Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanne Atkinson to the position of Executive Director, effective March 18, 2013. Ms. Atkinson currently serves as the Director of Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services program for the Archdiocese of Washington. She has worked for Catholic Charities since 1992, directing their highly active and successful legal services program – which operates out of four locations – in 1997 to 1998 and from 2000 to the present. Ms. Atkinson also directs Catholic Charities’ Refugee Center. From 1989 to 1991, she worked as the Legalization Appeals Project Coordinator for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
CLINIC, a subsidiary of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), supports the nation’s largest network of charitable legal programs for immigrants. Its network consists of nearly 220 agencies, operating in 350 offices in 47 states. Collectively, this network serves 700,000 low-income immigrants each year. CLINIC will celebrate its 25th anniversary later this year.