Peace Corps, Nicaragua 5/1976-2/1979 ( 5/1976 - 2/1980 )
Served as health volunteer in Bonanza, Nicaragua. Helped establish a non-governmental integrated rural development organization serving the indigenous Mayangna population in 14 communities surrounding Bonanza, Siuna and Rosita. Trained auxiliary nurses to function as trainers of community health workers and empirical midwives. Planned and conducted training courses for community health workers and empirical midwives from each community. Conducted community development activities in each community with the team of community development workers from the organization.