About JS&A

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Josef Silny and Associates

Josef Silny and Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants (JS&A) is a private organization founded in 1987. Our purpose is to serve foreign nationals who come to study, work or live in the United States. We evaluate and translate their foreign educational credentials and issue a report of equivalency in terms of the educational system in the United States. Our foreign credential evaluations and translations are used for high school, undergraduate, and graduate admission, immigration, employment, professional licensure, and other purposes.

In addition to our extensive knowledge of world educational systems, our multilingual staff of over 70 professionals understands the situation of our applicants because most of us have lived or studied abroad, and now reside in Miami, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. You will receive personalized attention and answers to all your questions.
JS&A is a Member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the American Translators Association (ATA). Josef Silny is a past chairperson of NACES.

Josef Silny, M.A., President

Josef Silny and Hilda Josef Silny, founder and President of JS&A, is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert, having written numerous publications in the field of foreign credential evaluation and international admissions. He has more than forty years of experience in international education, including five years as the Director of International and Transfer Admissions at the City University of New York and eleven years as the Director of International Admissions at the University of Miami. He has participated as a panelist or workshop director at professional conferences since 1974 and has held numerous committee chairmanships and memberships in national professional organizations and corporations.

JS&A Professional Staff

Yaneisy Alvarez Lopez, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Janet Alvarez Reynoso, B.A., Foreign Credentials Evaluator
Erjola Bejaj, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Enrique Benavides, M.F.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Ana Brandt, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Milay Cabrales, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator 
Ana Cabrera, B.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Karen Calvino, M.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Hilda Caputo, B.A., Vice President
Carimar Casanova, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Yakeline Cruz, B.A., Assistant Director of Evaluations
Katherine Dhinsa, B.S., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Marissa Drew, B.S., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Yamilet Ferrer Reyes, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator 
Hany Garcia, B.S., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Dianilexis Garcia Fernandez, B.S., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Omar Garcia-Garrido, B.A., Assistant Director of Evaluations
Ricardo Garcia Pineyro, B.S., Translator
Antonio Gonzalez, B.A., Translator
Nataly Gutierrez, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Gian Inchauspe, B.A., Assistant Director of Evaluations
Mohammad Jafry, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Kenneth Li, B. Tech., Senior Assistant Director of Evaluations
Palina Lippman, B.A., Director of Evaluations
Julio Llopiz, B.A., Translator
Drew McNeil, M.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Salvatore Migneco Sanchez, B.A., Coordinator of Nursing Verifications
Aimee Negrete, Foreign Credential Evaluator
Eva Nikaj, B.B.A., Senior Assistant Director of Evaluations
Patricia M. Parodi, M.B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Ania Pacheco Pupo, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Stephen Paez, B.A., Director of Translation
Juan Carlos Perez, Associate Director of Translation
Laure Priolet, M.A., Assistant Director for Corporate Relations
Carol Raab, B.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Noeli Rodriguez, B.A., Senior Assistant Director of Evaluations
Jennifer Ruch Villa, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Danna Soler, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Yarielis Toledo Alvarez, Foreign Credential Evaluator
Kiara Torres, Assistant Foreign Credential Evaluator
Lihem Torres, M.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Maydel Torres Luis, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Belinda Vega, B.A., Senior Foreign Credential Evaluator
Aldo Villena, B.A., Foreign Credential Evaluator
Karen Zepeda, Associate Foreign Credential Evaluator

Organizations Which Accept Evaluations Done by JS&A

JS&A is a Member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations prepared by JS&A are accepted and recognized by the organizations listed below:

1. U.S. Federal Government
USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The United States Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Defense
The United States Labor Department
The United States Office of Personnel Management
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Health Care Financing Administration

2. U.S. Armed Forces
Air Force

3. Licensing Boards
Accounting: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Guam, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia
Architecture: Alaska, California
Barbers: Florida, Minnesota, South Dakota 
Cosmetology:  Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont
Engineering: Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virginia
Law: California, Florida, Texas
Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health: Florida 
Massage Therapy: California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Utah, Virginia
Medical Laboratory: American Medical Technologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Health Care Financing Administration, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Dakota, Tennessee
Nursing: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (vocational nursing only), Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming
Opticianry: Florida 
Psychology: California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia
Respiratory Care: National Board for Respiratory Care, California, Florida
Social Work: Florida
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Florida, Georgia
Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service

4. State Departments of Education
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

5. Other Governmental and Private Agencies
AmericanAssociation for Clinical Chemistry
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Broward County Sheriff’s Office
CASPA - Central Application Service for Physician Assistants
Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
National Career Development Association 
Office of Personnel of: City of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach, New York City, State of New York.

6. Hundreds of Colleges and Universities

Many other organizations which do not appear on this list may also accept evaluations done by JS&A. Applicants are advised to check with the agency, institution, or organization to which they intend to submit the evaluation to make certain that the evaluation will be recognized.