Tony Savdié (M.Ed. 1994)

In 2021, Tony Savdié is back in his village in the western highlands of Guatemala, a place he has called home since concluding his time with CIE's Proyecto COMAL in 2000. After twenty one years in Guatemala he has put in his papers and hopes to get his Guatemalan residency shortly. He feels he has devoted sufficient time to meditating on this important decision.


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Sumon K. Tuladhar (Ed.D. 1994)

Sumon is currently working as an Equity Specialist with British Council/ADB Nepal and is responsible for ensuring equity in the School Sector Development Plan of the government of Nepal.


Previously she worked as the Nepal Team Leader for the project “Youth and Uncertainty: Marginalised Young People's Strategies in Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations in Ethiopia and Nepal,” funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the Department for International Development (DFID) Poverty Fund. (2016 to 2019).


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Peggy Antrobus (Ed.D. 1997)

I completed my doctorate at CIE after retirement.

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Carl C. Stecker (Ed. D. 1996)

Carl retired from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) at the end of 2020 after almost 20 years as a Senior Technical Advisor specializing in HIV programs.  He currently continues to work part time to complete two pediatric HIV research projects in Uganda and Zambia, and a third neonatal HIV study in Zimbabwe. 


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Erica Piedade (Ed.D. 2004)

Erica Piedade is currently the Director of Local Public Health Initiatives with the Office of Local and Regional Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).  Her focus is capacity building for rural boards of health and workforce development for local public health professionals as part of the OLRH mission to support the 351 local boards of health and the two federally recognized Tribes in Mass.


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J. Aukram Burton (CAGS 2012)

Aukram became the Executive Director at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (KCAAH) in 2015. KCAAH's goals are to enhance the public's knowledge about African Americans' history, heritage, cultural contributions in Kentucky, and African Diaspora. In addition to its commitment to preserving the past's traditions and accomplishments, the Center is a vital, contemporary institution, providing space for exhibitions and performances of all types.

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JoDe (Walp) Baker (M.Ed. 1995; MPH 1998)

JoDe combined her M.Ed. from CIE with a Master’s in Public Health from UMass Amherst and has worked in public health administration since 1997.   


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Timothy B. Mitchell (1990-1998)

After founding and then directing a youth entrepreneurship/job readiness/financial literacy education organization in Orange, MA for 14 years, I moved to the DC area in 2013 to join Joanie and our son Noah, settling in the cooperative New Deal-era community of Greenbelt, Maryland.


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Carla Clason-Hook (M.Ed. 1973; Ed.D. 1992)

I am now living in Cape Coral, Florida.  It has now been 8 years since I packed all my precious belongings, loaded a big truck and drove to Fort Myers, Fl.

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Phyllis Robinson (Ed.D. 1997)

Phyllis founded an organizational development and consulting firm called Courageous Crossings which provides training, coaching, leadership retreats, and teaches contemplative practices to aid development workers during their R&R from refugee hot spots to help reduce stress/burnout.


She has been living on the island of Maui since 2005 where she served on the Maui County Board of Water Supply for five years and served as Chair in her final year.


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