Who We Are
Meet Our 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
Levi Gaye is the cofounder of ROAD, a devout Christian, and a prolific District Sunday School Superintendent for the Gethsemane Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Heaven, Monrovia District. He has devoted his life to be of service to his Liberian brothers and sisters. Whether he is lecturing at Liberia Cooperative Standard Education School System or working with programs to reduce the impact of violent crimes against Liberian women and children, he loves to be involved with those things in which he can make a difference. Levi also teaches the Gospel on the radio in the Bassa dialect at Holy Church of Christ in Cotton Tree.
CO-FOUNDER • LIBERIA
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.
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.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD • USA
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.
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 • USA
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.
Maxwell Massaquoi is the Senior Director of Communication at ROAD and is intensively focused on creating positive change for Liberia. He brings a wealth of experience and is an accomplished teacher, historian, and public speaker, making him an ideal person to spread the message and mission of ROAD. A punctual nature combined with expertise in network science, accounting, and lifestyle subjects all lend to his ability to communicate clearly and precisely. Maxwell has worked with Firestione Liberia, Inc. with important topics such as youth development and peace building. He is a national presence and influencer with credentials from Kofi Institute and Pistan Institute
Maxwell S. Massaquoi
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR • LIBERIA
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.
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.
TREASURY • LIBERIA
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.
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
WEB DESIGNER • USA
Nuewarl W. Keeta
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)
Nuewarl Keeta is committed to education and helping the people of Liberia experience their best chances for fruitful lives. He loves how the blessed union of his parents, Alexander and Yokor, led to him being born on one of the most celebrated Christian days of the year. Nuerwarl’s educational experiences are vast and he has attended many schools, as well as received specific training in Animal Science and Auto Mechanics. He also has a teaching certificate and is working toward degrees in engineering and geology. These varieties of experiences make him an excellent resource to handle the important financial oversights of ROAD.