Our Team

AMIZADE STAFF

Brandon Blache Cohen at Amizade

Dad, traveler, education advocate

Brandon Blache-Cohen

Executive Director

Katie Baucco on the Amizade website

Looking forward to more Amizade journeys

Katie Baucco

Director of Operations

Bibi Al-Ebrahim's personal reflection

Yinzer by heart

Bibi Al-Ebrahim

Education Director

Sloth lover & amateur puppeteer

Melissa Nix

Director of Development and Outreach

Torey Siebart featured at Amizade

Reduce, reuse, recycle, Rihanna

Torey Siebart

Outreach Assistant

Go Army! Beat Navy!

Nick Grimes

Program Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Ronnell Perry

Chair

Cody Morris Paris, PhD

Mike Sandy

Julia Posteraro

Michelle Zhu

Greg Payne

Rhiannon Tomtishen, board member at Amizade

Rhiannon Tomtishen

Dan Weiss, PhD

Founder

Jorge Caraballo Cordovez

Christopher Carr, Ed.D.

Elizabeth Fu

Rebecca Johnson

Ivi Kolasi

Brandon Blache Cohen at Amizade

Brandon Blache-Cohen

Ex Officio

SITE DIRECTORS

Jean Carla Costas

Bolivia

Ms. Eveth Clark

Jamaica

Ms. Norma Fenton

Jamaica

Jullyana Franco

Brazil

Dr. Matthias Hass

Dr. Matthias Hass

Germany & Poland

Lenin Minga

Ecuador

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

Patricia Muñoz

Spain

Lawrence Kaibetoney

Navajo Nation

Vanessa Brown

Navajo Nation

Mauricio Ramirez

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

Amizade is currently hiring a full-time Global Creative Assistant.