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U.S. 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 development of the Scholarship Program, and coordinates strategic planning activities. 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, Jessica is responsible for managing CoEd’s network with Rotarians and Rotary clubs, the Guatemala Literacy Project, planning the Guatemala Project Tour itineraries, and other special projects.

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
Sponsorships and Tours Coordinator

As Sponsorships and Tours Coordinator, Leslie oversees the Scholarship program, coordinates the U.S. side of tour planning, and serves as an advisor to the Sponsorship program.

Amanda WirthlinAmanda Wirthlin
Major Gifts Coordinator

As Major Gifts Coordinator, Amanda manages the major gift program, provides support to the executive director and CoEd’s Board of Directors, and serves as the liasion to Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education. She also handles travel logistics and assists with tour planning.

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
Donor Relations and Events Coordinator

As Donor Relations and Events Coordinator, Sam manages donor-initiated and CoEd-sponsored events, including Fall Fiesta. He also oversees donor recognition and stewardship efforts and carries out Sponsorship program activities.

Caroline PhelpsCaroline Phelps
Development Associate

As Development Associate, Caroline provides administrative, accounting, marketing, and sponsorship support. She also helps coordinate the Bridges and School to School Programs as well as tours to Guatemala.

Courtney SmalleyCourtney Smalley
Development Associate

As a Development Associate, Courtney supports marketing efforts, the grants program, CoEd's partnership with Rotary International, and CoEd's founder.

Elizabeth RuweElizabeth Ruwe
Development Associate

As a Development Associate, Elizabeth works on Outbound Donor Relations, assists with Fall Fiesta’s silent auction, and provides board support.

Carly PritchardCarly Pritchard
Marketing Intern

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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