Officers & Board

President

Katy Tucker

Katy was a Community Health Volunteer in Uganda from 2012-2014 and completed a Peace Corps Response position as a Youth Development volunteer in Colombia from 2014-2015. She moved to Tucson in 2016 as a Coverdell Fellow in the Master's in Public Health Program at the University of Arizona. She currently works as a Research Specialist Senior at the UA College of Public Health.

Vice President

Susan Qashu

Susie served as a Natural Resources Volunteer in Argentina and Chile from 1993 to 1996. She has a BA in Mathematics and Latin American Literature and an M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. In 2004 she was the University of Arizona's first Returned Peace Corps Fellow PhD candidate (Today the Coverdell Fellow program). She is adjunct at Prescott College's Environmental Sciences Master's program and an Associate Research Scientist at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Treasurer

Michelle Landry


Secretary

Chris Ortiz y Pino


Communications Chair

Callie Middlebrook

Callie moved to Tucson from Washington state in order to pursue a Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Arizona. She served as an Agricultural Extension Agent in Madagascar from 2017- '18. She currently works as an Administrative Assistant for the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

Social Chair

Tara Carmody


Position Descriptions


Officers

President

    • Hours of responsibility per month: 5-15
    • Eligibility: RPCV; paid membership to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona and the National Peace Corps Association
    • Term: One-year term
    • Responsibilities: Organize and preside at officer meetings and general meetings; oversee all activities of the organization including planning and publicity of Desert Doves meetings, service projects and event; prepare general meeting and officer meeting agendas; support other Desert Doves officers and committee members as needed; liaise between Desert Doves, University of Arizona Peace Corps Fellows, and the Tucson community; PCPP selection committee - review and present projects for vote by the general membership; Check and respond to messages within the group email account; Serve as the organization’s official representation with the National Peace Corps Association; Prepare annual activity report for the National Peace Corps Association; Signer on account at the Arizona State Credit Union

Vice President

Vice President

    • Hours of responsibility per month: 2-15
    • Eligibility: RPCV; paid membership to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona
    • Term: One-year term
    • Responsibilities: Attend and participate in all officer and general meetings; Plan logistics for and coordinate volunteers for the 4th Avenue Merchants Association Street Fair fundraise; Coordinate other fund raising activities to benefit PCPP and other charitable giving; PCPP selection committee - review and present projects for vote by the general membership; Co-coordinate Desert Doves events, t-shirts, etc.; Most of the year, only requires 1-2 hours per month but during winter and spring street fair, may require 2-4 hours per week; Assume duties of president, when necessary

Treasurer

    • Treasurer
    • Hours of responsibility per month: 2-10
    • Eligibility: RPCV; paid membership to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona and the National Peace Corps Association
    • Term: One-year term
    • Responsibilities: Attend all officer and general meetings; Maintain and report on Desert Doves finances; Plan logistics for and coordinate RPCV International calendar sales; Prepare annual income and expenditures report for the National Peace Corps Association; Signer on account at the Arizona State Credit Union; Determine Peace Corps Partnership Project funding availability; Make PCPP donations on the Peace Corps website; Responsible for completing the form 990 (via the e-postcard) by 15 May of each year; Organize funding techniques that will aid in the long-term sustainability of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona; Responsible for the rented Post Office box


Secretary

    • Hours of responsibility per month: 2-10
    • Eligibility: RPCV; paid membership to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona
    • Term: One-year term
    • Responsibilities: Attend all officer and general meetings; Record general meeting and officer meeting minutes; Distribute minutes to members via email and the Desert Doves website; Maintain group email account; respond to pertinent emails; Maintain and report on Desert Doves membership; Responsible for a second key to the Post Office Box rental; checks mail if the Treasurer is out of town for an extended period of time; Monitor Doves annual operating calendar including deadlines for annual memberships, 501c3, etc.; Coordinate annual NPCA membership renewal and activity report; Coordinate Desert Doves annual report


Social Committee Chair

    • Hours of responsibility per month: 3-5
    • Eligibility: RPCV; paid membership to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona
    • Term: One year
    • Responsibilities: Attend all officer and general meetings, Plan logistics for and coordinate bi-monthly Ethnic Dinners, Prepare social events announcements for Desert Doves communications such as on the website and the Facebook page


Communications Chair

    • Hours of responsibility per month: 3-5
    • Eligibility: RPCV; paid membership to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona
    • Term: One year
    • Responsibilities: Attend all officer and general meetings, update Desert Doves website with news and features, assure that accurate and timely information is gathered regularly and put on the website, monitor and post announcements to Desert Doves Facebook page, develop and maintain social media outlets.

Officers and Committee Chairs can be reached through the email address rpcvtucson@gmail.com