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
mindyb@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7455


Staff listed in alphabetical order by last name


Fern Adamkowski, MA, ASW
Older Adult Services Social Worker
ferna@jfssv.org
(408) 806-5940


Lori Cinnamon, MBA
Manager of Volunteer and

Community Engagement
loric@jfssv.org

(408) 357-7456


Vanessa Cortez, BA
Health Care Navigator
vanessac@jfssv.org
(669) 208-2258


Azita Eshagh, AA

Resettlement Coordinator
azitae@jfssv.org
(408) 806-7225

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Robin Feinman-Marino

Volunteer Coordinator

robinf@jfssv.org

(408) 357-7467


Monique Guerra, BA

Operations Coordinator

​(408)556-0600

moniqueg@jfssv.org


Caroline Golpashin, BA

Refugee Services Case Manager​
carolineg@jfssv.org
(408) 806-7054


Jason Hall, MA
Director of Clinical and Social Services
jasonh@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7451


Danya Hazeghi, LCSW
Preferred Communities Coordinator
danyah@jfssv.org

(408) 807-0772


Lucy Istomina, MA
JFS SV Older Adult Care Manager
lucyi@jfssv.org
(408) 806-0452


Khatera (Kat) Kakar, MA
Refugee Resettlement Case Manager
​(408) 656-0797
khaterak@jfssv.org


​Sumi Kamiya, MSW
Older Adult Services Social Worker
sumik@jfssv.org
(408) 806-6231

Rich Zbriger (left) and Alex Baskind (center) receive the 2019 Cal Luban Community Service Award from Sheila Monheit.

Mindy and Devorah with Barbara Berlant (center), accepting award for her Knitzvah leadership.

Allison with Betsy Arnstein (center) and Claudia Muller (right), recipients of 2019 Bobbi Shulkin  Award for Outstanding Service to JFS.

JFS 2019 Annual Meeting

Award Winners

JFS SV Staff

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Associate Executive Director

Susan Frazer, LCSW

susanf@jfssv.org

​(408) 357-7453




Elena Kulvets, MS
Director of Administration
jfs@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7406


Allyson Landers

Refugee Resettlement Housing Coordinator

allysonl@jfssv.org

(408) 806-3586


Natalie Lazar, BA

Coordinator of VESL Education

nataliel@jfssv.org
(408) 656-0590


Michelle Lee, MNM
Director of Refugee Resettlement and Career Services
michellel@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7452


Irina Mandelboym, MA

Holocaust Survivor

Client Services Coordinator

irinam@jfssv.org

(408) 357-7458


Olga Mezheritskaya, MS

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

olgam@jfssv.org

(408) 357-7542


Debbie Michels, BA
Manager, Public Relations
debbiem@jfssv.org
(408) 556-0600


Sandra Pannell, MA

Project NOAH Social Worker

sandrap@jfssv.org

(408) 802-5802


Jeremy Ramos, Ed.D
Lead Career Counselor
jeremyr@jfssv.org
(669)-233-9180


Nellie Rochon-Ellis, MA
Career Counselor
nelliere@jfssv.org

(669) 240-8734


Belinda Suntop, BS
Refugee Services Case Manager
belindas@jfssv.org
669-240-8978
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