Staff Directory


Almonte, Aida – Queens Bilingual Receptionist
Anderson, Orion – ESL/Citizenship Instructor
Baber, Liz – ESL / Citizenship Coordinator
Becker-Smith, Kelly – Immigration Attorney USCIS (Bilingual)
Boyle, Sandra – Finance Department/Accounts Receivables (Consultant)
Breheny, Ethel- Part Time Bronx Receptionist
Bustmante, Carolina – ESL Class Assistant
Dennehy, Siobhan – Executive Director
Escurra, Milagros – Office administration, A/C Payable
Feeney, Deirdre – Queens Receptionist/Client Services (Consultant)
Grajeda, Juan – Bilingual Program Manager
Grebe, David – Grant Writing/Development (Consultant)
Josie Guaman – Queens Legal Intern
Katis, Renee – Social Service Assistant
Kelly, Zachari – Teacher/ESL
Kerins, Maire – Immigration Counselor
Khatana, Eva – ESL/Citizenship Instructor
Korman, Louis – Office Assistant/Client Facilitator-Bronx Office
McGovern, Lisa – Bronx Office Manager
Murphy, Sally – Part Time Queens Receptionist
Neil C. Giannelli – Teacher/ESL
O’Brien, Laura – Psychotherapist (Consultant)
Rose, Carmel – Immigration Counselor
Stahl, John – Director of Legal Services

John A. Stahl, Esq. currently serves as the Immigration Legal Services Director at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC). He oversees all immigration legal services staff at the EIIC Queens and Bronx offices. He has worked at the EIIC since 1995, when he joined as a part-time citizenship counselor while studying law at St. John’s in Jamaica, New York.  In 1998, he became a full-time immigration counselor and, when admitted to the New York State Bar, the first staff attorney. He has held the position of Immigration Legal Services Director for the last ten years. A Queens native, Stahl has a BA in Political Science from Binghamton University.  Prior to heading legal services at EIIC, Stahl was an associate counsel at Mark N. Fish & Associates and has also worked as an immigration counselor at the Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Committee. John Stahl is a member of the National Immigration Law Project, the New York City Bar Association Immigration committee and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter. He has attended numerous immigration trainings with the New York Immigration Coalition, Practicing Law Institute and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network on various immigration topics and attends bi-monthly liaison meetings with the local USCIS District office coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC).


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