Awards and Plaques Committee
This committee oversees the AFSA memorial plaque and, with
the AFSA Governing Board, recommends the winners of AFSA’s
awards for constructive dissent, exemplary performance, Life-
time Contributions to American Diplomacy, the Mark Palmer
Award for the Advancement of Democracy and the Sinclaire
Amb. John Limbert (chair), Janice Bay, Joseph
Bristol, Adam Center, Anthony Fernandes, Eva Groening, Ruth
Hall, Allison Lee, Daniel Martinez, Amb. Edward Marks (AFSA
Governing Board liaison), Patricia Norland, Amb. Edward Peck.
Finance, Audit and Management
This committee works with the AFSA Governing Board to oversee
the organization’s budget process—and associated management
issues—as well as the annual audit.
Amb. Charles Ford (chair), Matthew Asada, Sha-
ron Wayne, Steve Morrison, David Mergen, Lawrence Cohen,
This committee oversees the selection and awarding of AFSA’s fi-
nancial aid and merit scholarships and also is responsible for the
stewardship of the AFSA Scholarship Fund.
Amb. Lange Schermerhorn (chair), Lora Berg
(State rep), Chanda Berk (FAS rep), Karen Brown (DACOR li-
aison), S. Katherine Farnsworth (USAID rep), Bill Kutson (FCS
rep), Maureen O’Neill (State rep) Mark Petry (FAS rep), Bess Zelle
(State rep), Lawrence Cohen (AFSA Governing Board liaison).
Foreign Service Journal
The Editorial Board works with the
staff to develop the
’s editorial calendar and review submitted works for publication.
Jim DeHart (chair), Amb. Gordon Brown, Ste-
phen Buck, Ruth Hall, Maria Livingston, Richard McKee, Beth
Payne, John Rendiero Jr., Duncan Walker, Tracy Whittington,
Clayton Bond (AFSA Governing Board Liasion).
This committee oversees the biannual AFSA election process and
works with AFSA staff to ensure the elections’ integrity.
Amb. Robert “Bill” Farrand (chair), Jenna Bu-
cha Jones, Mort Dworkin, Russell Knight, Andrea Strano, Ian
Houston (AFSA staff), Sharon Papp (AFSA staff), Janet Hedrick
Committee on the Foreign Service
Profession and Ethics
This committee is charged with increasing professionalism within
the Foreign Service and creating a code of ethics for Foreign Ser-
Robert Dry (chair, since 9/1/2014), Alec Augus-
tine-Marceil, Jennifer Becker, Anne Bodine, David Brownstein,
Tanya Cole, Eva Groening, Mary Jeffers, Susan Johnson, Amb.
Charles Ray (chair, through 9/1/2014), Michael Ross, David
Zwach, Angela Dickey (AFSA Governing Board liaison).
This committee, composed of current Governing Board members
and agency vice presidents, monitors governance and recom-
mends standard operating procedures and practices.
Angela Dickey (chair), Ken Kero-Mentz, Amb.
Charles Ford, F. Allen “Tex” Harris, Matthew Asada (State VP),
Sharon Wayne (USAID VP), Steve Morrison (FCS VP), David
Mergen (FAS VP), Larry Cohen (Retiree VP), Ian Houston (AFSA
staff), Sharon Papp (AFSA staff), Patrick Bradley (AFSA staff)
AFSA Standing Committees