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Non-Profit and Development

Notable returned Peace Corps Volunteers in nonprofit and development.

  • Lillian Baer,

    founder of Africa Consultants International/Baobab Center (Cote d'Ivoire 1966-68)

  • Carol Bellamy
    Carol Bellamy

    Member of the President’s Council (World Learning) (Guatemala 1963-1965)

    Bellamy was the president of World Learning. She also was the first returned Volunteer to serve as director of the Peace Corps.

  • Meg Garlinghouse,

    senior director, Yahoo! for Good (Niger 1990-92)

  • Rev. Gerald Durley,

    pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta (Nigeria 1964-66)

  • Gary Engelberg,

    co-founder and director of Africa Consultants International/Baobab Center (Senegal 1965-67)

  • Barbara Ferris,

    president and founder, International Women's Democracy Center (Morocco 1980-82)

  • Ken Hackett,

    president, Catholic Relief Services (Ghana 1968-1971)

  • Alberto Ibarguen,

    president, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Venezuela 1966-68)

  • Elaine Jones,

    retired director-counsel and president, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (Turkey 1965-67)

  • Nancy Kelly,

    executive director, Health Volunteers Overseas (Korea 1979-81)

  • Jonathan Lash,

    president of World Resources Institute (Dominican Republic 1967-69)

  • Marianne Leach,

    public policy and government relations director, CARE (Turkey 1964-66)

  • Arlene Mitchell,

    chief of school feeding support, United Nations World Food Programme (Niger 1973-76)

  • Fred O'Regan,

    executive director of International Fund for Animal Welfare (Swaziland 1970-71)

  • Carl Pope,

    executive director of Sierra Club (India 1967-69)

  • Kevin Quigley,

    president of National Peace Corps Association (Thailand 1976-79)

  • Mark Schneider,

    senior vice president of International Crisis Group (El Salvador 1966-68)

  • Tony Silard,

    founder of Global Education Partnership (Kenya 1990-92)

  • Dane Smith,

    faculty at American University (School of International Service), former president of National Peace Corps Association; former ambassador to Senegal and Guinea (Ethiopia 1963-65)

  • Thomas Tighe,

    president and CEO, Direct Relief International (Thailand 1986-88)

  • Cathy Woolard,

    executive vice president for Global Advocacy and External Relations (CARE) (Micronesia 1980-81)

Last updated Nov 20 2013

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