Meet Denise Phillips Beehag

Denise Phillips Beehag, Director of New American Integration A 19 year veteran of the Institute, Ms. Phillips Beehag leads New American Integration’s efforts in assisting clients to achieve self-sufficiency and active participation in our Western New York community. Name, title, how long you have been at the Institute? [DPB]: Denise Phillips Beehag, Director of New …
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Meet Akrivi Klentos

Akrivi “Vivian” Klentos, Assistant of Development & Communications A first generation Greek American and SUNY Oswego ’16 graduate, Ms. Klentos supports the Development & Communications office’s overarching fundraising, outreach and media initiatives. Name, title and how long you have been at the Institute? [Akrivi Klentos]: Well, my actual name is Akrivi, but I go by Vivian.  …
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Meet Chiara Moslow

Chiara Moslow, Integration Services Case Manager A Fordham ’17 graduate returning to her Buffalo roots, Chiara works in New American Integration helping the Institute’s clients adjust to their new lives in Western New York. What are your academic credentials/career path you’ve taken to get to the Institute? How have they prepared you for your position? …
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Meet Jessica Ulmer

Jessica Ulmer, Reception & Placement Program Assistant Ms. Ulmer puts her organization skills to use as the Program Assistant for New American Integration.  Reading case notes with a hot cup of coffee warms her heart, while here “soles” stay busy outside of the Institute as a runner, Mom, and soup chef. How long have you …
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Meet Amy Fleischauer

Amy Fleischauer, Director of Survivor Support Raised by a family that emphasized service and the importance of community, Ms. Fleischauer is the Director of Survivor Support leading her department in assisting vulnerable populations from 45 different countries. What do you feel your role is as the Director of Survivor Support at the Institute? Do you …
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Meet Jennifer Ulrich

Jennifer Ulrich, Translation Coordinator Ms. Ulrich graduated from Buffalo State College with honors and as a member of the Société Honoraire de Français.  As the Translation Coordinator for the Interpreting & Translation Department, Jennifer intakes all of the written translation requests from individuals as well as our local (and not local) corporate partners such as …
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Meet Adair Saviola

Adair Saviola, Director of Development & Communications A proud Buffalonian, Ms. Saviola, a Niagara and NYU graduate, is the Director of Development & Communications handling the Institute’s development and public relations needs. What do you feel your role is as the Director of Development and Communications at the Institute? [AS]: One of the reasons that I …
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Meet Laura Caley

Laura Caley, Employment Services Program Manager A nature enthusiast, Ms. Caley leads New American Integration’s workforce development initiatives to encourage economic growth across Western New York. Where are you from and how long you have been at the Institute? [LC]: I grew up between Fairport and the more rural Finger Lakes region in Springwater, NY. …
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Meet May Shogan

May Shogan, Director of Education & International Visitors A native of Jordan and a 29-year veteran of the Institute, Ms. Shogan is the Director of Education & International Visitors leading her department in increasing global awareness and engagement of all Western New York residents. How has your role changed throughout your 29 years at the …
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Meet Briana Neale & Leighann Ramirez

Briana Neale & Leighann Ramirez, MSW Interns University of Buffalo Master’s of Social Work graduate students, Ms. Neale & Ms. Ramirez support New American Integration’s resettlement efforts to welcome new arrivals to Western New York. Can you tell me a little about what you do here? [BN]: I do a number of different things.  My …
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