Executive Director

Director of Immigration Legal Services

Madhu Sharma


Director of Business & Operations

Kurt A. Winebrenner

Director of Workforce & Economic Development

Susan Berg Herman


Director of Refugee Resettlement

Daniel Torma


Attorney At Law

Caleb A. Bendaum

Attorney At Law

Taylor Jameson

Justice Campaign Fellow

Brian Hoffman

Legal Secretary / Receptionist

Sila King


Manager of Employment Services

Kirk Olmstead

Employment Case Manager

Eka Anthony

Employment Case Manager

Craig Joseph

Employment Case Manager

Khin Man Soe

Integration Adminstrator

Mahananda Luitel

Volunteer Coordinator, Americorps

Beth Johnson

interpreting & Translation Services

Interpreting Coordinator

Bhim P. Dhungana

Translation Coordinator

Hsathablay Moo

Refugee resettlement

Refugee Resettlement Case Manager

Jawid Ahmadzai

Refugee Resettlement Case Manager

Luke Suzekis

Refugee Resettlement Case Manager

Drew Thomas

Integration Counselor

Santa Gajmere

BIA Accredited Representative

Khem Kuikel

Social Services

Manager of Social Services

Radha Adhikari

Social Services Case Manager

Rollin Mukanza

Social Services Case Manager

Santa Gajmere

Karen Richter

Vice President, Manager Health, Akron's Children's Hospital

Board president



Pamela Hickson-Stevenson

Assistant Director, Akron-Summit County Public Library

board vice-president


Don McCardle

Retired, Goodyear Tire and Rubber

Board secretary

Adele Dorfner Roth

Deputy Planning Director for Economic Development, City of Akron

board treasurer


Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak

Attorney, McDonald Hopkins, LLC


Jacqueline Germano

Community Volunteer


Rosemary Hamed

Community Volunteer


David Pelland

Owner, ALDA Advisors, Inc.


Gail Kwok Segatta

Community Volunteer


David Yedidsion

Architect, David Yedidsion Architects, LLC



The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. It is the policy of IIA to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. IIA is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, all religious affiliation, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community and other minority groups.


Fluency in one of the following: Dari, Farsi, Pashto, French, Urdu, Hindi, and Swahili