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 15,000 students over the past 28 years.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Freeman Chakara
Dr. Freeman Chakara
Governing Board Director
David Young
Mr. David Young
Governing Board Director
David Lee
Mr. David Lee
Advisory Board Director
Mike Miller
Mr. Mike Miller
Chairman of the Board
Bill Arnold
Mr. Bill Arnold
Vice Chairman of the Board

Our Staff

Tiffanee Wright
Tiffanee Wright
Executive Director
Douglas Brooks
Douglas Brooks
Operations Director
Andrea Jesson
Finance Manager
Stacy Kinsey
Program & Marketing Manager
Becky Baughman
Data Quality Administrator
Cheri Bowersox
Cheri Bowersox
Finance Assistant and Student Health Insurance Administrator
Photo of Priscilla Paino
Priscilla Paino
Project Coordinator
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

Bonnie Jackson, CA
Kim Hoppis, CA
Paul Johnson, CA
Scott Bennett, CA
Susan Palmer, CA
Jennifer Domingos, CO
Sarah Lloyd, CO
Stacey Cruz, CO
Tina Stevens, CO
April Mock, CT
Kevin Warnock, CT
Bethany Boring, FL
Jamie Bennington, IL
Jean Bergeson, IL
Leslie Jones, IN
Leslie McCleary, KS
Rodney DeKoning, 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
Mona Graham, 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
Shelley Bessey, VA
Brian Anderson, WI
Trudy Lester, WI

ELL Teachers

Minta Milvain, CO
Shelah Driver, MN
Jessie Prescott , NC
Abigail Hall, PA
Anjela Vago, PA
Anne Modro, PA
Barbara Morrison, PA
Carol Lehman, PA
Elizabeth Preston, PA
Gary Fox, PA
James Lowe, PA
Jerrica Waddell Salgado, PA
Kimberly Bleecker, PA
Lauren Kozak, PA
Madge Sauter, PA
Susan Nace, PA
Susan Deatrick, PA
Wendy Moynihan, PA
Jenna Wheeler, VA
Alicia Thorsen , WI
Hope Unverzagt, WI
Maria Higgins, WI