Board of Directors

Dr Dinah Baah-Odoom: Chairperson of the Board


Dr Lesley Casely-Hanford: Member

CEO Olinga Foundation/ Social Development Consultant (Ghana)

Dr. Leslie Casely-Hayford is the Director and Principal Consultant of Associates for Change (AfC), a research and consulting firm based in Ghana, West Africa. Dr Casely-Hayford has been conducting evaluations and research studies for the last 25 years across Africa and Asia.

She has led several multi sectoral evaluations, programme design and research studies for governments, donors and civil society agencies in the south particularly across the education and social sectors. Her work has focussed on using mixed method, results based management and gender equity approaches.

She has led large scale, cross cultural teams for UNICEF, WFP, DFID, USAID, CIDA along with several civil society partners including WAAF, CARE, Action Aid, Concern, and CCFC.

She has led several research studies on basic education, gender equity, social policy, decentralisation, health and public sector reform.

Associates for Change and Dr. Leslie Casely-Hayford have been associated with WAAF for over 15 years and has served on the Board of Directors for the last five years.
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Dr Rose Jones Walls: Member

Country Director, University of California Ghana Center

Dr. Rose Walls was born in the United States of America. She is the current Resident Director of University of California Education Abroad Program at the University of Ghana Legon.

She is also a part time Senior Lecturer at Department of Social Work at the University of Ghana Legon, Post graduate degrees in Law and Social Work.

Dr Rose Walls is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and author of several books on topics ranging from Social Policy, HIV/AIDS, Counselling, Cultural Adjustment, Domestic Violence and Working with Children.

Her work includes work in the private and public sector and has included work in community

development, family law, child welfare, drug court, mentoring, policy analysis consulting,

higher education, clinical counselling and building sustainable communities.


Genevieve Dorbayi: Member

Executive Director, Enhance Initiative Community Mobilization, Treasurer, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases


Ronald Pickings: Member


Dr. Naa Ashiley Vanderpuye – Donton: CEO


Eddie Dane Donton

President WAAF

Founder, CEO/Hospice

Administrator, Care One Hospice, Riverside California, USA

Founder, West Africa AIDS Foundation, Founder, International Health Care Center

Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health (UCLA)