Meet The Team

Yesenia Fermin

Yesenia Fermin

Executive Director - Fair Lawn

Yesenia Fermin joined Bethany Christian Services in 2017 as the executive director of the New Jersey and New York offices. She earned her Master’s degree in social work from Rutgers in 2010 and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has been working with refugees, survivors of gender based violence and child welfare for over 15 years.

Candyce Mayers

Candyce Mayers

UAC Supervisor - Fair Lawn

Candyce Mayers joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018 as the UAC Supervisor. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Monmouth University in 2014. She has over ten years of experience serving children and families affected by domestic violence and engaging in family reunification services. Candyce is an ordained elder in the AME church and serves as the director of her local youth group.

Claudia Santa-Cruz

Claudia Santa-Cruz

UAC Case Manager - Fair Lawn

Claudia Santa-Cruz graduated in 2010 from Kean University with a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) and in 2018 from Drew University Theological School with a Master of Divinity (MDiv). Claudia joins Bethany with six and a half years of experience working with domestic violence survivors. She serves in her local church as a member of the Trustees and as part of the leadership team. Claudia feels honored and blessed to be part of Bethany Christian Services and have the opportunity to respond to God’s call in her life by serving others.

Miriam Airoldi

Miriam Airoldi

Pregnancy Counselor - Fair Lawn

Miriam Airoldi has worked at Bethany Christian Services for over three years. After growing up in rural Vermont, her favorite part about living and working in the New York/New Jersey metro area is the opportunity to build relationships with people in all different life stages. Miriam particularly enjoys advocating for expectant parents in difficult situations. She is honored to be a part of the loving choice and thoughtfulness that expectant parents experience when considering their options in an unplanned pregnancy.

Windy Ortega

Windy Ortega

Adoption Specialist - Fair Lawn

Windy Ortega joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018. She has experience working with Child Protective Services’ foster care and adoption program and victims of domestic violence and survivors of sexual assault.

Alyssa Morin

Alyssa Morin

Administrative Assistant - Fair Lawn

Alyssa Morin began working at Bethany Christian Services in 2015. She has a heart for supporting both clients and her Bethany coworkers through various administrative tasks.

Ana De Los Santos

Ana De Los Santos

UAC Case Manager - Fair Lawn

Ana De Los Santos works in Bethany Christian Services' UAC program, where she witnesses the undocumented children's incredible courage. Working at Bethany has shown her how strong and selfless individuals can be.

Daisy Claudio-Bermudez

Daisy Claudio-Bermudez

UAC Case Manager - Fair Lawn

Daisy Claudio-Bermudez feels privileged and blessed to be part of the UAC program at Bethany Christian Services. She enjoys serving unaccompanied minors and being a part of their journey.

Julie Ritsema

Julie Ritsema

Administrative Assistant - Fair Lawn

Julie Ritsema has worked at Bethany Christian Services for over 16 years. She feels blessed to be a part of a ministry that serves God’s people with love and compassion. Julie loves seeing one of the “Bethany babies” grow up and thrive in the home that God prepared just for them!

Kim Boon

Kim Boon

Clinical Supervisor - Fair Lawn

Kim Boon started working at Bethany Christian Services part-time in 2000. She earned her master’s degree from NYU in 1997 and is a licensed clinical social worker. She is now the clinical supervisor of the adoption program. She loves that Bethany provides counseling, guidance, and support to help clients make the right choices for them. She has a passion for the well-being of children and loves her two children fiercely. At home she enjoys being with her rescue dog, Cory.

Melissa Linares

Melissa Linares

UAC Case Manager - Fair Lawn

Melissa Linares feels blessed to have the opportunity to work in the UAC and anti-human trafficking program. She comes to Bethany with experience working with domestic violence survivors and mentoring youth at her local church.

Teresita Rubino

Teresita Rubino

UAC Case Manager - Fair Lawn

Katrina Rubino feels blessed to work in the UAC program at Bethany Christian Services. She enjoys watching undocumented children improve their future and recover from trauma.