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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JENNIFER OWENS

JENNIFER OWENS

Vice President

AUDREY TOLLENAER

AUDREY TOLLENAER

Secretary

CAITLYN GILL

CAITLYN GILL

Treasurer

JULIE VAN MATRE

JULIE VAN MATRE

Director

CONNI TODD

CONNI TODD

Director

ELIZABETH GARVISH

ELIZABETH GARVISH

Director

ELAINE BYLOS

ELAINE BYLOS

Director

HOLLY MIDDLETON

HOLLY MIDDLETON

Director

MEA MATSUOKA

MEA MATSUOKA

Director

MANAGEMENT TEAM

SARA ALLEGRA

SARA ALLEGRA

Founder and Executive Director

Sara Allegra is a licensed social worker and therapist. She brings her advanced training and two decades of experience as well as a passion for supporting and empowering marginalized groups to the non-profit she founded in 2009, Sub-Saharan Education Project (SSEP).

DANIEL ABUSUAMPEH

DANIEL ABUSUAMPEH

Country Director

Daniel Abusuampeh has been with SSEP from its inception. His knowledge of Ghanaian culture, educational systems and government practices has helped shape SSEP’s mission and guide our work. He is a born leader, and his passion for helping marginalized groups is profound. He holds a B.A degree in Social Work and Sociology and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Ghana.

LAURA AMEGBOR

LAURA AMEGBOR

Program Coordinator

Laura Emefa Amegbor is a trained caterer and cook. Before joining the SSEP team, she managed a catering business, a role that allowed her to sharpen her already strong leadership and coordination skills. Laura’s kind and conscientious nature reflects in her ability to coordinate and facilitate operations with community partners and stakeholders.
EDNA FRIMPONG

EDNA FRIMPONG

Program Coordinator

Edna Frimpong began interning for SSEP while she was still in high school. After graduation she was hired as a program coordinator and has been a valued member of the team ever since. Edna holds a diploma in the arts and applies her creative spirit when training SSEP vocational students.
FELICIA ADALIGA

FELICIA ADALIGA

Lead Jewelry Designer

BENNETT ADOTEY

BENNETT ADOTEY

Horn Trainer

MARK NOMODA

MARK NOMODA

Bead Trainer

ALICE AKOTIA

ALICE AKOTIA

House Manager