NPCA Board: Results of 2011 Election for Member-Elected Positions
The Governance Committee of the National Peace Corps Association Board of Directors announces the 2011 election results for member-elected representatives to the NPCA Board of Directors.
These Board Members began their board terms on September 24, 2011.
Biographies and nomination statements for the elected members are listed below.
Each elected candidate describes “why you want to serve on the NPCA board and what you hope to accomplish as a board member.”
The Directors, who are responsible for the policies, budget and oversight of the NPCA, meet twice a year at locations chosen by the board, plus one or two conference calls. All Board members are expected to help promote NPCA membership and generate the resources required to implement programs. Board members are also responsible for their own expenses. The term of office is for three years, unless otherwise noted. According to the bylaws, members are eligible for re-election up to a maximum term of eight consecutive years on the board. View complete list of Board Responsibilities
Voting is open to current NPCA members only.
To renew your membership and/or update your contact information, log into the NPCA membership database here. (Note the “forgotten your password” link under the login boxes, if needed.)
Geographic Area Representatives
Southern Tier (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia)
- Barbara Junge (nominated by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida)
West (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, US Territories):
- Darryl N. Johnson (nominated by Seattle Area Peace Corps Association)
Country of Service Representative
Asia and the Pacific (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen)
- Stephen Groff (nominated by Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development)
Newly Elected Directors Profiles
Barbara A. Junge (Miami, FL)
Nominated by: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida for the Southern Tier region
Current member of: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida
Peace Corps service: PCV Togo 1985-1987
Current Employment: Law Clerk, United States District Court
Other Employment:Partner, small law firm; Assistant United States Attorney, civil division; Staff Attorney, Gulfcoast Legal Services (Homelessness Prevention Project)
Experience on organization boards:
Currently serve on the Board of Directors of Miami Coalition for the Homeless (previously served on statewide Florida Coalition for the Homeless – Secretary, and Sarasota County Coalition for the Homeless); currently serve on Board of Directors of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers South Florida (first served in mid-1990s, then returned to Board in 2004); currently serve as Trustee for Bay Shore Lutheran Church; previously served on Board of Directors for Touching Miami With Love; previously served on Board of Directors of New York University School of Law Public Interest Foundation (Chair, Annual Fundraising Dinner); previously served on Board of Directors for Haitian Women of Miami. In addition, I studied organizational analysis, including non-profit board governance issues, while in graduate school.
I want to contribute to making NPCA more effective in representing the diversity (in every sense of the word) of the RPCV community. I plan to work to make NPCA the “go-to” source for RPCV community information and encouragement of RPCV public service initiatives. The collective good work of RPCVs suggests that we have many positive stories to share, and I hope to help make those stories widely available to promote Peace Corps and its values. I also hope to strengthen NPCA by closely connecting NPCA to RPCV groups, and encouraging increased membership in those groups and the NPCA.
Darryl N. Johnson (Burien, WA)
Nominated by: Seattle Area Peace Corps Association (SEAPAX) for the West region
Current member of: SEAPAX and Friends of Thailand
Peace Corps service: PCV Thailand 1963-1965
Current Employment: Retired
Other Employment: U. S. Foreign Service
Experience on organization boards: Blakemore Foundation, Seattle Biomed, World Affairs Council, U.S.-China Clean Energy Forum, Washington State China Relations Council, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
Serving in Thailand was challenging and fulfilling; a life-changing experience. After Peace Corps, I joined the U.S. Foreign Service, serving for 40 years, mostly in Asia. In my last post as Ambassador to Thailand, I had the opportunity to re-connect with people from the town where I had taught. Now retired, I teach part-time at the University of Washington and serve on several NGO boards, including on public health, Asian language fellowships, and the World Affairs Council. I re-connected with the Peace Corps through NPCA, serving on the Board for the past year representing the Asia-Pacific region.
I also connected with SEAPAX, which is very active. I am familiar with the work of NPCA, and with how much more there is to do following this 50th anniversary year, especially in the areas of membership, funding and mission.
Stephen P. Groff (Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France)
Nominated by: Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development for the Asia and the Pacific region
Current member of: Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development
Peace Corps service: PCV Philippines 1987-1989
Current Employment: Deputy Director, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Other Employment: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Asian Development Bank, USAID, Harvard Institute for International Development, US Refugee Program
Experience on organization boards: I have not served on a board previously but I do have extensive experience in dealing with boards of directors in the context of my work at AsDB, MCC and OECD.
Like many of us, Peace Corps had a profound effect on me personally and professionally. Were it not for that experience, I wouldn’t have had a career in development – one that gives me perspective on Peace Corps as an instrument of socioeconomic transformation. The focus of our work at OECD is development effectiveness. We know more now about what works than we did in 1961 (my focus at the 50th Anniversary Symposium and conversations during the “Global House Party” I hosted in Paris). My experience positions me to contribute to maximizing agency impact – particularly important in today’s challenging budget environment.