Antonia Sanya Gale, San Jose, Ukraine 2017-2019
I am determined to fix our banking. It's still work in progress but we are almost there.
I would like to renew for another term to make sure the bank and financial process is updated and flowing nicely before I step down.
My bio: living in San Jose and working for federal government. I am also on the board of Alliance for Ukraine (NPCA affiliate), and will be joining corporate fundraiser team at non profit Nova Ukraina.
Andrea Crider, Martinez
My name is Andrea Crider and I served as a Health Volunteer in Kenya, 2011-2013. I'm now a criminal defense attorney in Contra Costa serving the incarcerated and justice affected communities through the Public Defender's Office. This would be my second term on the Board if elected. Last term I chaired our annual picnic and rededicated a memorial globe in Martinez to Peace Corps Volunteers around the world. My goal on the Board is to promote family friendly events as I'm also a mom of two crazy toddlers. My hope for the future of Peace Corps is one that encompasses and supports the diverse base of volunteers who selflessly serve. I've loved serving on the Board of Directors for NorCal, making new friends a long the way, and learning about others experiences, and I hope that you will elect me to do it once more!
Kristina Cabrera, Santa Cruz, Philippines 1998-2000
I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve one term and would love to continue in this way. Board Membership is a new experience for me. It has been wonderful to collaborate with a group of like minded individuals who have had many shared experiences. I would be honored to carry on in this role, further developing these new relationships and partnerships working towards a shared vision.
Niger 2010-2011, Burkina Faso 2011-2013
I currently work as senior grants manager at the Public Policy Institute of California, a non-profit independent think tank, where I identify and secure grant funding that supports the institute’s mission and strategic agenda. It was during the Peace Corps that I applied and secured my first grant. Little did I know that my pursuit of a career within the humanitarian and international development sector would blossom into a career focused on grants and non-profit management. Following my Peace Corps service, I moved to New York City to pursue a MA in international affairs. Upon graduating, I landed my first grants officer role with the IRC in Chad. Since moving back to the Bay Area in 2017, I often think about my experience in the Peace Corps and how it shaped my career and life. The Peace Corps was an experience I will never forget and I would love to become more involved in the NorCal RPCV community by serving on the board.
Sarah Campbell, Concord, Senegal 2010-2013
My name is Sarah Campbell and I am interested in becoming a board member as a way to stay connected to the peace corps community and mission. I would love to help RPCVs with kids and families stay involved through regional activities in the east bay/Concord area. I am a stay at home mom to my 1-year old daughter, Maddie. I previously worked for many years in Project Management at UCSF Health and I have a Master of Public Health degree and PMP certification. I served in northern Sénégal from 2010-2013, working as an RPCV for my third year in Dakar. I enjoy planning and organizing activities and look forward to serving on the board!