WELCOME OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR!
We are pleased and proud to announce the appointment of Frank Garcia as our new Executive Director. Frank is a change leader who has been championing immigrant rights and progressive public policies for over 20 years.
In addition to several executive management positions with the State of Oregon, he served as a senior policy advisor to former Gov. John Kitzhaber where he advised on affirmative action and immigration issues and introduced diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks to address the state service delivery system, decision-making about the state workforce, and policy-making. Frank is also credited for facilitating the 2013 passage of the Oregon Driver Card Bill and Tuition Equity for undocumented residents. He also served as the Affirmative Action Director for the Oregon State Bar where he ushered in diversity, equity, and inclusion as a new policy framework for access to justice.
Mr. Garcia left public service to form a consultancy focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion and has worked with businesses, government entities, and nonprofits. Mr. Garcia holds a BA in Sociology from PSU and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from NYU.
As the son of migrant workers who settled in Dayton, OR, where he was raised, Frank brings personal experience and passion to the work of ICS and is excited by the opportunity to support and strengthen the immigrant community through our important mission.
These are very challenging times for immigrant justice and
ICS is very fortunate to have such a seasoned policy expert and champion of social justice to lead ICS into its next chapter as Oregon’s only independent nonprofit immigration law firm. Welcome to ICS Frank!