Board of Directors

Migration Resource Center Board of Directors is formed by dedicated individuals that volunteer their time and resources to develop the organization and to secure its existence for many years ahead.

Frederik Stefani

President & CEO

Frederik Stefani graduated from American Public University with a BS in Legal Studies. He is responsible for Migration Resource Center staff, programs, budget operations, expansion, and execution of its mission. Frederik applies his deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. Before joining the organization, he worked as an Operations Manager at Catholic Migration Services of the Diocese of Brooklyn, where he focused on immigration law and legal management. Frederik is a member of American Bar Association, and New York Immigration Coalition.

Erald Troja

Vice Chair

Erald Troja, Ph.D., is a Doctoral Researcher at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He received his bachelor degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn College, NY, in 1999, his M.S in Information Systems and Business Administration from Brooklyn College, NY, in 2009, M.S in Computer Science from the Graduate Center, CUNY in 2012, and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, CUNY in 2015. His research areas include dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio networks and security, and privacy in location based services.

Guranda D’Souza


Guranda D’Souza brings a European flair to Migration Resource Center. Born in the Republic of Georgia, Guranda is fluent in Georgian and Russian. She moved to Brooklyn nearly 20 years ago, enjoying its many culturally diverse and beautiful neighborhoods. Guranda began her professional career as an investigator at the New York City prosecutor’s office. She subsequently worked in finance and at a private law firm. Guranda holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Hunter College and holds multiple industry certifications. Guranda is a member of REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York).

Mikel Kushi

Finance / Treasury

Mikel Kushi immigrated with his parents to this great country at the age of six. Mikel graduated from St. John’s University, with a Master of Science in Accounting. After graduating, he is engaged in employment with Ernst & Young LLP, where he has been employed in the Assurance practice in Financial Services for Wealth and Asset Management.

Victoria Apostol-Marius

Board Member

Victoria works as the Program Coordinator at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She holds a second Master’s Degree in Human Rights from the Central European University, Hungary. She started volunteering with Migration Resource Center in the Fall of 2016. As a volunteer, she worked as paralegal, policy researcher, and outreach coordinator where she made contributions to the establishment and development of the organization. Victoria has substantial experience in the field of social justice through her activism and lobby actions in her home country, Republic of Moldova. She moved to New York City in 2016 and, since then, has lived on Staten Island with her family.