Our Team

Ambassador Kathryn Proffitt
Chief Executive Officer

Kathryn Proffitt served as the U.S. Ambassador to Malta under the Clinton administration from November 1997-2001. Prior to serving as ambassador, Proffitt was president and chief executive officer of Call-America, a telecommunications enterprise, which she founded in 1982. She was actively involved with the legislative process that resulted in the enactment of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Proffitt, a former Registered Dental Hygienist, worked for Farm Workers’ Family Health Center in Toppenish, Washington, and served as the Acting Director of Dental Hygiene at Yakima Valley College. She is co-founder and past president of the East Valley Dental Hygiene Society in Arizona.

Among Ambassador Proffitt’s many awards of recognition, the Association of Adventist Women selected her as Woman of the Year for Outstanding Achievement in 1998. In 2001, the president of the Republic of Malta, presented her with the Grant Thornton Award for Enterprise and Foreign Direct Investment. In 2002, Proffitt was inducted into the Competitive Telecommunication’s Association’s Champions of Competition Hall of Fame.

Proffitt has served on the AAF Board since 2001. She has four adult children and is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren.


Kayce Foote
Communications and Donor Relations Coordinator

Kayce Foote is proactive, compassionate, and outgoing. Being raised in a spiritual family, she has always recognized the importance of Adventist education. Foote graduated Cum Laude in 2012 from Southern Adventist University (SAU) with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Business Administration. Working at a variety of non-profit organizations in the Chattanooga area, Foote has always been passionate about showing God’s love. During her time at SAU, Foote was the Event Coordinator Assistant at Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Chattanooga Area, a part of Weston Wamp’s Campaign Staff for Congress, an Interactive Media Intern for Brewer Media Group, the Designer and Editor-in-Chief of the school yearbook, a Staff writer for SAU’s newspaper the Southern Accent, and Teacher’s Assistant for the School of Journalism and Communication. Foote started working with AAF in 2011 as Research Assistant on the Principal’s survey that was published in The Journal of Adventist Education. She believes in the mission of AAF and feels that God has specifically placed her in this position.


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