- Founder & Director, Rochester International Center
Geri Critchley is the founder and director of Rochester International Center. Critchley’s passion for creating a more peaceful world through cross-cultural understanding began with her volunteer work in Senegal with the Peace Corps. Since then, she has stayed connected to her Peace Corps’ roots and served as director of development for organization’s 30th Anniversary on the Mall in Washington, DC. During her career, she has held prominent positions including as director of recruitment for Management Systems International or MSI and director of the Irish American Partnership in Dublin. Critchley’s other roles have involved creating the first Cross-Cultural Resource Library, organizing the inaugural Cross-Cultural Trainers conference in Canada, creating and facilitating International Career Roundtables at TransCentury, and developing internships at The Experiment Federation. In addition, she has served on advisory councils and boards for a variety of organizations including Atlas Service Corps, CorpsAfrica, Operation Respect, the National Peace Corps Association, SIETAR, and the Special Olympics. Critchley holds a master’s degree in international education and training from American University.