Our Team

Staff

Cindy Douglass
Founder and Executive Director

Suzanne Shoaf Ward
Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Semere Fekadu
Program Director

Sophia Chanyalew Kassa
Program Specialist

Ashley Henderson
Community Outreach and Retail Coordinator

Laura Kilcrease
Social Media Coordinator

Leila Shikur
 Family Empowerment Program Coordinator
Temesgen Zemene (Ababa)
Guard for AJ Home
Elsabet Tulu (Elsa)
Housemother for AJ Home

Kuribachew Esayas (Kuri)
Housemother for AJ Home

Meseret Tamene (Messi)
House Cook for AJ Home

Abel Atle
Social Worker for FEP

Amare Tadesse
Guard for FEP
Asrat Adugna
Education Coordinator
Banchamlak Taye (Banchi)
Accountant
Betselot Yitagesu
Social Worker for FEP
Zeleke Alemayehu (Fasil)
Liaison and Logistics Officer
Shimelis Mekonnen
FEP Tutor
Tsigereda Shitaye (Tsige)
Discipleship Leader for AJ Home
Woinshet Mekuria (Wenyi )
AJ Home Coordinator

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

Karen Timmeny
Board Member & Finance Chair

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