Perez helps provides training and consultation on program management and capacity building to CLINIC’s network of charitable immigration service providers. She developed her leadership skills through service on numerous nonprofit boards including the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and Tennessee Immigrant Empowerment Solutions. She has also served as the Southeast regional representative for the Diocesan Advisory Committee of CLINIC since October 2009.
Perez worked as program manager and partial BIA-accredited representative to the Office of Immigrant Services of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee for seven years. While there she managed a diverse client caseload, conducted numerous community outreach presentations in both English and Spanish to various audiences about immigration law topics, implemented and expanded the use of LawLogix’s EDGE case management system, and developed detailed program policies and procedures to manage a staff of four in three office locations serving 36 counties.
She attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international business.