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Aileen Leonard Dibra appointed as CIIC National Coordinator

The Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers has appointed a National Coordinator. We’ve issued a press release to announce the news:


MARCH 19, 2012–The Coalition for Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC) has hired Aileen Leonard Dibra as its new National Coordinator.   Aileen’s role will include being the primary contact for the Coalition, while working under the leadership of the regionally diverse CIIC Board of Directors to promote the mission and goals of the organization.

“On behalf of the CIIC Board, I am delighted that Aileen Leonard Dibra has joined the CIIC as National Coordinator and wish to extend a very warm welcome to her as she starts, what we hope will be a long and fulfilling partnership,” commented Siobhan Dennehy, CIIC Board President.  Aileen brings a wealth of knowledge with her from previous non- profit coordinating roles and she has hit the ground running.  She has already begun work on many of the initiatives started by her predecessor Katie Fox, who has resigned her role and moved to Australia and we are grateful to Katie for making the transition a very smooth one.“

“I am thrilled to be joining an organization such as CIIC that does such important and relevant work,” stated Aileen.  “My goal is to use my skill set to promote collaboration and communication between the CIIC and its member organizations to benefit the immigrant populations we all serve.”

Aileen started in her new role on Monday, March 12, 2012.  The CIIC is delighted to have Aileen join the organization, and is eager to continue its work representing immigrant organizations throughout the United States who are committed to providing services to Irish immigrants.

For further information, please contact Aileen Leonard Dibra at  or 914.837.2007.


The Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC) is a national umbrella group for all of the Irish Immigration Centers in the US. The CIIC was established in 1996 to promote the welfare of Irish immigrants in the US at a national level.

The mission of the CIIC is to represent immigrant organizations throughout the United States who are committed to providing services to Irish immigrants. The Coalition provides support and assistance to the various centers in their work through advocacy, education and the exchange of information. CIIC member organizations are located in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Wisconsin.
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