Board of Directors

MRC Board of Directors is formed by dedicated individuals that volunteer their time and resources to develop MRC as an 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 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. Before joining the MRC, 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 MRC. 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.

Alfred Treska

Board Member

Alfred Treska has a long experience in law enforcement of Federal Government. Currently, he is engaged in employment as Senior Law Enforcement at Federal Bank Reserve. Also, he is Executive Protection for senior officials for the Federal Bank Reserve. Also, Alfred is engaged with Sister of Charities a non-profit organization helping elderly people in Staten Island, NY.