Executive Team

Marina Kovalyov
Founding President
Director, Arts and Cultural Initiatives
Rina Kirshner
Founding Vice President
Director, BBA Programs in the US and RAF's NSLI-Y Programs in Russia

Program Staff

Regina Shamilov
Director of Community Relations

Phone: 212.687.6118 x 202

Email: rshamilov@russianamericanfoundation.org

Geneva Bernal
Coordinating Director
BBASI NY, BBA Teacher Certification

Phone: 212.687.6118 x 206

Email: gbernal@russianamericanfoundation.org

Eric Connelly
Special Projects & Exhibits

Phone: 212.687.6118 x 210

Email: econnelly@russianamericanfoundation.org

Sofia Kutceva
Coordinating Director
BBASI CT

Phone: 212.687.6118 x 208

Email: skutceva@russianamericanfoundation.org

Jade Direnfeld
Coordinating Director
NSLI-Y, Bolshoi PREP Programs

Phone: 212.687.6118 x 201

Email: jdirenfeld@russianamericanfoundation.org