Grandmother Yei Kaalu always wanted me to go to school. She volunteered to take care of my two children while I attended school. Grandma’s only advice was to get my education, return home and give back to the community. She was so compassionate and caring. To continue her legacy of compassion and caring, this hospital is dedicated to her. Grandma, though you are not with us anymore but your name will remain on the lips of those you left here forever through the services we will provide at your hospital. Providing medical care is part of your passion so we will keep that alive. Love you forever, Grand Ma Yei Kaalu!
DORINE K GONO, RN
President & Executive Director.
Ms. Gono is the founder and executive director of Yei Kaalu Memorial Hospital.
She presently works at the main hospital in Philadelphia as head nurse. Her passion has been to establish a health facility in her home town of Sanniquellie to serve the locals. This dream is coming through because the walls of the hospital are going up. Dorine works directly with the board and other officers in ensuring that the goals are achieved.
Ms. Gono is a graduate of the Penn State University, where she obtained her AA degree in Liberial Arts. She also obtained another Associate Degree from the Frankford Hospital School of Nursing. She became an RN thereafter. Ms. Gono presently lives in the city of Philadelphia with her family.
Mr. Bleah is one of the staunchest supporters of Yeikaalu Memorial. He serves as the secretary-general of the institution. Joel continues to do a fabulous job of keeping accurate records of the activities of the organization from its very inception.
Joel presently teaches geometry and algebra in the Newark Public Schools System, in Newark, New Jersey. He also taught math and science at the ULIC Academy in Saclepea before coming to the United States. Joel also taught pre-calculus and algebra at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Mr. Bleah received his B.Sc. in math from the University of Liberia in Monrovia and his M.Sc. in Applied Math from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL.
Ms. Sehneah is one of our committed and founding members of Yei Kaalu. She serves as our treasurer and has been one of our staunchest supporters. Maude presently works in the health care industry in greater Philadelphia.
Maude graduated from high school and did took college courses to upgrade her skills. She is really fun to work with. The organization is blessed to have her on its team.
Mr. LaMark serves as the Interlocutor and Sustainability Guy at Yei Kaalu. He will oversee the many international business connections, marketing, procurement and development on behalf of the organization. He comes to Yei Kaalu with both a business background as well as international experience in non profit and humanitarian development.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Yei Kaalu is deeply grateful to the following board members for their service and dedication:
Mr. Ebenzer Affinnie
Mr. Gontorwon Gonkanue
Mrs. Rebecca Davis
Ms. Anita Swenton
Ms. Yvonne Downnie
We thank you!
THE REAL WORKERS
Construction Supervisor: Saah Kettor