Our Team

Staff

Cindy Douglass
Founder and Executive Director

Suzanne Shoaf Ward
Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Semere Fekadu
Founder and Past Country Director

Abenezer Gebisa
Country Director

Leila Shikur
 Family Empowerment Program Coordinator
Woinshet Mekuria (Wenyi )
AJ Home Coordinator

Sophia Chanyalew Kassa
Program Specialist

Zeleke Alemayehu (Fasil)
Liaison and Logistics Officer

Ashley Henderson
Retail Coordinator

Elsabet Tulu (Elsa)
Housemother for AJ Home

Kuribachew Esayas (Kuri)
Housemother for AJ Home

Asrat Adugna
Education Coordinator

Abel Atle
Social Worker for FEP

Betselot Yitagesu
Social Worker for FEP
Habitamu Niguse
FEP English Tutor
Mekedes Estifanos
Tutor

Meseret Tamene (Messi)
House Cook for AJ Home

Laura Kilcrease
Social Media Coordinator

Tsigereda Shitaye (Tsige)
Discipleship Leader for AJ Home
Banchamlak Taye (Banchi)
Accountant
Temesgen Zemene (Ababa)
Guard for AJ Home
Amare Tadesse
Guard for FEP

Mohammed Oumer

Guard for AJ Home

US Board of Directors

Tara Owens Shuler
 Board President

Emil LaCivita
Board Secretary

Clark Rinehart
 Board Member

Karen Latta
Board Member

Michael Resar (Mikey)
Board Member

Yolanda Castillo
Board Member

Andrea Hounshell
Board Member

Ethiopia Board of Directors

Jilalo Chebsa
Chairperson

Fekadu Fereje
Vice Chair

Aboneh W/mariam
Board Secretary

Yisahak Desalegn
Board Member

Worku Gebre
Board Member

Our Partners