Our Team

Taa Wongbe, Founder and Board Member

Taa is a seasoned social entrepreneur and a management and strategy consultant. Mr. Wongbe is a founding Managing Partner of The Khana Group, an advisory firm that is focus on economic and social development in West Africa. He is also a co-founder of the Liberian Professional Network and ONE Liberia, two of the largest Liberian Diaspora organizations. Prior to focusing on Africa, Mr. Wongbe co-founded Pangean Technologies, an award-winning technology company that provided communications solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Wongbe’s experience has covered a wide range of ICT-related industries. He has also worked with numerous senior management teams at companies like Deloitte & Touche, UBS, Morgan Stanley, EDS, and Cisco on issues of technology and communications strategy, organization performance and process development.

Seward Cooper, Board Member

Mr. Cooper is a humanitarian, entrepreneur and marketing expert with almost a decade of experience in the financial services industry in one of America’s largest financial institutions where he has worked since 2000 managing client relationships for one of Northern Virginia’s largest producing advisory teams. Prior to that, Mr. Cooper served as a lead account executive for a leading public relations firm in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area developing public awareness campaigns and media relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with concentration on marketing and public relations from George Mason University. Mr. Cooper currently serves on the Liberian Diaspora Advisory Board and is a Board Member of the Liberian Professional Network. He was recently appointed to serve on the Smithsonian National Museum Of African Art – African Advisory Committee. Seward is currently pursuing a Masters in Marketing Degree from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and is co-president of the Marketing club.

Charles Dorme Cooper, Board Member

Charles Dorme Cooper is a graphic design, web development, branding and marketing consultant who resides in Virginia, Liberia. Currently he serves as the Communications Liaison for PSI/Liberia, an NGO in Monrovia. A citizen of Liberia, Charles emigrated to the United States of America in 1991 where he studied and worked for 19 years, receiving a B.F.A. in Graphic Design, and an A.S.A in Visual Communication before returning to live in his native country in 2010.Over his decade-long career, he has cultivated a potent array of creative and technical skills. His clients have included Bank of America, The Bureau of Maritime Affairs (Republic of Liberia), Blackboard Inc., and ePals, Inc. During this time, he has also taken great pride in performing his civic duty within his community, co-founding The Waterside Collaborative — a non-profit group which organized programs such as SAT/college prep courses and resume-writing workshops for the Liberian Diaspora — and ONE Liberia — a group dedicated to promoting a united Liberia through practical community-level projects.

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