OCREECAS is headed by Professor of Politics Stephen Crowley. The Center's events and opportunities are organized by faculty and staff affiliated with the Russian and East European Studies (REES) Program. In 2012, OCREECAS also hired its first postdoctoral fellow, Ian MacMillen, who provides website and administrative support in addition to teaching in REES.
Students from departments across the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Conservatory of Music participate in OCREECAS Events. Many who have studied Russian language at the advanced level have received OCREECAS Internship grants for work in Russia and Eastern Europe.