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Dolpo Oasis

Mail Address:

95 Stowell Road
Norwich, VT 05055

DROKPA's Executive Board:

Judith Brown, Ph.D., is a management consultant who has worked in South Asia and the Himalaya for more than 30 years. Dr. Brown has served as a strategic planner for the World Wildlife Fund, as well as local environmental conservation organizations in Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal.

Leona Mason, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has a Master's in Public Health (Johns Hopkins). She has been an educator and student of Tibetan language and culture for years; most recently she spent six months in Dharamsala, India, working on tuberculosis prevention. She participated in the University of Wisconsin Year in Nepal Program and has extensive experience in Dolpa District, Nepal.

Ken Bauer, Ph.D. is a political ecologist and development consultant specializing in rangelands and pastoralists. He has lived and worked in Asia for 15 years. He was a consultant for the World Wildlife Fund Nepal Program and studied traditional pastoral management in Dolpo, Nepal, as a Fulbright scholar. He has also led treks throughout the Himalaya and Tibet. His book on traditional pastoral management in Dolpo - High Frontiers: Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists was published by Columbia University Press (2004). He is an assistant professor in the department of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont. Mr. Bauer is co-founder and president of DROKPA.

Sienna Craig, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist specializing in Tibetan medicine. She has lived and worked in the Himalayas and Tibet since 1993, as an anthropologist, development consultant, and freelance writer. Her writing reaches both popular and academic audiences. Her book Horses Like Lightning, was published by Wisdom Publications. She is an assistant professor in the department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Ms. Craig is co-founder and chief executive officer of DROKPA.

Peter Moran, Ph.D., is the executive director of the United States Educational Foundation in Nepal (USEF Nepal), which administers educational exchange activities between Nepal and the United States. Its principal programs are the Fulbright scholarships, the Hubert Humphrey Fellowships, and the East-West Center scholarships. Dr. Moran is the author of Buddhism Observed: Travelers, Exiles and Tibetan Dharma in Kathmandu, which was published by Routledge Curzon.

Peter Oyloe, has a Master's in Public Health. Mr. Oyloe works for the Academy for Educational Development and is the resident advisor for the Marketing and Communications Project for AIDS in Nepal. Prior to joining AED, Mr. Oyloe was Manager for International Health Policy for Merck Vaccines, a division of Merck and Co. Mr. Oyloe has significant experience in organizing public-private partnerships, influencing public health policy, and planning and executing market development programs.

DROKPA is always keen to welcome new board members. If you are interested, please, email us.