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our team

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Shannen O'Brian


For the majority of her adult life, Shannen has been working to solve gender inequality, specifically in Ghana’s northern region.  Upon seeing the corruption, inefficiency, and lack of participation of people living in poverty in development, she decided to start a charity dedicated to transparency that would include the views of young marginalized women in its program design. Based on this mandate, Create Change was founded in 2008.  Shannen has a BA in International Development, a Masters in Human Rights, and is a certified youth coach.  Read more of Shannen and Create Change’s founding story here.


Catherine Nyaaba


As the Rural Community Development Officer, Catherine oversees programming in impoverished rural communities in Northern Ghana.  Through her experience with Create Change as a sponsored student and intern, Catherine fell in love with working to empower children and girls. She believes that when giving the right tools and support, a girl can be an agent of change in society.  Catherine holds a BSc degree in development planning from the University for Development Studies where she acted as a regional rep. for Foundation for Future Empowerment.

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Emannuella Berinyuu Menvolima


Emmanuella is a passionate person who loves to work to empower girls and women.  She gained experience from working at Eagle Nest Security, GILLBT, Legal Aid, and Stanbic before joining Create Change Ghana. As the Finance and Administration Officer, Emmanuella is in charge of managing all finance and administration issues.  She holds a BSc in Business Administration and Finance from the Presby University College.  Emmanuella also leads our enterprise and business training for vulnerable girls and women, so they have the opportunity to become financially independent from running their own enterprise.


Francisca Dongiley


Francisca is currently the Girls Empowerment Officer at Create Change. She is an advocate for education who has dedicated her career to creating opportunities where young people can thrive. Francisca is proud to be acting as a mentor, role model, and educator for so many girls and young women who are being supported by Create Change.  She is grateful for the opportunities that Create Change has given her and looks forward to a fruitful career.

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