The Foreign Service Journal, September 2006

66 F OR E I GN S E R V I C E J OU R N A L / S E P T EMB E R 2 0 0 6 A F S A N E W S AFSA NEWS BRIEFS Staff: Executive Director Susan Reardon: Business Department Controller Steven Tipton: Accounting Assistant Jon Reed: Labor Management General Counsel Sharon Papp: Labor Management Attorney Zlatana Badrich: Labor Management Specialist James Yorke: Grievance Attorneys Neera Parikh: and Charles Garten: Office Manager Christine Warren: USAID Senior Labor Management Adviser Douglas Broome: USAID Office Manager Asgeir Sigfusson: Member Services Director Janet Hedrick: Representative Cory Nishi: Web-site & Database Associate Sheng Zhao: Administrative Assistant Ana Lopez: Outreach Programs Retiree Liaison Bonnie Brown: Director of Communications Thomas Switzer: Congressional Affairs Director Ken Nakamura: Corporate Relations/Executive Assistant Austin Tracy: Scholarship Director Lori Dec: Professional Issues Coordinator Barbara Berger: Retiree Recruitment Coordinator Norma Reyes: Elderhostel Coordinator Janice Bay: AFSA HEADQUARTERS: (202) 338-4045; Fax: (202) 338-6820 STATE DEPARTMENT AFSA OFFICE: (202) 647-8160; Fax: (202) 647-0265 USAID AFSA OFFICE: (202) 712-1941; Fax: (202) 216-3710 FCS AFSA OFFICE: (202) 482-9088; Fax: (202) 482-9087 AFSA WEB SITE: AFSA E-MAIL: FSJ: PRESIDENT: STATE VP: RETIREE VP: USAID VP: FCS VP: AFSA News Editor Shawn Dorman : (202) 338-4045 x 503; Fax: (202) 338-8244 On the Web : How to Contact Us: Governing Board: PRESIDENT: J. Anthony Holmes STATE VICE PRESIDENT: Steven Kashkett USAID VICE PRESIDENT: Francisco Zamora FCS VICE PRESIDENT: Donald Businger FAS VICE PRESIDENT: Vacant RETIREE VICE PRESIDENT: David Reuther SECRETARY: Tex Harris TREASURER: Andrew Winter STATE REPRESENTATIVES: Bradford Bell, Hugh Neighbour, Alan Misenheimer, Joyce Namde, Randy Steen, Daphne Titus and Andrew Young USAID REPRESENTATIVE: Mike Henning FCS REPRESENTATIVE: William Center FAS REPRESENTATIVE: Robert Curtis IBB REPRESENTATIVE: Vacant RETIREE REPRESENTATIVES: Leonard J. Baldyga, Roger Dankert, Larry Lesser and Gilbert Sheinbaum Two AFSA vice presidents stepped down from their Governing Board positions in July. Laura Scandurra resigned from the FAS VP position effective after the July board meeting. She is head- ing off for a tour as agricultural attaché in New Zealand. The FAS VP slot is currently vacant, and AFSA encourages interested FAS employees to contact the association about the position. USAID VP Bill Carter left AFSA in July for the retirement semi- nar. At the July Governing Board meeting, USAID AFSA Representative Francisco Zamora was appointed to serve as the USAID AFSA vice president for the remainder of the current board’s term. During the Aug. 2 meeting, the Governing Board approved the appointment of Michael Henning as the new USAID rep, replacing Zamora. In addition, on June 7 the AFSA Governing Board approved Diplomatic Security Special Agent Randy A. Steen to replace outgoing DS agent and State representative Brian Cook. Cook resigned because his duties on the Secretary of State’s protective detail require a heavy travel schedule, thus keeping him from attending many board meetings. On June 30, State Governing Board representative James Roseli left the board due to his transfer to Embassy Baghdad. State representative Makila James also resigned, in connection with her assignment to Juba, Sudan. At the Aug. 2 meeting, the Governing Board approved Daphne Titus as a new State representative. International Broadcasting Bureau Representative Sheldon Daitch resigned from the board effective June 30, due to his new assignment to Morocco. That position is currently vacant. In July, the Governing Board approved the selection of Crystal Meriwether to fill a new vacancy on the Foreign Service Journal Editorial Board left by departing board mem- ber Lillian G. deValcourt-Ayala, who is heading out to an assign- ment in Rome. Meriwether is a State Department FSO current- ly serving as an education officer with the Middle East Partnership Initiative. From everyone at AFSA, sincere thanks to the departing Governing and Editorial Board members for their distinguished service, and welcome to the new board members. Briefs • Continued on page 69 News from the AFSA Boards Life in the Foreign Service BY BRIAN AGGELER