|By Admin1 (admin) (ppp-70-129-41-31.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 4:49 am: Edit Post|
1980: Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador in Buena Fe and Quevedo, Los Rios beginning in 1980
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind can be contacted at alonzodwindagmaildcom
Country of Service: Ecuador
Training Group: Ombibus 34
Cities you served in: Buena Fe and Quevedo, Los Rios
Arrival Year: 1980
Departure Year: 1982
Rural Public Health Volunteer, first with Seguro Social Campesino then with Ministry of Health
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
3 years in Ecuador with PLAN International; 5 years country director ESPERANZA BOLIVIA; 2 years with USAID Peru; 2 years CARE Health Sector Coordinator Dominican Republic; 2.5 years Senior Program Officer Medical Care Development International; 1 year as Global Programme Coordinator of the International Save the Children Alliance - based in London; 7 years as a USAID Foreign Service Officer assigned first to Nicaragua and then as Director of General Development, USAID-US Embassy Luanda Angola
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was a life changing experience, although I had no idea at the time. I expected to return to the USA and never quite did, for very long.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
anyone from the omnibus or related periods and programs
Any message for returned volunteers?:
USAID is facing lots of change with the latest round of Foreign Aid reforms, but it is still worth looking at as an eventual career.
Originally posted: October 24, 2006
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|By Allan J. (188.8.131.52) on Friday, September 17, 2010 - 2:14 pm: Edit Post|
I subsequently served three years in Nigeria and am currently serving with the USAID Mission in Baghdad Iraq, as the Director of the Office of Focused Stabilization\Social Sector Reform. My daughter is now 18 and started this past August as a freshman at American University in Washington DC