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Board of Directors

Matthew Bohne (Board Co-President) is currently the Enterprise Technology Leader at GE Nuclear where he provides strategic guidance for IT initiatives and new products. He has worked for fifteen years in the field of IT Technology and is a Black Belt in Six Sigma methodologies. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and double minored in Computer Science and Management from City University in Seattle, Washington.

John M. Fogg (Board Co-President) is a retired Consumer Protection Attorney. John received his BA from the University of Missouri 1963, his JD from the University of Californa, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) 1971, and was Corporate Senior Staff Counsel and Deputy Insurance Commissioner 1973 to 2001 at the California Department of Insurance. John was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1966-8 in Portachuelo, Bolivia, establishing and maintaining village banks. He works with a local halfway house, is an insurance business consultant and trains his Irish Water Spaniel for hunt tests. He travels extensively with his wife, Eliza, maintains his fluency in Spanish and has an interest in gourmet cooking.

Diana Rohler (Secretary) was raised in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona where she developed an intense interest in diverse cultures. She earned an M.A. in Political Science at Indiana University focusing on the developing world, specifically Asia. After working in the Foreign Affairs Division of the Library of Congress, she was employed in the private and public sectors in the delivery of health care. For the past 23 years Diana has been associated with Fortune 500 brokerage firms and is currently employed as an Assistant Vice President and Operations Manager in the local Morgan Stanley branch office.

Jack Slattery (Treasurer) has worked in international development since the early 1960s: 10 years with Peace Corps as a Volunteer, staffer, and trainer in India and Western Samoa; 18 years with the US Agency for International Development in Kenya and Niger; and in Washington DC as manager of an African agricultural research program and an Eastern Europe business legal assistance program, and finally in the early 1990s as Desk Officer for Lebanon, Israel and Jordan. He also designed, managed, and administered poultry, health, local governance, and disaster assistance activities. He has an MA and PhD in cultural Anthropology.

Shelly Fort is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who taught English at Zilina University in Slovakia from 1996-8. She is now the Vice President of the Coastal Carolinas RPCVs in Wilmington. Prior to her Peace Corps experience, Ms. Fort volunteered as an ESL teacher for Catholic Social Services in Charlotte, NC and later lived and volunteered in Burmese refugee camps in Thailand. She also was the Assistant Director of Emergency Services for the American Red Cross in Charlotte from 1999-2002.

Jim Nesbit has been an educator for over 30 years, primarily a Kindergarten teacher who has had the privilege of working in many other diverse areas. Nesbit has worked as a navigator and electronics technician in the Coast Guard and has taught at all levels from Kindergarten through College. He worked in Staff Development for teachers, including designing and teaching the first computer course for teachers in the early eighties. Nesbit works with Full Belly to raise funds, recruit volunteers and promote the ideas and ideals of the Full Belly Project.

Karla Thompson has over 20+ years experience with fundraising and working in the non-profit field. She has extensive experience in managing annual funds, capital and major gifts, planned giving, grant writing, special events and public relations. Karla graduated from Goldey Beacom College with a BS in Honors Accounting and a minor in Computer Science. She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Brandywine Chapter) for two years and has been a member of various professional organizations throughout her career. She currently works in Marketing and Communications at the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Jay Tervo (Past President) served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, West Africa from 1983-7 in primary school construction. As a volunteer, he both built schools in villages and ultimately was responsible for the management and oversight of 17 Peace Corps volunteer constructed schools in rural areas. Jay has traveled extensively in both West and East Africa. Currently Jay is the owner of a company that publishes regional travel and tourism guide books on the coast of North Carolina.