Meet the Team.
Caroline Ogonowski is the Chief of Staff at Edesia. As Chief of Staff, she works as a right hand to the Founder/CEO, ensures the execution of the company mission and vision, and serves as a strategic advisor. Prior to joining Edesia, Caroline worked as a team lead at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. In this role she worked around the globe on natural disasters and complex crises including Ebola outbreaks in West and Central Africa, complex emergencies in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Venezuela, droughts in the Horn of Africa, hurricanes across the Caribbean, and the recent earthquake in Haiti. Caroline has a BA and MA from Boston College. She recently relocated from Washington, D.C. to Rhode Island.
Andrew Kamara is the VP of Operations, where he manages the manufacturing side of Edesia, overseeing manufacturing, quality and logistics/warehouse. Andrew has been with Edesia for 13 years and has served in many different positions across the organization.
Prior to Edesia, Andrew spent two years working for Coca Cola Enterprises as a mid-level Distribution Resource overseeing deliveries, storage and distribution of a wide range of bottled soft drinks. Andrew also spent six years working for United Natural Foods as a Quality Assurance Specialist and a grocery/ repackaging Supervisor.
Andrew studied Political Science & International relations from the University of Connecticut and has an Advance Diploma in Electronics from NIIT Accra, Ghana.