New VOF 2010 Program Manager

Rachael Maddock-Hughes
Posted December 29, 2009 from United States

Dear VOF Correspondents!

Hello out there! It has been such a pleasure to read your posts and hear about the amazing accomplishments of this courageous group.

I want to briefly introduce myself....I am the new Program Manager for VOF 2010! Currently, I am working on a part-time consulting basis until the program starts up again this coming spring. During this interim period, I will be focused on fund-raising and Scott will continue to do a fantastic job managing the day to day needs and activities of VOF--so please, continue to direct your program questions to him for the time being and I will chime in where needed.

I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the World Pulse team and VOF. I have been following World Pulse for 5 years, ever since I heard Jensine speak at an event in Portland, Oregon, USA. I was impressed and moved by Jensine's vision and goals from the beginning, and she and the WP team have done an amazing job growing WP into what it is today. It is my hope that I can help contribute what skills and passion I have to make WP and VOF the best they can be.

For the last eight years I have been working in the humanitarian aid and community development sector. Most recently I worked for Mercy Corps in Burma on post-cyclone recovery in the delta. I have also worked in Afghanistan, India, and Thailand. I have specialized in Program Management, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Gender and Development. At Mercy Corps, I focused on increasing the gender lens and gender programing throughout the organization. I am thrilled to be working for WP, with its focus on empowering women to raise our voices and create solutions that work for us and our communities.

I am currently based in Spain, but spend as much time in Oregon (where I am from) as I can!

Again, I want to tell you how impressed I am by your writing and your accomplishments. Thank you for making the pilot VOF program such a success!

I want to give a special thanks to Scott and Janice who are doing a great job of nurturing VOF! I am looking forward to taking VOF into 2010 with our amazing team.

Kind regards,

Rachael Maddock-Hughes

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  • JaniceW
    Dec 29, 2009
    Dec 29, 2009

    I know that under your guidance and with your expertise, VOF will become even stronger. I look forward to your dedicated stewardship of the program and building on the accomplishments of our pilot year. Best wishes, Janice

  • Olutosin
    Dec 30, 2009
    Dec 30, 2009

    Dear Rachael,

    It it really nice to have you in our midst, welcome ma!

  • Ayobami Olusola
    Dec 31, 2009
    Dec 31, 2009

    Welcome on board!

  • Jacqueline Patiño
    Dec 31, 2009
    Dec 31, 2009

    I wish the best to you in the new year!

    I am so glad to meet you and look forward to working with you next year.

    Welcome sweetheart!

    Jackie

  • Sunita Basnet
    Jan 03, 2010
    Jan 03, 2010

    Dear Racheal, Welcome to the pulse wire and happy new year 2010. I cannot wait to work with you in the future.

  • Rachael Maddock-Hughes
    Jan 03, 2010
    Jan 03, 2010

    Thanks to all of you for your kind and welcoming comments! I look forward to working with you all in the new year!

    Kind regards,

    Rachael

  • Auma
    Jan 04, 2010
    Jan 04, 2010

    Karibu Rachael.Can't wait to learn more from you! I wish you a successful and prosperous 2010.

    Warmest regards from Kenya,

    Leah.

  • malayapinas
    Jan 05, 2010
    Jan 05, 2010

    Dear Rachael,

    You're very much welcome in our wonderful world of friendship and sisterhood! Happy New Year to you! I'm so happy to be with you in our journey. I'm sure this will be another exciting journey for everyone of us. Our friendship and our community needs people like you who is always willing to give a hand and a heart. Great challenges are ahead of us , as we venture in new horizons of life and of women empowerment. Looking forward for a wonderful experiences with you and the Pulsewire community.

    More power!

    love, Malaya

  • Victoria Green
    Jan 05, 2010
    Jan 05, 2010

    Dear Rachael,

    I am seeing a beautiful smile on your face!!! That warmth can be the best introduction!!! That honest smile!!!

    Welcome!!!

    You are a part of us...

    Regards,

    Victoria