Co-President, Communications Committee
Candy has worked with Friends of Tanzania for 15 years holding Board of Directors positions of President and Treasurer for a number of those years. She is serving this year as Co-President with Allison Eriksen. Her love of Tanzania stems from her Peace Corps years there as a T-3 (1963-65) teacher and then later (1967-69) in Dar es Salaam while working for the Bureau of Resource Assessment and Land Use planning at the University of Dar es Salaam. She and her husband, Dennis, continued living in Uganda from 1971-73 and raised 3 children in East Africa. Several trips back over the last 10 years have helped her stay current on Tanzania.
She graduated from the University of Iowa prior to Peace Corps and then from Stanford graduate school. While an Iowan at heart, she has lived most of her life in the Washington D.C. area, with a 10 year time period living in Geneva, Switzerland. While her husband was posted to the World Health Organization, Candy managed the office at the English-Speaking Catholic Church in Geneva. Upon returning to the USA in 2000, she returned to a position of Director of Administration at the Center of Concern, a non-profit international economic justice organization. Upon retirement in 2005, she continued her work with FOT and her family including 4 grandchildren. Additionally, she works with several other non-profits including causes in Palestine and refugees in Gaithersburg, Maryland, her home town now in retirement.