Janjay Innis is a native of Liberia, West Africa and a graduate student at Boston University’s School of Theology pursuing a Master’s Degree in Theology. Her love for social change derives from the way her personhood was affirmed and nurtured in communities of faith. She is especially interested in how love, compassion and justice, the “universal principle of all faiths”, mobilize people to work for change in the world. Ms. Innis is ecstatic to be a member of an organization such as The Power to Do Something that lives and breathes these very principals and thrilled to be a part of a team whose sole purpose is to empower a new generation of African women to find their voice.
Jacquelyn E. Trinity is a young Liberian American residing in the Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Monrovia, Liberia in the early nineteen eighties. At the tender age of 8 her family was forced from their home in Monrovia, Liberia due to civil unrest. She then lived in the Ivory Coast for a year before immigrating to the United States with her family in 1991. For as long as she has lived in the United States, Ms. Trinity's heart has always had a longing for helping those who did not have the opportunities that she had growing up. And it is this passion and love for extending herself in any way, shape, or form that encouraged her to pursue the profession of nursing. Ms. Trinity graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in May of 2006. She has worked in various settings in healthcare, but her passion has been focused on community health, nursing, public health, and education. She plans on pursuing a Master Degree in this field in the near future. In addition, she spends her time being a mother to her son, being a worship leader and teaching the word of God at church, enjoying the company of family and friends, doing DIY projects on her home, interior decorating and landscaping, fashion and art, traveling, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She desires to bring her dynamic experiences to The Power to Do Something organization as a health consultant and through God's help to be a source of inspiration and empowerment to other young women. Most importantly, she desires the Light of God and Glory to be expressed through her Life!
Dr. Tetee Kuyateh has always been a strong advocate for education, which falls perfectly in line with The Power to Do Something’s belief that “when women are educated, they are empowered”. The Power to Do Something is an exciting new venture and the organization stands as an exceptional way for native born African to support and contribute to the growth and development of African women.
Dr. Tetee Kuyateh was born in Monrovia, Liberia and transition to the United States in 1990. Dr. Kuyateh attended St. John’s University as a student athlete where she obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm D) in 2008. She now resides in Providence, RI and is employed as a community pharmacist for Walgreens Pharmacy. In addition to being a full time Pharmacist, Kuyateh is also a part time MBA student at the University of Rhode Island. Through the MBA program she hopes to acquire the necessary knowledge and skill needed for becoming a successful business leader in her field.
Dr. Kuyateh is also actively involved in her community through various projects and organizations. She is an active member of Brokan Sports whose mission is to provide opportunities for kids and young people to participate in sports, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs. She also volunteers as mentor to students at Youth build Providence, a rigorous workforce development program that helps out-of-school youth
Saa M. McCarthy is a youth minister, an author and inspirational speaker. His recent book, Dying To Live chronicles the story of his challenging experiences growing up in Liberia, his resettlement to the United States, and his consequential and life changing encounter with Philemon Samuels, a Librian badly in need of a Life Saving Surgery in 2008. You can read more about his book Dying To Live on his website at www.saamccarthy.com. He and his family escaped the carnage of the Civil War and sought refuge in Sierra Leone. Over the course of 3 years, he lived in 3 different refugee camps, only to return in 1992 on the advent of “Operation Octopus.” In spite of the adversities, he graduated from the St. Patrick’s High that same year. In 1995, a former third grade teacher from Wisconsin helped resettled Saa to the United States, where he benefited from a benevolent scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin. He would later earn a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). He currently works as a Controller for a manufacturing company in Texas. Saa is a MAN of FAITH in the service of the LORD. He is youth minister in the Church of God in Christ. Most importantly, he is a devout Born Again Christian who loves the Lord. Saa is happily married to Williette Topee Subah, and has 4 beautiful children. He spends time with his family, plays basketball, soccer, and listens to music.