Brenda King (PCV Bahia 71-73) and I married in 73 - next year will
be our 40th anniversary. We returned to Brazil and lived there for
30+ years - including seven doing community org for the Catholic
Church in the Amazon. We still have strong ties there, but live in
Raleigh NC with our elder daughter & 10 year old grand daughter -
our other daughter lives two miles away. We are in close touch with
a number of PC friends - and would like to hear from more of you.
Since PC, I have worked in New York City in the Agency for Child Development and the Department of Homeless Services.
I am married to my Romanian-born husband Peter for 25 years, and have 2 adult sons, Stephen (23) and Aaron (21).
I remain friends with Cathy Weiller Buchalter and Pat Caracci DeSouza of PC Bahia. We travelled to Brazil last year with our husbands on a great, much-awaited sentimental journey. There were lots of laughs and lots of caipirinhas!
Bom de Jesus da Lapa CD / Low Income Housing & Math Teaching
Recently, I was looking through the slides and old letters that my mother had kept and it brought back such memories... I went searching just out of curiosity. Is it possible that it has been over 35 years?!?!?
Returned to Brazil in 1974 and began teaching, doing research and consulting in the Masters Program in Urban and Regional Development, Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife (1975-1995). Currently, Evaluation Officer, Inter-American Development Bank (1995- ), Washington, D.C.
I missed the reunion that the 1968 Bahia group had in Washington, D.C. and many of the RPCV's contacted me. I was thrilled that so many remembered me and were kind enough to write to tell me I was missed at the reunion.
Last year I returned with Rich Davis (Sto. Amaro) and Steve Horman (Lencois) to Lencois for an Eco-Tourism Conference that Steve organized. Due in large part to Steve's efforts Lencois is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brasil. There we met Judy (Kaplinger) Sena Gomes, Art and Brenda Powers and Mike Permoda - que farra!!! In 1982 I married Mary Alcox who had been in our group. I am project manager for the UW Madison's Sweet Corn Breeding and Genetics program.
After a lonely year deep in the interior of Bahia in Canal de Irece, I followed PCV Rich Davis in Santo Amaro, and knew Dan Johnson, Art and Branda Powers, and Charles Fortin. During my brief year in Santo Amaro, I continued the work of previous volunteers in advancing the construction of the Sacramento Community Center, working with CARITAS, SETRABES, Mayor Genebaldo, Seu Antonio Pedrera, and the unforgettable Irmã Maria de São Pedro. I hope to eventually make contact again with Richard Collins Davis. If anyone can help me do that, please respond!
After receiving Masters in Public Administration from UW Madison worked 1 yr
in War on Poverty Program then worked in International Sales & Mktg for
almost 30years mostly in Latin America. Covered Brasil ocassionally during
that time but never got back to Bahia. Mostly worked in South except for
helping start subsidiary in Goias. Attended reunion of our Bahia group in
Palo Alto,Ca. aug 1998