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Staff Directory

212.221.7300

Joseph P. Benincasa, President and CEO - 917.281.5901
Barbara Davis, L.M.S.W., Chief Operating Officer - 917.281.5940
Connie Yoo, Chief Financial Officer - 917.281.5905
Thomas Exton, Chief Advancement Officer - 917.281.5929
Paul Riedel, Executive Assistant - 917.281.5904
Matthew Kovach, Executive Assistant - 917.281.5979

Advancement
Josh Adler, Director of Individual Giving - 917.281.5908
Louie Anchondo, National Director of Special Events - 917.281.5921
David Engelman, Director of Communications and Marketing - 917.281.5976
Judith Fish, Manager of Membership - 917.281.5927
Jeff Gladstone, Special Events Associate - 917.281.5923
Jay Haddad, Manager of Planned Giving & Major Gifts - 917.281.5928
Stephen Joseph, Manager of Special Events - 917.281.5933
Susan Latham, Deputy Director of Advancement  - 917.281.5924
Harmony McGivney, Membership Associate - 917.281.5970
Robyn O'Brien, Membership Associate - 917.281.5982
Charleigh Parker, Advancement Systems Administrator, 917.281.5964
Joy Pascua-Kim, Manager of Online Marketing - 917.281.5911
Timothy Pinckney, Producer/ Staff Writer - 917.281.5922
Dalin Rivera, Advancement Systems Associate - 917.281.5983 
Holly Wheeler, Graphic Designer - 917.281.5981

Finance & Administration
Karen Wang, Controller
Carlos de Jesus, Director of Financial Reporting
Grace Park, Accounting Manager
Erica Chung, Accounts Payable Supervisor
Indra Leiva, Payroll Administrator
Wilfredo Sanchez, Staff Accountant

Human Resources & Administration
Darren Robertson, Director of Human Resources & Administration 
Camille Codner, Receptionist/Office Manager
Tracy Vella, Human Resources Generalist 

Information Technology
John Torres, Director of Information Technology
Ricardo Montero, Information Technology Network Administrator
Lake Koiki, Technical Support Analyst

Social Services - Eastern Region
Tamar Shapiro, L.C.S.W., Director of Social Services, National - 917.281.5916
Allison Abrams, L.C.S.W., Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative - 917.281.5977
Tara Alaimo, Data Assistant - 917.281.5946
Elizabeth Avedon, L.C.S.W., HIV/AIDS Initiative - 917.281.5938
Amanda Clayman, L.M.S.W., Entertainment Assistance Program - 917.281.5984
Kenton Curtis L.C.S.W., Supervisor of HIV/AIDS Initiative, Eastern Region - 917.281.5942
Dale Daley, L.C.S.W., Supervisor, Entertainment Assistance Program, Eastern Region - 917.281.5913
Traci DiGesu, Seniors Program Volunteer & Activities Coordinator, 917.281.5937
Rosalyn Gilbert, L.C.S.W., Supervisor of Addiction and Recovery Services - 917.281.5914
Lynnell Herzer, L.C.S.W., Supervisor of Seniors and the Disabled - 917.281.5943
Gloria Jones, Administrative Coordinator - 917.281.5912
Amanda Rocha, L.M.S.W., Senior & Disabled Services Social Worker - 917.281.5986
Marjorie Roop, L.C.S.W., HIV/AIDS Initiative - 917.281.5991
Judy Rosch, L.M.S.W., Senior & Disabled Services Social Worker - 917.281.5988
Siena Shundi, L.C.S.W., Musicians Assistance Program - Local 802 - 212.397.4802
Jessica L. Siegel, L.M.S.W., Chemical Dependency Services Social Worker - 917.281.5944
Samuel A. Smith, Data Systems Analyst - 917.281.5910
Joshua Snow, L.M.S.W., HIV/AIDS Initiative - 917.281.5909
Keith Tramantano, L.M.S.W.,  HIV/AIDS Initiative - 917.281.5915
Lillian Wasserman, L.M.S.W., Intake Social Worker - 917.281.5918
Amy Wilder, L.C.S.W., The Dancer's Resource - 917.281.5917
Sarah Meier Zimbler, Manager of Affordable Housing Initiatives - 917.281.5926

Health Insurance Resource Center
James Brown, Director of Health Services, National - 917.281.5966
Renata Marinaro, Director of Health Services, Eastern Region - 917.281.5965
Renee King, Health Benefits Specialist 917.281.5990
Elizabeth Tripp, Web Content Developer - 917.281.5985

The Actors Fund Work Program NY
Christopher Bloodworth, Director of Actors Work Program, National - 917.281.5950
Barbara Lilliston, Career Counselor - 212.354.5480
Ell Miocene, Career Counselor - 917.281.5955
Richard Renner, Education Coordinator -917.281.5959
Patricia Schwadron, Career Counselor Supervisor - 917.281.5954
Alexandria Bellivan, Employment Specialist - 917.281.5953

Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic

212.489.1939

Dr. Jim Spears, M.D., Medical Director
Janet Pearl, Health Services Manager - ext. 151
Felisha Rivera, Administrative Coordinator - ext. 150

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly The Aurora)

212.489.2020

Social Services
Ellen Celnik, L.M.S.W. Director of Housing Program Services - ext. 103
Lorraine Chisholm, Receptionist - ext. 128
Anna De La Rosa, Associate Director – ext. 105
Hope Geteles, L.M.S.W. Social Worker - ext. 106
Heather Clarke, Social Worker - ext. 107
Kaitlin Blevins, L.M.S.W. Social Worker - ext. 116
Elizabeth Lawlor, Office Manager - ext. 160
Christopher Nilsson, Activities Coordinator - ext. 113 

The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly The Aurora) Property Management Office 
212.246.2424

Richard Pimentel, Director of Property Management - ext. 123
Derrick Sage, Assistant Director - ext. 122
Keisha Gardner, Office Manager - ext. 120
Seymour Hunter, Rent Coordinator - ext. 137
Raymundo Lizarraga, Superintendent - ext. 119
Claudette McCree, Tenant & Intake Service Coordinator - ext. 121

The Schermerhorn

718.640.1845

Matthew Brookshire, Activities Manager, Actors Fund Arts Center & Resident Programs – ext. 1841
HanaKyle Moranz, Activities Coordinator – ext. 1838
Margaret Stevens, L.M.S.W.. Social Worker – ext. 1839
Elizabeth Purcell – Social Worker ext. 1840
Saúl Ulerio, Production Coordinator, Actors Fund Arts Center– ext. 1843
Ashley Theagene, Production Assistant, Actors Fund Arts Center– ext. 1843

Western Region

Los Angeles 323.933.9244

Keith McNutt, M.P.P., L.C.S.W., Director of Western Region - 323.330.2414
Emmanuel Freeman, Data Systems Analyst - 323.330.2438

Human Resources & Administration
Angelique Prahalis, Office Administration Manager
Tyler Pukatch, Receptionist/Office Assistant

Social Services  
Robin LaBorwit, L.C.S.W., Supervisor, Entertainment Assistance Program - 323.330.2415
Tina Hookom, L.C.S.W., Director of Social Services - Western Region - 323.330.2413
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, M.S.W., Social Worker Entertainment Assistance Program - 323.330.2421
Deborah Bauman, M.S.W., Social Worker, Entertainment Assistance Program – 323.330.2423
Andrea Baxter, M.S.W., Social Worker, Senior Services – 323.330.2443
John Riley, M.S.W. Social Worker, HIV/AIDS and Disabled Programs - 323.330.2420
Frank Salamone, L.C.S.W., Supervisor, Senior Program - 323.330.2430
Emily Seagraves, M.S.W., Social Worker, HIV/AIDS and Disabled Programs – 323.330.2418
Amanda Steele, M.S.W., Intake Social Worker/Housing Specialist - 323.330.2417
Venus Tarkington, Administrative Assistant-Social Services - 323.330.2427
Jan-Kees Van Der Gaag, L.C.S.W., Supervisor, HIV/AIDS Initiative; Senior/Disability Programming- 323.330.2416
Miata Edoga, Financial Wellness Counselor - 323.330.2464

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center
Daniel Kitowski, M.S.W., Director of Health Services, Western Region - 323.330.2432
Brigid Sweeney, M.P.A. M. Sc., Project Manager, Health Services - 323.330.2433

The Actors Fund Work Program LA
Joanne Webb, Director, Actors Fund Work Program, Western Region - 323.330.2451
Joy Tribble, Administrative Assistant AWP & AHIRC - 323.330.2450
Ross Berg, Career Counselor - 323.330.2452
Caitlin Sorenson, Part-Time Job Developer/Career Coach - 323.330.2429
Dara Blaine, Career Counselor - 323.330.2441

Looking Ahead Program
Chris Smith, M.S.W., Social Work Supervisor - 323.330.2422
Laura Campbell, Education Counselor - 323.330.2436
Ina Williams, Administrative Assistant, Looking Ahead & Unclaimed Coogan - 323.330.2425

Advancement
Meg Thomas, Major Gifts Officer, Western Region - 323.330.2434
Kathleen Cahill, Manager of Special Events, Western Region - 323.330.2428

Burbank 818.981.6789

Dae Medman, Director of the Employee Assistance Program
Anthony Balderrama, Employee Assistance Program Social Worker
George Varela, Employee Assistance Program Social Worker

 

Central Region

312.372.0989

Social Services 
Steven Haught, L.C.P.C, Director of Social Services - Central Region

The Lillian Booth Actors Home

201.871.8882

Administration
Jordan Strohl, Administrator - ext. 501
Annmarie De Feis, Administrative Manager - ext. 503

Finance
Kim Eng, Controller - ext. 537

Human Resources  
Nancy Gronwoldt, PHR, Manager of Human Resources - ext. 506

Nursing
Maria Box, Director of Nursing - ext. 507
Tolgonay Agamez, Assisted Living Nursing Supervisor - ext. 511
Marineth Lozada-Quibilan, Nursing Supervisor
Myung Soo Donlin, Unit Manager - ext. 510
Helen Crimmins, Nurse Educator - ext. 508 
Jessica Reial, Medical Records Secretary - ext. 513

Recreation
Yalile Alzate, Director of Recreation & Volunteers - ext. 548

Social Services
Lucy Seligson, L.C.S.W., Director of Social Services - ext. 502
Laura White, Social Services and Admissions Coordinator - ext. 543 

Food Services
Gary Webb, Director of Food Services - ext. 533

Environmental Services/Housekeeping & Laundry
Igor Denisenko, Director of Facilities Operations - ext. 545