Naamah Adelman, Senior Case Manager/Food Pantry Director
After two years of working under a Red Cross Grant for Hurricane Sandy victims, Naamah continues to use her expertise to skillfully help clients receive as much assistance as possible. On a daily basis, she does case management as well as crisis intervention, housing assistance, and arranges appropriate referrals for clients.
Naamah can be reached at extension 6124.
Jacqueline Bascom, Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Coordinator
Jackie assists clients in ascertaining their eligibility for SNAP benefits (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) and helping them with their applications. Jackie does extensive outreach into the Rockaway community informing people about SNAP. This is done by conducting communication activities, outreach, and application assistance.
Jackie can be reached at extension 6114.
Rena Baldinger, Case Manager
Rena has a B.A. in Social Services from Adelphi University, and she is a Certified Life Coach. As a case manager for the JCCRP, she helps clients with their cases on an ongoing basis. Rena puts her skills to use by dealing with crisis intervention, assisting clients with cases and referrals, and case management.
As a talented editor, Rena also serves as our writer-in-residence for all press-related matters.
Rena can be reached at extension 6125.
Racheli Bryks, Controller/Human Resources Manager
Racheli holds a degree in accounting and works as the Controller/ Human Resources Manager for the JCCRP.
Racheli works as a key member of the fiscal office and also ensures the fluidity of staff working as the Human Resources Manager.
Racheli can be reached at extension 6115.
Inna Fiks, Translator/Case Aide
Inna works as a translator and interpreter for the Russian-speaking community. She helps clients complete application forms for government benefits. She escorts clients to government agencies to assist them with their needs.
Inna can be reached at extension 6120.
Temima Green, LMSW, Medicare
Working on a GOSR grant, Temima works to provide several kinds of assistance, with a focus on Medicare. As a Licensed Social Worker, Temima uses her skill set to help her clients with education, one-on-one counseling, assistance with Medicare enrollment, and other Medicare related issues.
Temima can be reached at extension 6117.
Helen Isakova, SNAP Enroller
Helen assists clients in applying for Food Stamps on a grant from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The SNAP enroller conveniently schedules appointments to meet one-on-one with clients and then submits applications electronically to HRA. Helen is in our office on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Helen can be reached at extension 6118.
Jill Lauri, MBA, MSW, Career Counselor
Working under the GOSR grant, Jill supports clients through career exploration, development and transition. This includes job readiness, resume, interviewing, negotiation, and job search/placement assistance. Jill earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and her MSW from Hunter College. She is an experienced Career Counselor and Coach. Jill is committed to helping clients continue to rebuild their lives post Sandy, by finding fulfilling employment that challenges them to be their personal best.
Jill can be reached at extension 6116.
Yocheved Monczyk, Intake Coordinator
Yocheved is the friendly face that greets everyone at the JCCRP. Aside from helping the JCCRP run smoothly every day, Yocheved also manages the intake at the Kosher Food Pantry on its days of service, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Barbara Satt, Outreach Coordinator/Case Manager
Barbara has a bachelor’s degree in Family & Consumer Studies from Queen’s College. She is certified by the National Council on Family Relations as a Certified Family Life Educator.
Barbara works as JCCRP’s case manager assisting clients in need. She is also working as the JCCRP’s Outreach Coordinator, spearheading all things communication and event related.
Barbara can be reached at extension 6113.
Elisheva Trachtenberg, LMSW, Social Services Director
Elisheva works as an experienced licensed social worker, serving as the Director of Social Services at the JCCRP. Also working under the SOFA grant, Elisheva provides advocacy, information and assistance related to Medicare.
Elisheva can be reached at extension 6112.