Board of Advisors


Dr. Kim Osborne, Strategy Advisor

Founder & CEO at ShinePath LLC; Chief Strategic Communications Advisor, United States Department of Defense

Hellen Kassa, Ethiopia-based Field Director

Consultant at The Africa Group;
Freelance Media & PR Specialist

Dr. Tekeste Teclu, Leadership Advisor

Ph.D in Management and Leadership studies; Director of Management and Leadership department at Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology;University of Northern Iowa International Visiting Professor

Paru Yusuf , Startup Strategy Advisor

Partner at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund; Board Chair Asante Africa Foundation

Kip Stringfellow, Fundraising Advisor

Director of Business Development at Groceryships, an LA-based health nonprofit

Dr. Deginesh Worku, Cross-culture Identity and Mental Health Advisor

Psychologist and expert trainer for Ethiopian Diaspora Communities; Founder Peace of Mind Counseling

Obse Lubo, R.N, BSN, Health and Non-profit Advisor

Founder and Executive Director for East African Medical Relief Foundation; R.N at Stanford Hospital

Dr. Mahlet Tekeste, Lead Identity Advisor

Psychology postdoctoral fellow; Psy.D from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Aida Solomon, M.C.M– Branding and Storytelling Advisor

CEO of HabeshaLA Creative Agency; Communication Management Master at University of Southern California

Leke Work, M.A.– Finance Advisor

Master of Organization Leadership; Financial Advisor for Ramsey County; Founder of WeCare Services