US Board of Directors

Mathata Moe Mpela | President and Founder

Born and raised in Lesotho, Mathata Moe Mpela is the Senior Health Care Planner Analyst in the HIV services and Ambulatory Care department at New York City's Metropolitan Hospital. With 15 years of experience creating, developing and managing after-school programs in the U.S. for which he was awarded the Partnership for After-School Education's prestigious PASETTER Award in 2005. He has a BA and an MA in History from St. John's University, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from City University of New York -Baruch College.

Dr. André McKenzie | Chair

Dr. André McKenzie is the Vice President for Academic Support Services at St. John's University, where he has worked for the past 27 years. He received BS and MS degrees in Education from Illinois State University. He earned Master's and a Doctor of Education degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He also received a Certificate in Management Development from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Angela Wambugu Cobb | Vice-Chair

Angela Wambugu Cobb is the Director of Development at LaGuardia Community College, where she has worked for 5 years. She received a BS and MA from St. John's University.

Sydney Moshette III, CPA | Treasurer

Sydney Moshette III, CPA is a consultant in non-profit financial management. He received his BA in Accounting from Tuskegee University, an MBA from Syracuse University and a Certificate in Management from Columbia University's Institute of Non-Profit Management.

Pamela Mochochoko | Secretary

Pamela Mochochoko currently serves as the Human Resource Manager at Fast Retailing USA. She received her BS in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and an MBA from the International School of Management in Paris.

Lisa Varlack Betts | Member

Lisa Varlack Betts is an attorney and the Vice President and Contract Negotiator in the Legal Department at The Bank of New York Mellon. Lisa earned a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from New York University's School of Journalism, as well as a Law Degree from Brooklyn Law.

Gregory Atwater | Member

Mr. Gregory Atwater is the Deputy Executive Director at Metropolitan Hospital NYC. He obtained a BS in Communications from St. John's University and an MS in Health Services Management and Policy from New School University.

Lesotho Board of Directors

Ms. Motselisi Ramakoae | Chair Mr. Lebeko Sello | Vice Chair Ms. Masefabatho Sula | Secretary Ms. Mpho Mohapi | Treasurer Mr. Teboho Thabane Ms. Thato Mosoka Mr. Mathata Moe Mpela | President & Founder