Our Staff

Bassi Aderet

Housing Coordinator

Mrs. Aderet is the LRRC’s affordable Housing Agent and expert on Housing and Urban Development (HUD), housing purchase and rental programs. She develops and maintains relationships with banks that offer first-time home buyer programs and guides each client through the process of obtaining a mortgage from start to finish. She is also an expert in criteria, rules and regulations of all available governmental and private sector Housing purchase and rental programs. Before joining the LRRC in 2006, she worked at the Lakewood Housing Authority (LHA), first as a Case Manager and then as a Supervisor and Section 8 Coordinator. Mrs. Aderet was instrumental in the coordination and implementation of the unique Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) in Lakewood.

Isaac Birnhack

Program Director

Mr. Birnhack has been with the LRRC since its inception in 2005. He has a comprehensive and detailed understanding of available government and private programs, including all the intricate details based on years of intensive research. He has a unique ability to understand practical applications of complex rules, regulations, and criteria and is instrumental in keeping the LRRC at the cutting edge of knowledge and information. He specializes in assisting individuals with complex and difficult situations including disability and illness. He has been certified as a State Healthcare Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor and Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS). He earned his Certification as a Loan Office from Ron Vaimberg Mortgage University in 2004 and is also a Certified Homebuyer Education Trainer.

Basya Blaney


Basya Blaney’s calm efficiency and professionalism help keep the LRRC office running smoothly each day. Her excellent communication skills, both in person and over the phone, are consistent with the high quality of service that the LRRC prides itself on. Ms. Blaney is proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel and helps to ensure a pleasant experience for all clients.

Etty Friedman

Case Manager

Mrs. Friedman, a graduate of Bais Jacob Teachers College of Montreal, has an in-depth understanding of NJ FamilyCare, SNAP, CHIP, CHS and utility programs. Mrs. Friedman has over three decades of experience in case management, education and administration, and her cheerful, warm, and caring demeanor is instantly recognized by all who interact with her. In addition to her considerable work experience, Mrs. Friedman has also performed a substantial amount of volunteerism and charitable activity. She speaks Yiddish fluently.

Dina Ginsberger

Programs Manager

As Programs Manager, Mrs. Ginsberger is responsible for overseeing all office procedures, workflows, and schedules. In addition, she plays a critical role in advocacy for complex cases and leads the processing of housing assistance applications. Mrs. Ginsberger maintains a client caseload and assists clients with accessing all available social service assistance programs. She began her career at the LRRC in 2015 as the front desk case manager and quickly established herself as a proficient and knowledgeable team member. Her dedication and hard work led her to be appointed Programs Manager in 2021. She is an Inform USA Certified Community Resource Specialist and is certified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

Nechama Heinemann

Case Manager and Quality Control Coordinator

Mrs. Heinemann has a comprehensive understanding of all available programs, including the intricate details of their rules and regulations. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Michigan Jewish Institute and joined the LRRC in 2008. In addition to her familiarity with many government and private-sector programs, Mrs. Heinemann is also trained in homeownership education and counseling and is an Inform USA Certified Community Resource Specialist.

Devorah Nussbaum

Case Manager

Mrs. Nussbaum spent years working on successful ventures in the public and private sectors before she joined the LRRC in 2012. As a case manager specializing in utility assistance, healthcare and other social services, Mrs. Nussbaum applies her many talents, including strong communication and interpersonal skills, to helping clients on a daily basis. She is fluent in three languages and regularly assists clients who prefer speaking in Spanish or Hebrew.

Rivka Percal

Case Manager

As a case manager, Rivky Percal works closely with clients to help them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. She assists clients in obtaining necessary resources, referrals, and advocates on their behalf. Rivky is committed to providing compassionate, client-centered care, and is constantly looking for ways to better serve her clients.

Bassie Preil

Case Manager

Bassie Preil joined the LRRC in 2020 as a receptionist and quickly transitioned into the role of a case manager, thanks to her innate ability to absorb information and grasp program details. In her current position, she assists clients in navigating the complex landscape of social service assistance programs, offering clear and helpful advice. We are fortunate to have her as part of the LRRC team.

Nethanel Vilensky

Director of IT

Mr. Vilensky is a highly skilled IT generalist with 25+ years of experience in system architecture, security, databases, and application development. He oversees all of the LRRC technology.

Shavy Wulliger

Case Manager

In 2013, Mrs. Wulliger began working as Behavioral Health Manager at CHEMED Health, where she managed all daily activities of the Behavioral Health and Medication Management Departments. In 2018, she joined the LRRC team and underwent intensive training on all available programs and resources. She currently works as LRRC’s representative to CHEMED’s Care Management Team, where she works tirelessly to connect patients with resources to improve their quality of life.