Meet The Team
FOUNDER & CEO • USA
In an effort to help his home country of Liberia recover from great civil unrest, Mr. Rose founded ROAD in July 2014. His full-time dedication to improving people’s lives makes him a busy man. In addition to the full time support he gives ROAD he is also earning his Associates degree in Psychology with an emphasis on applied behavior analysis and works as a TS Mental Health Counselor helping adults with severe and persistent mental illness and children with severe autism.
Associate of Science degree in psychology in applied behavior Analysis
CO-FOUNDER • LIBERIA
Father, husband, teacher and philanthropist. Prolific Assistant District Sunday School Superintendent of the Gethsemane Church of Christ Written in Heaven Monrovia District, Republic of Liberia. Levi Gaye has a BSC in Education from AME Zion University.
William Sumo Oscar Jr
VICE PRESIDENT • LIBERIA
Innovative and disciplined, William Sumo Oscar, Jr. serves as the Board Chairman for the Rose Organization for Advocacy and Development (ROAD). He was born and raised in Liberia and carries a refreshing “can do” attitude. He is driven by and personally vested in creating a positive impact in others’ lives in his homeland.
William has successfully worked in academic, religious, and social environments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Cuttington University in Liberia.
In his current work, William is the Minister in Charge and Presiding Elder since 2004 of the Church of Pentecost, Harbel Assembly, Harbel District. He is also the Head of PENTSOS-Liberia, which is Liberia’s social services organization. This arm of the Church of the Pentecost is what carries out programs and projects such as health, agriculture, awareness, sensitization, humanitarian aids, and education, plus other important tasks. Additionally, he works at Firestone Liberia, LLC.
Not one to remain still, William excels at collaborating with others to go the extra mile and ensure that any objective or task he is given is achieved, with outstanding results. He finds value in fostering excellent management principles and creating rapport with individuals of all levels, cultures, and backgrounds. Framing all he does through a desire to elevate others up to success has earned him the recognition of being an affluential and positive thinker.
William is also a devoted husband and father to his family. Serving in the church is one of his greatest joys, as all glory goes to the Creator.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD • USA
Maxwell always knew a good education would take him places. He was born and grew up in Liberia, where he completed his high school education before moving to Liberia's capital to earn a BSC in Agriculture. In 2012, he moved to the United States of America, where he is currently completing his studies in environmental science at the Metro State University in Minnesota while helping his wife raise their four kids. But he has not forgotten his seven siblings and their families still in Liberia and works with ROAD to help the children in Liberia achieve the success and dreams he has accomplished.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR • LIBERIA
Procurement Specialist, freelance journalist, husband, and motivational speaker. He has his Masters in Public Procurement Law & Strategy. Mulbah’s life mantra of leaving the world better than he met it has helped him see life from a different perspective. He believes positively affecting the live of someone who can never repay you is the greatest goal one can achieve.
BOARD MEMBER • USA
I grew up in God's country on a farm in Southeastern Indiana where I loved the outdoors, cheerleading, dancing, and really anything that was adventurous, sorry, mom and dad. After moving to Indianapolis for college and building a career in the world of financial lending I made the leap out on my own in 2005. With the work ethics and values that I gained from my parents, along with my desire to help others and a positive, cheerleader, personality I was out to set the world on fire. Fast forward to the beginning of 2016 where I was introduced to the world of Google and I was HOOKED. My favorite part of owning a Google Partnered business is seeing the impact we have every day with the businesses and fellow entrepreneurs of the world we work with. When I am not working I love hanging out with my kids, Elizabeth and Matthew, as well as family and friends making memories, playing cards, going to amusement parks, festivals, snow skiing, and who doesn’t love to travel.
BOARD MEMBER • CANADA
Jon is a civil society activist who has worked on multiple human rights campaigns and projects in Africa. As a freelance journalist, he uses the media to highlight issues of inequality in society. Jon is an avid podcaster and blogger.
El Yahunathan H. T. Rose I.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR • LIBERIA
El Yahunathan Hilqiyahu Toma Rose, I is a passionate young and visionary Liberian with a wealth of expertise and experience in communication, social entrepreneurship and community mobilization. Over the last 10 years, he has worked in many capacities with NGOs in Liberia as a Public Health Promoter, Community Mobilizer, and program Team Assistant with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs before traveling to Zimbabwe where he had the privilege to work as a Sexual Reproductive Health Right Coordinator for two years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Master in Human Rights Peace and Development Studies from the Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Currently, he is a Human Rights Advocate.
DIRECTOR OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS • LIBERIA
Gbatemah Success Senah, the current Assignments Editor for The Bush Chicken, is a graduate of the University of Liberia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Politics Science, and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. Between 2017 and 2019, he won six excellent reporting awards from the Press Union of Liberia. They include a three-time Land Rights Reporter of the Year, one time Women’s Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Human Rights Reporter of the Year.
TREASURY • LIBERIA
Spencer has an Associates Degree in Business Management with a minor in Public Administration. He loves to see smiles on the faces of young Liberians by fighting for economic and social justice.
SENIOR PROJECT DIRECTOR • LIBERIA
Hilary K.D. Gbegeah is a Liberian with over 8 years of professional experience in civic engagement, women and youth empowerment, conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives. He graduated from Africa Methodist Episcopal University with a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Economics.
WEB DESIGNER • USA
Sophie is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Design, Arts, and Technology at Bellarmine University. She ultimately hopes to find a career path that allows her to use her skills to enact real, positive change in the world
Rose’s Organization for Advocacy and Development, known as ROAD, exists because of personal donations from caring people and the generosity of our board members. Every dollar we receive is a steppingstone to help guide a Liberian child to a brighter future. Can you find it in your heart to be a star that helps to light their pathway forward? A donation from you can make a profound difference in the lives of these precious children in dire need.