Our Organization

We are a voluntary organization of individuals committed to engage in a series of philanthropic ventures in Gabon, the country of our Peace Corps service, as a way to renew connections with Gabon which left an enduring impact on our lives.

We are not affiliated with the Peace Corps, but we aim to provide a focal point for the volunteer activities decided by our members in their effort to renew connections with Gabon.  This organization aspires in all its activities to align itself with the three goals outlined by the Peace Corps during our service:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Encore de la Paix is a non-profit organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Officers and Board Members

President, Board Member – John Dickson
Retired, U.S. Department of State, Peace Corps Gabon 1976-1979

Vice-President – Drew Howard
Retired, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Peace Corps Gabon 1976-1979

Treasurer – Mike Livingston
Realtor, Peace Corps Gabon 1976-1979

Secretary – Mary Dickson
Retired, Maryland Public School System, Peace Corps Gabon 1978-1980

Board Member – Steve Hyde
Retired, Vermont Public School System, Peace Corps, 1974-1976

Board Member – Monette Melanson
Retired, U.S. Department of Defense, Peace Corps, 1975-1978

Board Member – Richard Steeper
Retired, Sandia National Laboratories, Peace Corps, 1974-1977


Got a question?  Contact us at encoredelapaix@gmail.com.