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Board Members and Staff

Board Members

Eneida Ruiz – President


Edward M. Kratt, Esq – Vice-President


John Dios – Secretary


 Reverend Katrina Foster – Member

Reverend Charles Oberkher – Member


Rosemarie Dios – Member


Maurice Williams – Member


Danae Henriquez – Member

Professional staff

Carlos Piovanetti,  esq.,

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Saisha Maldonado, Co-Executive Director

Graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice,with a legal degree in Legal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice. A Paralegal at immigration legal services Brentwood office. Looking forward to one day being able to enter into law school where she would like to study criminal law and become a prosecutor. She enjoys working with the  Immigration community.  Has managing and customer service experience for over 10 years.  Is fluent in Spanish and has knowledge in Italian.

Geoffrey Hinds,  esq.,

Geoffrey C. Hinds is a staff attorney with the agency. He received his Law Degree from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, NY and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University in Washington, DC. He has represented detained and non-detained clients in Immigration Courts in New York, Texas, Atlanta, Louisiana, and New Jersey. He has also represented clients in New York Family courts. He has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Erika Diner,  esq.,

is a staff attorney with the agency.  She received her law degree from Touro Law Center, and her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Ms. Diner is devoted to representing clients to achieve their legal immigration goals.   Ms. Diner has successfully represented clients in courts throughout Long Island, New York City, and upstate New York.  She has represented clients in Immigration Court, Supreme Court, Family Court, District Court, and Civil Court.  Ms. Diner treats all clients with the compassion and sensitivity needed to help them navigate through difficult and often sensitive legal matters that clients may find themselves going through.

Albert Ostos

is our media specialist and web designer with outstanding technical, usability, and user interface design skills. Mr. Ostos designs, develops and updates our website. He creates our pod-casts, and videos including their edit animation.

Steven Caputo

After retiring from a long, successful career in the business world, Mr. Caputo first volunteered at our satellite office in Bridgehampton. Mr. Caputo is responsible for all administrative functions in Bridgehampton. Completely bilingual in English and Spanish, he occasionally serves as an interpreter.

Efren Estrada

A Certified Paralegal from Hunter College, CUNY, with an Associated Degree in Business Management from ITP, I am a Paralegal at Immigration Legal Services of Long Island at the New York City office. I speak English and Spanish , 2 years experience as Paralegal. I like to help people in the their cases through the Immigration Legal System.

Ingrid Suriel

is our newest member of our ILSOLI family. The legal assistance in the Brentwood office who is looking forward to helping all of our clients and future clients with their needs. Ingrid who came to the United States for a better life  is looking to help out her fellow clients. Ingrid is fluent in Spanish and moderate in English.

Yessica Almonte

She works with a team of experienced immigration lawyers and professionals. Prepare and file petitions using an immigration case management database system. He likes to work with the immigration community. She speaks English and Spanish fluently and has knowledge in Portuguese

María Sánchez

He is Legal Assistant of the Bridghampton Office. She studied Accounting and Psychology in one of the universities in Peru, her country of origin. Maria came to the United States in 2015 to have better opportunities for work and life. He likes to help people who come to the Office on immigration issues. He speaks Spanish and basic English. Now she is attending classes to perfect her English.

is our Managing Attorney and supervisor of our legal staff. An accomplished writer, his articles on current immigration matters are published in several community newspapers. Mr. Piovanetti is experienced in all areas of immigration law, and specializes in complex immigration litigation matters. A member of AILA, he is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.

Contact Information

Immigration Legal Services of Long Island, Inc.

P.O. Box 1294,

Water Mill, NY 11976

Principal (631) 617.5269

Oficina en NYC: (646) 998.8123

Fax 631.922.8813


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