Exec Board Bios
Friends of Paraguay (FOP) is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, created in 1987 to establish a network of returned Peace Corps Volunteers and others who are interested in improving communication and information exchange in support of social, cultural, and economic development in Paraguay.
Our Executive Board
President: Elizabeth Holst served as a Community Economic Development volunteer in Nueva Italia in 2010-2012.
Vice President: Marie Robinson served as a Community Economic Development volunteer in Nueva Italia in 2013-2015, and as Volunteer Coordinator in 2016.
Treasurer: Roberto Sanchez served as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in General Aquino, Depto de San Pedro in 2011-2013.
Grants Coordinator: Shavonda Mobley served as a Community Economic Development (Municipal Services Development) volunteer in Pirayu in 2009-2012.
Communications Director: David Godfrey served as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in Piribebuy from 2010-2012.
Trustee: Katie Powell served as a Rural Health and Sanitation Volunteer from 2007-2009 (G-23!) in Isla Tobati, Misiones. Katie has a deep passion for public health and works for an international development organization doing just that. She’s a closet graphics geek, but strives to be a beer connoisseur. She loves the fall and is glad she has someone to catch her.
Presidents Emeriti: Nick Bayard, Orlando Velez, Maureen Herman.