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Board Member Biographies

Mrs. Evelyn Kpadeh Seagbeh

Founder & CEO 

Evelyn T Kpadeh is a three-time award-winning Liberian journalist. As a successful female journalist, she has broken into the ranks of professional journalism in Liberia’s male-dominated media environment. In 2014 she won two awards from her country’s press union as both Human Rights and Developmental Reporter of the year, and in 2013 she won her first award from UN Women Liberia for her report on violence against women. She believes that there are no news assignments that are particularly suited to woman journalists, and that women journalists are as capable of covering any news assignments as their male counterparts.  Evelyn has produced a series of radio documentaries, two of which deal with teenage prostitution in Liberia, and child rape. As a result of her investigative documentary on teenage prostitution, Evelyn embarked on a self-help initiative in 2015, helping young prostitutes to leave the streets and become empowered.

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Mr. Samuel D. Darpolor
M.A International Relations
B.Sc. Sociology & Political Science

Board Chair

Samuel Darpolor is a HE4SHE Campaigner, he believes and he’s so deeply involved into advocacy for the promotion, protection and advancement of women and girls’ rights in Liberia’s civil society sector. Over the year, Samuel worked for the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), the Women NGO Secretariat among other organizations and has been a part of many gender policy framework developments. He has led the smooth implementation of several women empowerment and advocacy projects, and is an expert in gender trainings.

Darpolor’s uncompromising support for women and girls’ rights has made him so popular within the women NGO sector.

As a victim of abandonment by his father when he was just a child, Samuel was being left to live with a single mother who cared for him and all his siblings. She  educated them and provided them the little she had in her poverty which has got them become successful in life. This is Samuel’s deep motivation for his advocacy and protection of women and girls. 

 and provided them education through her pastry career, Samuel would do anything to stop a woman or girl being abused. He is one of the few HE4SHE women campaigners in Liberia.

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Lawerence P. Seagbeh
B.B.A (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Member of the Board

The birth, sustainability and success of Just Girl initiatives cannot be told without Mr. Lawrence P. Seagbeh. As a co-founder he supported the vision when it was conceived at the embryonic stage. He committed his time, resources and energy to keep Evelyn’s Kpadeh Seagbeh dream of helping girls and women live productive lives become a reality. Lawrence firmly holds to the belief that an empowered woman, is an independent woman who can change the world of not just her family, but society and the nation. The initial funding to that planted the seed of helping the first 4 girls came from him. This seed has grown and has impacted over 200 girls and women.
Lawrence is a graduate of the university of Liberia with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and minor in economic.

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Hananatu Tunis (USA)
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations


Hananatu Tunis is a hails from Liberia. She's a St. John's University graduate, in the United States of America. Hananatus is the founder & Executive Director of One Million Girls, and Owner of Love of Liberty Travel. Her passion and life mission is to empower women and girls while energizing them to make positive contributions to their communities and the world at large. This passion quickly developed as she gave birth to philanthropic platforms as Miss Liberia New York, Miss Liberia in the U.S. and Miss Africa USA's first runner up in 2010. She has been featured in People StyleWatch Magazine as Revlon’s Role Model, gaining recognition for enhancing the confidence of young girls in her community. In 2012, she founded One Million Girls and the P.A.D.S Project (Prepared And Driven for Success) -- a grassroots initiative striving to end period poverty around the globe. One Million Girls & P.A.D.S were both launched in Monrovia, supplying more than 2,000 supplies of feminine hygiene products and engaging 100 Liberian girls in empowerment workshops and enrichment activities. In 2017, she launched Love of Liberty Travel to assist travelers through the process of getting a visa for Liberia. She is an advocate for sustainable development and growth for women and girls living in vulnerable communities around the world. Her passion and ultimate goal is to create sustainable change through social entrepreneurship and philanthropic projects.

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Madam Siatta Scott Johnson
BSc. Broadcast Journalism & Pres. Female Journalist Association of Liberia


Siatta Scott Johnson is a feminist, an advocate and a full time professional Television Journalist. Siatta is currently the President of the Female Journalist Association of Liberia (FeJAL), the umbrella organization for all women journalists in Liberia.
Since her ascendency to FeJAL’s presidency, the association has seen tremendous transformation, to name a few: increase in the number of practicing female journalists, the acquisition of the association’s modern and well-furnished headquarters and more coverage of women news makers.
She is deeply passion about mentoring girls and transferring knowledge.

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Prof. Shani D. Carter
Ph.D. Cornell University (USA)


Ph.D. Cornell University, ILR: Personnel/Human resources, Labor economics, Research methods
M.S. Cornell University, ILR: Personnel/Human resources, Labor economics, 
B.A. Cornell University, Government

Dr. Carter is a Professor of Business and has been at Wagner College since the fall 2015.  She received a Ph.D. in Personnel/Human Resource Studies, Labor Economics, and Research Methods from Cornell University, a M.S. in Personnel/Human Resource Studies and Labor Economics from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.

Dr. Carter teaches Strategic Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Behavior. She also has taught Compensation and Benefits, Labor Relations, Foundations of Management, Organizational Theory, Business, Government, and Society, Human Resources Information Systems, Individual Behavior, Recruitment and Staffing, Professional Contribution, Human Resources Policies, Macro Human Resources, Training and Development, Statistics / Research Methods, and Business Communication.

Dr. Carter has published more than 30 articles and conference proceedings on training methods, factors of cognitive ability, affect, skill certification, measurement, student learning outcomes assessment, coefficient alpha, skills shortages, diversity, gender, and government labor force projections.

Dr. Carter has traveled extensively for business and leisure to many globally important cities including: Nairobi, Kenya; London, Oxford, Canterbury, Brighton, Norfolk, King’s Lynn, Bath, and Derbyshire, England; Paris, Versailles, and Fontainebleau, France; Istanbul, Turkey; Beijing, and Shanghai, China; Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin.

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Mrs. Charlotte B. Elliott
Cand. B.SC Accounting
Certificate (psychosocial Consoling)


Charlotte B. Elliott is a psychosocial councilor and a candidate for Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Liberia. Currently Mrs. Elliott works as a full time minister of the Gospel and serves as marriage counselor at her church Jesus Joy Ministries. She’s passion about providing solutions to problems always wanting to see people happy.
She’s also the counselor to beneficiaries of Just a Girl Initiatives who are/were victims of teen’s prostitution and girls who find themselves living in very desperate and vulnerable conditions that undermined their development and womanhood. During her consoling with the girls, Mrs. Elliott councils and educate the girls about their purpose and how to live positively  teaching them the values of living a life of Christ.

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Mrs. Geanjay Roberts
B.SC – Management & Monitoring and Evaluation


Geanjay is a Liberian Educator, a writer of several local primary books. She presently works for the Read Liberia Project as Teacher Training and Coaching Coordinator. Her primary duties are: to organize training for selected public schools teachers in K- II, 1st and 2nd grades. She also provides monthly support to 8 reading coaches and 2 training supervisors and students and conduct assessment to determine students learning outcomes. Prior to joining Read Liberia, Mrs. Roberts Geanjay worked in many professional fields, especially in the educational and NGO sectors, she worked with Alfalit L-GM as the Quality Standard Supervisor for the educational assistance program. In 2010 she worked with the Research Triangle Institute as an Assessment Specialist and later joined the Education Development Center of the Advancing Youth Project in 2014 where she served as monitoring and evaluation specialist.

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