Douglas Sheldon, who served for 29 years as a USAID direct-hire employee and 11 more years as a PSC, died on May 18, 2022 from prostate cancer.
Mr. Sheldon was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia, 1973-1975, and joined USAID as a Controller in 1975. His postings until retirement in 2004 included U.S. Representative to the World Food Program (Rome, 1996-1999) and USAID Mission Director in Ethiopia (1999-2003). After retirement from direct-hire status, his PSC assignments included work with the USAID missions in Nicaragua, Burundi, and Haiti.
A loving father, wonderful friend, and dear husband, he was asked in his final moments what his favorite memory was, and he responded, “Being granted the privilege to help so many people overseas with our food aid programs was one of my favorite and, surely, fondest memories.”