Our Team

MRC team is made up of a diverse group of professionals, staff and volunteers from different backgrounds, who are dedicated to serving all clients, regardless of faith, gender, race or ethnicity. Every member of the MRC team is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Legal Immigration Program

Frederik Stefani - President & CEO

Frederik Stefani

President & CEO

As President & CEO Frederik has overall strategic and operational responsibility for MRC staff, programs, budget operations, expansion, and execution of its mission. Frederik applies to MRC deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.

Jessie M. Thomas | Supervising Attorney

Jessie M. Thomas

Supervising Attorney

Jessie as Supervisor Attorney handles legal cases and assists the department with providing legal representation for immigration cases, including analyzing individuals' cases, preparing applications, preparing appeals, and completing related projects and duties as assigned.

Michael Yousef | Attorney

Michael Youssef


Mike as an immigration attorney handles legal matters that pertain to immigration matters. He interprets and provides advice on migration, citizenship and business immigration issues, political asylum, and on the processes through which people may secure travel, work or student visas. He also represents clients in immigration proceedings in U.S. Immigration Courts.

Leslie Garcia | Immigration Assistant / Volunteer

Leslie Garcia

Immigration Assistant / Volunteer

Advises and assists in the preparation and filing of immigration and naturalization related applications and petitions. UC Merced graduate, aspiring immigration attorney.

Amy Soloway | Immigration Counselor

Amy Soloway

Immigration Counselor

Amy, working with immigration attorneys, responsible for providing legal assistance, advice and referral to individuals and families in the area of immigration and nationality law. Advises and assists in the preparation and filing of immigration and naturalization related applications and petitions.

Tom De Kesel | Migration Resource Center

Tom De Kesel

Law Graduate / Volunteer

Tom, as a Law Graduate Law is directly involved in immigration affirmative and litigation cases. He assist staff attorneys in preparation of immigration cases, including writing legal memos, briefs, and conducting legal research.


Komla Matrevi

Law Graduate / Volunteer

Komla Matrevi is a law graduate from Washington University and UConn. At UConn, he worked as a student legal representative for asylum seekers and also volunteered to assist refugees with the International Refugee Assistance Project.


Axel Martinez

Immigration Assistant

Axel Martinez is a recent graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Communication. Having immigrated from Mexico ten years ago, Axel experienced firsthand the migration legal process within the United States. Axel has experience working with a nonprofit organization for four years.

Fundraising Program

Sue Burns | Grant Writing Manager / Volunteer

Sue Burns

Grant Writing Manager / Volunteer

Sue, as MRC Grant Writer manages Fundraising Program. She writers prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research. She composes and sends MRC proposals to potential donors and funders. Also, Sue managing volunteers, working with an executive board, planning fund-raising campaigns and promoting the organization through public relations work.

Jennifer Quinones | Assistant Grant Writer / Volunteer

Jennifer Quinones

Assistant Grant Writer / Volunteer

An Army Veteran who attended the New Jersey City University and received a Bachelor's in National Security. Is aiding MRC by assisting in the grant seeking and grant management processes.

Outreach Program

 Education Program

Angela Ju | Outreach Coordinator

Angela Ju

Outreach Coordinator

Angela, as Outreach Coordinator, identifies underserved immigrant communities and develops comprehensive outreach strategies to ensure immigrants have access to accurate legal information. She serves as a conduit of current information for community-based, faith-based and ethnic organizations and government agencies, including consulates, schools and public libraries. Angela leads MRC’s outreach on the delivery of legal services.

Victoria Apostol-Marius | Program Coordinator

Victoria Apostol-Marius

Program Coordinator

Victoria, as Program Coordinator manages a diverse range of activities across Education and Legal Immigration programs, including grant writing and management, developing internal policies, coordinating outreach and marketing activities, and handling administrative and logistical issues of MRC.