Counsel, Portugal

I moved to Portugal in July 2019 and then joined Democrats Abroad. My background includes 25 years of leadership roles within the Human Resources community working primarily with global Fortune 500 companies. We have a 28 year old daughter with special needs who lives in California in a group home and she is very happy - but we miss her dearly.

I am retired now and am excited to focus on Democrats Abroad. I am concerned about democracy in the U.S., and want to get involved to keep it alive and be a resource for Americans living in Portugal.

  • rsvped for 2023 DAPT Officer Elections Information Session 2023-02-07 10:42:22 -0500

    2023 DAPT Officer Elections Information Session


    The DAPT Nominations and Elections Committee is kicking off the 2023 DAPT leadership elections process. Our leadership team is an engaged, dynamic, fun group who coordinates the many volunteers who help register voters, ensure Americans in Portugal vote in the US, and organize events. 

    Interested in learning more about leading DAPT? Join us for a Sunday morning chat (bring your cup of coffee or tea!). The DAPT Nominations and Elections Committee will be hosting an online Information Session on February 12 at 11:00 am WET, so you can ask questions about becoming a candidate, nominating a member, and voting. 

    In the Democrats Abroad Portugal leadership election, our members will elect multiple positions, including: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Counsel, several At-Large Executive Committee Members, 1 DPCA Voting Representative, and 1 Alternate DPCA Voting Representative. The elections will take place in March and the results will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on March 22 at 7 pm.


    February 12, 2023 at 11:00am
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    Cocktail Party in Lisbon


    Please join us for the first Democrats Abroad social event in Lisbon in 2023!

    We are gathering at Balzac - a wonderful cocktail bar. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and connect with fellow Democrats in Lisbon. To support the owners, Rui and Filipe, who are opening for us, we request that you purchase a minimum of 2 drinks (nonalcoholic options available). We look forward to seeing you!

    February 13, 2023 at 6:00pm
    Rua de Arroios 156A
    Lisbon 1150-056
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