Advisory Board

Meet our advisory board

Fola Adebi

Scientist & Educator; Wow! Science Camp®

Lulit Assayas

RPH, Pharmacy Manager, long-term Ethiopia Reads supporter

Julie Averill

EVP and Chief Technology Officer, lululemon

Woubeshet Ayenew, M.D.

Cardiologist, Hennepin Healthcare (Minneapolis)

Beri Gebrehiwot

Registered nurse, children's book author, community builder and social entrepreneur.

Mark Horowitz

Co-founder, MovingWorlds and Huffington Post Columnist

Mekonnen Kassa

Director, Cloud Security Engineering, Microsoft

Jane Kurtz

Award Winning Children's Author and Co-Founder of Ethiopia Reads (Portland)

Dr. Elizabeth McGovern

Executive Director, WEEMA (Cambridge)

Laura McMillan

COO NetHope, Board President WACAP

Metassibia (Metti) Mulugeta

Founder of Wedgwood Montessori Schools and active member of the Ethiopian Community Center of Seattle

Simon Okelo

Founder & Executive Director of OneVibe Africa Kisumu & Seattle; African Father in America Podcast host

Amy Ng

Director Operations, Strategic Operations for Aspire Public Schools and huge early contributor to the OHBD event's success. (San Francisco)

Carol Sabransky

Senior Vice Presidet Arete, Founding member Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago, Board Member, Center for Work Life, Hastings Law School (Chicago)

Tigist Helen Schmidt

Actress, Producer and Founder and CEO of Selam Productions (NYC)

Mitch Shepard

Founder and Creative Force, WiRL Leadership Series, President Dynamic Interactions

Adey Sol

Founder and owner of Adey Designs
(Pittsburg, PA)

Ellen Taussig

Executive Director of International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia

Atti Worku

Huffington Post Contributor, Founder and Executive Director of Seeds of Africa (NYC)

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