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    Tanyella Allison

    CEO, Co-Creator

  • Taniya Benedict portrait

    Taniya Benedict

    COO, Co-Creator

  • Michael Ross portrait

    Michael Ross

    Creative Director

  • Colleen Furman portrait

    Colleen Furman

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Chris Barr portrait

    Chris Barr

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Amos Furaha portrait

    Amos Furaha

    Director of Global User Engagement

  • Nicki Pezzulo portrait

    Nicki Pezzulo

    Chief Development Officer

  • Marina Mihajlova portrait

    Marina Mihajlova


  • Jessica Laing portrait

    Jessica Laing

    Grant Relations Manager

  • Lavinia Choremi portrait

    Lavinia Choremi

    Executive Assistant

  • Norvie Veracruz portrait

    Norvie Veracruz

    Development Operations Manager

  • Beryl Oywer portrait

    Beryl Oywer

    Programs Manager, Kenya

  • Cristina Istrate portrait

    Cristina Istrate

    Programs Manager - Romania

  • Philippe Nkwakuzi portrait

    Philippe Nkwakuzi

    Programs Associate

  • Mauro Daez portrait

    Mauro Daez

    Program Manager

  • Clarisse Iradukunda portrait

    Clarisse Iradukunda

    Operations Manager

  • Kate Wanjira portrait

    Kate Wanjira


  • Omu Camus portrait

    Omu Camus

    Content Manager - Philippines

  • Monica Grecu portrait

    Monica Grecu

    Content Manager - Romania

  • David Acree portrait

    David Acree

    Financial Controller

  • Françoise Thybulle portrait

    Françoise Thybulle

    Director of Haiti Programs

Board of Directors

  • Kathryn Ritchie, Chair portrait

    Kathryn Ritchie, Chair

    Founder and CEO of Ignition Institute

  • Kelly Gallagher, Treasurer portrait

    Kelly Gallagher, Treasurer

    Vice President of Content Acquisition at Ingram Content Group

  • Damien Vanderwilt  portrait

    Damien Vanderwilt

    Co-President & Head-Global Markets, Galaxy Digital Holdings

  • Deanna Lane portrait

    Deanna Lane

    CEO of FastLane Consulting Group

  • Kweku Mandela portrait

    Kweku Mandela

    Co-owner of Out of Africa Entertainment and Co-founder of non-profit Africa Rising

  • Isabel Sheinman portrait

    Isabel Sheinman

    Co-creator NABU and co-founder of the Roadmaps Festival

  • Diana Cohn portrait

    Diana Cohn

    Educator, award-winning children’s book author, and former Executive Director of the Panta Rhea Foundation

  • Tanyella Allison  portrait

    Tanyella Allison

    CEO, Co-Creator NABU

  • Sashi Valtz portrait

    Sashi Valtz

    Global Head of Institutional Account Management at Coinbase

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