27 02, 2018

Jennifer Shaw

2019-08-22T15:36:40+00:00

Jennie comes from a large family and is very used to being at the hub of activity, which makes her a perfect fit for SLA’s busy office. When she’s not at the Office, you’ll find her either in the park with a good book or pursuing her passion for illustration and graphic design by doing commissioned work for various publications.

While not a native New Yorker, Jennifer has thoroughly enjoyed transitioning from suburban life to the faster pace of the city. She currently lives in Manhattan with her wonderful husband and one timid, but very sweet, cat.

Jennifer Shaw2019-08-22T15:36:40+00:00
12 01, 2017

Ira Kushin

2019-08-19T17:13:33+00:00

Ira Kushin has rejoined the Collections and Reimbursement Team. Before joining SLA, Ira worked for several corporations and legal firms as a Legal Records Manager. His skill in managing and collecting records will be very useful in his new role.

Ira Kushin2019-08-19T17:13:33+00:00
23 11, 2016

Kate Vasquez

2016-12-22T21:33:01+00:00

Kate Vasquez is an important member of the Settlements Team.  As the mother of twin boys, she understands the school process very well.  Kate has a background in the medical field with strength in the patient relations department.

Since joining SLA’s Settlement  Team, she has developed many ways to make the process more efficient, ensuring that parents receive their payments as soon as possible. Additionally, Kate speaks fluent Spanish.

Kate Vasquez2016-12-22T21:33:01+00:00
23 11, 2016

Bonnie Lam

2016-12-26T18:32:50+00:00

Bonnie returns to SLA after becoming a recent mother to an awesome 3 year old boy. She graduated with an English B.A. from SUNY Buffalo and is a professional people pleaser. She works closely with our Impartial Hearing Manager and provides support to our administration staff as well.  When she’s not talking your head off, you can spot her hanging in Queens sipping on bubble tea and stuffing her face with the latest food trend.  In that order. Bonnie is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Bonnie Lam2016-12-26T18:32:50+00:00
23 11, 2016

Anny Lyan

2016-12-22T23:33:09+00:00

Anny joined the SLA family in 2014 and is currently an Administrator for the Advocacy team. She is responsible for scheduling parent advocates to accompany clients to CSE Reviews and school site visits as well as managing other administrative and clerical tasks. She has a M.S.ed in Childhood Math and Science from Hunter College and has 10 plus years of teaching experience including teaching students with special needs. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, therefore, she often acts as a liaison between the SLA team and potential/current Chinese clients.

Anny Lyan2016-12-22T23:33:09+00:00
23 11, 2016

Erica Wellington

2016-12-23T16:27:25+00:00

Erica Wellington-London has joined Melissa and Annie in the Business Office.  She will be handling many tasks related to Impartial Hearings and serving as a back-up to Louis. Before joining SLA, Erica was our peerless case manager at the Impartial Hearing Office of the DOE.  Their loss is certainly our gain.

Erica Wellington2016-12-23T16:27:25+00:00
22 11, 2016

Louis Chi

2016-12-26T18:30:31+00:00

Louis Chi has been the Impartial Hearing Manager at SLA since 2009. In addition to serving as Impartial Hearing Coordinator, Louis is now actively assisting Art with tasks relating to client reimbursements. Louis is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Louis Chi2016-12-26T18:30:31+00:00
22 11, 2016

Annie DeLeon

2016-12-26T18:27:25+00:00

Annie DeLeon is a certified paralegal with years of experience in special education and dealing with the NYCDOE. Annie works with both the Business Office Team and the Settlement Team. Annie holds a certificate as a Paralegal and an Associates Degree in Human Services. With Annie’s help, we have improved the efficiency of our hearing and settlement processes. As Annie will gladly tell you, her greatest achievement has been the birth of her beautiful daughter Julia in December 2015.

Annie DeLeon2016-12-26T18:27:25+00:00