Peace Corps

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PEACE CORPS

1111 Twentieth Street NW., Washington, DC 20526

Phone, 202-692-2000. Fax, 202-692-2231. Internet, http://www.peacecorps.gov.

Director Gaddi H. Vasquez

Deputy Director Jody Olsen

Chief of Staff/Chief of Operations Jay Katzen, Acting

Deputy Chief of Staff/Chief of David Liner

Operations

Director of Congressional Relations Michelle Brooks

General Counsel Tyler Posey

Director of Communications Richard Parker

Director of Press Relations Barbara Daly

Director of Office of Planning, Kyo (Paul) Jhin

Policy, and Analysis

American Diversity Program Manager Shirley Everest

Director of Private Sector Nanci Brannan

Initiatives

Inspector General David Kotz

Director of the Crisis Corps Mary Angelini

Regional Director/Africa Operations Henry McKoy

Regional Director/Europe, Jay Katzen

Mediterranean, and Asia Operations

Regional Director/Inter-American and Allene Zanger

the Pacific Operations

Director, Center for Field Betsi Shays

Assistance and Applied Research

Chief Financial Officer George Schutter

Associate Director for Management Wil Bryant

Associate Director for Volunteer Steven Weinberg

Support

Chief Information Officer Ed Anderson

Associate Director for Volunteer Chuck Brooks

Recruitment and Selection

Associate Director for Safety and Patrick Hogan

Security

Chief Acquisition Officer Carey Fountain

Chief Compliance Officer Courtney Santonicola

AIDS Relief Coordinator Ronald Campbell

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The mission of the Peace Corps is to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, and to help promote better mutual understanding between Americans and citizens of other countries.

The Peace Corps was established by the Peace Corps Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2501), and was made an independent agency by title VI of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1981

(22 U.S.C. 2501-1).

The Peace Corps consists of a Washington, DC, headquarters; 11 area offices; and overseas operations in 75 countries, utilizing more than

7,800 volunteers.

Activities

To fulfill the Peace Corps mandate, men and women are trained for a 9-

to-14 week period in the appropriate local language, the technical skills necessary for their particular jobs, and the cross-cultural skills needed to adjust to a society with traditions and attitudes different from their own. Volunteers serve for a period of 2 years, living among the people with whom they...

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