Board of advisors

Each of us is endowed with the experience and insight needed to offer our support to a truly worthy cause. Through mentorship, guidance and our creative abilities, we hope to make a lasting impact for The Jemimah Noonoo Foundation and for Anomabu.

 
 
 

Rev. Dr. Kofi Noonoo

Board of Advisor President

Rev. Dr. Kofi Noonoo, holds a Ph.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Northwestern University, Evanston. He is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. He obtained his Masters of Divinity a Master of Arts in Psychological Studies from Memphis Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Liberia in 1978 and transferred his membership to the Presbytery of Chicago of the Presbyterian Church of USA in 1992. Rev. Dr. Kofi Noonoo is a native of Ghana, West Africa. He grew up as a Methodist, attended an Episcopalian Grammar School, served as a Pentecostal minister for seven years, before he joined the Presbyterian Church in Monrovia, Liberia. Currently he is the senior pastor of Ebenezer United Church and the President of the Council of Ghanaian Churches in Chicago.

 


 
 

Dr. Paul Lartey PhD.  RPH

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Dr. Alexandra Graham PhD. MBA

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Sydney Hart, Ph.D.

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Sydney Hart is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Wilbur Wright College, one of the city colleges of Chicago. Previously, she taught as a visiting instructor in Northeastern Illinois University’s sociology program. Throughout her teaching career, Sydney’s mission is to help students use sociology as a means of personal and social empowerment. She had the great fortune of introducing Jemimah Noonoo to sociology.

Sydney earned her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Beloit College, her Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a second Master’s degree and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her main area of study is in the ways that people use material culture to construct and enact racial, ethnic, and religious identity. 

Sydney has spent her adult life in the not-for-profit sector, including working as an organizer for INFACT in their anti-nuclear weapons campaign and staff support for the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women. Before starting her full time graduate education, Sydney worked as an exhibit developer for the Africa exhibition at the Field Museum of Natural History. 


Mrs. Nettie Noonoo

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James Cromwell

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Mr. James Kofi Cromwell is a versatile, global Ghanaian musician that wears many hats as a trumpeter, flugelhornist, percussionist, vocalist, and arranger/composer. He is the leader of the West African Highlife Band “Bɛsabi”. He extends power, love, joy, peace, and harmony when he plays and sings mixing both English and his mother tongue Fante.  

The band members have over 30 years of experience the musicians specialize in a variety of music including; Highlife, Hiplife, Jazz, Funk, Fusion African, Latin, R&B, Cool Jazz, Afro beats, Palm Wine Music, Reggae, and the Caribbean. Mr. Cromwell also works full time as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Kofi’s mantra is “the spirit inside music can calm and touch the lives of everyone” If his dedication and success are to serve as any indication, Kofi’s saying has proven true...


Hannah Noonoo

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