Vote for Your Representatives

2020 Elections for NPCA Board of Directors

 

National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) announces candidates for election for Member-Elected Board Directors

The nominations are in and the polls are open for elections for member-elected representatives to the NPCA Board of Directors in the West; Southern Tier; and Asia and the Pacific.

NPCA bylaws stipulate the schedule for elections based on the Annual General Membership Meeting (AGMM), which this year will be held the weekend of September 26-27. Candidates for election to the Board must be current members of NPCA and are strongly encouraged to be active participants in NPCA programs, including fundraising campaigns. In soliciting interest and nominations, the NPCA Board of Directors described the following:
 

NPCA is seeking individuals with strong leadership skills and experience helping non-profit organizations execute strategy and development plans to serve on the NPCA Board of Directors. We have a particular interest in candidates who are well connected within and have extensive experience in fundraising and/or finance, and bring new resources, partnerships and expertise, especially in membership development and non-profit law. We value diversity and an affinity for Peace Corps ideals.


NPCA directors serve three-year terms and are expected to participate in quarterly board meetings (two in person and two teleconferences), serve on a board committee, and support NPCA financially within their personal capability.

Serving on the NPCA Board of Directors requires a serious commitment of time, expertise, and financial resources. The NPCA Board is a working board and individual directors are expected to be actively involved in one or more committees. Directors participate in and encourage initiatives that support and benefit NPCA.

Voting will take place – primarily online – between June 17 and July 17. After verification of election results by the Governance Committee of the NPCA Board, election results will be posted to the NPCA website. Elected candidates will join the NPCA Board of Directors at the Annual Board Meeting on September 26.

 

Who may vote? Only current NPCA members (either free members, Mission Partners or Shriver Circle at any level) are eligible to vote. You may vote in the divisions in which you reside, served with Peace Corps and/or belong to an NPCA affiliate group according to the data in the NPCA database. Attempted votes in divisions that do not correspond with the data in your individual record may be nullified.

 

Follow the links at the top of this page to join or to log in and check/update your membership status, mailing address and Peace Corps service history.

To request a paper ballot, please email NPCA.

 

Asia and the Pacific Division Director

 

 

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Marshall lslands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen
 

VOTE HERE!

 

 

NOMINEE

Jed Meline


Residence: Bethesda, MD
Nominated by: Friends of Micronesia  
Current member of:  
Peace Corps Service: 
Micronesia 1990-1992
Employment: U.S. Agency for International Development
Other employment: 

Experience on organization boards: I have served as the founding President for 3 years and as a Committee Chair for 4 years on the Board of the Bradmoor Neighborhood Association.  I also have served for two years as a full-time Senior Advisor to the Board Leadership of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria as well as three years on the NPCA Board, including one year as Vice Chair and a year as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee. 

Personal Statement: I served as a teacher/health volunteer in Chuuk, Micronesia, 1990-92. Like so many others, it was a life changing experience and shaped my life and career.  My service inspired me to a Foreign Service career with USAID working to improve the lives of those living in the developing world. Now after 20 years, with service in Tanzania, the Philippines, and Nepal as well as in senior leadership positions at the White House and on Capitol Hill, I feel I am in a position to further engage to improve and strengthen the Peace Corps. After three years on the NPCA Board, I also feel I am better able to support NPCA, its affiliates, and the PC community to “Make the Peace Corps the best it can be” – the first goal of the NPCA Strategy Plan.  

 

Southern Tier U.S. Division Director

 

 

North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Puerto Rico
 

VOTE HERE!

 

 

NOMINEE

Rogelio Quintanar


Residence: St. Simons Island, GA
Nominated by: Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association
Current member of:  Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association
Peace Corps Service: Uzbekistan 2000-2001
Employment: Owner, Quintanar Running Company
Other employment: 

Experience on organization boards: For close to ten years I’ve had the honor of serving on a variety of boards. Most recently I’ve served on the Vestry of St Marks Episcopal Church of Brunswick, GA. In that capacity I’ve served on committees, reviewed financials, and counseled the rector in making decisions regarding the administrative function of the Church. I also serve on the board at CASA Glynn. CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates trains volunteers to support foster children during the court process. One of my roles involves overseeing the organization and implementation of our annual 5k run in addition to my regular duties.

Personal Statement: Serving on the NPCA board would give me the opportunity to influence the association in broadening the idea of the Peace Corp to underserved communities. Creating outreach to inform those communities on the advantages of volunteering as a way to serve our country. Throughout my career I’ve acquired skills that will be valuable to my service on the board. I have over ten years of raising funds for organizations and schools. Additionally, I have over 25 years of working in the non profit sector, which includes board service and direct service experience. I feel these skills will make me a valuable addition to the NPCA board.

West Division Director

 

 

Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, US Territories

 

VOTE HERE!

 

 

 

NOMINEE

Kim Herman


Residence: Bellevue, WA
Nominated by: petition
Current member of: Friends of the Dominican Republic; Seattle Area Peace Corps Association
Peace Corps Service: Dominican Republic 1967-1969
Employment: Retired

Other employment: Kim retired as the Executive Director of the WA State Housing Finance Commission on December 31, 2019. He served as the Executive Director of the Commission for 35 years, beginning in May of 1984. Prior to becoming the director, he served as one of the original commissioners on the Commission, appointed by Governor John Spellman on July 1, 1983 and serving until December 1983 when he moved to Portland, Oregon.

As part of his duties at the Commission, he served as the Executive Director of two affiliate agencies of the Commission: the WA Higher Education Facilities Authority, beginning in 1994; and the Tobacco Settlement Authority beginning in 2002. They were still active at his retirement.

Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Commission, Kim held several different positions in affordable housing. These included working as a Housing Specialist with the Fauquier Community Action Agency in Warrenton, VA from 1969-1971; Serving as a Special Field Representative of the Rural Housing Alliance in Indianola, MS from 1971-1972; Serving as the Executive Director of Delta Housing Development Corporation, Indianola, MS from 1972-1975; Serving as the Associate Director for Housing and Community Development,Rural Housing Alliance, Washington, DC., from 1975-1979; Serving as the Director of the HUD Rural Assistance Initiative, Spokane, WA from1979-1980; Serving as the Executive Director of the Yakima Housing Authority in WA from 1981-1984; and, Serving as the Manager, Single Family Housing, Portland Development Commission, Portland, OR from January through April, 1984.


Experience on organization boards: 

  • President, Friends of the Dominican Republic, 2012-present.
  • Board of Directors, National Rural Housing Coalition, 1979-present.
  • Founding President , Partners for Rural Washington, 2016-present.
  • President of the National Council of State Housing Agencies from September 2006-October 2008.
  • Board of Directors, Impact Capital for many years.
  • Department of Commerce Affordable Housing Advisory Board, 1996-2019.
  • Affiliate member, Seattle Master Builders Association, 1983-2019.
  • Affiliate member, Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association, 1983-2019.
  • Department Commerce Bond Cap Advisory Group from creation to 2019.
  • Former member, Greater Seattle YMCA Public Policy Committee.
  • Former member, Board of Directors, WA Low Income Housing Alliance for 25 years.
  • Former member, Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Council.
  • Former member, Sound Families Steering Committee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Former member, Lake Heights YMCA.
  • Founding Chair, WA Coalition for Rural Housing
  • Former Vice President, Inland Empire Chapter of NAHRO.
  • Former Chair and board member, Rural Community Assistance Corporation.
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing.
  • Founding President, WA Chapter of the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation
  • Founding Chair, Board of Trustees, Washington Center for Real Estate Research, WA State University.
  • Former member, Fannie Mae Washington Partnership Office Advisory Board.
  • Former member, Fannie Mae Housing Impact Advisory Council.
  • Former member, Fannie Mae Western Regional Advisory Board.
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Washington Community Reinvestment Association.
  • Former President, Bellevue International School, Parent-Teacher-Student Association, 2001-2003.


Personal Statement: I will bring over 50 years of Community Development Skills and over 40 years of Senior Management Experience to the board of NPCA. This includes 15 years of rural affordable housing development work and technical assistance in more than 30 states; over 40 years of Senior Management Experience as Director of the Yakima Housing Authority and Executive Director of WA State Housing Finance Commission; 35 years of advocacy and legislative experience in the WA Legislature, including drafting legislation, testifying and educating legislators; more than 35 years of advocacy in Congress with the Rural Housing Alliance, the Housing Finance Commission and the National Council of State Housing Agencies; and, service with and on multiple nonprofit and public boards and commissions.