Chad Lama, MS
Career Counselor
(408) 357-7459

Natalie Lazar, BA

Coordinator of VESL Education
(408) 357-7448

Zoya Lazer, MLS

Director of Refugee and Career Services
(408) 357-7452

Tami Levi, MA

Finance Manager
(408) 357-7454

Sheila Monheit, MS

Volunteer Coordinator
(408) 357-7451

Tessa Nunez, BA

MSW Intern

(408) 357-7449

Sandra Pannell, MA

Project NOAH Social Worker

(408) 357-7425

Lisa Warner, LCSW

Director of Clinical and Social Services
(408) 357-7456​

Allison Zur, MSW

Development Manager
(408) 357-7491

Executive Director Mindy Berkowitz receives the 2018 Vlada Gelfond Visionary Award from Lisa Warner (left) and Vlada Gelfon (right) at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

JFS SV Staff

Our JFS SV staff represents a diversity of backgrounds, many years of expertise, and the empathy to respond to community needs quickly, appropriately and effectively.

Executive Director
Mindy Berkowitz, MSW, MA
(408) 357-7455

Staff listed in alphabetical order by last name

Avital Agam, BSW

Social Services Case Manager (Seniors)
(408) 357-7450

Lindsey Amos, BA

MSW Intern

(408) 947-7256

Valerie Barron, AA

Administrative Assistant
(408) 357-7542

Galina Chyorny, MA

Coordinator of Holocaust Survivor
and Emigre Services
(408) 357-7458

Lori Cinnamon, MBA

Manager of Community and Volunteer Engagement
(408) 357-7467

Azita Eshagh, AA

Resettlement Coordinator
(408) 357-7457

Caroline Golpashin, BA

Chai House Case Manager
(408) 947-7256

Sumi Kamiya, MSW

Chai House Senior Services Social Worker

(408) 947-7256

Elena Kulvets, MS

Administration Manager
(408) 357-7406

Tirhas T. receives the Michelle Gabriel Inspiration and Achievement Award at 2018 Annual Meeting. The award is given to a refugee who has gained VESL proficiency, become gainfully employed, made significant progress to help herself and her family to attain economic self-sufficiency, and serves as an inspiration to other JFS refugee students.

Presenting the award are Chad Lama and Natalie Lazar.

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