February 18, 2004 - Peace Corps: Peace Corps Swears In Fran Ruddick as East Timor Country Director

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Peace Corps Swears In Fran Ruddick as East Timor Country Director

Peace Corps Swears In Fran Ruddick as East Timor 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.

East Timor – Fran Ruddick
Fran Ruddick joins the Inter-America and Pacific region with seven years of prior Peace Corps experience. Most recently, she served as a Special Services Officer, providing emergency and crisis response, training, and consultation services to overseas staff for volunteer support. In the 1960s, Ruddick served as Recruiter and as the Assistant Director of the School Partnership Program. She has completed two tours of duty as a volunteer in Latin America, from 1964-66 in Ecuador, and from 1999-2001 in Costa Rica in youth development. Ruddick has extensive executive management experience in California government as the Director of Public Departments of Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Services for both Santa Barbara and Merced Counties, with broad administrative and program responsibilities for treatment, prevention, rehabilitation and disaster services. She has received state and national awards for innovative programs for youth and refugees, and has implemented a wide variety of programs on self-help, inter-agency collaboration in systems of care for youth, client and family empowerment, managed health care, and services for mentally ill adults.

Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Ruddick has a Master’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University and is a licensed clinical social worker in California.

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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