Staff and Board


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.


TerriMorrisDowns.StaffTerri Morris Downs
Executive Director
(317) 808-2340
KwesiBrownKwesi Brown
Natural Helper
Program Coordinator
(317) 969-7455
DSC09799Alicia Gomez
Administrative Assistant
(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.

Karen L. Friss
RickMillerRichard C. Miller
Vice President
Retired, E.D. Bullard Company
Maria Pimentel-Gannon 
Founder, Necessary Ingredients for a Simple Existance (N.I.S.E.)
Jackie Nytes
Indianapolis Public Library

Angela Adams
Adams Immigration LLC

Janet D. Arnold
Visit Indy

Neelay K. Bhatt
PROS Consulting Inc.

Helene Cross
Fairbanks, Retired

Christopher P. Felts
Barnes & Thornburg

Frezewd H. Kazmierczak
Eli Lilly & Company

Amy Minick Peterson, IWC Founder

Mario Rodriguez
Indianapolis Airport Authority

David Sklar
Jewish Community Relations Council