Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kenya
By JoAnna Haugen on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
COSTA RICA, PERU
Sandra (Goode) Del Prado (Peru, 62-64) and her husband, Guido (Costa Rica, 78-80), retired to Peru in 2001 where they founded and run Kausay Wasi Clinic in Coya, Cusco, Peru. Over the past three years, Del Prado, her husband, and visiting U.S. nurses and surgeons have served more than 50,000 patients.
Bernard “Bernie” Fisken (64-66), president of Fisken & Company, has been elected to the Kellogg Foundation’s College of Consultants. The Foundation’s College of Consultants assists non-profits in strengthening their financial and administrative management capacities.
Cowlitz County, Wash., has hired Monica Monteon as its new epidemiologist. Her position encompasses a variety of tasks, including investigating outbreaks, researching whether county health programs have met their goals, helping determine what the health challenges are in the area and working with other area community organizations. Monteon received her master’s degree in population health from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Amanda Flayer (04-06) co-founded The Open Door Children’s Library in January 2007 in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. The non-profit center welcomes class visits, offers a reading program, hosts creativity workshops, holds classes over vacation breaks, and is open for research and investigation. The center encourages alternative learning through puppet shows, story hours and reading clubs. It has a local staff of four teachers who work with children and teach seminars for teachers.
Richard S. Greene (78-80) has been named federal employee of the year, primarily for his work on the President’s Malaria Initiative and more generally for his commitment and innovation which exemplify the highest attributes of public service. Greene is director of the Office of Heath, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Chosen from nearly 500 nominees, he has worked for USAID since 1984, serving in areas as diverse as Sudan, Cameroon and Bangladesh.
Yvonne Taylor founded One Heart with Africa in 2002. The non-profit organization provides academic scholarships to students from Kenya and funds public works projects. Taylor is a former professor with degrees from Colgate and the University of Toronto.