Tiger Dawson, President and Co-founder
Tiger Dawson is Managing Director and Co-founder of Edify. He also is head of Edify’s Clapham Circle, which empowers current and former CEOs to pursue their passion in educating God’s beloved poor children in the developing world.
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.
Reuben Thiessen,Chief Technology Officer
Reuben Thiessen joined Edify in September 2010 as the Chief Information Officer. Since then, Reuben has been working on ways to bring education technology solutions to the affordable, sustainable schools with whom Edify works. Most notably, in Ghana, Reuben has been focused on the Edify CLASS Project, which helped schools install computer labs as well as introducing blended learning concepts and the classroom rotational model.
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.