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We are very excited to announce that the speaker for our November regular meeting will be Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the newly confirmed Deputy Director of Peace Corps!
Please join us on Wednesday, November 17 as we welcome Mrs. Hessler-Radelet to Colorado! (All regular meetings take place at the 1st Unitarian Society of Denver located at 1400 Lafayette in Denver)
6:30 Potluck (please bring your own tableware to be a bit more green)
Since we expect this to be a very well-attended meeting, we are asking for RSVPs. Please respond to this email to secure your spot.
Parking is limited to street only. We encourage you to use RTD if you have easy access to public transportation. Buses 15, 15L and 12 have stops nearby the church.
Hessler-Radelet and her husband, Steve Radelet, served together as Peace Corps Volunteers in Western Samoa (1981-1983). She taught high school and helped design a national public awareness campaign on disaster preparedness. Upon completing service abroad, she served as public affairs specialist in the Peace Corps/New England Recruiting Office (1984-1986).
Prior to her confirmation as deputy director, Hessler-Radelet was vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., office of John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a global public health organization, where she was responsible for overseeing the management of public health programs in more than 85 countries. She has worked in the field of public health for the past two decades, specializing in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health.
Four generations of Hessler-Radelet's family have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. Her aunt was the 10,000th Peace Corps Volunteer and served in Turkey (1963-1965), her grandmother served in Malaysia (1972-1973), and her nephew recently completed his service as an HIV education Volunteer in Mozambique (2007-2009).
Hessler-Radelet served as a board member of the National Peace Corps Association and on the steering committee for the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival. She was founder of the Special Olympics in The Gambia.