Our Team

AMIZADE STAFF

Dad, traveler, education advocate

Brandon Blache-Cohen

Executive Director

Looking forward to more Amizade journeys

Katie Baucco

Director of Operations

Yinzer by heart

Bibi Al-Ebrahim

Education Director

Aka Arthur Alexander

Daniel Alexander

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Sloth lover & amateur puppeteer

Melissa Nix

Director of Development and Outreach

Reduce, reuse, recycle, Rihanna

Torey Siebart

Outreach Assistant

Go Army! Beat Navy!

Nick Grimes

Program Coordinator

From Belfast to Pittsburgh

Tierna McConnell

Global Projects Intern

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brandon Blache-Cohen

Ex Officio

Cody Morris Paris, PhD

Mike Sandy

Julia Posteraro

Michelle Zhu

Chair

Ronnell Perry

Greg Payne

Dan Weiss, PhD

Founder

SITE DIRECTORS

John Matthias Brown

John Matthias Brown

Jamaica

Jean Carla Costas

Bolivia

Jullyana Franco

Brazil

Dr. Matthias Hass

Dr. Matthias Hass

Germany & Poland

Gail Mohammed

Trinidad & Tobago

Denise Aleong Thomas

Trinidad & Tobago

Anna Kraus

Poland

Michael Fernandez

Puerto Rico

Rev. Chris Nyame

Ghana

Nate Siggers

Appalachia

Keller Allen

Pine Ridge

Juri Bottura

Italy

Josef Diemair

Austria

Dris El Aattar

Morocco

Dr. Sergio Villa

Spain

Dr. Frank Billinsgley

Belgium

Daniel Bryan

Ecuador

Ashley Mountfort

New Zealand

Lawrence Kaibetoney

Navajo Nation

Vanessa Brown

Navajo Nation

Mauricio Rodriguez

Bolivia-FSD

HALL OF FAME

Eric Hartman

Former Executive Director

Arlene Kee

GSL Champion in Northern Ireland

Rev. Glenn Grayson

Community Partner and Global Education Advocate

Mike Sandy

Former Executive Director

Betty Lou Weiss

First Volunteer and Amizade Matriarch

Jean Carla Costas

Bolivia Site Director

Marvin and Martie Wachs

Amizade Supporters

John Matthias Brown

John Matthias Brown

Jamaica Site Director

Steven Alexander

Amizade Brazil, Former Site Director

Dan Weiss

Founder and First Site Director

CAREERS

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