Retiree Associations

Regional and state Foreign Service associations, while independent of AFSA, work closely with AFSA in reaching out to retired government foreign affairs personnel who have served in diplomatic capacity, including mission support staff. Membership in some of these associations may include private and non-governmental personnel who have served abroad.

Joining a retiree association is a great way to stay in touch with your profession as well as old friends and colleagues. If you don’t see your state listed below and are interested in forming a Foreign Service retiree association in your area AFSA can help. Please contact Retiree Outreach Coordinator Christine Miele at or (202) 338-4045.

You may contact the retiree association in your area using the information below or see if there is an event happening in your local area.

Current as of February 2018. Click on the links below to jump down to the corresponding state/area.

AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | FL | ID | MA | MD | MN | NC | NH | RI | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WV | Other


Central and Northern Arizona Foreign Service Retirees

Douglas A. Hartwick


Foreign Service Association of Northern California

Joe Sullivan
(925) 954-8294

Foreign Affairs Association of Southern and Central California

Marguerite Cooper
108 S El Molino Ave #303
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-6573
Mobile (323) 683-5289

Robert Baker
(310) 625-9122

Foreign Service Retirees Association of Southern California (San Diego)

Daria de Pierre-Hollowell
1382 Valencia Loop
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 421-4925


Foreign Service Retirees of Colorado

Michael Keaveny
5627 W 110 Cir
Westminster, CO 80020
(303) 927-6191


Foreign Service Retirees Association of Florida
Warrington (Pete) Brown
3808 Bridlecrest Ln
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 251-4127

Maryland/District of Columbia

Foreign Affairs Retirees of Maryland and the District of Columbia

  • Lead Host—F. Allen ‘Tex’ Harris (
  • Host Committee—Ward Barmon, Donald Kursch, Walter Stadtler
  • Convenor—Norm Glick (
  • Treasurer—Jim Macgunnigle

Delmarva Foreign Affairs Association

Ralph Meima and Bill Weingarten
473 Sandpiper Ct
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-3927
Mobile (443) 994-6342


Upper Midwest Chapter of the American Foreign Service Association

William S. Davnie
100 3rd Ave S #2805
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 419-0518

New England

Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England

Elizabeth Barnett
2 Hawthorne Place #6N
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-0943

Amb. Thomas Hull

North Carolina

Carolina Friends of the Foreign Service

Hon. Gwen C. Clare, Chairperson
200 Donegal Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 240-7002


The Foreign Service Group - Texas
John S. Wood
PO Box 50246
Austin, TX 78763-0246
(512) 797-0538

Joseph G. McLean
(512) 345-4707

Foreign Service Retirees Association of San Antonio

Janet Scott
6805 Rock Rd
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 341-9498


Utah Retired Foreign Service Group

Vance C. Pace
47 Jennies Ct
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 546-3959


Foreign Affairs Retirees of Northern Virginia (FARNOVA)

John Naland
100 N. Granada St.
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 888-0125


Foreign Service Retirees Association of Washington State

Hon. Roger Meece
3621 Wallingford Ave N, #301
Seattle WA 98103
(425) 444-8498 (cell)
(425) 996-0263 (home)


Foreign Affairs Retirees of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Please contact Christine Miele ( if you'd like more information.

West Virginia

Foreign Service Reunion Association

Renny Travers Smith
1005 Carter Ave
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 876-2583


USAID Alumni Association

Nancy Tumavick and Chris Crowley, Co-Chairs

Public Diplomacy Alumni Association

Ambassador (ret.) Cynthia Efird, President


James Benson, President