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: email@example.com Business Department Director of Finance Femi Oshobukola: firstname.lastname@example.org Controller KalpnaSrimal: email@example.com Assistant Controller Cory Nishi: firstname.lastname@example.org Labor Management General Counsel Sharon Papp: email@example.com Deputy General Counsel Zlatana Badrich: firstname.lastname@example.org Labor Management Specialist James Yorke: email@example.com Labor Management Counselor Janet Weber: firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Staff Attorney Neera Parikh: email@example.com StaffAttorneyRaekaSafai: firstname.lastname@example.org StaffAttorneyAndrewLarge: email@example.com Office Manager Christine Warren: firstname.lastname@example.org USAIDSeniorLaborManagementAdviserDouglasBroome: email@example.com USAID Staff Assistant Stefan Geyer: firstname.lastname@example.org Member Services Member Services Director Janet Hedrick: email@example.com Member Services Representative Kristy Pomes: firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistant and Office Manager Ana Lopez: email@example.com Communications, Marketing and Outreach Retiree Counseling & Legislation Coordinator Bonnie Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Communications Thomas Switzer: email@example.com Director of Policy Edward Dickens: firstname.lastname@example.org LegislativeAssistantClintLohse : email@example.com Executive Assistant to the President Patrick Bradley: firstname.lastname@example.org Scholarship Director Lori Dec: email@example.com Scholarship Program Assistant Jonathan Crawford: firstname.lastname@example.org Road Scholar Administrator Bernard Alter: email@example.com Marketing & Outreach Manager Asgeir Sigfusson: firstname.lastname@example.org Special Awards & Outreach Coordinator Perri Green: email@example.com Web and IT Assistant Jeff Lau: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com STATE VP: firstname.lastname@example.org RETIREE VP: email@example.com USAID VP: firstname.lastname@example.org FAS VP: email@example.com FCS VP: firstname.lastname@example.org AFSA News Editor Donna Ayerst: email@example.com (202) 944-5516; Fax: (202) 338-6820 Foreign Service Journal FSJ: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor Steven Alan Honley: email@example.com Senior Editor Susan Maitra: firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Editor Shawn Dorman: email@example.com Ad & Circulation Manager Ed Miltenberger: firstname.lastname@example.org Art Director Caryn Suko Smith: email@example.com On the Web AFSA WEB SITE: www.afsa.org FSJ: www.afsa.org/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 www.afsa.org/scholar, or contact Lori Dec at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.afsa.org/scholar 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 email@example.com. • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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 email@example.com. 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.