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North American Staff


Joe BerningerJoseph Berninger
Co-Founder/Executive Director

As Executive Director, Joe has responsibility for overall management and oversight of U.S. operations. He is also responsible for program design, implementation, effectiveness, strategic planning, business plans, measurable results, and overall fundraising strategy.

Ann DempseyAnn Dempsey, CFRE
Director of Philanthropy

As Director of Philanthropy, Ann is in charge of overall fundraising strategy and management, including foundation relationships, major gifts, marketing, events, and donor relations.

Katie CamillusKatie Camillus
Director of International Programs

As Director of International Programs, Katie is responsible for overall strategic program design, implementation, and effectiveness. She also directs the monitoring and evaluation of our programs, oversees the growth of the Scholarship and Youth Development Program, and leads the organizational strategic planning process. She works closely with the program teams in Guatemala, serving as a link between the U.S. and Guatemala offices.

Jason TerwilligerJason Terwilliger
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Jason is responsible for maintaining CoEd’s financial division, including daily financial operations, financial reporting, budgeting, tax preparation and the annual financial statement audit. Jason also serves as management liaison to the Board’s Finance Committee.

Anne CunninghamAnne Cunningham
Director of Financial Strategy and Analytics

As Director of Financial Strategy and Analytics, Anne primarily provides decision support data and analysis. She also performs some internal control functions, projects future financial needs, and assists the CFO.

Jessica StieritzJessica Stieritz
Liaison to Rotary International

As Liaison to Rotary International, Jess helps coordinate CoEd’s partnership with Rotary clubs around the world that is known as the Guatemala Literacy Project. She also manages the grants process with Rotary International, advises the Project Tours team, and contributes to other special projects.

Angie Gilmore
Development Officer
Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education

As Development Officer, Angie develops and implements strategies for Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education. Her focus is on increasing Canadian support for teacher trainings and scholarships for 7-12th grade students in Guatemala.

Lisa GrohLisa Groh
Senior Grant and Strategy Coordinator

As Senior Grant and Strategy Coordinator, Lisa manages the grants program and prepares grant reports and proposals as well as other marketing copy. She also manages updates to the website.

Leslie Jenkins ReedLeslie Jenkins Reed
International Service Coordinator

As Tours Coordinator, Leslie manages overall tour strategy and the U.S. side of tour planning, and serves as an advisor to the Scholarship and Sponsorship programs.

Amanda WirthlinAmanda Wirthlin
Major Gifts Coordinator

As Major Gifts Coordinator, Amanda manages the major gift program, supports CoEd’s Board of Directors and US Advisory Board, and collaborates with Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education on fundraising strategies. She also coordinates CoEd’s Helping Hands service tour.

Garrett FenchelGarrett Fenchel
Development Coordinator

As Development Coordinator, Garrett manages and develops strategy for CoEd's Outbound Donor Relations efforts. He also supports Fall Fiesta and Donation Processing, serves as the Tech Team Lead, and is responsible for coordinating office volunteers.

Sam EvolaSamuel Evola
Scholarships Coordinator

As Scholarships Coordinator, Sam manages the donor side of the Scholarship Program—matching new sponsors with students, communicating student status to sponsors, coordinating fundraising with the Guatemalan team, etc. He also oversees stewardship for donors who are not program sponsors.

Courtney SmalleyCourtney Smalley
Marketing Coordinator

As Marketing Coordinator, Courtney develops and manages the strategy for CoEd's marketing efforts and creates much of the content used to communicate with audiences in print and online. She also assists with grant writing and editing.

Caroline PhelpsCaroline Phelps
Development and Accounting Coordinator

As Development and Accounting Coordinator, Caroline provides support for CoEd's partnership with Rotary clubs, tours to Guatemala, and accounting. She also helps coordinate the Bridges and School to School Programs.

Elizabeth RuweElizabeth Ruwe
Development Coordinator

As a Development Coordinator, Elizabeth manages CoEd's annual Fall Fiesta and other special events. She also works on the major gifts and marketing teams and provides board support.

Carly PritchardCarly Pritchard

As a Marketing Intern, Carly serves as CoEd’s Office Manager, assists with marketing efforts, and supports the development team in a variety of programs.

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