TEAM

Osei Kwadwo Boateng

Founder and CEO

Osei Kwadwo Boateng is an aspiring healthcare leader with a passion for improving quality access to healthcare, while reducing the cost, in low-income communities. Osei is currently an Administrative Fellow at Henry Ford Health System. He is a graduate of Cornell University, having received both his bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Healthy and Society, and his master’s degree from Cornell’s Sloan Health Administration Program. He was a Cornell Tradition Fellow and a recipient of Cornell Senior Recognition Award, He also won the Student Excellence Award in Community Engagement and Honorarium from the Maribel Garcia Community Spirit 2017 for his International service in Ghana. His project focused on educating low – income families about hypertension and diabetes and how they can advocate for their own health through modification of their lifestyle choices. He is the founder of OKB Hope foundation, an NGO that seeks to create awareness about hypertension and diabetes.

Benjamin Nyarko

General Secretary

Benjamin Nyarko is a product from KNUST, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. He’s currently an Aircraft Maintenance Trainee at Africa World Airlines. He has a keen interest in Humanitarian duties and loves serving the youth in all manner of aids.

Mr. Kwame Adu Boampong

Community Outreach Coordinator

Kwame Adu Boampong is a young Ghanaian base Development Educationist and Data Clerk. He holds a bachelor’s degree in development education from the University for Development Studies.  He served as a development educationist in the Department of Community Development, Wa Municipal (Upper West Region, Ghana) on the project “Community Child Protection Program”, Catholic Relief Service on the project “Savings and Internal Lending Community” also in the Upper West region in Ghana. He also had the opportunity to work as a Data Clerk and a Field Operation Assistant in the Department of Transportation, Ejisu Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 Kwame Adu is also the project organizer for OKB Hope Foundation. He’s currently working as private Web Developer and as an Account Clerk for Bethel Assembly of God Church, Ghana. He has a good interpersonal relationship and excellent leadership, communicative and organizational skills.

Mr. Richmond Badu

Strategy Innovation Coordinator

Richmond Badu, a Dental Surgery student at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Mr. Justice Awulley Quaye

Project Coordinator

Justice Awulley Quaye is a Physician Assistant who offers medical assistance to individuals in all forms of life. He currently works at Danfa Health Centre. He worked at Tema General Hospital where he provided medical assistance to patients on daily basis. He also assisted in providing medical assistance to patients at Pentecost Hospital and Legon University Hospital. He has a bachelor’s degree in physician Assistantship from Central University, Ghana. Justice is also a pianist. Aside having an interest in the wellbeing of people, he also has a strong passion in music where he uses these skills to educate, entertain and also inspire people. Justice has participated in several communal activities that educate people about their wellbeing, providing information about their health status and gives necessary solution and remedies to their problems. Justice comes from a family of 6, where he is the eldest of 3 younger siblings.

BOARD ADVISORS

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Dr. Chris Kwaku Oppong

A product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Medical Sciences (KNUST-SMS) and a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr Chris is a Specialist Emergency Physician at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), emergency Medicine Directorate and an Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Health Science (KNUST). He is an instructor at The Ghana National Ambulance Training School and an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor. Dr. Chris has passion for Emergency medical services and disaster medicine and is currently actively involved in the training of 17 Emergency medicine residents and 11 Fellows at KATH which happens to be the only Emergency medicine residency program in the West African sub-region. Dr Chris is married and has a 3-year-old son. He also enjoys watching football, documentaries and doing research.

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Dr. Kweku Duah

Dr. Kweku Duah is a Doctor of Optometry who has been practicing for more than seven years. In the past he worked with two district hospitals in Kumasi and is currently the head of the Eye Care Team in Nkawie-Toase Government Hospital which was adjudge the best hospital in the region in 2016 and currently the best managed hospital in Ghana health service.

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Dr. Cynthia Amponsah

Dr. Cynthia Amponsah is a Medical Officer at Calvary Health Service, Mampong in Ashanti Region. She trained at Ryazan State I.P.Pavlov Medical University in Ryazan-Russia. She completed her House job at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and Kumasi South Government Hospital. She currently works at Komfo Anokye Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Wiafe Akenteng

Dr. Michael Wiafe Akenteng is a registered dietician at Jireh Nutrition and Dietetics Consult in Kumasi – Ghana. He completed his BSc in Community Nutrition at University for Development Studies and currently pursuing his Mphil in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Alfred Kobi

Alfred Kobi has keen interest in public health. He is currently pursuing a bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He received a Bachelor degree in Human Biology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2016. After obtaining basic education at Dunkwa Methodist Primary and JHS, he went on to pursue General Science at Anglican Senior High School, Kumasi.

In his free time, he loves to listen to music.

VOLUNTEERS

Dr. Hannah Osei-Bonsu
Dental Surgeon, Health Link Hospital
Ms. Afia Nyame Adubufour
Registered Nurse, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Hospital
Hameedah Khadar
Cornell University '21
Daniel Rockett
Cornell University '22
Anhar Abdelatif
Cornell University '21
Nancy Dankwah
University of Texas '22
Joshua Agyei- Gyamfi
Cornell University '19
Chelsea Poku
Cornell University '20
Christopher Santiago
Cornell University '22
Makayla Durant
Cornell University '21
Andrea Lucia Alfonso
Cornell University '20
Abigail Agyapong
Cornell University '21
Margaret Joy Maison
Cornell University '21
Rayshard Thompson
Cornell University '21
Erin Grohe
Cornell University '19
Efe Airewele
Cornell University '20