Having completed 17 missions with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 1999, Jane has volunteered throughout Africa and the Middle East with the organization. Her work as both a nurse and a field coordinator has taken her to Angola, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. In February 2008, she worked in Harare, Zimbabwe during an outbreak of diarrhea and then moved to Mudzi district to set up cholera treatment centers in the 21 rural health centers. Jane recently returned from 2 ½ months in Zimbabwe again, this time as a MSF nurse/field coordinator during the cholera outbreak where MSF treated 56,000 patients since August 2008.
She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S.N. in 1962. Jane joined the Peace Corps in 1991 after raising a family. She worked for three years on women’s development in Sierra Leone. She has also volunteered with the American Refugee Committee in Thailand, and the International Refugee Committee in Guinea-Conakry, where she focused on Maternal and Child Health.
When she’s not volunteering with MSF, Jane lives in Tolland, Connecticut.