Leadership | Global Refuge

New name, same mission! LIRS is now Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Our Leadership

Meet our leadership team, board of directors, and president’s council.

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Senior Leadership Team

From those working directly with newly arriving immigrants and refugees, to those providing the backbone of infrastructure and support to make our work possible, these are the leaders who are enabling us to achieve our mission and goals.

Meet our Senior Leadership Team

Board of Directors

The board includes former refugees or first-generation immigrants, professionals, and community members who are committed to advancing the dialogue surrounding refugees and immigrant rights.

Meet our Board of Directors

President’s Council

The Council provides Global Refuge President & CEO Krish O’Mara Vignarajah with strategic advice related to the organization’s key priority areas and its efforts to effectively fulfill its mission and vision.

Meet our President's Council


Join the Work of Welcome

Your voice, experiences, and talents are important in the work of welcome.

Employment with Global Refuge offers a chance to change the world.

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