Veola Green 

Founder and Executive Managing Partner

Veola Green creates bridges between people, governments and organizations to serve the causes of child welfare and international women’s development. She brings dynamic energy and a background that includes fieldwork, policy reform, and program management to address issues at a systemic level.


Veola is the Executive Managing Partner and Principal at The International Institute of Family Development, which is driven by the premise that entire communities are lifted up when women are given tools for economic stability. As the Managing Partner, she has brought together a diverse team that is collaborating with the governments and private sector to increase enterprise generation across the diaspora of Africa to ensure women of African descent have access to economic opportunity for the future success of their children.

Veola has a BS in Human Services and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College, and a certificate in Executive Leadership from Simmons University School of Management.


Ebou Nget

Managing Partner and Director of Operations

Ebou Nget, the Managing Partner of The International Institute- Gambia and the CEO of Fresh Foods, LLC, which comprises an online produce market and a delivery service. Also, he is the principal partner of the executive leadership team that comprises Fresh Food Bakery and Cafe and FreshEnergy.

Mr. Nget, is currently employed in the Office of the President of the Republic Of Liberia, Ebou was recently Senior Economist with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs for The Liberia focusing on public-private partnerships in oil, gas and other transactions. Additionally, Mr. Nget, professional experience includes an executive leadership position, as Chief Operating Officer, at EcoBank where his expertise in agriculture business and technology proved to be a vital complement to raising funds to operationalize products.

From his outstanding success in his ability to manage and perform as an administrator, Mr. Nget services were utilized at The Islamic Development Bank, Ecobank Gambia Ltd, Guaranty Trust Bank, and Reliance Financial Services, for the combination of years of 10 years executive-level banking experience. Ebou holds a MA in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, and a Project Management Professional (PMP)


Director of Business Strategy

Ade received his BA from Emory University in Economics and Psychology. He received his MA in Social Work/Social Policy from Columbia University and is a current doctoral student at Walden University for his PhD in Social Work. He interned at the United Nation in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) working on issues related to youth globally. He has extensive experience in logistics owning a commercial transportation company for 9 years. He currently works with the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a Program Associate focusing on community engagement and systems-level reform. Additionally, he is the founder and executive director of One World Link with a mission of using local resources to address community challenges.

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Monica Grant

Director of Media

Monica has a passion for inspiring members of the African Diaspora to self-actualize in order to cause a powerful transformation throughout the world. Currently living in Harlem, New York, Monica has proud roots in Michigan and South Carolina and is a graduate of the School of Management at Delaware State University. 


Her titles include but are not limited to the following:  Entrepreneur, Executive Producer, TV personality, Author, Filmmaker, Media & Business Advisor, Educator, Healer, Social Justice Organizer, and Motivational Speaker. She is currently the CEO of Young Boss Media, Young Boss Media Activist Institute and Never Enough Coffee.


Monica is a powerhouse always seeking to uplift her environment and the people within it. She joins the International Institute of Family Development Inc as the Director of Media to bring attention to the infinite opportunities available across the continent of Africa for members of the Diaspora to contribute to and benefit from. 

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Lamin Keita

Director of Business Development 


Lamin Keita is a Financial Professional with years of Banking experience in Africa before moving to the United States. He worked with one of the top west African multinational banks and won banking awards for demonstrating excellence in the banking industry.

Lamin is currently a Financial Advisor in New York city, working with a reputable wall street equity firm.

In addition to his broad background in finance, he is also a cofounder in a rapidly growing media company that produces news contents for millions of Africans both on the continent and in the diaspora.


Phillip Totaye

Manager of Global Partnerships

Founder and manager of RHS Liberia Inc, a youth organization and implementing partner of the IIFD in Liberia. A Highly motivated and goal-oriented humanitarian Professional with more than ten years of successful experience, developing and managing community grant programs. Proven history in helping other humanitarian organizations streamline processes, improve efficiencies, supervise and support projects implementation. Effectiveness in mobilizing community base participants for superb project outcome. And an excellent skill in logistic and operation management procedures. Demonstrated ability to identify and remediate complex deficiencies and resolve time-sensitive projects