New Leadership Team
New decade, new team! We are excited to announce that long-time volunteer teacher and former Assistant Director,
Dana Neufeld, has taken on the role of Program Director for Las Casas after Phyliss Martinez, Director of 11 years, retired in May. Dana will be focused on providing dynamic and engaging ESL classes for our students while maintaining a dedicated volunteer base. She hopes to deepen Las Casas’ connections with community partners to further impact students’ lives.
Corrina Bekiers-Sassano, our Assistant Director, is starting her 10th year as a Las Casas teacher. She will continue her role as Resource Specialist, heading up teacher mentorship, running teacher workshops, curriculum planning, and leading our computer literacy program — a woman of many talents!
Jynny Juarez, former Las Casas student and volunteer Program Assistant of many years, is continuing on as Administrative Assistant Extraordinaire. Jynny works behind the scenes keeping Las Casas running smoothly!
Sally Guzdar, a volunteer teacher in our Introduction class for the past year, has joined our Admin team as Development Director. Sally is working to build a more diversified and sustainable funding base and spread the story of Las Casas to our wider community.
(L to R: Corinna, Dana, Sally, Jynny)