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Board & Staff Members

Our Board

Rev. Teresa Allissa Citro, Ph.D
Founder and President

Rev. Dr. Teresa Allissa Citro is the Founder and President of Manda University,  Thread of Hope, Inc., and CITRO Company. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc.

Dr. Citro is the Editor-In-Chief oEveryday Life Magazine and the creator, executive producer, and host of the live talk-show Light of the World.

Dr. Citro is a graduate of Tufts New England Medical School, Boston, MA; Northeastern University, Boston, MA; and Manda University, Boston, MA.
She holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and a Ph.D. in Corporate Leadership.

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Dr. Citro is an international public speaker.

She is a well-respected authority in the field of Education/Special Education. She has written extensively in the fields of education, counseling, parenting, and Christian theology. She is the Co-Editor of two respected peer-reviewed journals on Special Education, “Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal” and “Insights on Learning Disabilities: From Prevailing Theories to Validated Practices.” Dr. Citro annually runs the World Congress on Special Education.

Dr. Citro has received numerous awards for her contributions in the field of Special Education, and was awarded the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the President of the United States in 2021

Rev. Justin Noah Citro, Ph.D.
Vice President
Ellianna Destinee Citro
Treasurer and Secretary
Ellianna Destinee Citro
Executive Director

Ellianna is a graduate of Manda University. She holds an Associate's in Corporate Leadership and in Psychology. She is continuing her education at Liberty University as a Creative Writing major.

Ellianna is the Producer and Director of Light of the World Talk Show. She is a contributor to Everyday Life, copy-editor, and the designer of the Thread of Hope, Inc. websites.

Our Staff

Tiziana Centeno
Director of Finance
Juliana Detto
Director of Human Resources
Evilde Gigliotti
Director of Operations
Rev. Rika Griffiths, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
Mary Laity
Graphic Designer
Praying Hands

Board of Advisory

Rev. Rika Griffiths, Ph.D.
Rev. Edwin Masih, Ph.D.
Lead Pastor,
Sudbury International Church

Rev. Emmanuel Okaja
Dunamis International Gospel Centre

Rev. Michael Player Ph.D
General Superintendent,
Manda Global Ministerial Association
Mrs. Joyce Okaja
Dunamis International Gospel Centre

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