Louise Stenberg - President

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 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.

Theodosia Goddard - Secretary

Theodosia Goddard – Secretary

Theodosia is originally from Guyana and visits her home country regularly to provide support to grass-root organizations.  She graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2011 with a BA in Political Science.  Passionate about education and development she serves as a Board Member to Posse D.C., an organization that provides full tuition scholarships for students to attend top public and private universities.  She is currently teaching right outside of Washington, D.C. helping to lead the transformation of a turn-around school.

Lorine Ghabranious - Treasurer

Lorine Ghabranious – Treasurer

Lorine Ghabranious served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Charity from 2008-10. While in Charity she was a community health education volunteer working with both Charity Primary School and local NGO, Hope for All’s, “Peer Education” program. Lorine returned to Guyana in 2011-12 as Field Director of WorldTeach. Previous to Peace Corps, Lorine studied at King’s College London where she received a MA in Human Values and Contemporary Global Ethics. She is currently working as an International Development Consultant looking at strengthening education systems in developing countries.

Eric Terpstra

Eric Terpstra

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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