“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
Samuel Boadu Jr.Board Chair
Sam is EBI’s Board Chair, inspiring our organization to accomplish its mission mission.
He can be described as a Ghanaian American extrovert and a resilient thought leader.
Sam’s past tragedies and struggle with the healthcare system prompted him to pursue his decorated career in healthcare.
He holds a double Bachelor in Biology and Public Health with a minor in Forensic Science from Syracuse University. Sam also has a Masters of Public Health from Boston University. His graduate studies held a dual focus in the areas of Health Policy & Management and Global Health.
Sam has chosen to dedicate his life to helping better the quality of life for people in underserved communities.
He prides himself on his ability to raise health and safety awareness safety among diverse populations in both traditional and non-traditional settings. He is the Parliamentarian for the National Association of Health Services Executives, Baltimore Chapter. Sam works as the Head of Family for a program called Thread, where he supports underperforming high school students by providing them a family of volunteers. Sam also volunteers with United Ways, serving as a Step Coach for the City Neighbors High School Step Team.
Sam works to bridge gaps in healthcare, internationally.
Sam has spent time in Ghana, where he devised a sustainable healthcare reform proposal for the National Health Insurance Authority. The proposal included culturally appropriate recommendations to increase health promotion and delivery concerning financial sustainability redesign and current Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme policy.
Benjamin OseiProject and Technology Manager
Ben is EBI’s Project and Technology Manager, developing our tech strategy and checking that everything runs smoothly.
He holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering Design from the University of Minnesota and a BABA in Project Management.
It was a friend in IT who sparked Ben’s initial interest in data analytics.
Now, Ben runs a data analytics and consulting company that helps he African diaspora and African American businesses manage their companies with simple and easy online tools. He has provided businesses like Compass Group USA, British Petroleum, and ExxonMobil, with top-notch analytical and resource management advice for over 7 years. He partners with business executives and developers to model robust data platforms, producing the enterprise analytics that companies use to make better decisions.
Ben credits his volunteer work for providing him the advocacy skills to assist the African Diaspora and African American communities.
His repertoire of volunteer work is extensive. Ben acts as an executive member of the Better Life Foundation (BELIFOI), an international organization that focuses on providing basic needs for rural communities in West Africa. Ben’s passion for technology has prompted him to work extensively with EBI’s STEAM program.
Casey RigbyFundraising Director
Casey Rigby is EBI’s new Fundraising Director. She is excited to join the team and use her
background in nonprofits to raise awareness and funding to support EBI’s programming efforts.
Casey received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and history from the University of South
Carolina. She earned her master’s degree in museum studies from the George Washington
University, in Washington, D.C. She possesses years of experience working in the nonprofit
sector, particularly in the areas of museums and education.
Casey has always had a passion for education and that is what drew her to EBI in the first
place. She has experience teaching, tutoring, and developing museum programming for school-age audiences. Casey is a strong advocate for equitable access to education no matter the
background. She hopes to increase funding so that EBI will be able to expand its programming
In her spare time, Casey enjoys hanging out with her dogs, visiting museums, playing trivia, and
Emilie Grecula Public Relations
Emilie Grecula is EBI’s Public Relations. She is a Sam Houston State University graduate where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in PR and Journalism. She has interned for Congressman Kevin Brady in Washington, D.C. and currently works as a marketing assistant for a top tier law firm in the city.
She has always been interested in writing and PR and participated in a student-led PR firm, while at Sam Houston, learning the ins and outs of the industry. She also helped found and became Editor-in-Chief of the first World Languages and Cultures Newsletter at the university.
Emilie enjoys traveling, reading, and writing her novel when she has the time.
Comfort AmoahContent Creator
Comfort Amoah is a Master’s degree holder in International Studies with experience in diverse fields ranging from the Health Industry to the Non-Profit Industry.
I am an individual who is very passionate about the educational and economic investment in women and children in under-privileged communities.
I love reading, watching movies, and learning new things/skills, like candle making.
Pierre HulsebusBoard Member - Technology Advisor
A self-declared old school geek. During much of his early years, Pierre rarely left his parent’s basement as he actually used a TRS-80 and owned an Atari 2600. While most of his friends were putting up posters of Farah Faucet and playing Pac Man, his fondest memory of turning 17 was playing with a 2400 baud modem. He sold his first Packard Bell XT 8088 computer in 1988 when they came with no hard drives and 512 k of RAM. However, the highlight of the ’80s for him was seeing U2 live at a Fountain St. Church in Grand Rapids when they were just an “Indy Band” from Ireland.
Pierre is currently working for Microsoft as a Senior Dynamics Field Service Technical Sales Professional after serving as the Senior Enterprise Sales Engineer for Scribe Software where his duties took him all over the world meeting with organizations to help them understand how to integrate complex customer data. Pierre has over 25 years of experience in information technology, sales, and marketing. After 10 years in the Hardware and telecommunications side of the business, with stops at Inacomp, and AT&T, he started CRM consulting in 1999 and has since been involved in hundreds of CRM projects. He has worked with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since its release in 2002, and help built a successful Microsoft CRM Gold Certified consulting practice. He spent time as the CRM consultant for Wennsoft on the Evolution platform, a field service application built on Dynamics CRM. His certifications include Microsoft CRM, Scribe, Goldmine, HEAT. Pierre is also a certified facilitator for “Who Moved My Cheese?”.
He is a nationally-recognized expert in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and complex data migration and integration projects. Pierre was a contributing author to the book Teach Yourself Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 in 24 Hours. A frequent conference speaker Pierre has presented at CRM Evolution, Microsoft Convergence; Microsoft Partner Conference; Dynamics CRMUG, Dynamics AXUG, and the Information Technology Alliance. Pierre was in the inaugural group of Scribe MVP’s and was the Chief Solution Architect for Infuse, a Microsoft-certified integration between Microsoft Dynamics SL and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Leticia NorteyExecutive Director
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
I was born in Ghana, West Africa
I am the firstborn of my mother and the fifth born of my Dad.
On my mother & father’s side, I am the oldest of four children.
On my father’s side I am the youngest of four children lol I know weird right?
I love God, a true believer of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
I love love love to pray 🙂 I am always looking for an opportunity to pray, though there are times I get lazy.
I am married with three children, a boy, and two girls (I know what you thinking 🙂 I am blessed )
There is a light bulb in my head, that brings creativity to my life. I have always love to create beautiful things, I love all things bright. I am a self-starter.
I love helping people, which always leaves me broken and heartbroken. I am working on this, it’s my weakness I can’t ignore people when I know I can help 🙁
While in college I studied abroad in Beijing, China, and the US Virgin Island.
I am a Gilman International Award scholar
I love love love to sleep lol I will take sleep over anything I am praying to be “delivert”😂
I love to travel, I love to share my experience with others.
All-time favorite book is the Bible NKJ
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