IMPRINT: Immigrant Professional Integration

Our Team

Staff

Stacey K. Simon, Director

As Director of IMPRINT since 2014, Stacey works closely with the Steering Committee members and other partners to strengthen the field of immigrant professional integration. Together with a dedicated team of staff and consultants at World Education Services, she works to elevate the issue at the federal and state levels, tracks policies across the country, and strengthens the relations required to effectively engage in policy advocacy. Before coming to IMPRINT in 2014, Stacey had broad experience in the nonprofit and international education sectors, including at the National Academy Foundation, New York University, and One To World.

 

 

 

Fatima Sanz, Policy Strategist

As the Policy Strategist at World Education Services, Fatima oversees IMPRINT’s Policy Map, tracks policy changes on the issue of immigrant economic integration at the state and federal level, and supports the director on the organization’s advocacy efforts. Fatima holds an MPA and an M.S.Ed. in International Education Development from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University. She has a background in international education, and local and national policy research. Prior to her time at WES, Fatima worked at UNESCO and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, among others.

 

 

 

Steering Committee

Paul Feltman, Chair

As the chair of IMPRINT’s Steering Committee, Paul oversees the organization’s financial and administrative functions. Paul also is the Director of  Global Talent Bridge, a program of World Education Services (WES) which helps immigrants to gain recognition of academic qualifications earned overseas. In this role, he develops outreach and education programs, community partnerships, and efforts to integrate immigrants into U.S. academic and professional settings.

 

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Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Policy Chair

José Ramón serves as project manager and lead advocate for IMPRINT in federal policy advocacy and national network-building efforts. José Ramón is an Associate Professor of Health Education at San Francisco State University. He is also the founder and director of the Welcome Back Initiative, which assists healthcare professionals trained overseas through the process of entering the health profession in the United States.

 

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Peter Gonzales, Project Manager for State-Level Initiatives

Peter serves as project manager for IMPRINT’s state-level initiatives and supervises the organization’s project staff. He is the President and CEO of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, a non-profit organization which helps new arrivals to the Philadelphia area connect to economic opportunities and integrate into their new community.

 

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Teresita Wisell, Member of Steering Committee

Teresita serves on the Steering Committee for IMPRINT and is the Executive Director for the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE). CCCIE works to assemble a group of community colleges committed to immigrant education programs. The consortium aims to raise national awareness of community colleges’ important role in serving the immigrant population and to create a reservoir of the best immigrant education practices.

 

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Eva Millona, Member of Steering Committee

Eva serves on the Steering Committee for IMPRINT and is Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the state’s largest organization representing the foreign born, and co-chair of the National Partnership for New Americans, the lead national organization focusing on immigrant integration.

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