Our Team

Dennis Wadley- Founder, CEO

In response to the desperate needs of the AIDS pandemic, Dennis and Susan Wadley formed Bridges of Hope International and moved their family to South Africa in February 2003. During those years the Bridges of Hope team was able to refine a model of holistic community development called Community Health Education (CHE) in an urban setting. They also launched an orphan boarding high school, Bridges Academy, and began multiplying the CHE model into other countries. In 2009 Dennis and Susan were invited to partner with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to launch a Masters Program in Leadership and Community Development based in Mekele.

Dennis has been in leadership within the non-profit sector and for profit sector for his entire adult life.

FundTigray came to Dennis in a two-part dream one night and the vision was born to help people harness their social networks to change the world.
The vision of FundTigray.com is to unite people around the world to be able to give what they can weekly in order to rebuild the Tigray region. Please join us in giving what you can and invite your social network to join you! Together we can transform Tigray!

Mekonnen Assefa, Director

Founder, Northern Star Aviation CEO & Founder, Media & Business Bridge Center (MBBC) Inc.


Teame Haddis, Director

Founder and Board Member of Tigray Diaspora Inter-Religious Council, WA DC