Director of Quaker Leadership
Alicia McBride leads FCNL’s work to nurture, expand, and deepen relationships with Friends across the United States. She also works to ensure that everyone engaged with the organization understands the spiritual basis of FCNL’s advocacy. She oversees FCNL events at the Quaker Welcome Center as well as Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute.
Alicia’s work builds on her previous roles at FCNL in communications, integrated strategy, and impact assessment. She joined the FCNL staff in 2004. She is a member of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting (Baltimore Yearly Meeting) and has been part of a number of committees, including religious education, marriage and family relations, and membership and spiritual care. Alicia serves on the board of Friends Community School in College Park, MD and on the Earlham School of Religion Board of Advisors.
Alicia holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.S. in Technical Communication/Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. She lives in Takoma Park, MD with her husband and two children.