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 Lloyd Pierson
General Counsel Tyler Posey
Director of Communications Ellen Field
Director of Press Barbara Daly
Director of Congressional Relations Marie Wheat
Director for Office of Planning, Kyo (Paul) Jhin
Policy, and Analysis
American Diversity Program Managers Shirley Everest,
Director of Private Sector Nanci Brannan
Cooperation and International Volunteerism
Inspector General Charles D. Smith
Director of the Crisis Corps Dan Sullivan
Regional Director/Africa Operations Henry McKoy
Regional Director/Europe, Judy Van Rest
Mediterranean, and Asia Operations
Regional Director/Inter-American and Maryann Minutillo, the Pacific Operations Acting
Director, Center for Field Betsi Shays
Assistance and Applied Research
Chief Financial Officer Gopal Khanna, Acting
Director for Management Christine Arnold
Associate Director for Volunteer Steven Weinberg
Associate Director for Volunteer Chuck Brooks
Recruitment and Selection
The mission of the Peace Corpsis to helpthe people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, and to help promote better mutual understanding between Americans and peoples 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
The Peace Corps consists of a Washington, DC, headquarters; 11 area offices; and overseas operations in 70 countries, utilizing more than
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 job, 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 service.
Thousands of volunteers serve throughout the world, working in six program areas: education, health and HIV/AIDS, environment, information...