Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Inc
2417 3rd Avenue, suite 205
Bronx, NY 10451
Staten Island Office
104 BEACH STREET
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10304
T: 718-665-2486 ext 301
Aboubakar Amadou.is a Case Planner for Children and Family Services Program at Sauti Yetu. Mr. Amadou holds an M.A. in Sociology with a focus on Community Development and an A.S in Anthropology from the University of Kara in Togo. Prior to settling in NYC, Mr. Amadou was a campaign organizer, counselor and project coordinator for African Youth Action and Youth Development Program in Togo, West Africa. He is the author of “Analysis of the community development projects failure causes: case of familial and school latrines building project in Birini (Tchaoudjo-Togo)” and “Nonprofit Organizations’ Contribution of communities-based development: case of Nonprofit Plan Togo in Tchaoudjo and Tchamba(Togo)”. Mr. Amadou speaks English, French, Hausa, Ewe, Mina, Tem (Kotokoli) and Kabye. Email: email@example.com.
Ms. Tinsdale is Social Worker for the Children and Family Services program, Bronx Office. Ms. Tinsdale earned her Bachelors of Arts from Niagara University where she double majored in social work and French. During her time at Niagara, she spent a semester studying French at I'Universite Catholique de I'Ouestion Angres, France. In May of 2011 Ms. Tinsdale received her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. Her strength-based approach, coupled with her passion for the French language, helps her empower clients by providing them with supportive services. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jaus, is the Financial Officer at Sauti Yetu. A native of California, Ms. Jaus manages the organization's book keeping, financial records and liaises with external auditors. She has worked as a bookkeeper for the City of Los Angles and Dwa Fanm in Brooklyn. Ms. Jaus holds a certificate from Columbia University's Institute for Non-Profit Middle Management. She is the co-founder of Black Women's Blueprint, a political advocacy group focused on raising awareness about sexual violence in Black communities. Ms. Jaus is currently working toward an MA in Accounting at Brooklyn College. Email: email@example.com.
Fatimata Kourouma is a case planner for the Children and Family Services Program. Prior to joining Sauti Yetu, Ms. Kourouma worked with Micro-Finance Transparency as an International Operation Associate. She coordinated programs to encourage microfinance pricing transparency in 8 countries in West Africa. In her home country, the Ivory Coast, she co-founded the United Sisters, a women community-based organization. Ms. Kourouma holds a Bachelors degree in Global Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is multi-lingual and speaks Djoula (Mandingo), French and English. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Aron is a counselor and social worker for the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program based at the Bronx Family Justice Center. She received her Bachelors degree in psychology from Gettysburg College in 2003 and her Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from New York University in 2005. She has worked with victims of child abuse, sexual assault,and domestic violence for six years providing counseling, advocacy, forensic interviews, forensic evaluations and case management. She is from Kenya and Uganda and speaks French. Email:email@example.com
Ibrahima Balde obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in theater from City College. Prior to working with Sauti Yetu, he worked with youth from low socio-economic neighborhoods. He's a native of Conakry, Guinea and is fluent in English, French, and Fulani. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Fair is the Social Work Supervisor for Sauti Yetu's Children and Family Services Program, a program that works on preventing family violence among African immigrant families. Prior to joining Sauti Yetu, she worked in program evaluation at Tostan International in Senegal, overseeing three countries, and led development of new monitoring tools. Ms. Fair is a LMSW from Columbia University School of Social Work.
Ms. Schermerhorn provides administrative oversight and supervision for Sauti Yetu's programs. She grew up in New York City and attended both undergraduate and graduate school at the University at Buffalo, where she earned a Master's of Science in Human Service Management. Ms. Schermerhorn has worked in child welfare for the past ten years with Administration for Children's Services contracted agencies in Preventive Services and Foster Care. Email: email@example.com
Mame Binata Dabo is a case planner for the Children and Family Services Program. Ms. Dabo received a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Aix-en-Provence, France. She volunteered with city agencies serving immigrant youth and families in France. Prior to joining Sauti Yetu, Ms. Dabo worked with Baby College and Head Start Programs at Harlem Children Zone. Ms. Dabo is from Senegal and speaks French, Woolof and English. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary-Justine Todd-Dayday, is Program Supervisor, Staten Island Office. She holds an MA in international studies from the University of Iowa and Masters in Public Health from NYU. She has worked throughout Sub-Saharan Africa since 2004 in various roles, including as a refugee caseworker for the US Refugee Resettlement Program in West and Central Africa, as well with a refugees and internally displaced people respectively in Tanzania and Liberia for the International Rescue Committee. In December of 2010, she returned to NYC to undertake sexual and domestic violence prevention research in the South Bronx, as a research lab director at the New York Blood Center. Recently, she has accepted a new position as a program supervisor for the Family and Children’s Services program at Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families in NYC. Mary-Justine is a New York State certified rape crisis counselor for Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and is proficient in both French and Swahili. Email:mj.Todd-Dayday@sautiyetu.org
Neneh Binta Barry, Graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Peace Studies. She was born and raised in Sierra Leone. In 2000, she was among the first refugees to receive training through the Center for Victims of Torture Refugee Mental Health Project and steadily gained skills and competence. In her fourth year with CVT she became a training supervisor for other refugee mental health specialists. In addition to her passion for social justice and women’s rights, Ms. Barry worked for the Witnesses and Victims Unit at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal for Sierra Leone commonly known as the Special court for Sierra Leone. During her time with the tribunal, Ms. Barry provided psychosocial support for the victims of sexual violence and child soldiers. She conducted trainings for protection officers and connected witnesses to other service organizations. Ms. Barry is from Sierra Leone and is multilingual. Email: NBarry@sautiyetu.org.
Ramatu Bangura, Ph.D., is the director of Sauti Yetu's Youth Program. She is responsible for the oversight of Sauti Yetu's youth programs, spearheading local and national advocacy around Educational Access for English Language Learners and SIFI, Early/forced marriage, Youth and Female Genital Cutting and raising funds and supervising all program staff. Ms. Bangura brings to Sauti Yetu nearly fifteen years expertise in youth development work, adult learning and curriculum development for a wide cross-section of urban populations. Ms Bangura has earned a Masters of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University with a focus on African education and gender. She recently completed her doctorate in International Educational Development with a focus on gender and African migration.
In addition to curriculum development Ms. Bangura has provides training and technical assistance to private and government institutions interested in immigrant youth and/or education and migration. Email:email@example.com
Ms. Eyega provides oversight, management, and leadership in developing the strategic focus of Sauti Yetu’s programs and operations. This includes direct services, public policy and advocacy, community engagement and fundraising. She has over sixteen years experience working on issues affecting African immigrant women and girls in the United States and in Africa. Ms. Eyega has developed training and educational materials as well as facilitated numerous cross-cultural competency workshops for health care providers throughout the United States. Her commitment to the advancement of African women and girls was recognized in 2004 by the Open Society Institute, which awarded her the Soros Community Fellowship Award and she was recognized by NYC Mayor Bloomberg during the immigrant week, a celebration of the contributions of immigrants to the City of New York. Ms. Eyega’s current areas of work include but are not limited to issues of gender, race and ethnicity in Africa, in particular the Afro-Arab border lands. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org