Retiree Associations

Regional and state Foreign Service associations, while independent of AFSA, work closely with AFSA in reaching out to retired government foreign affairs personnel who have served in diplomatic capacity, including mission support staff. Membership in some of these associations may include private and non-governmental personnel who have served abroad.

Joining a retiree association is a great way to stay in touch with your profession as well as old friends and colleagues. If you don’t see your state listed below and are interested in forming a Foreign Service retiree association in your area AFSA can help. Please contact Christine Miele, Director, Programs and Member Engagement at

You may contact the retiree association in your area using the information below.

Current as of February 2020. Click on the links below to jump down to the corresponding state/area.

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Arizona Foreign Service Retirees

Hon. Douglas A. Hartwick


Foreign Service Association of Northern California (FSANC)

Scott F. Kilner, President
(650) 561-3820 or (408) 202-2592 (mobile)

Foreign Service Retiree Association of Southern California (Greater San Diego area) FSRASC

Daria (“Dede”) de Pierre-Hollowell, Coordinator
(619) 742-1382

Foreign Affairs Association of Southern and Central California

Robert Baker
(310) 625-9122


Foreign Service Retirees of Colorado

Michael Keaveny
(303) 927-6191


Foreign Service Retirees Association of Florida

Ellen Engels, Chair

Maryland/District of Columbia

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Norm Glick, Convener

Delmarva Foreign Affairs Associates


Upper Midwest Chapter of the American Foreign Service Association

William F. Davnie, Convener
(612) 419-0518

New England

Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England

Elizabeth Barnett, President
(617) 227-0943

North Carolina

Carolina Friends of the Foreign Service

Hon. Brenda Brown Schoonover, Acting Chair
(919) 360 8592


The Texas Foreign Service Group
John S. Wood
(512) 797-0538

Houston Foreign Service Alumni

Julie Gianelloni Connor, Organizer

Foreign Service Retirees Association of San Antonio

Janet Scott
(210) 341-9498


Utah Retired Foreign Service Group

Vance C. Pace
(801) 546-3950
(801) 891-6916 (mobile)


Foreign Affairs Retirees of Northern Virginia (FARNOVA)

John K. Naland


Foreign Service Retirees Association of Washington State

Hon. Roger Meece
(425) 996-0263
(425) 444-8498 (mobile)

West Virginia

Foreign Service Reunion Association

Renny Smith
(304) 876-2583


USAID Alumni Association

Anne Aarnes
Margaret Neuse

Public Diplomacy Alumni Association

Joel Fischman, President


James Dandridge II, President