Meet the Volunteer Program Staff

 

Diana Roach

Diana Roach

Advisor

Diana Roach, retired senior director of volunteer programs, had over 21 years of experience with ACDI/VOCA’s Volunteer Programs. While a search is conducted for a new senior director, Diana will be an advisor to the program for a limited period. During her first 12 years with the program, she recruited an average of 200 volunteer assignments per year. For the past nine years, Ms. Roach managed ACDI/VOCA's volunteer programs, including the Mars Ambassador Program, established the Service Learning Corps, and pursued new business opportunities for volunteer activities from both USAID and nongovernmental funding sources. She also headed the effort to increase the VOCA Fund to support additional volunteer-related initiatives around the world.



Diana Shipman

Diana Shipman

Recruiter for Volunteer Programs

Diana Shipman is a recruiter for volunteer programs and provides recruitment support for new business initiatives. She has been with ACDI/VOCA since 2006, following a year of private sector recruiting experience. She also served as a community development volunteer in the Peace Corps, El Salvador. Ms. Shipman recruits for ACDI/VOCA projects in West Africa and Latin America and helps other regions maximize the use of volunteers as needed. She helps expand our Service Learning Corps University Network as well as identifies and matches talented graduate students to Service Learning Corps assignments worldwide. Additionally, she now leads the VOCA Fund annual fall fundraising campaign that supports additional volunteer-related initiatives around the world.



Patrick Tracey

Patrick Tracy

Recruiter for Volunteer Programs

Patrick Tracy has been a recruiter for volunteer programs since 2007. He recruits technical specialists for Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Jamaica. He also responds to requests from other projects that have occasional needs for volunteers. He  participates in the development and oversight of the Mars Ambassador Program. His previous recruitment experience includes six years of recruiting professionals for Fortune 500 companies and law firms in the Washington, DC area.