VOSIEDA believes 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 balances thinking and doing, empowering us to recommend strategic opportunities for impactful solutions in Liberia and West Africa’s Mano River Union Basin region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.