OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Devon Leondis – Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of Project Nyame Nsa.  Devon graduated in May 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in African Diaspora studies. She relocated to Ghana in July, and remains in Ghana today,  to oversee the work and become intimately involved in the lives of the children and staff.

Steven Leondis – Vice President of Horizon Air Freight in New York, director of sales and operations. Graduate of Yale University ’83. Has served on multiple school, church and charitable foundations. Started a not for profit in 2006 to help at risk teenagers in Long Island, NY.

Scott Knuckles – Vice-President of Stock Plan Services for Fidelity Investments. A graduate of Dallas Baptist University ’94 and has an MBA from Boston University ’05. Has a great passion to help “at risk and vulnerable” children. Currently serves as leader in church and prayer ministry. Has volunteered on many humanitarian mission trips.

John Petras – Co-founder and Managing Principal at RockFarmer Capital since 2006. He oversees investments, asset management and strategic planning. He is very skillful to identify a property’s potential and to ensure its success over the long term. He was also the former president of the Westbury Business Improvement District and sits on the current board of the Hellenic American Education Foundation. He holds an MS in Finance from New York University and a BS in Accounting from Long Island University/CW Post. He is married and has 3 lovely daughters.

Brian Reilly – Managing Director and Head of US Equity Capital Markets for Barclay’s. A graduate of Yale University ’85 and Yale Law School ’92. Brian is currently an active leader for the Manhasset School District, Indian Rock Foundation and many other charitable organizations. Captain of Yale Lacrosse team in 1985.

Operational Trustees

Shown From Left to Right: John Okai-Nartey, Pamela Adoo, Devon, Yao Osei, Francis Osei

Yao O. Osei – He is a lawyer by profession and has been a career diplomat until his retirement two years ago. He served as a diplomat for Ghana in several countries including South Africa, Rumania, UN – New York and Canada.

Pamela Adoo – She is a trusted Estate Agent who handles property renting or purchase for high profile companies and individuals. She is married to a retired Appeal Court Judge who often served as Ghana’s representative at The Hague.

Francis Osei – Has a professional background in Chemical Engineering and further studies in Organizational Leadership (Azusa Pacific University, Ca.). Currently serves as the National Director for CBN-Ghana and also oversees the ministry of Alpha Ghana as a volunteer.

John Okai-Nartey – His professional training is in Marketing. He is expected to complete his MBA course in May 2013. He is the Administrator and Resource Development Manager for CBN-Ghana.

Devon Leondis – Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of Project Nyame Nsa.  Devon graduated in May 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in African Diaspora studies. She relocated to Ghana in July, and remains in Ghana today,  to oversee the work and become intimately involved in the lives of the children and staff.

Steven Leondis – Vice President of Horizon Air Freight in New York, director of sales and operations. Graduate of Yale University ’83. Has served on multiple school, church and charitable foundations. Started a not for profit in 2006 to help at risk teenagers in Long Island, New York.