2017-2018 Board Members

  • President: Tom DeMeo (Ghana 1980-1982 & Botswana 1982-1984). Contact Tom at president AT or 503-267-3943 to suggest a topic for a business meeting, or to nominate yourself for a board position.
  • Secretary: Erin Gettling (Ukraine 2003-2005). Contact Erin at secretary AT to request business meeting minutes.
  • Treasurer: Phyllis Shelton (Honduras 1986-1988). Contact Phyllis at treasurer AT or 503-704-6298 to inquire about payments or calendar/t-shirt shipping.
  • Education Coordinator: Unfilled. Contact Tom at president AT if you are willing to coordinate and inspire the CRPCA Speakers Bureau.
  • E-update Editor: Bill Stein (Niger 1990-1993). Contact Bill at e-update AT by any Thursday at 5pm to submit community or job announcements for the weekly e-update sent to our members. Note that Bill is acting in this role; we are recruiting a new E-update Editor.
  • Fundraising Coordinator: Rosemary Furfey (Botswana 1976-1978). Contact Rosemary at fundraising AT or 503-245-0819 to offer ideas for raising funds which support our grant program.
  • Grants Coordinator: Joel Salter (Sierra Leone 1986-1988). Contact Joel at grants AT to inquire about applying for CRPCA grants.
  • Membership Coordinator: Bill Stein (Niger 1990–1993). Contact Bill at membership AT or 503-830-0817 to join CRPCA or to renew your membership.
  • Networking Coordinator: Kyle Dexheimer (Tanzania 2014-2016). Contact Kyle at networking AT if you seek local employment or wish to help an RPCV find employment.
  • Newsletter Editor: Sean Rose (Ghana 1988-1990). Contact Sean at newsletter AT by the 25th of each month to submit content (announcements, images, interviews, recipes, poetry, prose, etc.) for our monthly newsletter.
  • Program Coordinator: Ian Ross (Rwanda 2010–2012). Contact Ian at program AT or 503-765-5941 if you would like to host a potluck gathering or have ideas for programs.
  • Scheduling Coordinator: Erin Gettling (Ukraine 2003-2005). Contact Erin at scheduling AT to submit details (title, date, time, location, and description) for a proposed CRPCA event.
  • Service Coordinators: Mitch Auerbach (Guatemala 1980-1982) and Krystal Lum (Belize 2013-2015). Contact Mitch at service AT or Krystal at outreach AT to suggest or RSVP for a group service activity.
  • Social Media Coordinator: Tabatha Rood (Ghana 2014-2016). Contact Tabatha at media AT to submit content for CRPCA’s Facebook page.
  • Webmaster: Bill Stein (Niger 1990-1993). Contact Bill at webmaster AT if you’d like to post content to our website. Note that Bill is acting in this role; we are recruiting a new Webmaster.

Activity Leads

  • Book Club: Bill Stein (Niger 1990-1993). Contact Bill at bookclub AT or 503-830-0817 to suggest international book titles for our next annual survey.
  • Museum Committee: Nicole Dino (Ecuador 1993-1997). Contact Nicole at museum AT or 503-381-4206 to express interest in the Portland-based Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience.
  • Restaurant Gatherings: Jenny Tsai (Fiji 1990-1992). Contact Jenny at restaurant AT to RSVP for a Restaurant Gathering or to suggest a restaurant.
  • Salon francophone: Elizabeth Siping (Cameroon 2003-2005). Contact Elizabeth at francais AT or 509-851-8885 to offer to host the next gathering of French-speaking RPCVs and our French-speaking friends.
  • Sí, se puede: Kristen Jackson (Peru 2012-2015). Contact Kristen at espanol AT or 503-462-2426 to offer to host the next gathering of Spanish-speaking RPCVs and our Spanish-speaking friends.
  • Writers’ Workshop: Mimi Sanders (Turkey 1963-1965). Contact Mimi at writers AT or 503-293-6195 with questions about our gatherings of aspiring authors.

Mailing Address

Columbia River Peace Corps Association
P.O. Box 802
Portland, OR 97207