About Us


What we do:

We strive to build regional capacity to integrate IMGs into the health care profession and embrace the shared social justice values of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and Le Moyne College by providing individualized support to IMGs at any step of their journey. 

Who we serve:

We welcome IMGs who are excited to continue their studies and/or enter into a medical profession in the US. Our team of experts guide each IMG candidate through individualized career and educational opportunities to prepare them for a future in health care in the US. 

How to Find Us:

We are located in Syracuse, NY,  at the heart of New York state, within easy driving distance of Boston, Cleveland, New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.  Explore our map of campus

Meet the Director

Stella Rwanda, PhD
(315) 210-8664
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Meet the Educational Case Manager

Katherine Elbadawi, MA
Educational Case Manager
(315) 456-9584
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Meet Our Advisory Board

Pat Bliss, LMSW, Community Representative
Georgia Carvounis, M.D., Community Representative
Felicia Castricone, Catholic Charities
Michael Cominolli, Practice Resources, LLC
Emily Creasia-Worden, Catholic Charities
Ginnie Cronin, PhD, FNP-BC, Syracuse Community Health Center
Michelle De Tota, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation
Meghan Durso, Center State CEO
Rachel Jones, St. Joseph’s Health
Jasenko Mondom, Refugee Assistance Program
Teresa Mosher, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation
April Palozzola, Community Representative
Rita Paniagua, Syracuse City Common Council
Eric Rodriguez, Upstate Health, FNP Program
Laiza Semindey, Center State CEO
Liliana Barros Una, MPH, Upstate Health Services Library