917.281.5924
Jean Lee, Manager of Corporate Relations - 917.281.5935
Robyn O'Brien, Membership Associate - 917.281.5982
Joy Pascua-Kim, Manager of Online Marketing - 917.281.5911
Amy Picar, Manager of Special Events - 917.281.5934
Timothy Pinckney, Producer/ Staff Writer - 917.281.5922
Barbara Toy, Director of Individual Giving - 917.281.5908
Xaq Webb, Membership Assistant - 917.281.5920
Holly Wheeler, Graphic Designer - 917.281.5981
Matthew Whitenack, Advancement Systems Administrator - 917.281.5964

Finance & Administration
Carlos de Jesus, Director of Financial Reporting
Jian Bing Ho, Senior Accountant
Qiao Xia Chen, Senior Accountant
Erica Chung, Accounts Payable Supervisor
Luu Mai, Junior Staff Accountant

Human Resources & Administration
Darren Robertson, Director of Human Resources & Administration
Camille Codner, Receptionist/Office Manager
Tracy Vella, Human Resources Generalist

Information Technology
John Torres, Director of Information Technology
Ricardo Montero, IT Help Desk/PC Tech.

Social Services - Eastern Region
Tamar Shapiro, L.C.S.W., Director of Social Services, National - 917.281.5916
Allison Abrams, L.C.S.W., Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative - 917.281.5977
Elizabeth Avedon, L.C.S.W., HIV/AIDS Initiative - 917.281.5938
Amanda Clayman, L.M.S.W., Entertainment Assistance Program - 917.281.5984
Kenton Curtis L.C.S.W., Supervisor of HIV/AIDS Initiative, Eastern Region - 917.281.5942
Dale Daley, L.C.S.W., Supervisor, Entertainment Assistance Program, Eastern Region - 917.281.5913
Tara Alaimo, Data Assistant - 917.281.5946
Rosalyn Gilbert, L.C.S.W., Supervisor of Chemical Dependency Services - 917.281.5914
Lynnell Herzer L.M.S.W., Supervisor of Seniors and the Disabled - 917.281.5943
Gloria Jones, Administrative Coordinator - 917.281.5912
Marjorie Roop, L.C.S.W., HIV/AIDS Initiative - 917.281.5991
Judy Rosch, L.M.S.W., Senior & Disabled Services Social Worker - 917.281.5988
Rebecca Sauer, Manager of Affordable Housing Initiatives - 917.281.5926
Siena Shundi, L.C.S.W., Musicians Assistance Program - Local 802 - 212.397.4802
Jessica L. Siegel, L.M.S.W., Chemical Dependency Services Social Worker - 917.281.5944
Samuel A. Smith, Data Systems Analyst - 917.281.5910
Keith Tramantano, L.M.S.W  HIV/AIDS Initiative - 917.281.5915
Lillian Wasserman, L.M.S.W., Intake Social Worker - 917.281.5918
Amy Wilder, L.C.S.W., The Dancer's Resource - 917.281.5917

Health Insurance Resource Center
James Brown, Director of Health Services, National - 917.281.5966
Renata Marinaro, Director of Health Services, Eastern Region - 917.281.5965
Risa Neuwirth, L.M.S.W., Health Insurance Counselor - 917.281.5949
Elizabeth Tripp, Web Content Developer - 917.281.5985

The Actors Fund Work Program NY
212.354.5480
Katherine Schrier, Director of Actors Work Program, National - 917.281.5950
Billie Levinson, Administrative Coordinator-AWP - 212.354.5480 Ext. 253
Barbara Lilliston, Career Counselor - 212.354.5480
Ell Miocene, Career Counselor - 917.281.5955
Richard Renner, Education Coordinator -917.281.5959
Patricia Schwadron, Career Counselor Supervisor - 917.281.5954 

Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic

212.489.1939

Dr. Jim Spears, M.D., Medical Director
Janet Pearl, Health Services Manager - Ext. 151
Judine Alexandre, Administrative Coordinator - Ext. 150

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly The Aurora)

212.489.2020

Social Services
Ellen Celnik, L.M.S.W. Director of Housing Program Services - Ext. 103
Lorraine Chisholm, Receptionist - Ext. 128
Anna De La Rosa, Associate Director – Ext. 105
Hope Geteles, L.M.S.W. Social Worker - Ext. 106
Heather Clarke, Social Worker - Ext. 107
Kaitlin Blevins, L.M.S.W. Social Worker - Ext. 116
Elizabeth Lawlor, Office Manager - Ext. 160
Chris Nilsson, Activities Coordinator - Ext. 113

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly The Aurora) Property Management Office
212.246.2424

Richard Pimentel, Director of Property Management - Ext. 123
Derrick Sage, Assistant Director - Ext. 122
Keisha Gardner, Office Manager - Ext. 120
Seymour Hunter, Rent Coordinator - Ext. 137
Raymundo Lizarraga, Superintendent - Ext. 119
Claudette McCree, Tenant & Intake Service Coordinator - Ext. 121

The Schermerhorn

718.640.1845

Matthew Brookshire, Activities Manager, Actors Fund Arts Center & Resident Programs – Ext. 1841
HanaKyle Moranz, Activities Coordinator – Ext. 1838
Cassandra Powell, Production Coordinator, Actors Fund Arts Center – Ext. 1843
Margaret Stevens, L.M.S.W.. Social Worker – Ext 1839
Susanne Stewart, L.M.S.W., Social Worker – Ext. 1840

Western Region

323.933.9244

Keith McNutt, M.P.P., L.C.S.W., Director of Western Region - 323.330.2414
Emmanuel Freeman, Data Systems Analyst - 323.330.2438

Human Resources & Administration
Angelique Prahalis, Office Administration Manager
Tyler Pukatch, Receptionist/Office Assistant

Social Services 
Robin LaBorwit, L.C.S.W., Supervisor, Entertainment Assistance Program - 323.330.2415
Tina Hookom, L.C.S.W., Director of Social Services - Western Region - 323.330.2413
Amanda Steele, Intake Social Worker/Housing Specialist - 323.330.2417
Anna Tison, Administrative Assistant-Social Services - 323.330.2427
Frank Salamone, L.C.S.W.,Social Worker, Senior & Disabled - 323.330.2430
Joey Shanley, M.S.W., HIV/AIDS Initiative - 323.330.2418
Jan-Kees Van Der Gaag, L.C.S.W., Supervisor, HIV/AIDS Initiative; Senior/Disability Programming- 323.330.2416
Amy Hammond, Social Worker Entertainment Assistance Program - 323.330.2423
Ze'ev Korn, L.C.S.W., HIV/AIDS Initiative - 323.330.2420
Miata Edoga, Financial Wellness Counselor

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center
Daniel Kitowski, M.S.W., Director of Health Services, Western Region - 323.330.2432
Brigid Sweeney, M.P.A. M. Sc., Project Manager, Health Services - 323.330.2433

The Actors Fund Work Program LA
Joanne Webb, Director, Actors Fund Work Program, Western Region - 323.330.2451
Joy Tribble, Administrative Assistant AWP & AHIRC - 323.330.2450
Mary Beth Abella, Career Counselor - 323.330.2452
Caitlin Sorenson, Part-Time Job Developer/Career Coach - 323.330.2429
Dara Blaine, Career Counselor - 323.330.2441

Looking Ahead Program
Laura Campbell, Education Counselor - 323.330.2436
Heather Vanian, L.C.S.W., Social Worker  - 323.330.2422
Magen Senen, Youth Specialist - 323.330.2431

Advancement
Meg Thomas, Manager of Special Events and Membership - 323.330.2434

Central Region

312.372.0989

Social Services
Steven Haught, L.C.P.C, Director of Social Services - Central Region

The Lillian Booth Actors Home

201.871.8882

Administration
Jordan Strohl, Administrator - Ext. 501
Annmarie De Feis, Administrative Manager - Ext. 503

Finance
Kim Eng, Controller - Ext. 537

Human Resources 
Nancy Gronwoldt, PHR, Manager of Human Resources - Ext. 506

Nursing
Maria Box, Director of Nursing - Ext. 507
Tolgonay Agamez, Assisted Living Nursing Supervisor - Ext. 511
Ana Carasig, Unit Manager - Ext. 509
Myung Soo Donlin, Unit Manager - Ext. 510
Helen Crimmins, Nurse Educator - Ext. 508
Jessica Reial, Medical Records Secretary - Ext. 513

Recreation
Yalile Alzate, Director of Recreation & Volunteers - Ext. 548

Social Services
Lucy Seligson, L.C.S.W., Director of Social Services - Ext. 502
Linda Jenness, M.S.W., Social Services and Admissions Coordinator - Ext. 543

Food Services
Gary Webb, Director of Food Services - Ext. 533

Environmental Services/Housekeeping & Laundry
Igor Denisenko, Director of Facilities Operations - Ext. 545