Deandra Birch is the Executive Office Assistant for JFS Delaware. Dee is the mother of four wonderful adult children. She also has three beautiful grandchildren and a very spoiled cat. She absolutely loves spending time with her family, no matter what it is they are doing they are always having fun.

Her hobbies include sketching, clothing, exercising, dancing, traveling, and learning new things. She also enjoys binge watching movies, reading, and listening to music.

One fun fact about Dee is that she used to have a huge fear of flying. However, she took her first flight two years ago to Houston, Texas and now she loves traveling!

Madison is the Marketing and Communications Specialist for JFS. He completed his Master’s in Sports Journalism at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and his Bachelor’s in Sports Management at Lancaster Bible College. Madison brings over eight years of non-profit marketing and communications experience to JFS, having previously worked for in the marketing departments for multiple universities. He also interned in the marketing departing for the Indiana Pacers, the NBA team in Indianapolis, while attending graduate school.

Madison grew up in Sussex County and is excited to be returning to Delaware after spending the previous five years in the Philadelphia area. He currently resides in Dover, DE. In his free time, Madison enjoys puzzles, listening to podcasts, and playing basketball, disc golf, and board games. One fun fact about Madison is that he has been on an episode of America’s Funniest Home Vidoes!

Vlad is the Community Relations Manager for JFS. He completed his Bachelor’s in Business Management in Moldova and is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Social Work program at Yeshiva University.

In his free time, Vlad enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading. One fun fact about Vlad is that his personality changes depending what language he speaks.

Nancy is an Accounting Assistant for JFS Delaware. She is a graduate of Delaware State University.

Nancy is a grandmother and enjoys reading, shopping, watching tv and spending time with her family.

Lauren is a Master’s Level Therapist in the JFS Mental Health Fellowship Program. Lauren completed her Master’s of Science degree in Community Counseling and attended the University of Delaware and Wilmington University. She has also obtained her National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, party planning, yoga, and camping with friends and family. She also lived in Korea for 11 years!


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A lifelong resident of Delaware, Mary is happy to be doing work that she loves. Mary earned her Master of Social Work from Widener University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washington College. 

Mary will be pursuing her LCSW in the fall. In the meantime, she will be working with individuals and groups.  

Mary is a proud dog mom to “super-dog” and Jack Russell mix, Tito. In her spare time, she loves listening to true crime podcasts and going to the beach, trying out new restaurants, baking, shopping, and watching movies.  

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Maria is a Case Manager for JFS’ Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE). She attended Del Rosario University School of Law in Bogota, Colombia and Osgoode Hall Law School York University in Toronto, Canada. She holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a Master of Laws (LL.M.). Maria also obtained a Certificate in Victimology from Algonquin College Police & Public Safety Institute in Ottawa, Canada.

Maria is married and a proud mother of two sons, and grandmother of two wonderful grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys driving two-seater cars on curvy roads, walks within nature, and dance and coloring. One fact about Maria is that her family and friends know her as Grandmatiz (never as grandmother).