Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our 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:
Meet Roseborn Boateng, Founder & CEO of Root for Books. Raised in a Ghanaian household in the Bronx, NY, Roseborn obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. After graduating, she worked in TV production in Los Angeles before becoming a realtor in central New Jersey.
Roseborn's background in the television industry and real estate has given her invaluable experiences and knowledge that she brings to her passion project, Root for Books. Her goal is to provide children in need with access to books and educational opportunities, which is a cause close to her heart.
Growing up in Ghana, she had a profound love for reading, but books were scarce. Creating an organization that would provide children in need of books felt natural to her. Her upbringing taught her the importance of education and its power, and she hopes to share that with others through Root for Books.
In addition to her work with Root for Books, Roseborn actively participates in multiple community service projects. She wants to see more Ghanaian youth exposed to the same opportunities she had during her collegiate career. There is a great lack of literacy in Ghana, especially in smaller regions, and she is committed to making a difference.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, 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 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
Grace A. Cudjoe
Hilda Nkansah is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. 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