Tiger Dawson, President and Co-founder
Tiger Dawson is President and Co-founder of Edify. Tiger served from 2005-2009 as the Managing Director of the Halftime Organization, which helps high capacity, market place leaders move from success to significance.
Chris Fenton, Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer
Chris Fenton joined Edify in September of 2011 as Sr. VP of Operations and CFO. Prior to joining Edify, Chris served for 6 years as COO of Compendia, Inc., an information company providing homeowner maintenance and manufactured product warranty documentation to buyers of new homes on behalf of production home builders.
Abigail Bach, Vice President of Program Strategy and Business Development
Abigail Bach joined Edify as the Vice President of Program Strategy and Business Development in August 2013. She spent the previous seven years working for Opportunity International and comes to Edify with a strong background in microfinance. She is fluent in French and specializing in Francophone Africa for Edify.
Ken Appenteng-Mensah, Vice President of African Programs
Ken Appenteng-Mensah joined Edify in August 2013 as the Vice President of African Programs. Before joining Edify, Ken worked for the German International Cooperation (GIZ) managing a project aimed at facilitating the development and implementation of an agricultural insurance system in Ghana.
Dr. Makonen Getu, Chief Transformation Officer and Vice President of Program Assessment
Dr. Makonen Getu, in his role as Chief Transformation Officer works to identify and implement best practices for Christian transformation for Edify-financed schools. Additionally, Dr. Getu oversees the global coordination of metrics to measure Edify’s field effectiveness, especially in the area of Christian transformation.
Vanessa Folsom, Vice President of Operations and Corporate Administration
Vanessa Folsom joined Edify in May 2011 as Director of Operations. Prior to joining Edify, Vanessa served at Horizon Christian Fellowship in the accounting department and then transitioned to help launch its subsidiary Horizon College of San Diego. In coordination with Horizon International Ministries, she lived in Central Mexico and assisted in several outreach and relief projects.
Michael Peay,Vice President of Information Technology
Michael Peay joined Edify in August of 2015. He has a BS in Computer Science and over twenty years of technology experience in business. Having most recently worked at Sony Computer Entertainment America (the PlayStation group) for over fourteen years, he has extensive experience managing technology in global and cross-cultural teams.
Luis Sena, Vice President of Latin
Luis is a native Dominican with a degree in Architecture and an MBA. He served as co-pastor at Biblical Foundation Baptist Church. Luis served 28 years with Food for the Hungry International as Country Director, Caribbean Regional Director and Latin American Regional Trainer. Luis has served on the Edify team since 2011, in roles including Program Manager for the Esperanza Edify Program and Leadership Coach.
Dr. Jonathan Mitchell, Director of Asia Partnerships
Jonathan Mitchell has served with Edify since 2013. He brings more than 20 years of international education experience in Africa and Asia at the school, district, provincial and national policy levels.
Reuben Thiessen, VP of Education Technology and Chief Technology Officer
Reuben joined Edify in September 2010 as the Chief Technology Officer. He took a leave of absence in 2015 to obtain a Master of Education degree in Learning Design and Technology from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and re-joined Edify in September 2016.