Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Shelly Callahan

Executive Director

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees

Shelly Callahan is the Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR), a position she has held for five years.

She began at MVRCR in February of 2006 as the Manager of the Employment Department, and held various other positions in the organization including Chief Operating Officer. During her years as Executive Director, programs have grown. This year she was instrumental in the first and unique precedent of securing a $2 million appropriation in the New York State budget for refugees in NYS. Prior to working at MVRCR, Ms. Callahan was a legal editor in the Reporter of Decisions Office at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.  She lives in Holland Patent, NY with her husband, 3 kids, and 3 dogs.

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