Carrie Hessler Radelet has yet to be confirmed by the full Senate as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps and as a good friend who knows the workings in Washington puts it, “the Peace Corps isn’t doing ‘jack’ about it. ”

What gives?

Obama will be done with his first term before Carrie Radelet is sworn in as the Peace Corps Deputy Director. Any Third World country in the world could do better than this!

Right now Carrie is the the Director of the Washington, DC office of John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc, a global public health organization. She has worked in the field of public health for the past two decades, specializing in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. Before that, she was a Johns Hopkins Fellow with USAID in Indonesia and assisted the Indonesian government to develop its first national AIDS strategy.

She is also on the board of the NPCA and served on the steering committee for the US Coalition for Child Survival.  She founded the  Special Olympics in The Gambia, and was a PCV in (Western Samoa 1981-83) where she taught high school, and also on the Peace Corps staff in Samoa and D.C. from 1984-86.

She graduated from Boston University and has a Master’s in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Let’s start a “Push for Carrie” movement and get her sworn in as Deputy Director because at the moment Carrie Hessler Radelet,  as they famously say in Washington, D.C., is twisting in the wind.