TEAM


Seeds of Africa team, both in the US and Ethiopia, has grown over the years as our programs have expanded. The U.S. staff has transitioned from solely part-time and volunteer staff, to incorporating full-time management to focus its efforts on fundraising, administration and strategic development.

As of 2015, our Ethiopia team, the largest team of our two offices, is currently comprised of 38 employees as of 2015 teachers, a nurse, a counselor, community service providers and support staff. Their expertise and continued dedication and contribution allows Seeds to make a positive impact in the lives of the students and their families.  

UNITED STATES TEAM

ATTI WORKU
ATTI WORKUEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COLLETTE CRINES
COLLETTE CRINESDEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

BOARD OF ADVISORS


Mike Hoffman, Chair, Chairman, Changing Our World Inc.
John Damonti, President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Deirdre Gaughan, Former Assistant Principal, The Ursuline School
Mirela Gegprifti, Carnegie Corporation
Mariam Adams, Merrill Lynch
Fasil Amdetsion, Policy & International Legal Advisor to the Deputy PM & Foreign Minister
Donna Fidecaro, Special Education Teacher, Rahway Board of Education

Kevin Shivers, Agent, William Morris Endeavor
Milton Speid, TED Global Partnership Development
Debra Catanzaro-Wayne, Trustee, The George Link Charitable Trust
Andy Clayman, Global Creative Director, Avenues: The World School
Ellen Haddigan, Executive Director, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering
Nicole Meickle 
Maggie Sands


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Anthony Worku, Chairman, Founder and CEO Plan 3000 Inc
Elizabeth Dettori,
Executive Manager, Office of the Executive Director, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Atti Worku, Secretary, Founder and Executive Director, Seeds of Africa
Royce Ring, Officer,  Principal at PLANbGROUP
Sarah Simmons, Officer


ADAMA, ETHIOPIA | MANAGEMENT TEAM


BEREKET
BEREKETCOUNTRY DIRECTOR

ADAMA, ETHIOPIA | STAFF

Abel MershaCommunity Service Provider
Alem Wudneh, School Cook
Alemayehu KasahunCommunity Service Provider
Amelework Tadesse, School Cook
Aster Asmare, Co Teacher (Pre KG)
Bereket YirguCountry Director
Dagne NegashTutorial Instructor (Maths and Physics)
Dinkeneh AlemCommunity Service Provider
Endalkachew WorkuAdministrative Assistant
Deme AdugnaHeadmaster
Furtuna Sisay, Head Teacher Pre-K
Gizaw TuluTutorial Teacher
Girma AboyeSecurity
Huluager AdemeSchool Cleaner
Lidya Zewdie, Purchaser
Martha Mulu, Head Teacher

Megersa BiruHead of pedagogy Center & Computer Teacher
Minalu TeferiSecurity
Mohamed AbdelaSecurity
Mulaw TekleSecurity
Nebiyu TadesseHead Teacher, Tutorial Teacher
Yaboneh Shumerga, Head Teacher, Unit Leader
Niguse AlemuSecurity
Nigusu Tolosa, Head Teacher UKG
Selamawit Kebede, Co Teacher UKG
Serkalem GudetaSchool Cleaner
Shimalis NegashHead Teacher
Tegegn Eshete, Security
Sintayehu Abebe, Casher
Yetmwork Sisay, Head Teacher
Yitagus Worku, Store Manager
Yared BulchaHead Teacher
Zekaritas AmdetsiyonHead Teacher LKG
Zenaw TekalignFinance Manager

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THE DREAM SCHOOL CAMPAIGN

The Dream School Campaign launched in October, 2014 to raise $2.2 Million to fund the creation of an Ethiopian Academy and community center to serve up to 600 students, their families, and the Adama community. It will meet the most rigorous international academic standards and prepare our students to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

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