November Featured Advocates: NPCA Board Members
By Susan Stine on Monday, November 14th, 2011
The week-long celebrations of the Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary rejuvenated the Peace Corps community with the help of NPCA’s Board members.
NPCA Board members came out in full force with Advocacy Committee Chair, David Magnani (Sierra Leone 68-71), to participate and lead NPCA Advocacy efforts. Many NPCA Board members took time out of their extremely busy schedules to serve as citizen advocates for the Peace Corps and its values on Advocacy Day in September along with over 500 members of the Peace Corps community. Despite their many other roles and responsibilities during the 50th celebration (Board and other leadership meetings, assisting with country gatherings, networking and fundraising to support the 50th) 60% of the NPCA Board made time in their schedule to participate in the 50th anniversary Advocacy Day. Many of them took on leadership roles to support our efforts.
Along with Dave, special thanks to Board Chair Tony Barclay (Kenya 68-70), Vice Chair Pat Wand (Colombia 63-65), Committee members Janet Greig (India 66-68), Darryl Johnson (Thailand 63-65) and Gary Schulze (Sierra Leone 61-63), and Board members Jayne Booker (Benin 73-75), Priscilla Goldfarb (Uganda 65-67), Barbara Junge (Togo 85-87), Kate Schachter (Ghana 04-07), and Joby Taylor (Gabon 91-93). We deeply appreciate their outstanding contributions to NPCA advocacy and the entire Peace Corps community.