Board Service

The Board of Directors sets goals and policies and oversees NPCA operations to ensure that they are consistent with the stated vision, mission, goals and 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. The Board is responsible for the financial health of NPCA. NPCA’s success depends on the personal commitment and active participation of all Directors.

Interested in Board Service?

NPCA is seeking individuals with strong leadership skills and experience in 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 beyond the Peace Corps community and who can help us bring in new resources, partnerships and expertise, especially in fundraising (particularly for major gifts), nonprofit law and grant making. 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 the NPCA.

NPCA Members who are interested in considering Board or committee service are invited to fill out a Board Interest Form. We will review all interest forms submitted and will contact you for a phone conversation if we see a fit. If we do not contact you this year, we will keep your interest form on file for future consideration. Thank you!

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2017 Board Elections

National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) announces the opening of nominations for member-elected representatives to the NPCA Board of Directors.

Three member-elected director positions are open for nomination for three-year terms through May 1, representing the following divisions:

NPCA bylaws stipulate the schedule for elections based on the Annual General Membership Meeting (AGMM), which this year will be held the weekend of August 4 - 6 in Denver, Colorado.   Candidates are nominated by an NPCA affiliate group or by petition with ten signatures. 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.

Prior to completing the nomination packet, interested candidates must complete the NPCA Board Interest Form. We will review all interest forms submitted and will contact you for a phone conversation if we see a fit. If we do not contact you this year, we will keep your interest form on file for future consideration.

Voting will take place – primarily online – from May 5 through June 5. 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 August 7 in Denver, CO.

Download the nomination packet.

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Board Committees

  • Executive Committee: Joby Taylor – Chair ● Randy Adams – Vice Chair ● Jayne Booker – Secretary ● Patrick Fine – Treasurer ● Maricarmen Smith-Martinez – Affiliate Group Network Coordinator ● Glenn Blumhorst – ex officio
  • Governance Committee: Hank Ambrose – Chair
  • Finance Committee: Patrick Fine – Chair
  • Business & Development Committee: Sandra Bunch – Chair
  • Policy & Advocacy Committee: Sue Senecah – Chair
  • Membership Committee: TBD – Chair
  • NPCA Awards Advisory Committee: Tony Barclay – Chair

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Board Country of Service Divisional Reps (Member-elected)

  • Asia and the Pacific – Marjorie Harrison (Email)

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

  • Europe/North and East Africa – Linda Stingl (Email)

Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Hungary, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Slovak Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine

  • The Americas – Katie Long (Email)

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada and Cariacou, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent/Grenadines, Suriname, Turks-Caicos, Uruguay, Venezuela

  • West, Central and Southern Africa – Patrick Fine (Email)

Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome e Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Board U.S. Geographic Divisional Reps (Member-elected)

  • Northeast – Susan Senecah (Email)

Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

  • Mid-Atlantic Region and Nationwide– Randolph (Randy) Adams (Email)

Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Nationwide groups

  • Southern Tier – Angela Harris (Email)

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

  • Upper Midwest –  Mary Owen (Email)

Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming

  • West – vacant (Email)

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

(Note: Regions are defined by the NPCA Board based on the number of NPCA members per region in order to achieve some parity.)

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Affiliate Group Network Coordinator

Maricarmen Smith-Martinez (Email)


Board Responsibilities

The responsibilities of NPCA elected directors are:

  • Attend Board and committee meetings
  • Represent members, affiliate groups and constituents
  • Raise funds and promote membership
  • Participate in NPCA activities
  • Set goals, policies and budget
  • Hire and evaluate the President / CEO
  • Oversee performance of NPCA

NPCA also needs a strong board to assist members and groups through excellent programs and services.  So, in addition, Elected Directors should:

  • Contact members and groups on a regular basis to sound out their interests, concerns or other feedback that they feel should be addressed by the NPCA Board;
  • Act as members’ and groups’ representative “voice” at Board or committee meetings; and
  • Provide feedback to members and groups after Board meetings.

Roles and Responsibilities of all NPCA Board Members

Additional Responsibilities of Member-Elected Directors

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2017 Board Meeting Schedule

The Board meets at least four times per year.

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2:00-6:00 pm in Washington, DC
  • Monday, June 5, 2017 via teleconference
  • Monday, August 7, 2017 in Denver, CO (at Peace Corps Connect – Denver 2017)
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 via teleconference

Minutes from each Board meeting are reviewed and approved at the following meeting, then posted to our website

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