Jeanne M. Atkinson is the Executive Director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). She is an experienced immigration attorney and manager. Her passion for immigration was sparked while interning with Catholic Charities in 1987, during which time she focused on legalization. Ms. Atkinson has worked as the Legalization Appeals Project Coordinator for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served as the long-time Director of Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services (ILS) program for the Archdiocese of Washington, where she directed their highly active and successful legal services program, as well as the Catholic Charities’ Refugee Center. During her time working at Catholic Charities, Ms. Atkinson helped expand ILS and was a partner in establishing the Family Justice Center in Montgomery County. She served has a member of the Organizing Committee for Catholics for Family Peace since its inception in 2011. Ms. Atkinson holds a J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law and is a member of the Pennsylvania bar.