Co-Executive Director 

Solomon Belette

Mr. Solomon Belette is the Co-Executive Director of the US Africa Institute Prior to this, Mr. Belette served as the Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University. As Director, he was instrumental in developing and launching a Fundraising Academy, a cohort-based training program for nonprofit leaders, and the convening of an annual philanthropy summit. He is also the founder/owner of the Development Professionals Network of Northern /California on LinkedIn.

Mr. Belette is an executive leader with strong planning and strategy skills; he is committed to building organizational capacity, promoting collaborative opportunities, working towards greater equity and social justice, and focused on strengthening the nonprofit. educational, and philanthropic ecosystems both locally and globally.

Adrienne Bambou Diagne, MPH

Adrienne Bambou Diagne, MPH, has extensive knowledge of the African market having worked in over 20 African countries as a business person as well as a volunteer for Doctors without Borders. She has served as a team leader in several hospitals in Senegal and large Organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, Institute Fournier in Paris, and the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1999, under the umbrella of the Doctors without borders, she received the Nobel Peace prize as one of the volunteers of the organization.

 

She is a strong advocate for improving the living conditions of the underprivileged populations, the victims of war, and women's welfare focusing on education and health. Adrienne Bambou Diagne holds a nursing qualification as a mid-wife, anesthesiology, mental and physical development of early childhood, and Reproductive Health from Clermont-Ferrand France. 

Founding Executive Board Members

Dr. Erroll Southers

Dr. Jamie Lee

Dr. Jesse Mills

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Dr. Jill  Humphries

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Jocelyn Duarte

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Dr. Lee Cenquizca

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Dr. Mary Anna Noveck

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Dr. Michele G. Turner

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Attorney Mulu Alemayehu, 

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Dr. Seid Aman 

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Dr. Tadios Belay

President, the Board of Directors

Dr. Timothy Smith

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