With their combined years of incredible experiences and passion for service, our advisory board helps us lift the heavy stones we cannot lift by yourselves. We are thankful to God for their services and support.
Mr. David Foster
David Foster served 26 years in the U.S. Army and is a renowned expert in military engineering and operations, technology, emergency management, humanitarian assistance, and crisis mapping.
As an Army Engineer, Mr. Foster served in Monrovia, Liberia as the United Nations Mission in Liberia’ (UNMIL) Plans Officer in 2011 and 2012. There, he spearheaded the creation of the Joint Elections Security Plan for Liberia’s 2011 General Elections. Mr. Foster believes in the Liberian people’s spirit and resiliency and is confident that education will be the foundation on which the country rebuilds.
Mr. Patrick Plummer
Patrick has been in the business-of-healthcare industry since day one of his career as hospital storeroom clerk. He has been CEO of three companies that successfully sold via strategic sale. Currently, Patrick serves as the CEO of Snaptuit, a company that focuses on small-to-medium sized business (SMB) big data and predictive analytics; automates demand/lead generation services by interacting with Google Analytics and other SaaS.
He is an expert in simplifying complex topics and effectively communicates them to stakeholders of all levels or disciplines to ensure clarity and goal alignment.
Long-term Volunteer Staff Members
As volunteers, the following individuals either laid the building blocks for YesLiberia’s foundation or have tremendously contributed to the sustainability and growth of YesLiberia along the way. They actively support and implement the organization’s strategic plans.
Prince is an IT Technician with an extensive experience troubleshooting computers and works for Cable News Network (CNN) as Broadcast Information Technology (BIT) Production Support Specialist. As a Production Support Specialist, his department is responsible for providing technical support for all the show groups in New York City.
Prince has been a volunteer staff of YesLiberia since it’s origin. He joined YesLiberia to bring hope to people in Liberia, and to assist in providing an education for those who cannot afford it. His financial support and networking contributions to YesLiberia are second to none. Prince has a B.Sc. in Management Information System from Le Moyne College.
Paige is one of the most selfless people you will ever meet. She has tremendous nonprofit experience as an advisor, a fundraiser, and volunteer coordinator. At YesLiberia, she helps create fund development strategies for a major gifts program; works on cultivation and stewardship of donors; manages daily gifts and data entry using our donor management CRM; generates reports; develops acknowledgement letters and make “Thank You” phone calls to donors. She has a Bachelor degree from Franklin and Marshall and her Masters from George Mason. YesLiberia is blessed to have her.
Tricia is from New Jersey and is a mother to three children. She graduated from Peirce College with a Bachelor’s degree in HR Management and has a Master’s degree in Justice and Legal Studies from Southern New Hampshire University. She volunteers with YesLiberia because she believes education and health care can help to turn the country around. One of her favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou which states that “when you learn, teach and when you get, give.” Tricia volunteers as the Team Leader at YesLiberia. She also manages YesLiberia’s Facebook page and works on social media strategies.
Terre Haute, IN
Angelique Bokamba, was born in 1992 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2011 she moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, where she got her associates degree in Marketing and Sales. In the summer 2013, she transferred to Indiana State University where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Her dream is to one day impact women of her community and the world. At YesLiberia, Angelique helps with engagement efforts and fundraising activities. We are glad to have her
Crystal has been a part of YesLiberia as a volunteer staff since her college days. When asked why YesLiberia, she responded, “I just want a chance to help underprivileged students. It wasn’t long ago when I was in a similar situation and needed a helping hand”. Crystal is passionate about education and therefore continues to assist YesLiberia whenever and wherever that she can. A graduate from the University of Delaware, Crystal enjoys traveling, and volunteering. She currently lives in Ohio with her Husband and two kids.
Cletus is an Analytics Consultant at Wells Fargo Bank. He grew up on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia in a region where all and sundry envisioned the necessities of life as luxuries. His uncle, a staunch supporter of education, struggled to make sure he got the best education. It was his uncle’s push to see him succeed in life that led to many doors being opened for him. He is certain he would’ve never achieved an iota of the blessings he obtained over the past few years. The fact that his uncle felt compelled to do what he did also compels Cletus to do the same for those in need: the reason he became a supporter of YesLiberia. His consistent support has helped YesLiberia tremendously.
Lourena was born in Liberia, West Africa and migrated to the United States in 1992 at the age of 4. Lourena received all her years of schooling in the United States. A graduate of Temple University in Pennsylvania, where she earned her Masters of Social Work, Lourena decided to join YesLiberia in order to give back to her place of origin. “I feel complete when I have contributed to the educational advancement of students in Liberia,” she says.
John worked for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, National Diagnostics Unit, in Congo Town, Liberia. He obtained his Masters in Public Health from Cuttington University in Liberia and is currently doing his PhD in Nigeria. Over the years, John served as the Program Director for YesLiberia in Liberia.