Neil Peterson, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Neil Peterson is a social entrepreneur. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He was the CEO of the public transportation … Read More

Jan Carruthers, Executive Director

Jan Carruthers has performed a wide range of functions for Edge since 2012.  Previously, she was a Capitol Hill aide, serving as Chief of Staff for two House members and … Read More

Terry Matsumoto, CFO

Terry Matsumoto founded Matsumoto Consulting LLC in 2014 to provide financial and administrative consulting to governmental and transit agencies and the private sector that supports them.  Previously, he was the … Read More

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Jami Vass – Chief Engagement Officer

Jami comes to The Edge Foundation with 17 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising.  She has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout her career and enjoys helping individuals … Read More

Denise von Pressentin, Coach Matchmaker

Denise von Pressentin has a special ability to make matches between our students and our Edge Coaches.  She has performed this role with the Edge Foundation since its founding in … Read More

Patrick Jones – Interim COO

Patrick is currently the Founder and CEO of VOCATIO, an award-winning liberal arts inspired media network and talent scouting platform that connects employers with high-caliber, high-fit intern and entry-level job … Read More

Mike Powell

Mike Powell – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – Prince George’s County

Mike Powell is a veteran training professional. With over 15 years of training and development experience Mike has helped equip over 15,000 employees with the skills to be successful both … Read More


Brad Ward – Fidelity Manager – Riverside County / Coachella Valley, CA

Bradley K. Ward, ACC, is a coach and consultant whose 20 years in the nonprofit sector influenced his decision to become a coach. He opened his practice, The Mission Coach, … Read More

Natasha Warsaw – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – District of Columbia

Natasha Warsaw has broad experience as a teacher, administrator, school founder and consultant. She has served at every level in education from pre-Kindergarten through the college level.  Natasha is passionate about … Read More

Judy Feinerman

Judy Feinerman – Regional Manager / Edgeucator

A Northwest native of Portland, Oregon, Judy Feinerman has a career background in both Journalism/ Advertising and Education  with a B.S. from the University of Oregon.   She worked as … Read More

Wendy Reynoso

Wendy Renoso – Consultant

With over 20 years experience in nonprofit education, Wendy Reynoso has a proven track record in management, leadership coaching, fundraising, strategic planning, and program development. In addition, she has extensive … Read More

Lisa Sargent

Lisa Sargent – Fidelity Manager – Yakima, WA

Yakima is home to Lisa and she has enjoyed working with the community through church, service clubs and volunteering within the Yakima School District.   Lisa has a passion for youth and … Read More

Diane Roesch

Diane Roesch – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – Western NY

Diane Roesch is a consultant and author who provides leadership development and executive coaching in the US and Canada. She specializes in the use of assessments such to help individuals … Read More

Nelson Garbutt

Nelson Garbutt – Fidelity Manager – Tacoma, WA

Here at Edge I am a Fidelity Manager and I have six schools that I am assigned to within Tacoma Public Schools. I help support and ensure high quality Edge … Read More

Edwin Vega

Edwin Vega – Senior Trainer and Fidelity Manager – New York City

Edwin Vega, is a Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach and Facilitator. As a consultant, he serves as a Senior Leadership Consultant with the Full Circle Group, Faculty/Front of Room … Read More

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Becky Daniels, ACG, ICF – Fidelity Manager – Western New York

Rebecca Daniels ACG, specializes in coaching students and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Executive Function (EF) issues such as challenges with planning, prioritizing, organization and time management.  She holds … Read More

Tony Armstrong

Tony Armstrong – Finance Director

Tony is first and foremost, an accountant. He has served as a Controller, CFO, Regulatory and Governmental Advocate, Sales Executive, Finance Director, University Lecturer and CPA. He has worked in … Read More

Janet Landon

Janet Landon, MA – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – Los Angeles, CA

Janet Landon serves as the Los Angeles Director for The Edge Foundation. The mission of Edge aligns with Janet’s strong belief in the personalization of support for students. In a … Read More

Gerry Neighbors

Gerry Neighbors – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – Riverside County, CA

Gerry Neighbors has been an advocate for children with special needs for the past 14 years working at both the school and school district levels.  She enjoys helping to create … Read More

Robert Perkins

Robert Perkins – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – Staten Island, New York City

Robert Perkins enthusiastically represents the Edge Foundation to schools, educators, after school programs and youth-serving organizations, parents, and others interested in understanding the program. He is the key regional representative … Read More

Dominic Cipollone

Dominic Cipollone – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – CT

Dominic Cipollone, M.S., is a trained coach, an educator, and instructional leader with more than thirty years of experience in the NYC Department of Education. He strengths lie in school … Read More

Craig Shurick

Craig Shurick – Advisor

Working with Educational Leaders in all markets to endorse, support, and enhance client efforts to implement the Edge Foundation’s principles and objectives. Assisting to provide the shift to coaching from … Read More

Rick Ackerly

Rick Ackerly, Academic Advisor

Rick Ackerly is a nationally recognized educator and speaker with 50 years of experience working in and for schools. With a master’s in education from Harvard University, Rick has devoted … Read More

Debra Trudeau

Debra Trudeau – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – Riverside County, CA

With over 25 years experience in both the medical and educational field Debra Trudeau thrives in finding ways to make needed resources available for all types of individuals. Debra enjoys … Read More

Kevin Reeves

Kevin Reeves – Fidelity Manager – Los Angeles

As the Los Angeles Fidelity Manager, I love my job due to a passion and desire to help students that I’ve had for the last 20 years.  From sports camps, … Read More

Ben Wyeth

Ben Wyeth – Fidelity Manager – New York City

Ben Wyeth is a certified life coach with his own private practice, as well as a musician. He is passionate about helping others to step fully into their unique greatness. In … Read More

Bob Cunningham

Bob Cunningham, EdM – Senior Advisor

Bob Cunningham is a nationally known education leader whose career has focused on students who learn and think differently.  Bob serves as Executive Director, Learning Development and is a founding … Read More

Derreck Torres, Senior Trainer

Derreck Torres, ACC, CSS is the Lead Trainer for the Edge Foundation. He is a certified life and AD/HD coach, having received training through JST Coaching and Fast Track Coaching. … Read More

Aparna Barde

Aparna Barde – Regional Manager / Edgeucator – WA

Aparna Barde comes to Edge with her experience in education, technology, management and nonprofit organizations. The mission of Edge aligns with Aparna’s strong belief in enabling every individual to achieve … Read More