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Friends of Nepal Board of Directors

Dan Donaghue, N-47, President 

I was a Livestock Volunteer posted at HMG's Veterinary Hospitals at Bhairahawa and Pokhara. I have had a full career in Poverty Alleviation with International NGOs, the U.N, and bilateral Aid Organizations. I have worked on development projects and with Refugees throughout Central, South and Southeast Asia. I have spent quite a bit of time with Bhutan-Nepali refugees here where I live, in Rhode Island.


Joe Mannion, N/172, Treasurer





Richard Sellers, N/42, Secretary

I was an Agricultural Science teacher at Paklihawa School in Bhairahawa and a chicken farmer. After Peace Corps Nepal, I sat for a Master of Science Degree.




Caroline Mahala, N/205, Grants Program Director and Social Media Manager






Duane Karlen, N-21, Editor, Friends of Nepal Newsletter

I was an Education Volunteer in the hills of Lamjung District. My career then meandered through a number private and public settings, including positions at Peace Corps and the Foreign Service Institute. I’ve been the Editor of the FoN Newsletter since early 2019, a position that allows me to shine a spotlight on people interested in Nepal and all the interesting things they are doing. I live in Virginia, just outside Washington DC.



Suzie Schneider, N-171, Past Treasurer and Ex Officio Board Member 

I was a microenterprise development volunteer via the Agricultural Development Bank in Tulsipur, Dang/Rapti. As Treasurer, I maintain the books for FoN, send acknowledgements to donors and pay out grant awards approved by the Project Committee.