MCID DC Team

Crystal KelchDirector (e-mail: crkelch@mcidwashington.org).  Ms. Kelch has been with MCID Washington since its inception and assumed the position of Director in January 2003. For the past decade, the International Visitor Leadership Program has been the focal point of Ms. Kelch’s career. During the course of this time she has created countless insightful programs for distinguished visitors from across the globe and she continues to provide strong leadership for both the organization and its staff. Ms. Kelch’s previous professional experience includes facilitating public-private partnerships and business linkages between American and foreign companies and managing investor portfolios at a nationally recognized investment management firm. She holds a M.B.A, with a sub-specialty in International Management, from American University and a B.A from Boston University.

Jeana LimSenior Program Manager (e-mail: jlim@mcidwashington.org).  Ms. Lim joined MCID in 2005. Her previous experience includes coordinating local community service and volunteer programs; managing large-scale projects for Washington, DC and New York law firms; and teaching ESL in Japan. Her particular interest in the Asia-Pacific region also includes study and travel in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Ms. Lim holds a B.A. in Political Science (with a concentration in international affairs) from Grinnell College and a M.A. in Public Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Lillian MattiaccioSenior Program Manager (e-mail: lmattiaccio@mcidwashington.org).  Ms. Mattiaccio joined MCID in July 2005. Her previous experience includes work with international exchange and study abroad programs, international training and community development. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Ms. Mattiaccio spent several years living and working in Guinea, West Africa. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe and is fluent in Spanish and French and conversational in Pulaar. Ms. Mattiaccio holds a M.A. in International Education, with a focus on cross-cultural communication and arts-based programs, from George Washington University.

David BenackProgram Manager (e-mail: dbenack@mcidwashington.org). Mr. Benack joined MCID in October 2012. His prior experience includes extensive customer service work, as well as environmental consulting and natural resource management. Mr. Benack has lived in India, Japan, the Middle East and West Africa. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.

Katie TaamProgram Manager (e-mail: ktaam@mcidwashington.org).

Fifi WangProgram Coordinator (e-mail: fwang@mcidwashington.org). Ms. Wang joined MCID in September 2016. Her previous experience includes working in the social science research sector, coordinating programs for international students, and teaching English in Egypt. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Alabama, with a focus on international affairs and the Middle East.

Julius Bass – Director of Finance (e-mail: DIRFNMC@aol.com).  Mr. Bass serves as MCID’s Director of Finance. A graduate of Jackson State University, Mr. Bass has worked with the organization since its inception.