Executive Team



VP of Education

Paula A. Cordeiro is the Dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego and a professor of Leadership Studies. Previously she was the coordinator of the masters and doctoral programs in Educational Leadership at the University of Connecticut. Cordeiro is a former teacher, principal and school head in […]

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VP of Latin American Programs, Peru Country Director

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Bettina has more than 25 years of experience as an investment advisor. In the education field, Bettina has taught at well-respected Peruvian Universities as well as served as the Director for the Executive Education Program of Universidad del Pacifico. She served as the Corporate Learning Manager for Belcorp, providing strategic oversight for the training of […]

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VP of Edification & Philanthropy

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Scott Rhoades joined Edify as a Director of Edification and Philanthropy in September of 2015. Prior to joining the Edify team, Scott served on Young Life staff in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area for twelve years in various roles from area director to development director. He helped spearhead the growth of various ministries, specifically Latino and special needs ministries in […]

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VP of Impact & Chief Technology Officer

Reuben Thiessen 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. Prior to joining Edify, Reuben was the Product Manager and Chief […]

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