February 18, 2004 - Peace Corps: Peace Corps Swears In David Finley as Kiribati Country Director

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By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-42-145.balt.east.verizon.net - on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 5:56 pm: Edit Post

Peace Corps Swears In David Finley as Kiribati Country Director

Peace Corps Swears In David Finley as Kiribati Country Director

Peace Corps Swears In Six New Country Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2004 –Recently, the Peace Corps swore in six new country directors in a ceremony held at the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters. The new directors will be going to countries in the three Peace Corps regions across the globe.

Peace Corps country directors are responsible for management and direction of all aspects of the Peace Corps program in their country of assignment. The country directors support volunteers in the field. They lend their skills and energy to meet development needs and promote a better understanding between the host country people and Americans.

Kiribati – David Finley
David Finley has worked for 15 years with World Vision International in various leadership positions throughout the world. For the past five years, he has served as their Country Director for Kosovo. Before Kosovo, he was the Operations Director for the Sudan/Somalia programs for two years. Finley also served as the Director of Donor Relations in the World Vision U.S. office for eight years. Before his career with World Vision, David was a broker with Security Pacific Investments in Los Angeles.

Finley is currently a board member of Agroinvest (a large micro-enterprise development program in Serbia) and is a member of the Child Rights Forum for the Balkans in collaboration with UNICEF and other international non-governmental organizations. He has lead numerous other projects throughout Kosovo and the Balkans in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Union and many other European donors that have focused on rebuilding Kosovo and the Balkans. During his 15 years with World Vision, David has also been involved in various other relief and development projects throughout Africa and the Middle East. Finley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Business Administration and Economics from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn.

Since 1961, more than 170,000 volunteers have served in the Peace Corps, working in such diverse fields as education, health, HIV/AIDS education and awareness, information technology, business development, the environment, and agriculture. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a two-year commitment.

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By davidgearhart ( on Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 9:49 pm: Edit Post

If anyone knows Baranite (Bate) Kirata Former Secretary General of the Kiribati Protestant Church would you please have him contact me. I went to seminary with him at Boston University.
Thank you.
David Gearhart
Phone 503-803-7445 United States, Oregon.

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