our team

Shannen O'Brian

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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.

Alisa Afusah Mogre

GHANA PROGRAM MANAGER

As the Program Director of Create Change Ghana, Alisa plays a leading role in overseeing CCG’s social programs and corresponding social enterprises. She is passionate about youth development especially girls’ empowerment. She has vast experience from her work with various organisations such as Care International, World Food Programme and ActionAid. She holds a BSc in Natural Resources Management from KNUST and a MA in Leadership and Organisational Development from the University for Development Studies.

Solomon Faison

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

Solomon is the Finance and Administration Officer for Create Change in Ghana. He is in charge of accounting and financial management. Solomon previously worked with CAMFED Ghana, SOS Children’s Village and Feeder Roads before joining Create Change Ghana. He holds a B.A degree in Integrated Business Studies (Accounting Option) from the University for Development Studies.  Solomon is passionate about women's empowerment after being witness to the everyday struggles that most women in the northern part of Ghana go through.

Yvonne Peters Asamoning

GIRLS EDUCATION OFFICER

Yvonne is currently the Girls Education Officer at Create Change. She is an advocate for education who has dedicated her career to creating opportunities where young people can thrive. Yvonne 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 holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Ghana, an Alumni of Teach for Ghana and an Alumni of Global Girls Education Fellowship.  

Catherine Nyaaba

RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

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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