International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Meet Baltimore’s New Director: Frances Tinsley

Frances Tinsley joined the IRC in Baltimore as the new executive director on April 11th.  Frances has 19 years of experience in the refugee field, having worked domestically and internationally on almost every aspect of resettlement. Before joining the IRC, she worked as the associate director for Domestic Programs, and previously as the director of the Overseas Processing Entity (OPE) in Ghana, both with Church World Service.  During her time in Ghana, she oversaw the processing of 14,000 African refugee applicants in 18 countries. She also served as a consultant for the IRC in 2005, working with the OPE start-up team in Thailand.  Frances was born and raised in Baltimore, and says she is happy to be a part of the wonderful team at the BRC.