Staff and Board

Staff

Our staff are dedicated professionals who are passionate about serving immigrant and refugee populations. They are committed to making Indianapolis a welcoming, inclusive city for community residents, old and new.

Terri Morris Downs
Executive Director
Email
(317) 808-2340
 
Kwesi-2Kwesi Brown
Natural Helper
Program Coordinator
Email
(317) 969-7455
Graham Melendez
Office Manager | Client Services
Email
(317) 808-2326

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors helps guide the Immigrant Welcome Center. Many work with or represent immigrants and refugees, and all have a deep commitment to community service and social justice.

Officers
Richard C. Miller
President

Retired, E.D. Bullard Company
Neelay Bhatt
Vice President
PROS Consulting
Maria Pimentel-Gannon 
Secretary
Founder, Necessary Ingredients for a Simple Existence (N.I.S.E.)
Jackie Nytes
Treasurer
Indianapolis Public Library
Directors
Angela Adams
Adams Immigration LLC
Amy Minick Peterson
IWC Founder
Decorate
Janet D. Arnold
Visit Indy
Robert Postlethwait
Retired, Eli Lilly & Company
Christopher P. Felts
Barnes & Thornburg
Mario Rodriguez
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Karen Friss
Immediate Past President
David Sklar
Jewish Community Relations Council
Frezewd H. Kazmierczak
Retired, Eli Lilly & Company
Patrick Tamm
Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association