Staff Directory


Anderson, Orion – ESL/Citizenship Instructor

Baber, Liz– Education & Outreach Manager

Boyle, Sandra – Deputy Director

Breheny, Ethel – Bronx Reception DFTA Volunteer

Ceron, Victoria – ESL Class Assistant

Dennehy, Siobhan – Executive Director

Estrella, Liliana  – Part-Time  Outreach Worker

Escurra, Milagros – Office administration/ Acc Payable

Fritts-Penninman, Shannon – Bilingual Lawyer

Gomez, Manny – Queens Bilingual Immigration Counselor

Garcia, Raymond – ESL/Citizenship Instructor

Grajeda, Juan – Bilingual Program Manager

Harmon, Debra – Bronx Reception DFTA Volunteer

Herrera, Rogelio – Education Outreach Assistant

Hernandez, Ana – Queens Reception DFTA Volunteer

Jones, Jennifer – Queens Client Facilitator/Office Assistant

Katis, Renee – Assistant Social Service

Kelly, Ruth – J1 Trainee

Kerins, Maire – Immigration Counselor

Khatana, Eva – ESL/Citizenship Instructor

Murphy, Sally – Queens Receptionist Part-Time

O’Brien, Laura – Psychotherapist (Consultant)

Olympio, Debora – Bilingual Receptionist

Rose, Carmel – Immigration Counselor

Stahl, John – Director of Legal Services/Immigration Attorney

Wilches, Andrea – ESL/Citizenship Instructor

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).

Olympio, Debora – Bilingual Receptionist


The time, dedication and effort donated to us by our volunteers is literally priceless and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us out by donating their time.

We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers for their help!