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Dr. Christopher Williams

Bio for Christopher Williams, Ph.D.

Chief Social Sciences Officer, Go Africa Network, Inc

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Dr. Christopher Williams is a senior prevention scientist concerned with the development, testing, and dissemination of evidence-based behavioral health and prevention programming. He earned his BA from Morehouse College, a Ph.D. from Northeastern University, and completed a post-doc at Columbia University.

Charles Cooper

 

 

 

 

Mr. Charles M. Cooper Jr. is currently the Senior Policy Officer for Go Africa Network.

Mr. Cooper is also  the Chairman of the African Advisory Council (AAC) of the Bronx Borough President’s Office, representing over 120,000 Africans in the borough, which has the largest concentration of Africans in the United States.

  • AAC, under Mr. Cooper leadership, has become one of the most active social justice organizations in New York.
  • Recent AAC activism has focused on the stigmatization of the Ebola epidemic, where Mr. Cooper advocated on the behalf of two African boys attacked at Bronx school, called “Ebola.”
  • Mr. Cooper is the founding member and President of Jobs for Harlem, a Political Action Committee dedicated to providing women and minority business owners’ opportunities to participate in the economic engine of New York.He also served as the vice chair of Manhattan Community Board 9, where he worked on Columbia’s $7 billion campus expansion, with focus on local business inclusion and worked on the first rezoning of West Harlem in 60 years.
  • Mr. Cooper is a VP at English Consulting Group and was instrumental in Brooklyn Health Partners winning the rights to negotiate with State University of New York to redevelop the $1 billion Long Island College Hospital campus. The largest project ever won by a 100 percent minority firm.
  • Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration from the College of Saint Rose.

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Mr. Ibrahima Diallo currently serves as the Senior Technology Officer for the Go Africa Network Inc. In conjunction, he is the co-founder of Ginjan Bros Inc, a beverage company that will craft traditional African beverages starting in the Summer of 2015.

Mr. Diallo also serves as a volunteer consultant with NYPACE, a non-profit organization that seeks to stimulate economic development in New York City by providing pro-bono consulting services to small businesses in under-resourced communities.

Mr. Diallo holds a Bachelors degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan State University, with a Biomaterials option; and a Master’s from the University of Montpellier and the Technical University of Munich, with a concentration on energy materials.

Mr. Mohammed Diallo: is the Senior Strategy Officer at Go Africa Network Inc.

Mr. Diallo is also an Agent licensed to sell insurance and financial services through New York Life Insurance Company.  His specialty is in Retirement Planning, Business services, Estate Planning and Group Employee Benefit Plans. Mr. Diallo is President and Co-founder of Ginjan Bros. Inc. a beverage company based out of Harlem that makes organic ginger juice (African Style).

Mr. Diallo was born in Guinea (west Africa) and currently residing in Harlem, NY.  Mr. Diallo holds a B.A. in Business from Mercy College. He is fluent in French, Pular and Sosso, and his principal volunteer activities include serving as the General Secretary of the African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President’s office. His hobbies are writing, technology, fashion, music and soccer of course. His passion is working towards a more unified and self sufficient Africa through creating the right Partnerships and opportunities.

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Mr. Demetric A. Duckett:  is the Chief Financial Officer at Go Africa Network Inc.

Mr. Duckett is also the chief business development officer for TruFund Financial Services where he directs the organization’s national business growth strategy.  Mr. Duckett develops and oversees strategic partnerships and elaborates new lending programs and product opportunities.  He also directs TruFund’s marketing and communications functions.

Prior to joining TruFund, he was Vice President for Capital Access Programs at Carver Federal Savings Bank where he developed industry-leading M/W/BE capital access programs, Vice President of Community Development at Bank of America, and Vice President and Global Relationship Manager at BankBoston.

A native of South Carolina, Mr. Duckett holds a B.A. in French from Furman University and a Master of International Business from the University of South Carolina.

He is fluent in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, and his principal volunteer activities include serving as a board member for African Services Committee and South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

About: Dr. Bruce M. Henry

Dr. Bruce M. Henry is currently a Senior Medical officer at Go Africa Network Inc. and has been a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Nyack Hospital, Nyack New York since 2006.

Dr. Henry has served as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at the following institutions in the past 20 years over an evolving time period.

  • Pediatric Emergency Services, Harlem Hospital Center, New York
  • Children’s Hospital of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
  • The New York Hospital-Medical Center of Queens, Flushing, New York
  • St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York

Dr. Henry has also served in an instructional capacity at the aforementioned institutions and at The Borough of Manhattan Community College for more than 15 years within a temporal duration and capacity.

Dr. Henry has provided his services to Organization for International Development and doctors without borders for over 15 years.

About: Mr. J. Cameron Bayne

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Mr. J. Cameron Bayne

Mr. Bayne is currently the Senior Education Officer at Go Africa Network Inc., a retired veteran New York Educator, dean and counselor with decades of diverse experience in education development. Mr. Bayne has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to diverse populations of New York City. He has select training in education resources, employment and health service networking. Mr. Bayne has worked for CBS in media production, The New York Public Library in information research and  as a corporate consultant.

Mr. Bayne has coordinated education programs at Montclair University’ s New Jersey School of Conservation; Stanford University and Berkeley University summer programs with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). He has worked as a manager with the 1996 Summer Olympics at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. During the summer games at GT he coordinated a track and health education seminar with Olympic track star Carl Lewis. Mr. Bayne was also a track, tennis and football athlete in his youth.

Working in education to improve the individual, community and global network is his sole concern. Mr. Bayne holds a MA in Teaching and Learning from Kaplan University with President’s List Honors. He is proud to have attended Pennsylvania’s historic Lincoln University, where he earned a BA in English. Mr. Bayne was a contributing writer,editor and researcher for the university’s scholarship driven book published in 2012 “An Unfailing Legacy” discussing the Barnes Collection of Art. He has a passion for African art and culture of the African diaspora.

About: Dr. Cheikh Eteka Traore

Dr Cheikh Eteka Traore, MD, MSC, FRSPH: Chief Medical Officer – Africa, for the GO Africa Network.

Dr.Traore is a bi-national citizen of both Mauritania and Nigeria. He is a freelance consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated in medicine from the National University of Cote d’Ivoire in 1995, and obtained a public health masters from London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine in 1998. He has eighteen years experience working on global health and public health systems in Europe, Sub Saharan Africa and other middle income countries.

Dr.Traore’s expertise is on the provision of technical assistance to  governments, municipalities, donors, NGOs and United Nation agencies.  He is passionate about inclusive policy development, program design addressing the intersection of human rights and public health, removing barriers to service access for marginalized communities and  building capacity and leadership within grass-roots health movements.

Dr.Traore  is bilingual in French/ English, with conversational and writing ability in Arabic and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (United Kingdom) since 2008.

Kam-Au Amen

 

Kam-Au currently serves as the Senior Marketing Officer for Go Africa Network Inc. Kam-Au is an entrepreneur who is passionate about growing entertainment and cultural enterprises.  He boasts experience in training, media and the performing arts, and displays a full appreciation of the convergence of media and culture within the global context.  He was one of the executive producers for the Fi Wi Choice music chart show, aired weekly on Jamaican television, and briefly in New York and the UK.  He has also participated as owner and a partner in a few Jamaican retail businesses. Currently, he is also engaged in brand licensing and real estate investing.

He has served as Deputy Director of Culture in the Ministry of Culture, Jamaica and as a member of the government’s Cultural Industries Council (formerly the Entertainment Advisory Board).  He also lectured at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, where he designed and coordinated the implementation of a pioneering BA in Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise Management.

Kam-Au holds a BA in African & African Diaspora Studies and a MPhil in Cultural Studies from the UWI; a MSc in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, Orlando, Florida; as well as Entertainment Business certification from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

 

Gilroy Simpson

 

Mr. Gilroy Simpson – Bio

 

Mr. Simpson is currently the Senior Operations Officer at Go Africa Network Inc. and Case Manager at Weston United Community Renewal, INC – New York, NY. Mr. Simpson’s Background comprises over 18 years of extensive Health, Human Resource Management and Patient Care management, and Consultative duties within the New York City Metro area with specific focus on underserved and at-risk populous.

Mr. Simpson, received his Master of Science (MS), Human Resource Management from DeVry University, New York, and NY in 2012 and received his Bachelor of Science (BS), Computing and Management Studies from the University of Technology – Kingston, Jamaica in 2001.