Tony has a multitude of security and risk management experience dating back over 30 years. He served as a Special Agent in the United States Air Force. After leaving the military, he was competitively selected by the Attorney General of Honduras to lead the formation of the first-ever federal narcotics enforcement agency in the Central American country; he was a Senior Security Advisor to a faith-based non-profit organization, managing complex global investigative operations that resulted in the identification and rescue of victims of human trafficking and sexual slavery; he served on the board of the Red Cross; and is currently pursuing a Masters in Arts in Counseling at Phoenix Seminary and anticipates to graduate in 2019. Tony has been the Executive Director of E3 Africa since 2018.
Dana joined the team in 2016 to assist the Executive Director with program coordination, event execution, and organizational development. Her background in promotional and event marketing is an asset to E3 Africa. With a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, filling the role of an internal coordinator was a perfect fit. If you need information on E3 Africa, Dana is the ‘go-to’ person as she works closely with our Ugandan and U.S. team to support the donor, sponsor, and student relationships. Chicago-natives, Dana and her husband, Anthony, who now live in Arizona, have a son and two rambunctious dogs that fill their home with lots of love.
Nate received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1994. He is the owner of PRE-CEG, an engineering and field services company in Phoenix and Tucson. The company specializes in commercial land development in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and California. Nate was married to Heather Cottrell in 1993. Heather, deaf from birth, has been a special needs teacher at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in Phoenix since 1999. They have five children ranging from 9 to 23 years old, and the entire family is bilingual (sign language and English). Nate is active at their Catholic parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Avondale, AZ. He has served on the parish council and finance council there and is active in his local council of the Knights of Columbus. Nate was elected to the position of Chairman of E3 Africa in February 2019, having previously served as Chair-Elect. With his construction industry experience, he chairs the school construction committee at E3 as they work toward building the school campus and opening the new secondary school in Moyo, northern Uganda.
Mike is principal and owner of a private consulting firm that assists clients with a wide range of human resources services. He specializes in executive coaching and mentoring; employee relations; compensation; and helping organizations recruit and hire the right people. He is an International Public Management Association Certified Professional and a graduate of the City of Phoenix Management Academy. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Mike and his wife, Vivian, are members of Saint Thomas More parish, where they serve as Eucharistic ministers. They also volunteer at the Chris Becker Dining Hall for The Society of St. Vincent DePaul. In addition to their two children and four grandchildren, Mike and Vivian sponsor a child in Uganda through E3 Africa and one in Bolivia.
Sister Betty is a Religious Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who was born in Uganda. She was raised in South Sudan and is South Sudanese by nationality. Sister Betty’s philanthropy work includes working with street children and refugees in Sudan, Khartoum; working to rescue both Muslim children born out of wedlock and their mothers at risk of being killed in Sudan; she currently works with refugees from Africa and the Middle East through Catholic Charities Programs in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. Her work includes helping victims of domestic violence and homeless veterans, drug addicts, and prostitutes in the greater Phoenix area. Sister Betty holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.
Michelle A. Coffey is a Speaker, Business Coach, and Philanthropist. She is the founder of The Daily Client, Keep It Off Plan, and her non-profit, Imagine Building. She is focused on helping individuals become the person they most want to be in their health and business. Michelle’s heritage is from Costa Rica. She’s lived in Connecticut, Florida, California, and Arizona; where she earned her Executive MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Michelle has 20+ years of managerial sales, business development, and marketing experience. She shares her knowledge and expertise from the stage, on podcasts, and via her online courses.
BethAnn is a retired principal who served the students and families at Chandler Traditional Academy, Liberty Campus, in the Chandler Unified School District for 13 years. Prior to her work at CTA-Liberty, BethAnn was an Assistant Professor at Cal State Bakersfield University in Bakersfield, California, and at Alfred University in Alfred. New York, as well as an administrator and teacher in the Mesa Public Schools and the Benjamin Franklin Charter School in Queen Creek. Her 38 years in education have prepared her to serve the students in Uganda who are eager and grateful for the opportunity to embrace their formal education in order to reach their goals as contributing members of their communities. BethAnn is a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Chandler and assists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd preschool, the RCIA, and the Called to Protect programs in the parish. BethAnn and her husband, Chris Johns, celebrated their marriage at St. Andrew’s in 2012 and is blessed to be a part of this wonderful Catholic community. She has two adult daughters, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter. Chris has two adult daughters, a son, a son-in-law, and a grandson.