EPIC-N Staff

Marshall Curry

Program Manager

Marshall Curry joined EPIC-N in September 2017. He manages day-to-day operations, provides support to member programs, board members, staff, and contractors to enact EPIC-N’s mission.

Marshall’s pronouns are he/him/his and he works with EPIC-N virtually from the ancestral lands of the Kalapuyan and Siletz also known as Springfield, Oregon.

Marshall received a Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon in 2018 and received his BA in Sociology from Willamette University in 2013. During graduate school he worked for the Sustainable Cities Institute and Inflexion, managing programs and assisting executives addressing different aspects of career readiness in higher education and public schools respectively. Prior to graduate school he managed workforce development programs and volunteer operations at Marion Polk Food Share. His experience supporting nonprofit associations includes: serving on the Ford Scholar Alumni Association (2013-2018) board of directors as Vice President and Member-at-Large, preparing a diversity and inclusion report for the American Society of Association Executives, and volunteering with the alumni association for his alma mater. Marshall loves riding his bike, playing soccer, and eating fruits and veggies from his garden.

Dr. Nuttavikhom Kay Phanthuwongpakdee

EPIC-Asia Program Coordinator

Kay joined EPIC-N in June 2021 to support university, local government, community leaders from the Asian continent interested in joining the EPIC-Network. Kay participated during the 2021 EPIC-Asia Workshop and immediately began providing support and communications to selected participants. He will be helping them align existing programming, connect to existing EPIC-Network resources, and catalyze their EPIC Model partnerships.

Dr. Nuttavikhom Kay Phanthuwongpakdee is a lecturer at Puey Ungphakorn School of Development Studies at Thammasat University. Kay is also a deputy director at the SDG Research and Support Programme (SDG Move) and a researcher at the Urban Futures and Policy Research Unit. Kay is a passionate academic researcher and communications professional with experience working with developing communities, regional and national policymakers, and private sector stakeholders in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Ada Inman

EPIC-N Program Support Coordinator

Ada supports EPIC-N members and programs throughout their exploration and use of the EPIC Model. She also facilitates much of the organizational communication for EPIC-N.

Ada is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she obtained a degree in Environmental Studies and International Studies along with a certificate in Public Policy. Since graduation, she has started a full-time position with COWS, a think-and-do tank that promotes high road solutions to social problems. At COWS, Ada is working as the Managing Director for ProGov21. Along with her work at COWS, she will also be assisting EPIC-N with outreach and community/program engagement.

Mzime Ndebele-Murisa

EPIC-Africa Program Coordinator

Mzime Ndebele-Murisa found EPIC-N through her current work with START as the Program Specialist managing the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) Program and now coordinates the Education Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) Africa network. Prior to joining START, she had been based at Chinhoyi University of Technology, and University of Zimbabwe. Mzime has coordinated several multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects in southern Africa focusing on aquaculture; climate change modelling and adaptation such as the SADC Aquaculture Mentorship Program, Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement and CODESRIA’s Comparative Research Network. Mzime has several publications, with contributions in the IPCC’s AR5 and AR6 Working Group II as well as a Climate Smart Agriculture Manual for Zimbabwe. She holds a PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; a Masters of Science in Tropical Resource Ecology and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Zimbabwe.