Rachel Peric



Executive Director

Welcoming America


Rachel Peric is the Executive Director of Welcoming America.  Inspired by her family’s refugee story and by the worldwide movement of welcomers, Rachel works to create communities where all residents – including immigrants and refugees – can thrive and belong. Since joining the organization in 2011, she has served in various senior leadership roles, helping grow Welcoming America from a nascent startup to an award-winning organization with a global footprint. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL), as a regional director with the United Way of the National Capital Area and managing international development programs with Management Systems International (MSI).  Ms. Peric holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Public Management from the University of Maryland.
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