Field Officers


Harenton Cashier Chea, Country Director, Liberia


Harenton is a candidate for the Master of Business Administration, Accounting, and Finance from the Cambridge International College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Administration from Cambridge International College from the United Kingdom. He holds several professional certificates in business bookkeeping and accounts, financial management, theory and practice in management and administration, accounting and finance. He is a finalist of professional management accountant certification and a certified senior supply management professional. Harenton is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants both institutions based in the London.

His interests in the financial, supply chain and accounting fields include: preparing annual budgets, transport management, warehousing, recruitment, monitoring key accounts and grants. Having the ability to handle complex assignments effectively and possessing the confidence to work as part of a team or independently.

Following the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Harenton worked as Country Finance Manager for the Academic Consortium to Combat Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL) which included the following members: University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolBoston Children’s HospitalMIT Humanitarian Response LabAvenir AnalyticsIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Liberia College of Surgeons and Physicians.

He has over 10 year’s professional experience including works at RESPECT International, IBIS Liberia, International Rescue Committee, Internews Network, and Management Sciences for Health with combined awards of over $100 million USAID grants. Harenton possesses both the technical and functional experience and expertise working with leading funding agencies including USAID/OFDA, EU, British Council, WHO, Danida, UNICEF, CIDA, and SIDA.

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Richlue O. Burphy, Senior Communications Officer, Liberia

RBBURPHY holds a Bachelor in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Ghana (Legon) and is a prospective student at Clark University where he seeks to pursue the Master of Arts degree in International Development and Social Change from the Department of International Development, Community, and the Environment (IDCE). He is a result‐oriented leader with 10 years of combined experience in supervision and program implementation, public management, strategic planning, provincial and institutional development, communications, and capacity development.

Burphy’s experiences were accumulated through his works at RESPECT Ghana, Plan International, Education Development Center, Mercy Corps, Tetra Tech and USAID. His research interests include land governance and administration, community development and planning, humanitarian and crisis communications, media relations, multimedia design, conflicts and gender-based violence, youth development and empowerment, child protection and participation.

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Lawrence Yeoh, Projects Manager, Liberia

Picture2Lawrence holds an Associate of Arts degree in Agriculture Education and Teaching as a Career. He has several professional certificates in Agriculture and agricultural practices, Project Cycle Management and Community Engagement, Education Research, Alternative Basic Education, TVET Fundamentals, Curriculum Development Process,  Project Management and Proposal, Advocacy, Psychology of Education, Sociology of Education, Introduction to Teaching, Classroom management, Principles of Education, Social and Environmental Studies, Religious and Moral Education, Life Skills & HIV/AIDS Education, English. He is a team player and has attained certificates of honor from IBIS/Oxfam for his commitment and long service and as a team Builder.

Most of his work has been in the field of education, and has over 10 years of combined professional experience working with various institutions and agencies including IBIS, Oxfam UK, Refugee Baptist School System, Unite for Sight, Children’s Aid Direct UK (CAD), European Economic Community (EEC), and Save the Future Foundation (SAFF).


J. Timothy Lieway, Programs Development Officer, Liberia

IMG_4413[1]Lieway is a candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Liberia and is expected to graduate in December 2017. He is a self-motivated individual who is passionate about his career goals as an emerging development practitioner. Lieway’s research interests include global environmental change and climate change and how those processes impact the geological processes of the earth and its ecosystems. He plans on pursuing a graduate degree in environmental geology with an emphasis on mineralogy and minerals exploration.

Lieway is a flexible team player who enjoys the challenges of change and is committed to lifelong learning. In addition to his role at INDESEEM-Liberia, Lieway serves as a community service volunteer at the Youth Network for Reform, a local organization base in Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia where he works with youth and children. His expertise includes geology, mineralogy, global warming, global environmental change, climate change, youth development, and social justice.

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Faustina Gyabaah, Country Director, Ghana

FaustinaGFaustina holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University located in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the United States. She also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology located in Kumasi, Ghana.
Faustina’s research interests include water resources, air pollution, environmental compliance, geotechnical engineering, stormwater management, drainage management, hydrology, projection estimation, and civil engineering. She currently works as a Lecturer of Civil Engineering at the Bolgatanga Polytechnic Institute in Northern Ghana. She’s passionate about community development and resource planning.
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