Member-elected (current term ends 2013) — Upper Midwest region
Current member of: Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Friends of Turkmenistan
Current Employment: Retired
Past Employment: University of Minnesota; Information Technology Professional in University Libraries; Bio-statistician in medical research facility.
Experience on organization boards: Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Editor: 2007-2008, President: 2008-2011, Communications Chair: present), Friendship Force of Minnesota – Communications Chair (2006-2011), University of Minnesota Women’s Club, Saint Paul Council of Camp Fire.
Peace Corps service can be a “life-defining” experience at any age. After two years in Turkmenistan, I better appreciate American freedoms. I have learned much about the world by travelling to over 100 countries with my husband. We compiled the first medical dictionary in Turkmen, Russian and English. I was President of the Minnesota RPCVs for three years and 50th anniversary coordinator. In 2011, I developed a University of Minnesota continuing education class on the Peace Corps. Now, I hope to focus on membership and communications to strengthen the links between NPCA and RPCV groups in the Upper Midwest.