Promoting education in Sierra Leone as a pathway out of poverty and toward better well-being.

Board of Directors

Paul Brinkman

Paul Brinkman is a partner in Washington office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, a national law firm, where he leads the firm's practice before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Paul serves on the board of directors of the Innovation Network, and formerly served on the steering committee of the D.C. Bar’s International Section. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Customs Law Committee. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, his B.A. from Yale and an M. Phil.

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W. Pearl Maxwell, Ph.D.

Dr. Maxwell is an accomplished practitioner of organizational development strategies specializing in capitalizing on diverse workforces, project management, and customer focused quality. She has presented numerous workshops, seminars, and training sessions for both large international companies and local nonprofit organizations. She is the owner and Chief Learning Officer of Maxwell & Associates, a full service-consulting agency with a national customer base in multiple industries.

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Bariatu Smith

Bariatu Smith is a Senior Clinical Study Manager with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Contractor to National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She provides scientific and operational support towards development and implementation of the national research agenda to address the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS) epidemic.

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