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 agencies in the Seattle, Oakland, and Los Angeles metropolitan regions; … 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 Staff Director of the International Development Institutions and Finance Subcommittee.  … 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 Chief Financial Services Officer (CFO) of the Los Angeles County … Read More

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 and organizations achieve their philanthropic goals.  At Edge, Jami will … 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 2005. She also performs a variety of accounting and administrative … Read More

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 his career to building thriving learning communities.  He has served … Read More

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 personally and professionally. A dynamic speaker and trainer, Mike draws … 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, LLC, after relocating with his husband from Washington, DC to … Read More

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 experience in creating, facilitating, and leading training sessions. As an … Read More

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 a commitment to helping them realize their potential now and … Read More

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 discover their strengths. She also designs and provides training to … Read More

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 coaching at each of the six locations. I am also … Read More

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

Since 2015, I have held a private coaching practice, coaching managers in the tech industry, educators and performing artists. I help leaders maximize their leader presence and impact. My clients often share that as a result of our coaching relationship, … Read More