Peace Corps

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PEACE CORPS

1111 Twentieth Street NW., Washington, DC 20526

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

Director Gaddi H. Vasquez

Deputy Director Jody Olsen

Chief of Staff/Chief of Operations Marie Wheat

Deputy Chief of Staff/Chief of Ron Campbell, Acting

Operations

Director of Congressional Relations Michelle Brooks

General Counsel Tyler Posey

Director of Communications Ellen Field

Director of Press Relations Barbara Daly

Director for Office of Planning, Kyo (Paul) Jhin

Policy, and Analysis

American Diversity Program Manager Shirley Everest

Director of Private Sector Nanci Brannan

Initiatives

Inspector General Allan Gall, Acting

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 Gopal Khanna

Associate Director for Management Gilbert Smith

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 George Schutter

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The mission of the Peace Corps isto helpthe 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 72 countries, utilizing more than

7,700 volunteers.

Activities

To fulfill the Peace Corps mandate, men and women are trainedfor 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. Volunteersserve for a period of 2 years, living among the people with whom they work. Volunteers are expected to become a part of the community through their voluntary...

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