The Foreign Service Journal, November 2011

66 F OR E I GN S E R V I C E J OU R N A L / NOV EMB E R 2 0 1 1 A F S A N E W S AFSA NEWS BRIEFS Staff: Executive Director Ian Houston: Business Department Director of Finance Femi Oshobukola: Controller KalpnaSrimal: Assistant Controller Cory Nishi: Labor Management General Counsel Sharon Papp: Deputy General Counsel Zlatana Badrich: Labor Management Specialist James Yorke: Labor Management Counselor Janet Weber: Senior Staff Attorney Neera Parikh: StaffAttorneyRaekaSafai: StaffAttorneyAndrewLarge: Office Manager Christine Warren: USAIDSeniorLaborManagementAdviserDouglasBroome: USAID Staff Assistant Stefan Geyer: Member Services Member Services Director Janet Hedrick: Member Services Representative Kristy Pomes: Administrative Assistant and Office Manager Ana Lopez: Communications, Marketing and Outreach Retiree Counseling & Legislation Coordinator Bonnie Brown: Director of Communications Thomas Switzer: Director of Policy Edward Dickens: LegislativeAssistantClintLohse : Executive Assistant to the President Patrick Bradley: Scholarship Director Lori Dec: Scholarship Program Assistant Jonathan Crawford: Road Scholar Administrator Bernard Alter: Marketing & Outreach Manager Asgeir Sigfusson: Special Awards & Outreach Coordinator Perri Green: Web and IT Assistant Jeff Lau: 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 PRESIDENT: STATE VP: RETIREE VP: USAID VP: FAS VP: FCS VP: AFSA News Editor Donna Ayerst: (202) 944-5516; Fax: (202) 338-6820 Foreign Service Journal FSJ: Editor Steven Alan Honley: Senior Editor Susan Maitra: Associate Editor Shawn Dorman: Ad & Circulation Manager Ed Miltenberger: Art Director Caryn Suko Smith: On the Web AFSA WEB SITE: FSJ: How to Contact Us: Governing Board: PRESIDENT: Susan R. Johnson STATE VP: Daniel Hirsch USAID VP: Francisco Zamora FCS VP: Keith Curtis FAS VP: David Mergen RETIREE VP: Robert Houdek SECRETARY: Vacant TREASURER: Andrew Winter STATE REPS: Matthew Asada William Bent Grace Choi Mary Glantz Les Hickman Kenneth Kero-Mentz Kimberly Krhounek Elise Mellinger Joyce Namde David Zwach USAID REPS: Michael Henning Iris Young FCS REP: Steve Morrison FAS REP: Andrew Burst IBB REP: Andre De Nesnera RETIREE REPS: Mary Ellen Gilroy Edward Marks Hugh Neighbour Molly Williamson Now Available—College Scholarship Application for FS Students On Nov. 15, high school seniors and college undergraduates of Foreign Service employees (active-duty, retired and deceased) are eligible to apply for one-time-only AFSA Academic/Art Merit Awards and renewable, need-based AFSA Financial Aid Scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year. Academic and Art Merit awards are $2,000, and Financial Aid Scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,500. The submission deadline is Feb. 6, 2012. For complete details and to download forms, please visit, or contact Lori Dec at or (202) 944-5504. MAKE A CFC PLEDGE TO# 11759 AND SUPPORT THE AFSA SCHOLARSHIP FUND Designate “ Foreign Service Youth Scholarships –AFSA” (CFC# 11759) in the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign. With your help, the AFSA Scholarship Fund provides more than $40,000 in academic and art merit awards to high school seniors and $180,000 to undergraduate college students in need-based aid scholarships to as many as 95 children of Foreign Service employees annually. Keep your support in the Foreign Service community. Go to to watch our video. AFSA HOSTS FALL INTERNS Each semester, AFSA is proud to host a group of talented interns, whose contributions to our programs and projects are always significant. This fall semester, we have the plea- sure of welcoming three new students: • Liron Feldman is the communications, marketing and outreach intern. A senior at the University of California, Davis, Liron assists with AFSA events, outreach programs, Web and social media projects, and the awards program. Liron can be reached at • Laura Pettinelli is the Foreign Service Journal editorial intern. Laura is a senior at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, double majoring in Latin American and hemispheric studies andMiddle Eastern studies, and minoring in Spanish. Laura assists with produc- tion of the FSJ . She can be reached at • HarshGovil is the legislative affairs intern. Harsh is a sophomore at Stanford University, where he is studying eco- nomics and public policy. He works with Director of Policy Ed Dickens and Legislative Assistant Clint Lohse on imple- menting AFSA’s legislative priorities. Harsh can be reached at We would also like to thank our departing interns for all of their efforts and hard work on behalf of AFSA: Asa Maclay Horner, Rebekah Yurco, Jamie Long and Danielle Derbes.