Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Nonprofit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.
Roseborn Boateng is the Founder & CEO of Root for Books. She was brought up in a Ghanaian household in the Bronx, NY, where education was very important and taught to be powerful; after graduating from high school, she obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. She actively participates in multiple community service projects. During her collegiate career she accessed invaluable experiences and knowledge and wants to see more of Ghanaian youth exposed to the same opportunity. There is a great lack of literacy in Ghana especially smaller regions. Even though Ghana has made tremendous strides in literacy there’s still a significant need for improvement.
Growing up in Ghana, she had a profound love for reading however books were scarce. Creating an organization that would provide children in need of books felt natural. Her goal is to give the same chance that was provided to her during her high school and collegiate years. Roseborn enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Favorite Book: Tough question for a book lover, Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling and Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Akwasi Boateng, MD
Dr. Akwasi Boateng began his medical education at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. He completed his surgical internship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he also completed his residency and chief residency in Urologic Surgery.
Growing up in Ghana, reading was one of his favorites and one that has undeniably shaped the person he is today. He joined Root for Books with hopes that his passion for Education and his country will help cure the widened gap of literacy in Ghana. Dr. Boateng enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family.
Favorite Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Grace A. Cudjoe
Hilda Nkansah is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Stony Brook University. Her past and current volunteer work focuses on addressing health disparity gaps in underserved populations. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading.
Hilda is a huge advocate for children and excited to work with Root for Books as a way to achieve her goal of having a positive impact on the lives of children.
Favorite book: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Hilda Nkansah, DNP RN FNP-BC
Nafisah Atuquafio was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa but currently lives and works in the USA. She is passionate about improving educational outcomes for children in Africa. She loves how books have the power to transport their readers to seemingly distant destinations.
Her goal is to bring literary freedom to children who may not otherwise have access. She has years of experience with management and enjoys volunteering with various nonprofits. Nafisah enjoys attending church and spending time with her family.
Favorite book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Grace Akosuah Cudjoe is the founder of The C.A S.T.L.E Initiative a donation drive liaisons delivering helpful supplies and connecting resources to the organizations that serve local families in need in DC, Maryland and Virginia area. She's launched a range of new, innovative projects sharing her journey of life and introducing affordable eclectic fashion aesthetics made in Ghana.
She holds a B.S in Health Sciences from Howard University and a Masters of Public Health. Cudjoe enjoys reading, traveling and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Favorite book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho