Ethiopia

Staff

Brannon T. Brewer, Country Director for Peace Corps Ethiopia
Brannon Brewer

Brannon Brewer, Country Director
Following service as a U.S. Congressional staff member and ownership of a business in the U.S., Brannon’s life abroad began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small business development sector in the Republic of Moldova. He followed that as a business owner in Romania, before becoming country director in Ethiopia for the non-governmental organization CHF International (2006-2010). He served as country director to Peace Corps Guyana (2010-2013), country director to Peace Corps Liberia (2013-2014), and is the current country director to Peace Corps Ethiopia.Following service as a U.S. Congressional staff member and ownership of a business in the U.S., Brannon’s life abroad began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small business development sector in the Republic of Moldova. He followed that as a business owner in Romania, before becoming country director in Ethiopia for the non-governmental organization CHF International (2006-2010). He served as country director to Peace Corps Guyana (2010-2013), country director to Peace Corps Liberia (2013-2014), and is the current country director to Peace Corps Ethiopia.

Ted Peck, Director of Management and Operations
Ted Peck

Ted Peck, Director of Management and Operations
Ted Peck has a long history with Peace Corps, starting as a Small Enterprise Development PCV in Costa Rica from 1987-90. In the 1990s he worked as staff at Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington and overseas with the Africa Region in Guinea and Mozambique. Then came a twelve-year “domestic detour” in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he held various administrative management positions at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He returned to Peace Corps in October of 2012 as Director of Management & Operations (DMO) in Mozambique. In January of 2016 he transferred to Ethiopia where he continues as the DMO.

Headshot photo of Nancy Yuill.
Nancy Yuill

Nancy Yuill, Director of Programming and Training
Nancy first joined Peace Corps as a volunteer in Botswana (1989-1991).   From there she transferred as a 3rd year PCV to Lesotho to set up Peace Corps’ small business project and soon became the Associate Peace Corps Director there (1991-1995). From 1995 to 2008 Nancy worked domestically and internationally for NGOs focused on women’s economic empowerment.   She was the Director of Programming and Training for Peace Corps Zambia (2008-2011) and became the Director of Programming and Training in Ethiopia in September 2016. 

Headshot photo of Cara Eandi
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Cara Eandi, Programming and Training Support Officer
Cara Eandi joined the Peace Corps Ethiopia team in August 2016 after working at Peace Corps Headquarters. She most recently was a Country Desk Officer representing Volunteers and staff in the Africa Region. Cara also worked as a Training Technician in the Staging Unit where she trained over a thousand volunteers. Cara served as an Education and Community Development Volunteer with Peace Corps Mongolia (2009-2011). Cara earned a B.A. from Lewis & Clark College in Anthropology/Sociology and is pursuing a M.A. at American University in International Training and Education.