2004 – Brian Rettmann
BRIAN RETTMANN ’97 of Washington, D.C. is program manager of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT), Population Services International Guyana in South America. Rettmann is a native of West Bend.
He earned a bachelor’s degree with majors in International Studies and Religious Studies from UW Oshkosh in 1997.
For VCT, Rettmann negotiates arrangements to establish AIDS testing and treatment centers throughout Guyana. His duties include directing programs to change attitudes as a way to prevent the spread of AIDS.
Before joining VCT, Rettmann worked in Botswana to promote regional cooperation among country regulators and service providers. He developed the Southern Africa Telecommunications Regulation Newsletter.
Rettmann first became active in helping combat AIDS in Botswana, the nation wit the highest AIDS infection rate in the world. He also worked for Gifts in Kind International in Washington, D.C.
Rettmann’s wife, Marialyce Mutchler, earned the Outstanding Young Alumni award in 2002.
After returning to the United States, Brian entered the Master of Public Health Program at the Rollins School of Health at Emory University in the Fall of 2005.