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Coalition Bids Farewell to National Coordinator

Contact: Aileen Leonard Dibra
t: 914-837-2007

July 31, 2013—New York, NY—The Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC) announced today that Aileen Leonard Dibra will be leaving her post as National Coordinator for the organization.

During the last year and a half, Aileen has assisted the Coalition in development of its programs and member services, as well as its community outreach and partnership building.

“I am thankful for the experience I have gained through working with the Board of the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers, the member centers and their staffs, as well as the various community partners with which CIIC collaborates,” stated Aileen Leonard Dibra.  “I am confident that the Coalition will continue to accomplish great work, benefitting immigrant populations throughout the US.”

Siobhan Dennehy, CIIC Board President indicated, “We are saddened to see Aileen go, but are thankful for the great work that has been achieved to further the mission of the organization during her tenure.  We wish Aileen the very best in her future endeavors.”

The Board of Directors of CIIC is in the process of releasing a job description and will commence the search for a replacement to fill the National Coordinator position upon Aileen’s departure.


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, and Washington.

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