Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.


Senior Leadership

Our Board is developed to ensure that there are many different types of expertise to ensure our programs are run properly. 











David Dressler

David Dressler
Co-founder and President of Tender Greens

Board Member

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Leila De Bruyne
Founder and Executive Director of Flying Kites

Advisory Board Member


Sharon Napier
Chief Executive Officer of Partners + Napier

Advisory Board Member

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Jonathan Schwandt
President and CEO of Rehema Home

Advisory Board Member



Max Friedman
Co-founder and CEO of Givebutter

Advisory Board Member

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Chris Tarantino
CEO of Epicenter Media & Training

Advisory Board Member

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Ben Patrzalek

Advisory Board Member

Chris Harris

Chris Harris
Accountant at RDHB

Advisory Board Member


Ground Team

Our amazing team of volunteers makes the day-to-day operations and long-term operations possible.


President and Founder

As an 10-year-old I had the opportunity to visit Kenya on safari, but when I arrived I was shocked by the lack of available medical care and the normalcy of poverty that was all too familiar for these people. Privately, our tour guide would explain the shortfalls of the Kenyan government and expressed the importance of a good education. He showed me that my citizenship gives me a unique opportunity to have an effect on my own government and positively affect those outside of our borders. I believe that this influence and power to effect change lies within us and we have the freedom and ability to decide how we will use it.

Humans for Education Qiyuan Keon Zhou


Country Manager, Kenya

David has worked as a safari guide for over twenty years and has deep connections with many tribes across the Kenyan country. David has been working as a volunteer and as a concerned father with Mpopong Primary School for more than seven years. He understands the needs of the school, the students, and the staff. His close relationship with the village people and the staff at school provides an essential bridge to communication with the community.


Chief Operating Officer

Is education a universal human right? The answer becomes obvious when you flip the question and ask, "Should only a select few have access to education?" The ability for education to empower is something which many of my family members have experienced firsthand growing up on farms in rural China. As a mechanical engineering major, I hope to give back by equipping children across the world with the tools they need with which to build their futures with.


Communications and Social Media

I was truly impressed by the strategy of connecting education to economy, health, and self-sustainability at Human for Education. During my previous volunteer teaching experiences in rural areas, I observed how poverty hampers progress in education, as schools cannot invest in education infrastructure and human capital due to limited funding. Hence, one must-to-do with young children in poor areas is to empower the schools, communities, and people to create a sustainable environment and sufficient, stable resources for education on a long term. As a human health major college student, I am honored and excited to join the team and to improve the overall wellness for children in need. I would love to spread the message and get more people realize that education and economic growth as well as community health go hand in hand. With a little work, together, we can make a big difference.


Communications and Social Media

Creativity stems from a love of people, place & desire to communicate. Working for Humans for Education is a unique experience that I am humbled to be a part of. Not only is this organization addressing immediate issues in African schools, they are laying down the foundation for these schools to thrive for years to come. Children deserve the right to know and understand the world around them and deserve an equal opportunity at life just like everyone else. Organizations like Humans for Education who take the time to research, develop, and execute a plan to keep these schools profitable, safe, and healthy are vital if we are ever going to make a difference in underdeveloped countries. As a Communication major, I am passionate about marketing and advertising and what drew me to this opportunity was the fact that I get to utilize those skills while helping spread awareness about this amazing cause.


Fundraising Coordinator

When I returned from my trip to Africa, I wanted to find a way to continue to help individuals in need. Humans for Education was the organization I choose to work with because not only does it provide resources, but it creates sustainability for students and their schools. I believe that all students should receive a well-rounded education because it is the foundation for success and happiness in life. I am so excited to join the team, and contribute to making the world a better place for children!





Grant Writer

In my eyes, education is the cornerstone of all progression.  There is no way to succeed or function as a society without, first, educating the young minds of a generation.  And, being Student Body President of my high school, I certainly know how important this concept is.  Being in touch with my peers, and through my work with a UN-affiliated organization, I understand the crucial nature of a quality education, knowledge of ones body and health, and a safe space for all - seeing these things as, first and foremost, basic human rights.  This is why I am humbled to be a part of the Humans for Education family.


Design Team

A group of inspired individuals that want to change the world through their art.


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