1973: Christopher J. Roesel served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in Solola beginning in 1973

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1973: Christopher J. Roesel served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in Solola beginning in 1973

1973: Christopher J. Roesel served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in Solola beginning in 1973

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Christopher J. Roesel can be contacted at croeselahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Guatemala

Training Group: 1973

Cities you served in: Solola

Arrival Year: 1973

Departure Year: 1975

Work Description:

School Gardens and Nutrition

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I have 30 years field experience in training, team leadership, management, monitoring and evaluation, disaster relief, change management, sustainability, community-based development, participative development, public health, water and sanitation planning, management, evaluation, maternal child health, health education, hygiene education, continuous improvement, and design.

I have worked in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan, Kenya, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Haiti, and the U.S.A.

I speak English, Spanish, French, and Thai.

Highlights of knowledge, skills and abilities:
Strong background working in international work coordinating with Ministers of Health and WHO representatives and their senior staff teams.
Skilled and experienced in building high performance, self-managed teams, including writing scopes of work, developing personnel evaluation plans, and ensuring timely 360 degree performance feedback.
Skilled at establishing and nurturing working relationships and collaborating with Ministries of Health and World Health Organization representatives, constituents, universities, medical schools, non-profit organizations, governments, and professional groups in assessments, design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based interventions and health promotion and effects of such activities on identified populations.
Extensive experience in conducting surveillance and providing technical assistance and intervention evaluation activities related to studies of behavioral, social, and systems-level changes and impact of policy and environmental factors on disease prevention in community settings.
Demonstrated success in analyzing data and interpreting results of research activities, and developing and presenting findings to such groups as CDC, USAID/Bolivia, InterAmerican Development Bank, media, and scientific community through seminars, presentations at professional meetings, and publications.
Proficient at serving as liaison to state and local health officials, various Federal agencies, universities and medical schools, and non-governmental organizations.


DBA (all but dissertation) in Business Administration, Major: Change Management.
North Central University, Prescott, AZ, 50 Quarter Hours, GPA: 3.9

M.P.H., Major: International Health 1982
Johns Hopkins School of Health and Hygiene, Baltimore, MD, 60 Quarter Hours, GPA: 3.6

M.S., Major: Human Nutrition 1978
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 72 Quarter Hours, GPA: 3.7

B.S., Major: Zoology and Chemistry 1972

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Cheryl Lamb, Garth Curry, Ken and Cathy

Originally posted: February 21, 2007

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Peace Corps Guatemala; Directory of Guatemala RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Guatemala RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1973

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