Volunteers from different walks of life are contributing to our organization on the Board of Directors:
IN UNITED STATES:
Gail Kouyate / Co-Founder & President
In the past, I have supported many handicapped individuals due to polio, diabetes or cerebral palsy because of compassion & concern for people. My administrative experience having supported many CEOs in businesses has also given me a well rounded background in business. Together this has given me the ability & desire to create and develop Mobility & Health for Africa. My desire and goal now is to help people in need in Africa to obtain the necessary mobility devices and hospital & pharmaceutical supplies and ultimately protect Albinos and help to better people’s lives.
MBemba Kouyate / Co-Founder and Treasurer
I was a Mechanical Engineer in Guinea and worked in diplomacy as a press attaché handling current news. I traveled all over the world: China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey and Morocco. Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and other African countries. Today I am an interpreter for 20 years (proficient in 7 languages) in the criminal & family court, immigration, medical facilities in USA. My experience has given me an outstanding background for business. I created Mobility & Health for Africa in order to help bring the necessary mobility devices and hospital supplies to help sick and handicapped people in Africa starting in Guinea, West Africa.
Dr. Yasmin Areida / Medical Director
I am a Plastic Surgeon from Cairo, Egypt and performed reconstructive work in Malaysia. Also a professional Clinical Nutritionist, Cosmologist, and Certified Laser Technician. Today, I am obtaining my USA medical license and preparing for Masters of Health Administration. In Egypt, I was a Rotarian and served as head of community service in clinic projects serving the community. Currently, I am a Rotarian supporting a local USA Club. I know how hard Mobility & Health for Africa’s organization has been working to help people overseas in Africa. It is my pleasure to be part of their organization and support them as their Medical Officer.
Mary Cait Dugary / Graphic Designer
Mary Cait has a Bachelor of Arts from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA, and has three years of experience working as the Senior Graphic Designer at Signarama Norristown. She has contributed to the Mobility & Health for Africa’s logo design, and created and installed the graphics on the Ambulance that we will be sending to Dinguiraye Hospital in Guinea. She continues to volunteer her time towards our marketing efforts to bring this organization success.
Zenab Kouyate/International Liaison
Wayne Klauss / Sales Manager
I have been a technical sales professional for 25 plus years. Have known and worked with Gail and MBemba on capital project business in years past. Mobility & Health for Africa is a great humanitarian effort to help handicapped and hospitals in Africa. We envision our outreach to also help protect Albinos with safe haven villages, and who are in need with God’s help and Blessing, and persons and organizations who are willing to donate to this worthy and much needed cause.
Alpha A. Thiam/ Professional Musician
I served for 5 years on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Canadian Disability Rights Council. We primarily established case law under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. My interest in bettering the quality of life for people with physical and emotional disadvantages may stem from my experience of my grandmother who was later in life wheelchair bound, as a result of polio. Perhaps my experience with dealing with my son’s dyslexia in the public school system taught me how to advocate for his education. I am sincerely glad to be part of Mobility & Health for Africa because they are helping many people with mobility and hospital issues to give them hope and supplies that they desperately need.
IN CONAKRY GUINEA, WEST AFRICA:
Hassan Diallo/ Magistrate in Guinea
I have been a District Attorney for forty years, working for the Minister of Justice. We are trying to help people who are physically handicapped in Africa generally and in Guinea particularly because only the English speaking countries are getting all the help, so I am supporting this great ministry of Mobility & Health for Africa.
Dr. Mamadou Sow
I have been a General Medical Doctor after obtaining three diplomas for general, tropical and urgent medicine from the University of Paris V. My background has been Assistant Urgent Service at Joigne of Oisans (Paris), Cabinet Medical de Dixinn. I currently own and manage the Clinique Medicale de la Miniere in Guinea. I know the importance of this ministry, Mobility & Health for Africa due to our need here in Guinea. I have been friends with MBemba Kouyate, the Founder of this organization for many years and know his integrity and have seen how dedicated he is in doing charity in Guinea. This is why I am on the Board of Directors, to support this ministry.
Sekou Tidiane DIARRA/Lieutenant – Colonel of Guinean Army
I am the Vice General Manager of Transmission in the Guinean Armed Forces. I have known MBemba Kouyate all my life. This is a wonderful organization that will help many people in need in Africa. I will do everything that I can to support them.
IN PARIS, FRANCE
Marie Mariatou Cissoko