BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairwoman

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Dr. Shelly Caldwell

Newark Board of Education School Administrator

SECRETARY

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LASHANDA WALKER-ELEY

Daraja of Love, Inc.  Co-Founder & COO

TREASURER

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JERMAINE FOSTER

CLS Financial Services, LLC President/Head Consultant

Board Member

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Dr. Dorothy Handfield

Former Newark Board of Education School Administrator & DCH Consulting Services, LLC Owner/CEO

BOARD MEMBER

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Demetrius Eley

Daraja of Love, Inc.  Co-Founder & CEO

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Lead Social Worker

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Jadielle Wright- Pereira

“What inspired me to become a Bridge Builder is my passion for having a significant purpose of serving our communities. I wanted to be good for others and the community, which gave me a sense of accomplishment.”

Fundraiser Coordinator

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Barbara Gibson

“I wanted to make that difference and try to bring back the smile that was a loss. Being a member of Daraja of Love made a huge difference in my life and the life of others”

Community Partnership Coordinator

Yaqinah Cherry

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“As a Daraja of Love bridge builder, I can implement our mission of holding up underserved communities and engaging in my purpose”

Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Mary Heard

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Daraja of Love does good for the community here and in Ghana. I love being a part of an organization that puts people and family first.

Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator

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Derrick Smith

“I was inspired to be a bridge builder because it affords opportunities to help others and experience various cultures.”

Information Technology Coordinator

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PAUL PEREIRA III

“Daraja of Love is an outlet in which I can serve my community and help support those around me. They are motivated and dedicated to helping those that need that little extra help to achieve their greatness.”

Volunteers & Membership Coordinator

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PhilLIP Wilson

” I like witnessing others accomplish the goals they have set for themselves. I boost other people’s spirits, assist them in getting where they want to go, and frequently provide helpful advice so they can advance.”

GHANA CHAPTER

Country Director

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David Boateng Darko

“Metaphorically, a bridge is the connector from darkness to light, from slavery to freedom, and from poverty to wellbeing. “

Program Coordinator

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Sheila Boateng

“My desire in life has always been to see people smile and to support people achieve a standard life and going through Daraja’s objectives, I realized they align well with my focus and vision”

Secretary

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Marcus Kwabena Asare Agyekum

I deem it as a great honour to be part of the bridge builders, where my inborn talents and skills would render support and put joy in the faces of others.

Organizer

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Emmanuel Ansah Amadi

“Optimistic about everybody being able to bring a change positively in a collapsing world. Our ability as individuals to assist in bringing out the best out of those we meet is what inspires me the most”

Assistant Secretary

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Maud Borteley Bortey

“Daraja of love has been an NGO which I admire so much because of their works, being supportive to many communities in the U.S.A and here in Africa particularly in Ghana.”

Treasurer

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Kate Kportsugla

What inspires me to be a bridge builder is to link one ideology to another and create a smooth transition between these ideas.”

Operations Manager

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Lucas Jebbey Kebisi

I am inspired to be a bridge builder Because, I feel I have joined that path of Humanity’s universal design which is Transforming and connecting the world together.”

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Daniel Offei Gyenti

I am inspired to be a bridge builder in order to create that passage which will serve as a movement between two or more scenes of greater importance.