Bezawit Mane joins us as Site Director in our Philadelphia training site. She is a Private and Public service professional with experience in strategic planning, program management and community outreach. Born in Ethiopia, Bezawit moved to Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 13. While pursuing her education at College Boreal, she started a youth group called the Ethiopian Youth Association to encourage Ethiopian youth residing in Canada to discover their Ethiopian heritage by promoting Ethiopian language traditions and cultural activities. After she moved to Washington, D.C. in 2003 Bezawit completed her undergraduate studies in International Business Management and continued to pursue her Master’s degree in Health Service Administration at Strayer University while working working full time. Her background includes more than 8 years of experience working major corporations in the private sector as well as non-profit organizations.
In addition to living in Africa, Canada, and the U.S., Bezawit has been fortunate to travel and experience cultures of Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. She is fluent in French, English and Amharic. Bezawit currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and her 2 little boys.