Board of Directors

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Ben Markham

Board President & Founder

Ben is a retired ExonnMobil Executive who chose an encore career in a very different portion of the energy sector.


Betsy Eckton

Board Secretary

Betsy uses her experience in curriculum development, instructional strategies, and the organization of educational programs to help EPI programs grow and become more efficient.

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Jaron Dunford

Board Member

Jaron's background lends itself to helping with the general marketing and brand growth for EPI so we can continue to reach more and more lives of children in Ghana.


Angie Trego

Board Member

Angie uses her engineering background for the mechanical side of the merry-go-rounds and as well as using her abilities to support development and analysis of quantifiable data.

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Larry Allred

Board Member

Larry uses his background as a retired engineer and business consultant to help improve EPI processes and structure. He is helping improve the efficiency of EPI.


Wes Marriott

Board Member

We has operational experience and knowledge from running several small businesses that he brings to the team, while also bringing a creative and design oriented outlook on progress.

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Jeff Markham

Board Member

Jeff's skills include seeing the big picture, organizing information, defining smaller steps in order to achieve big goals, and helping with EPI's health-related projects.




Crys Lee

Executive Director

Crys is passionate about using her skills in project management, marketing, and graphic design to help EPI fulfill its mission.


Shannon Jordan

Development Director (USA)

Shannon is a compassionate person who loves using her skills to help support the mission and vision of EPI. She works to see children nurtured through education and play, and believes that a child’s connection with family is foundational.


Isaac Darko-Mensah

Country Director (Ghana)

Country Director (Ghana), Isaac is EPI's hands-on management for growth in Ghana. His specialty is electrical engineering and has helped develop our amazing technology.


George Thompson

Projects Director (Ghana)

George heads EPI's construction projects including boreholes, BioFil toilets, and school construction. George also helps with merry-go-round maintenance as well as science kit training and distribution.


Richard Koomson

Program Associate (Ghana)

Richard works with merry-go-round maintenance, science kit training and distribution, and his background as a headmaster makes him integral to identifying potential schools for future projects.


Peace Yeri

Education Specialist (Ghana)

Peace is organizes and distributes our menstrual kit project in Ghana. She also oversees our project evaluation and reporting in-country.