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NADINE D. HOGAN

HOGAN NADINE DAVIS HOGAN Nadine Maye Hogan nee Davis, daughter of the late Howard and Olga Davis of Durham, North Carolina and the sister of the late Ruth Ann Davis of Omaha, NB and Paris, France died December 29, 2012 of complications from surgery at her winter home in Key Biscayne, Florida. Up until the time of her death, she continued her work as a consultant through her company Hogan Associates with the Central American Poultry and Egg Producers; earlier was part of the team that helped Honduras and El Salvador achieve Millennium Challenge compacts; was an advisor to several Central American First Ladies and the negotiating team of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. Nadine began her career as a nurse, graduating as a RN from Concordia College in St. Louis, Missouri. She worked at the University of Colorado Hospital for 15 years. During this period, she obtained her MA in communications from the University of Colorado. She began her experience in Latin America delivering medical supplies from Colorado to earthquake victims in Guatemala in1967. She continued to return there part-time as a volunteer at the Berhorst Clinic in Chimaltanango when she also became proficient in the Spanish language. In 1980, she was an active Reagan volunteer in Colorado and after the election at the recommendation of Mrs. Holland Coors she was appointed to a staff position in White House personnel. Later that year, she was selected by the late Amb. Loret Miller Ruppe to be the Associate Director for domestic Operation at the Peace Corps. Never the conventional manager, she challenged everyone with new ideas but always respected different opinions. In 1985, she was appointed Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (State Dept.) for the Regional Programs of Central America and Panama (ROCAP) based in Guatemala. During her six year tenure (she was re-appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1989) she strengthened regional institutions in human development, women empowerment, microfinance, early childhood nutrition, education and business development,all during a period of difficult cold war struggles throughout the isthmus. When she completed her assignment in 1992, she was recognized by many Central American organizations for her outstanding service and was condecorated by the government of Guatemala with the Orden del Quetzal and by the government of Honduras with the Orden de Jose Cecilio del Valle. She left the Foreign service in 1992 with the rank of Minister Counselor. In 2003, President George W. Bush appointed her as the Vice Chairman of the Board of the InterAmerican Foundation in Washington, DC. Since 1993, she was a member of the Board or Advisory Board of the Panamerican Delopment Foundation. She also served as a Board member of Caribbean/Central America Action, and Fundacion Maria. For 12 years, she hosted an annual luncheon in Washington, DC with Oscar de la Renta for Casa del Nino in the Dominican Republic. In 2006, First Lady Laura Bush hosted the group at the White House residence. Nadine met her future husband at the Peace Corps in 1982. They wed in May, 1987 and lived in Alexandria, VA and Key Biscayne, FL. Mrs Hogan is survived, in addition to her husband, by her daughter, Patricia Ann Picado, her son-in-law Cristofer and grandchildren, Marcus Redmond and Jaelin Olivia, all of Springfield, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev Dr. Patrick H O'Neill who married the couple. A Memorial service will be held in Washington, DC in the Spring to remember her and honor her life and spirit.A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev Dr. Patrick H O'Neill who married the couple. A Memorial service will be held in Washington, DC in the Spring to remember her and honor her life and spirit.


Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 6, 2013
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