Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) has announced that Alicia Fitzpatrick has joined the organization as Program Director, Animal Welfare and Quality of Life. In this position, Alicia will oversee the organization’s Animal Welfare domain and the International Health program within the Quality of Life domain. She will also serve as a member of the program leadership team.
Alicia joins MACP having held several management and leadership roles with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), most recently as IRC’s Deputy Director, Programs in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In this role, Alicia was responsible for leading IRC’s annual planning for Sierra Leone, along with implementation of the area’s five-year strategic action plan. She also led core programming related to education; youth development; reproductive, maternal, and child health; and women and girls protection and empowerment. As Deputy Director of Consortia Programs for IRC, Alicia led and managed the Non-Governmental Organization response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone from 2014–2016.
Prior to her work at IRC, Alicia’s experience included serving as a Program Coordinator with the University of Massachusetts Center for International Education, Peace Corps volunteer work in Gambia, and time as a secondary science teacher through Teach for America.
“Alicia’s background in international health along with her experience managing large-scale programs will be a valuable addition to our teams,” said Elizabeth Sullivan, Managing Program Director at MACP. “We are excited to benefit from her deep experiences working in the field and implementing program work.”
Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Science from Southern New Hampshire University in international community economic development.