Better Way Foundation leaders are committed to collaborating with grantees to find a better way to build a future where child well-being contributes to strong families and communities.
Andreas Hipple leads Better Way Foundation’s support for global and domestic early childhood development.
Prior to joining Better Way Foundation, Hipple was the director of programs for the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty, where he directed a multi-million dollar program – including significant support from Better Way Foundatoin – that mobilized more than 20,000 Muslim and Christian religious leaders in Nigeria to teach their congregations about malaria prevention and treatment. He consulted on international development, evaluation and program design for clients including Chevron, OPIC, USAID, Arabella Advisors and Development Alternatives, Inc., and managed a major evaluation of the Center for Global Development for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.
Hipple was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin for two years and began his career as an analyst for an investment consultancy in Minneapolis. He is completing his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and earned a master’s degree in international relations with honors from SAIS. Hipple has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Carleton College.
Senior Program Officer
Mark Guy is a program officer for Better Way Foundation, working with grantees to support global and domestic early childhood development programs.
Prior to joining the Better Way Foundation, Guy served as the Africa regional coordinator for the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program at PATH, a global health non-profit organization based in Seattle. His primary responsibilities included managing a portfolio of WASH initiatives in multiple East African countries and broadening the horizons for, and critical reach of, WASH innovations into additional geographies. His experience includes business development cultivation, strategic planning, proposal development, international program management and evaluation, and global market landscaping and analysis.
Guy’s non-profit career began with his volunteer service as a math and physical science teacher for WorldTeach at a junior secondary boarding school outside of Gobabis, Namibia. He has also worked in the fields of youth ministry and outdoor education in Colorado. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from St. Olaf College.
Daniel Yang is a program officer for Better Way Foundation, supporting global and domestic early childhood development programs.
Daniel previously worked for the Children’s Defense Fund-MN (CDF-MN), where he served as director of organizing, building a cross-sector early childhood coalition focused on creating opportunity and equitable outcomes for children of color and American Indian children in Minnesota. Before joining CDF-MN, he served the Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis as the director of organizing and community building. Daniel has extensive experience working with refugee communities in East Africa and has worked on indigenous rights issues with governments, indigenous communities and social movements in Latin America.
Daniel has been a Wellstone Action! Organizing Fellow and a Wilder Foundation Community Equity Pipeline – Public Policy Fellow. He has served on the boards of the Charities Review Council, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. In 2016, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed him to serve on the governor’s Early Learning Council. Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and social justice from Hamline University