About the KPCA

All about the Kentucky Peace Corps Association!

First, our mission:

The mission of the KPCA is to

  1. Connect all former, current, and prospective Peace Corps Volunteers, their families, and other supporters of the Peace Corps,
  2. Support current PCV’s by providing financial backing for their in-country projects,
  3. Promote the values of Peace Corps by participating in activities and service projects that better our community
  4. Promote the third goal of Peace Corps by participating in activities that educate Americans about other countries and cultures.

We do this through networking, volunteering, advocating, and speaking about our experiences throughout Kentucky and the world!


Kentucky Peace Corps Association Leadership 2015-2016

President – Jenifer Haney Payne

Hometown: Somerset, KY

PC Service: Gabon 1990-92/teaching math

Vice-President – William McIlwain

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

PC Service: Jordan 2007-09/teaching English

Secretary – Patricia Siza

Hometown: Currently Lexington, KY

PC Service: Rwanda 2009-11/Health and Community Development

Treasurer – Deb Schweitzer

Hometown: Midland, Michigan

PC Service: Mali 1993-96/Small Enterprise Development, 3rd year in Natural Resources

Board Members

Judy Lippmann

Hometown: Detroit, MI

PC Service: Morocco 1966-68/lab technician and English teacher at a school for the blind

Glen Payne (outgoing president)

Hometown: Akron, OH

PC Service: Gabon, West Africa 1989-1992/Rural School Construction

John-Mark Hack (former president)

Hometown: Louisville, KY

PC Service: Costa Rica 1992-94

Craig Borie

Hometown: Hygiene, CO

PC Service: Nicaragua 1995-97/business volunteer in savings and loan co-op and part-time English teacher

Angela Caporelli

Hometown: North Providence, RI

PC Service: Zaire 1985-89/Resource Development in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, training

Gary Liebert

Hometown: Louisville, KY

PC Service: Zaire 1980-82/ESL teacher

Lauren Goodpaster

PC Service: Malawi 2005-07/maternal-child health, HIV

Malea Hoepf

Hometown: Tiffin, OH

PC Service: Rwanda 2009-11/Health and Community Development


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