815 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD. 20901
(just down the road from Larry Shirley)
Larrie Warren is the Director for the Post-Conflict Rehabilitation Programs of Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF). In this capacity, he is responsible for conceptualizing victims assistance programs in post-conflict societies as well as developing and identifying funding for VVAF's programs in Vietnam, Cambodia, Angola, Ethiopia and Central America. In addition, he designs rehabilitation and education programs to assist disabled war victims.
From 1995 to early 2004, Warren was the Country Director for Veterans International in Cambodia, a program of VVAF. Warren is a specialist in management of development programs with extensive experience in the US government and with USAID funded programs. The Cambodia program is VVAF's largest overseas humanitarian program. Veterans International/Cambodia is the largest and most comprehensive physical rehabilitation program in Cambodia with three physical rehabilitation centers and an income generation silk weaving project for war victims and other vulnerable disabled persons.
Warren was hired by VVAF to take over their Cambodian program in February of 1995, at a time when the program was experiencing problems due to quick expansion and inexperienced management. Today VI/C is the flagship of VVAF's overseas humanitarian programs and is the recipient of the largest USAID grant in the humanitarian sector in Cambodia.
Prior to coming to work for VVAF Warren directed American Peace Corps programs in the South Pacific. He also had previous Peace Corps experience as a contract training director and served as a PC Volunteer in the Philippines from 1982 -1984. He has also worked with Southeast Asian refugees in a resettlement camp in the Philippines. Overall he has twenty years experience in the developing world.
Prior to going overseas Warren taught American and Latin American Studies for a large community college system in Arizona. He has an MA degree in American history from Arizona State University with thesis work in radical labor movements. From 1985 to 1989 he taught for the University of Maryland's education abroad program in Korea and Malaysia. He has published development and political articles in Contemporary Review and Salaysayan, a regional Peace Corps magazine. Warren is a single parent with two adopted Cambodian children, Samath and Sokhoam.