Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii
 
 
 

Contact Us! The RPCVHI Board of Directors is always delighted to hear from its members, RPCVs, aspiring volunteers, family members of PCVs or people who are simply interested in or are involved in our community. Please feel free to contact us about any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

Our Commitment to Service
The goal of the RPCVHI Board of Directors is to deliver value to Hawaii RPCVs. The Board encourages you to provide feedback, suggest ideas and become involved in current and future RPCV activities.

Serving on the Board requires a serious commitment and a passion for volunteer service. Each Board member is expected to participate in the annual weekend planning retreat, attend monthly meetings, lead a committee or task, conduct outreach to members and potential members, and be committed to the mission of RPCVHI. Each position is elected annually, and Board members are expected to serve for 2 years starting each new year in January.

RPCVHI accepts nominations in the Fall. 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







2013 Board of Directors
 President 
 Rosemary Casey
 N. Mariana Islands, 1969-71
 Vice President / Membership
 Paul Gauci
 Thailand, 2009-11
 Secretary  Rebecca Young

 Co-Treasurer
 James Cogwell
 
 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
 
 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
 
 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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