Matheos Mesfin

Matheos Mesfin is the Founder and Executive Director of IEA Councils. He is a Posse Scholar, a graduate of Grinnell College having recently completing his pre-MBA program at Harvard Business School in 2018. Mr. Mesfin is well acquainted with the East African Community and has previously worked to establish ad hoc college access programs in Washington DC. A native of Ethiopia, he has worked extensively with the higher educational community including in organizations such the American Council on Education (ACE), College For Every Student (CFES) and other nonprofits and government contractors. He has also served as the youngest Board of Director at the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association (CCAA). He speaks Amharic, French, Italian, and is currently learning Arabic and German. 

Executive Director

Timothy Glymph III

Grant Manager

Timothy Glymph III joined IEA Councils in 2016 to help transition the organization from a volunteer based to funded based organization. He is a nonprofit professional with over 10 years of experience in the education sector. Most recently Timothy managed a program called Connect 4 Youth for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington helping 18 to 24 years obtain their first job in youth development. He also worked as a therapeutic crisis counselor at the Episcopal Center for Children a private, non-profit, non-denominational day treatment facility for emotionally troubled children and their families from the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Timothy received his Master of Public Administration and Certified Nonprofit Professional certification from University of the District of Columbia’s School of Business and Public Administration. He obtained his B.S. in Psychology from Wilberforce University.


Tsion Bizuayehu

Executive Assistant

Tsion Bizuayehu is a fellow and assistant to the Executive Director Matheos Mesfin at IEA Councils. She is a Senior at the University of Maryland studying Government and Politics with a concentration on InternatIonal Relations and Development. With a keen interest in education policy, the nonprofit sector, and a passion for mentoring and giving back to the East African community Tsion joined IEA Councils in the summer of 2020.  Since joining she has handled the daily programmatic services and structural adjustments necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She engages with our stakeholders as much as our students, providing individualized support. She speaks Amharic and Spanish, and is learning French.