Meet Our Team

VOSIEDA believe problems are solved when we look at them from  different lenses, challenge standard assumptions, and push boundaries.  Consequently, we innovate, challenge, change, and push deep-rooted poverty boundaries, to solve emerging poverty problems.  Our practice balance thinking and doing, empower us to recommend strategic opportunities for  realization of impactful solutions in Liberia and West Africa’s  Mano River Union Basin region.

Philomena A. Monger

Member of VOSIEDA's Board of Directors
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Grace M. Tour

Head of Programme
VOSIEDA West Africa
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Elena Maushowerb

Programme Officer
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Victoria A. Tuazama

Programme Officer
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Governance and Management

VOSIEDA is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors that are multicultural and multidisciplinary to the core. The board meets at regular intervals to set policies for continuity, management, and oversight. The Board also ensures the organization's vision and passion for development are delivered with discipline, values, and ethics.

The Management Team (MT) runs the day-to-day affairs of the organization. The MT also embraces day-to-day innovation to set standards for the organization in delivering both development results and development values. The management is headed by a team leader who is a non-voting member of the board.

Board of Directors

Our board and team members listed below are not available to respond to program-related questions from anyone outside of VOSIEDA. We encourage you to search other sections of this website for answers to questions or by email. If you are a member of the media, please go to our newsroom page to contact a member of our media team.

01 / 05 / 2018
Estelle Liberty Kemoh

Estelle works to enhance media freedom, build civil society capacity, and reduce extreme poverty. Her passion as a member of VOSIEDA's Board of Directors is to ensure that the organization's mission is delivered with discipline and integrity.

Estelle is an information and communication professional with several years of experience. An originally trained journalist, Estelle is a frontline activist working to foster freedom of expression, media development, and access to information and knowledge in Liberia and the sub region. She is particularly passionate about strengthening civil society and fighting for government accountability and media freedom. She holds a BSc in Mass Communication and an MSc in Information and Communication Technology Systems. Currently, Estelle serves as Deputy Director for Administration for the Liberia Broadcasting Corporation. She has over 15 years of work experience with different media and development institutions in and outside Liberia.
Ms. Laura T. Golakeh

Laura joined our Board in 2020, and her vision is to make VOSIEDA an indispensable partner, providing excellence in empowering women and promoting gender equality. Truely creative at heart, Laura loves what she does, especially working to promote women's rights. She believe that every woman should have power over her life and no longer live in poverty and that both men and women should have the opportunity to challenge inequalities and benefit from less restrictive gender roles.

Ms. Golakeh is an education advocate and gender expert. She hold a Master of Arts in Gender and Peacebuilding and is a student of Law. She is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, and a former member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Committee.
08 / 23 / 2019
Philomena A. Monger

Philomena is a financial professional with more than 30 years of experience in public and private companies. Because Liberia’s nonprofits rely on the public trust to do their work, Philomena’s is working to ensure VOSIEDA continuously enjoy the public’s trust through its commitment to ethical principles, transparency, and accountability.

Philomena is an administrator, auditor, and financial manager, with unique leadership skills concerning decision making, problem solving, team working, negotiation and employee performance management. She has worked in various capacity for more than 30 years with Banks, government agencies, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management from the University of Liberia in 1985 and obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in Management in 2011.
07 / 23 / 2017
Cllr. Samuel Kpa-Sarto, Sr.

Sam's vision is to make the organization legally compliant and sustainable in its operations. He works to improve the organization’s analytical and adaptive capacities - the capacities to understand and assess operating context and dynamics. And to use available evidence to influence policy, improve self-regulation, governance, and accountability mechanisms to ensure self-transparency and legitimacy.

Counselor Samuel Kpa-Sarto, Sr. is one of Liberia’s Law professionals with many years’ experience. He is the Chief Legal Counsel at the General Auditing Commission of Liberia. He earned a Law Degree from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, and a Master of Science in peace studies from the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation at the University of Liberia. He is Licensed in Anti-Corruption & Governance litigation from International Law Institute in Washington DC. And a high profiled member of the Liberia Bar Association.
05 / 15 / 2018
Andrew G. Tehmeh

Andrew’s passion is to empower the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting and implementing sound, ethical, and legal governance, and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission. He focuses on contributing to the organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability.

Mr. Tehmeh is the Executive Director of Street Child of Liberia - a national non-profit organization working with vulnerable and marginalized children to access quality education. He previously served as Deputy Minister for Administration at Liberia’s Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, and Deputy Minister of Gender & Development for over four years. While in the USA, Mr. Tehmeh worked as Director of Programs of the Center for Families of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. He holds a double degree in both Political Science and Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs in Minneapolis, Minnesota – USA.
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Management Team

Culturally diverse and multidisciplinary to the foundation, VOSIEDA’s technical leaders and management team are suffused in the challenges of delivering development solutions across its integrated development programs. They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform sustainable development practices in Liberia and across the Mano River Union Sub region. If you have a question, kindly go to our contact page.

Grace M. Tour

Head of Programme
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H. Timothy Kortu

Team Leader
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Nancy M. Boykai

Programme Coordinator
Women's Empowerment & Equality
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Abraham Billy

Programme Coordinator
Climate & Environment
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Josephine F. Koiwou

Programme Officer
Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality
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J. hodo bedell

Programme Coordinator
Food Security & Livelihoods
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Victoria A. Tuazama

Programme Officer
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Elena Maushowerb

Programme Officer
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Mervina Fineboy

Program Officer
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Elaine Raynes

Interim Fundraiser
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Isaac Gbiah

Finance
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lawuo worlobah

Program Quality
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kormoee mentee

administration
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James G. Davies

Finance / Account
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Korto Kolleh

Logistics
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Elizabeth Kollie

rural Women Programme
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Otis Mulbah

Program Manager / Central Liberia
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Varbai Paye

Livelihoods officer
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Serina S. Lavela

Volunteer / COVID 19 Respnse
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Beatrice S. Gbaguidi

volunteer / COVID 19 Response
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Joel Suah

Volunteer / COVID 19 Response
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Karen N. Domah

Volunteer / COVID 19 Respnse
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Allison Kollie

volunteer / COVID 19 Response
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Jemestta Wogbeh

Volunteer / COVID 19 Response
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Raph P. Kolleh

IT / Communication
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Moses P. Golo

Project Officer
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Bemah Cooper

maintenance
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