Contact Us! The RPCVHI Board of Directors is always delighted to hear from members, other RPCVs, aspiring volunteers, family members of PCVs, friends of returned or current PCVs, or people who are simply interested in or are involved with our community. Please contact us about any questions about Peace Corps, becoming a volunteer, or suggestions you may have about our work in the community, or improving our website.

 

Our Commitment to Service

 

The goal of the RPCVHI Board of Directors is to deliver value to Hawaii RPCVs. One of the most important things we do is to bring returned PCVs together, in a variety of settings, to meet one another, network, make new friends, and learn about how to get involved in our activities and in the community. The Board encourages you to give us feedback, suggest ideas and otherwise become involved in current and future activities

 

Serving on the Board is a great way to develop a network of friends who share common values and types of experiences. While it requires a serious commitment of time, it also enables you to put your passion for volunteer service to good ends. An orientation workshop is offered shortly after the Annual Meeting, providing time for new and continuing Board members to get to know one another, identify and prioritize organizational goals and activities for the coming year, and to have some fun. Monthly board meetings enable members to work progressively toward organizational goals, plan for and effectively put on the various activities, and build strong friendships while working on projects and activities together. Each position is elected annually, and Board members are expected asked to serve for 2 years, beginning in January. When a Board vacancy occurs, current Board members may invite organization members to fill the position/s until the next Annual Meeting when elections will be held.

 

Descriptions of Officer and Board member positions can be found in the "By Laws" in this section of the website.

 

RPCVHI accepts nominations beginning in the Fall, and at the Annual Meeting. Until then, if you wish to be involved in planning or implementing any upcoming activities, please get in touch with a current board member in your area of interest.

 

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2014 Board of Directors

 President 

 Rosemary Casey

 FSM / N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71

 Vice President / Membership

 Blake Porter

 Tonga, 2006-09

 Secretary

 Lisa Stevens

 Burkina Faso, 2006-08

 Treasurer

 Vincent Cleveland

 Armenia, 2009-11

 Board Member & Web Master

 Linda Chock

 FSM / N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68

 Board Member & Events Coordinator

 Jean Thoulag

 Federated States of Micronesia / Yap, 1977-79

 Board Member & Outreach Coordinator

 Sena Pierce

 Tonga, 2004-07

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2013 Board of Directors

 President 

 Rosemary Casey

 N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71

 Vice President / Membership

 Paul Gauci

 Thailand, 2009-11

 Secretary

 Rebecca Young

 Belize 2007-09

 Co-Treasurer

 James Cogwell

 Philippines 1987-89

 Co-Treasurer

 Vincent Cleveland

 Armenia, 2009-2011

 Board Member

 Linda Chock

 N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68

 Board Member

 Mahri Swan

 Morocco

 Board Member

 Lisa Stevens

 Burkina Faso, 2006-08

 Board Member

 Sena Pierce

 Tonga, 2004-07

 Web Coordinator

 Linda Chock

 N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68

 Events Coordinator

 Sena Pierce

 Tonga, 2004-07

 Newsletter Editor

 

 

 UH PC Campus Representative

Samantha Young

 

 Past-President

 Kimberly Biggs

 Honduras, 1986-88

 Past-President

 Doug Long 

 Swaziland, 1990-92;  Lesotho, 2003-05

 Past-President

 Adam Liss

 Samoa, 1987-89 

 Past-President

 Nancy Heinrich 

 Liberia, 1977-79 

 Past-President

 Doris Young   

 Tunisia, 1977-79


2012 Board of Directors

 President 

 Rosemary Casey

 N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71

 Vice President

 Paul Gauci

 Thailand, 2009-11

 Secretary

 Barbara Trecker

 Ukraine, 2009-2011

 Treasurer

 James Cogwell

 Philippines 1987-89

 Board Member

 Linda Chock

 N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68

 Board Member

 Mahri Swan

 Morocco




 Membership 

 Paul Gauci

 Thailand, 2009-11

 Web Coordinator 

 Linda Chock

 N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68

 Honolulu AIDS Walk Coordinator

 

 

 Events Coordinator

 Mahri Swan

 Morocco

 Newsletter Editor

 

 

 UH PC Campus Representative

Samantha Young

 

 Past-President

 Kimberly Biggs

 Honduras, 1986-88

 Past-President

 Doug Long 

 Swaziland, 1990-92;  Lesotho, 2003-05

 Past-President

 Adam Liss

 Samoa, 1987-89 

 Past-President

 Nancy Heinrich 

 Liberia, 1977-79 

 Past-President

 Doris Young   

 Tunisia, 1977-79



2011 Board of Directors

 President 

 Kimberly Biggs

 Honduras, 1986-88

 Vice President

 David Newstead

 Togo, 2007-09

 Secretary

 Alexander Kuch

 Romania 2007-10

 Treasurer

 Corie Tanida

 El Salvador 2008-10

 Board Member

 Gene Ward

 Malaysia, East Timor (Country Dir)

 Board Member

 Don Romero

 Philippines, 1967-70

 Board Member

 Rosemary Casey

 N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71

 Board Member

 Linda Chock

 N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68

 Membership 

 Willis Moore

 Bolivia, 1962-64

 Web Coordinator 

 Linda Chock

 N. Mariana Islands, 1966-68

 Honolulu AIDS Walk Coordinator

 Jessica Garlock-Tuialii

 Samoa, 2000-03

 Events Coordinator

 Rosemary Casey

 N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71

 Newsletter Editor

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 UH PC Campus Representative

 Sena Pierce

 Tonga, 2004-07

 



Officers
 President

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  Rosemary Casey (Northern Marianas, 1969-71)

Dr. Rosemary Casey served as an ESL and Home Economics teacher on the small island of Rota, in the Northern Mariana Islands, from 1969-71. She later worked with Peace Corps as a training contractor, and then as Associate Peace Corps Director, Program and Training Officer, with Peace Corps Micronesia. After 18 years at UH, she retired in April 2011, though she continues to support international education activities for students of all ages. She is currently President of RPCVHI and coordinates the annual calendar sales and securing Returned PCVs to help with Hawaii Public Radio semi-annual fundraiser phone banks.


Vice-President  

  Blake Porter (Tonga 2006-09)
Blake Porter and his wife served for 3 years as Education Volunteers in the Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Tonga from 2006-09.  He was born in New England, and has lived in 9 different US states and 3 foreign countries, and also visited 19 other states and 6 other countries.  He has a bachelor's degree in Psychology, loves to sing, to work with his hands, and to be helpful.  He and his wife now enjoy living in Honolulu.


Secretary
  Lisa Stevens  (Burkina Faso, 2006-08)
Lisa served as a secondary education mathematics teacher in the francophone West African country of Burkina Faso, in the village of Zeguedeguin.  As a PCV Lisa also served on the gender and development committee and organized and assisted with several summer schools and camps.  Upon returning to the Unites States, Lisa attended Vermont Law School, earning a law degree and a master's degree in environmental law and policy.  In 2012, Lisa moved to Hawaii and began working as a law clerk for the Hawaii Supreme Court.  Lisa loves playing outside, hiking, biking, swimming, scuba diving, and paddling with her outrigger canoe club.



 Treasurer     
 
Vincent Cleveland
(Armenia 2009-11)
Vincent served in Armenia from 2009-2011 as an environmental education volunteer. Later in 2012 he served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Liberia teaching high school biology. He is now a graduate student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa studying in the molecular biosciences and bioengineering department.


Board Member, Web Master
  
Linda Chock (Micronesia - Northern Marianas, Agrigan 1966-68)
Linda Chock served as an ESL / Elementary School teacher and a Health Aide for a village of about 100 people on Agrigan Island, 200 miles north of Saipan and 300 miles north of Guam.  Villagers migrated from the Chuk (Truk) Islands nearly a century ago, so it was a challenge teaching English to the young elementary school children who mainly spoke Chukese, when we learned the Chamorro language and culture of the Marianas during training. Linda co-produced "Bring the World Home," a public series of interviews whereby RPCVs fulfill the Third Goal of Peace Corps - to share
with Americans their experiences and cultures abroad from countries of service .


Board Members for Events & Outreach
    Sena Pierce
(Tonga 2004-07) Sena was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tonga from 2004-2007, serving her first two years as an English resource teacher at a remote primary school and her 3rd+ year with an NGO promoting early childhood education in the kingdom. After an additional three years on the Pacific Country Desk at Peace Corps headquarters, Sena moved to Hawaii for graduate school and to serve as the state's campus-based Peace Corps recruiter from 2010-2012. Sena currently works with Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education and continues volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Kokua Kalihi Valley. She has been a board member since 2013.

   Jean Thoulag
(Ulithi Atoll, Yap, Micronesia 1977-79)

Jean served as an elementary and  high school ESL teacher from 1977-1979 on Faderay and Falalop in Ulithi Atoll in the outer islands of Yap,  Micronesia.  Her secondary project was library development. Following her Peace Corps service, she remained in Micronesia for 35 years enjoying a career in teaching, educational administration, and libraries while also raising a family with her late husband, Bernard.  More recently she completed a master degree  in library and information science and is a collection assessment librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.



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2011 RPCVHI Team Leadership Workshop



Lynn Graybeal, Niger 1981-83, is a leadership counselor, who graciously conducted a workshop with the new 2011 RPCVHI Board of Directors on June 11 and 18, 2011.  Workshop was held at the Banyan Tree Plaza community room, courtesy of R. Casey.


Participating Board members (l. to r.) are Gene Ward, Kimberly Biggs, Don Romero, Linda Chock, David Newstead, Corie Tanida, and Alex Kuch. Lynn reinforced methods for the board to work as a team with respect and a cooperative spirit as we articulate the organization's vision, expectations, and objectives and reach out to our members.


Photos by Rosemary Casey and Linda Chock.







 
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