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Meet Robert Thoren-Harmon

Robert Thoren-Harmon, Interpreter Scheduler A fluent Spanish speaker, Mr. Thoren-Harmon is the Interpreter Scheduler responsible for coordinating language access across a wide array of fields in Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Where and what did you study?   I started out with an Associate’s at ECC city campus and then moved on to the University of …
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Interpreter Coordinator

  Job Title:                               Interpreter Coordinator Compensation:                    $12.75 per hour Classification:                      Non-Exempt, Hourly Working Hours:                   40 hours per week Program:                               Interpretation & Translation Department Supervisor:                          Director of Interpretation & Translation Job summary:                      Coordinate foreign language interpretation services for customers in various industries, in a fast-paced and collaborative office setting.                                                 Qualifications: Education:                           Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Experience:                        The focus of this role is …
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Meet Emily Brady-Santos

Emily Brady-Santos, Director of Interpreting & Translation A linguaphile with an MBA in social entrepreneurship and MA in education, Ms. Brady-Santos directs the Institute’s Interpreting and Translation Department, managing and advocating for the faithful provision of language services in Buffalo and the surrounding areas. What do you feel your role is as the Director of …
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Meet Samantha Kittinger

Samantha Kittinger, Education & International Visitors Coordinator A Buffalo State graduate and coffee enthusiast, Ms. Kittinger is the Education & International Visitors Coordinator supporting her department in increasing global awareness and engagement of all Western New York residents. What are your academic credentials?  What experiences have you brought to the Institute? [SK]: I graduated from …
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Meet Cathy Roland & Laura Carey

Cathy Roland & Laura Carey, Receptionists Visitors’ first point of contact at the Institute, Ms. Roland and Ms. Carey, our receptionists, support our goal to be both a place of welcome and a haven for the multicultural community. Name, title and how long you have been at the Institute? [CR]: Cathy Roland, receptionist, born and …
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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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