Ali Biko Kamanda, Chairperson
Start Date: 2019
Has been on the Board from the outset. Is now capable of visiting Sierra Leone often. Was born in Sierra Leone, became a U.S. citizen in mid 1990's. Film editor, screenwriter, director, receiving awards at film festivals
Dorcas Kamanda, President
Start Date: 2005
Dorcas Kumba Kamanda was born and raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is a Nurse Midwife currently practicing at the Reading hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania. She has served with international organizations such as Catholic Relief Services as supervisor of the nutrition program in Sierra Leone, and for World Vision as a Program Manager in Haiti. More recently, Dorcas served as the Director of the graduate midwifery education program at the University of Rhode Island. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in the midwifery education program at East Carolina University. Dorcas holds a Masters Degree in Administration, from the School for International Training in Vermont, a Masters Degree in Nursing from East Carolina University and a Post Masters Certificate from University of Pennsylvania. She has also studied epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and received a Certificate in Nutrition
Balansama (Peacemaer) Kargbo, Clinic Director
Start Date: 2004
Peacemaker, along with his sister Theresa (Finah), ran a volunteer clinic out of their family home prior to the official opening of NarSarah Clinic while holding a full time job elsewhere. In the four years since NarSarah's beginning, Peacemaker has served as the Head Nurse and Health Program Officer and has seen the clinic grow from a two room enterprise alongside his own home to a state of the art facility of a dozen rooms with over 4,000 consultations per year. He works as the Education Program Coordinator and still maintains his role as Agriculture Program Officer for SEED. The addition of more staff in Kabala has helped him reduce his many responsibilities to a more manageable workload. This allows Peace to focus more exclusively on his passion - Community health of all people.
Peacemaker earned his State-Enrolled Community Health Nurse Certification at the Serabu School of Nursing at Catholic Mission Hospital in Sierra Leone. He has participated in numerous workshops and training in topics such as human rights, sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial counseling for advanced trauma.
Before joining the SEED staff, Peacemaker worked seventeen years as a Primary Health Care Assistant with Christian Extension Services (an NGO in Kabala). He is a well-respected community, and church,leader and aims to directly serve men, women and children through providing medical care to the poorest members of society while offering assistance programs that contribute to the process of development in Kabala and the surrounding communities.
Through Peacemaker's efforts and willingness to treat patients, to manage all other programs, to plan and oversee construction, the dream of NarSarah Clinic has become a reality.
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Development / Funds / Grants/ Gifts
Program / Program Planning