BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ABIGAIL K. ANSU

CHAIR OF BOARD

Abigail Ansu, Board Chair of the NKWA Foundation, works to drive the vision and work of the NKWA Foundation. Abigail previously worked at Sunyani Regional Hospital as Clinical Psychologist where she met with clients to identify problems either emotional or behavioral in their lives. Abigail holds a B.A. in Psychology/Religion from University of Ghana Legon. Abigail was a past intern for the NKWA Foundation.

 

caleb lloyd

VICE CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Lieutenant Junior Grade Lloyd, Vice Chair of the NKWA Foundation, works to drive the vision and work of the NKWA Foundation. A native of Montpelier Ohio, Lieutenant Junior Grade Lloyd graduated from the University of Toledo in 2010 with a bachelor of business administration, focusing in Professional Sales and Marketing.  After graduation, he pursued a career with Hess Corporation selling natural gas contracts in the New England region, where he spent 4 years as an account manager.  He attended Officer Candidate School for the Navy where he received his commission in December 2015.  Lieutenant Junior Grade Lloyd was a past intern for the NKWA Foundation. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with his Wife Brooke.

 

RAMZY OKYERE

SECRETARY OF THE BOARD

Nkwa Foundation is led by the founder and the Executive Director, who manages the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. Ramzy Okyere holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Coast and a Higher National Diploma in an accounting option from Accra Polytechnic. 

He has worked with Abusua Foundation and Proworld Ghana as an accounts manager. He is also very passionate about youth mobilization and community support work.

 

ISAIAH OKYERE

TREASURY OF THE BOARD

Board Experience: Association of Government Accountant 2011 - 2017

Isaiah was a senior associate in KPMG’s Federal Audit Practice in the Washington, D.C. office and also subcontracted with ERNST & YOUNG LLP as Supervisory Auditor from 2005 to 2011 in both capacities, he performs CFO Act consolidated financial statement audits for many of the United States executive branch departments and agencies, agreed upon procedures (AUP), compliance audits and review procedures on many Federal agencies, local government and not-for-profit audits. Perform these procedures in accordance with OMB Bulleting 07-04, Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements (and its predecessors), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), the Government Accountability Office/President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (GAO/PCIE), the Yellow Book, Financial Audit Manual (FAM), Single audits and Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (FCRA).

He also has an extensive knowledge with compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), HHS Acquisition Regulation System (HHSAR), NASA FAR, Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) and DFARS.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Business Administration and Masters in Accounting and Financial Management both from the University of Maryland University College.

 

MARIBEL TORRES

BOARD MEMBER

 

MANAGEMENT STAFF

Ramzy OkYere

Executive Director 

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Nkwa Foundation is led by the founder and the Executive Director, who manages the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. Ramzy Okyere holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Coast and a Higher National Diploma in an accounting option from Accra Polytechnic. 

He has worked with Abusua Foundation and Proworld Ghana as an accounts manager. He is also very passionate about youth mobilization and community support work.

Kofi Effah

General Programmes Coordinator

Kofi Effah is the General Programs Coordinator, responsible for driving the internship programs for the foundation. His desk ensures that both existing and prospective programs are well designed to make interns and volunteers achieve their placement aims and objectives with the foundation.

He holds a first degree in Education (Bachelor of Education) from the University of Cape Coast. He worked as the CEO of Merge Consult and Trading Venture, an event and management consulting firm in Cape Coast before joining Nkwa Foundation. 

RICHARD ESSUMAN

IT COORDINATOR

Richard Essuman is the IT coordinator of Nkwa Foundation , he is responsible for coordinating IT related projects by the foundation. He also manages the IT infrastructure of the organization.

VICTOR ELEDI

HEALTH COORDINATOR