- Proud spouse of a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in the Philippines.
- Recent transplant to the state of Florida from the midwest.
- Started in the teaching profession as a career path and migrated to the nursing profession.
- Firm believer that if at all possible, we can choose to think globally but still act locally. Everyone can be a change agent in their own community.
Why I joined the board:
The Peace Corps service was a pivotal period in my husband’s life that forever changed his world view. I help celebrate the Peace Corps because it has impacted the lives of the Peace Corps Volunteers and the communities they served. I joined the board with deep gratitude for all the meaningful things that Peace Corps has done for the world.
Susan recently re-joined the RPCVGCF board, after a ten-or-so-year's hiatus. I have been living in Florida since 1997, and in the Sarasota-Manatee area since 2000. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica from 1985-1987, and I now enjoy a fulfilling a private psychotherapy practice, which includes writing evaluations for immigration. I am so grateful for my peace corps experience, which stays with me to this day. I joined the RPCVGCF board because I want to be a part of our group's impact on environmental sustainability and social justice, both locally and globally.
Leita Kaldi Davis worked for the United Nations and UNESCO, for Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University. She worked with Roma (Gypsies) for fifteen years, became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal at the age of 55, then went to work for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti for five years. She retired in Florida in 2002, and wrote a memoir of Senegal, Roller Skating in the Desert, and of Haiti, In the Valley of Atibon, as well as several travel memoirs.(amazon.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). Leita received the Lillian Carter Award in 2017.