Adjaka Gideon Cobby
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Gideon is the Executive Director of Hope Alliance Foundation; he is also the counsellor and LGBT focal person for the West Africa AIDS Foundation. Gideon has over 5 years of experience in the field of HIV/AIDS community intervention program, human rights advocacy and case management when it comes to anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
Gideon has participated directly in the implementation of direct programs such as the Empower2 project, Stigma & Discrimination Uptake project, Community Sensitization and Mobilization for HIV Services project, Documentation of Human Rights Abuses Against LGBTs, Partnership for Rights, Inclusivity, Diversity & Equality, the Heartland Alliance project, Leadership Development Training Program, and capacity building for existing community HIV support groups. Gideon holds a number of certificates from both local and international training programs.
Gideon’s duties at HAF involves overseeing the entire welfare and growth of the organization and representing the organization at all high level decision making meetings. Together with the various departmental heads, Gideon works to ensure that activities and program carried out are in line with HAF’s mission. His passion for knowledge and empowerment for all people, especially vulnerable ones, has resulted in the frequent use of electronic initiatives to reach out to people outside his location
Recently Gideon has begun a new advocacy strategy that involves writing motivational real life stories of individual LGBT community members and then sharing them on various social media platforms.
Co-Founder & Head of Accounts
Godfred is one of the co-founders of the Hope Alliance Foundation; he was one of the five people to undergo organizational development and capacity building training in the field of HIV/AIDS, community intervention programming, and design during the implementation of the Empower2 Project by World Education Inc. (implemented through the Kharis Foundation from 2012 to 2014). Godfred is also responsible for providing advice and direction to officers working with HAF and is the Head of Accounts. He oversees and supervises the financial dealings of the organization.
Godfred holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Cape Coast. He works as a Loan Officer with ASA Savings and Loans.
Lord K. Azaglo
Lord K. Azaglo is a trained journalist from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He’s currently serving with the Ministry of Aviation as a member of the National Service Personnel. In 2016, before he completed school, he joined HAF as a Program Officer. Since he joined the team, Lord has played an integral role during HAF’s restructuring. Prior to this, he worked as a peer educator with WAAF under the “Strengthening the Care Continuum Project” for men who have sex with men.
Lord’s duties at HAF involve coordination of various activities; he also contributes to the design of new programs and ensures they are in accordance with the mission and vision of the organization. Lord has participated in a number of Human Rights Empowerment training programs.
Rachel Nortey’s interest in HIV/AIDS and related issues started back in 2012 when she became friends with an individual living with HIV. Daily interactions with her new friend helped Rachel to better understand how it feels to live with HIV; she saw the inequalities, stigma, discrimination and other challenges people living with HIV face every day. This drive led Rachel to Hope Alliance Foundation in mid-2015, where she plays a key role in helping to design and implement initiatives that focuses on providing education mainly through social media.
Presently, she is the Accounts Officer of HAF, ensuring that the daily financial needs of the organization are handled professionally.
Rachel is a final year student at the University College of Management Studies where she is studying BSc Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
Bismark Seth Boafo
Community Liaison Officer
Bismark is a young, vibrant Ghanaian with a keen interest in providing HIV/AIDS education for all people. He has worked for several non-governmental/not-for-profit organizations such as CEPEHRG and WAAF as a peer educator. His commitment to save lives made him one of the most preferred educators in the system.
Bismark has vast experience in community engagement, mobilization and education and is very experienced with the subject of HIV/AIDS. He joined HAF in mid-2016 as a volunteer so he could continue impacting the lives of his community; he now serves as a Community Liaison Officer. His duties at HAF include mobilizing, organizing and communicating with various target audience during project implementation. He also supports the efforts of the program department as needed.