About Us

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Ruth Powers’ heart for ministering to international students fueled her passion and drive to work with young people desiring education and cultural experiences in the U.S. This led to the founding of AHLI which has served more than 13,000 students over the past 25 years.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Freeman Chakara
Dr. Freeman Chakara
Governing Board Director
John Storey
Dr. John Storey
Advisory Board Director
Bill Arnold
Mr. Bill Arnold
Governing Board Director
David Young
Mr. David Young
Governing Board Director
David Lee
Mr. David Lee
Advisory Board Director
John McCoy
Mr. John R. McCoy, II
Advisory Board Director
Mike Miller
Mr. Mike Miller
Governing Board Director

Our Staff

Dennis Brooks
Dennis Brooks
President
Douglas Brooks
Douglas Brooks
Operations Director
Andrea Jesson
Finance Manager
Deborah Siegrist
Deborah Siegrist
Admissions Director
Stacy Kinsey
Program & Marketing Manager
Becky Baughman
Data Quality Administrator
Cheri Bowersox
Cheri Bowersox
Finance Assistant and Student Health Insurance Administrator
Darlene Maxfield
Darlene Maxfield
Marketing Associate & HR
Jennifer Robinson
Finance Administrative Assistant
Wendi Oliveros
Administrative Assistant

Our Team

Directors for Independent Student Programs

Barry Shaffer, VA
Brian Kelley, MD
David Lindhiem, AZ, FL, NC, PA, SC
Douglas Brooks, DE, FL, MD, PA
Gail Goolsby, IL, KS, MO, OH
Jennifer Cranston, CT, IL, MA, NH, NJ, NC, OR, PA, SC, TN, VT
Lorelei Kay, CO, CT, IN, MD, MN, NY, NC, VA, WV, WI
Sheila Johnson, CA, TX

Directors for Group Programs

Debbie Mattai, FL
Jodi Frey, PA
Joyce Zimmerman, PA
Linda Fisher, PA
Mona Graham, PA
Rosanne Kelsall, PA
Sharon Ogilvie, PA

Coordinators

Tracy Brumme, AZ
Bonnie Jackson, CA
Lucy Taylor, CA
Paul Johnson, CA
Scott Bennett, CA
Jennifer Domingos, CO
Sarah Lloyd, CO
Tina Stevens, CO
April Mock, CT
Kevin Warnock, CT
Bethany Boring, FL
Jamie Bennington, IL
Jean Bergeson, IL
Leslie Jones, IN
Lauren Kirk, KS
Leslie McCleary, KS
Melissa LaBianca, MA
Debbie Robold, MD
Gabrielle Lester, MN
Nicki Carlson, MO
Laura Schank, NC
Lisa Schulz, NC
Joyce Parent, NH
Nina Mattera, NJ
Marci Rames, OH
Stacey Bailey, OH
Africa Jones, PA
Carol Collins, PA
Carolyn Salmon, PA
Carrie Warner, PA
Caryn Bowser, PA
Cheryl (Bodder) Vernelson, PA
Cristen Puleo, PA
Deanna Hritz, PA
Gary Fox, PA
Holly Favino, PA
Janet Caley, PA
Jodi Frey, PA
Joyce Afflerbach, PA
Laura Metzler, PA
Lou Ann Yoder, PA
Patty Iriana, PA
Robert DelliGatti, PA
Shari Robb, PA
Kathi Johnson, SC
Marci Lopez, TX
Brandon Keen, VA
Brenda Walker, VA
Chad Keeney, VA
Debra Schultz, VA
Alicia Thorson, WI
Brian Anderson, WI
Trudy Lester, WI

ELL Teachers

Kathy Alonzo, CA
Minta Milvain, CO
Danielle Coggin Mills, NC
Michele Cruz, NC
Anjela Vago, PA
Anne Modro, PA
Barbara Morrison, PA
Carol Guy, PA
James Lowe, PA
Jerrica Waddell, PA
Moriah Buckwalter, PA
Sarah Claypool, PA
Susan Deatrick, PA
Wendy Moynihan, PA
Jenna Wheeler, VA
Leslie Barber, VA
Leslie Barber, VA
Alicia Thorsen , WI
Hope Unverzagt, WI
Jaclyn Fulton, PA
Jaclyn Fulton, PA