Louise Stenberg – President
Louise served in the Peace Corps as a Community Health Education Volunteer in Guyana from 2004 to 2006. During her service, she worked with Hope For All, a local NGO that focuses on HIV/AIDS education and services along the Essequibo Coast. This work lead her to a passion for public health and she went back to school and earned her Master of Public Health degree focused on health behavior and health education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Soon after graduation, she returned to Guyana and worked with the USAID/Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Project. After a brief stop in Washington, DC, Louise returned to her home state of Minnesota where she now works for the Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she manages a grant that works on building the capacity of the public health workforce in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Shane Loorz – Vice President
Shane served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development and Education Volunteer in Guyana from 2004 to 2006. During his service, he worked with the Bushlot Secondary School in Region 5, West Cost Berbice. There he taught Mathematics, Information Technology and reading comprehension as well as acting as a general guidance counselor. Shane earned his Master of Public Policy degree focusing on International Development and Non-Profit Management. He is currently working for the University of Maryland as the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator for the School of Public Policy where he is in the process of developing a partnership between various academic programs and ActionAid so students can have hands-on experiences of social change at the global level.
Aimie (Langenfeld) Mims – Secretary
Aimie received a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2000 and a MA in International Studies and Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver in 2002. From 2004-
2006, Aimie served as a Community Education Promoter in Uitvlugt, WCD, Guyana and extended her Peace Corps service for a third year from 2006-2007. Aimie served as VAC Chair and co-authored the training guide “Literacy Manual: For Effective Literacy Teaching and Training in the Guyanese School System”. After her Peace Corps service, Aimie lived in Bartica, Guyana from 2007-2008. She now works as an Associate Siting and Land Rights Agent for a Utility company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Aimie coordinates community outreach activities for FROG as well.
Jody Knueppel – Treasurer
Jody was sold on the idea of joining Peace Corps after seeing their advertisement on AFN in 1986. With her husband Jason, she served in Bartica, Guyana, as an Education Volunteer with St. Anthonyâ€™s Primary School. A military brat, she has lived in 5 different states and spent most of her childhood in Germany. Prior to PC, she attended Indiana University majoring in German and Sociology, and then worked for IU as a Foreign Student Advisor and VITA Coordinator. She is currently working in the Community Liaison Office in the US Mission in Mozambique and chipping away at her Masters in Accounting.
After growing up in Iowa and graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in MIS and Finance, Eric became a bit restless and joined the Peace Corps. In addition to teaching a slew of computer classes, Eric opened a small internet cafe at the Georgetown YWCA, assisted other volunteers with small IT projects, and rubbed elbows with Jimmy Carter, Mick Jagger, and the U.S. Ambassador. Following the Peace Corps and a short stint in Chicago, Eric participated in a one-year “Residency in Social Enterprise” in Boston, where he assisted the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance with various capacity building projects. He then decided Tennessee was the place to be, so he currently resides in Memphis and manages projects for Mind Over Data.
For FROG, Eric is co -technology chair and membership chair
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