Peggy Garcia

Director of Community and Partner Relations

Peggy was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.


Peggy has dedicated her life to serving the underserved. She spent ten years working with victims of crime and at rape crisis centers across three states. She settled in Athens, OH in 2012 and has loved living in Rural Appalachia. Peggy most recently worked as the Director of Athens County Family and Children First Council helping provide service coordination for multi-system youth in the county. Through her work with FCFC, Peggy was able to see firsthand how the workforce crisis impacts children and families in rural Appalachia. She is dedicated to building the Workforce Development project with Appalachian Children Coalition and looking forward to being a change agent in the area.


Peggy enjoys spending her down time with her fiancé and two children taking advantage of community events and exploring all the wonderful hiking trails in the area.

Peggy Garcia