Management Team

Winnifred Kyei Selby


A Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, Winnie is a 21 year old multi-talented young social entrepreneur and Anzisha Prize Fellow who has been dedicating her life to the economic empowerment of young people in her community and has consistently demonstrated her personal value of making a difference by using her talents to help others and her passion for empowering young people to be successful.

Winifred has travelled extensively worldwide and has shared platform with notable international figures such as the Executive Director of the World Trade Organization, Deputy Ruler of Dubai who presented the Dubai International Award to her in February 2015 and the UN Secretary General Ban Kin Moon.

Airtel Ghana honoured her with the Airtel Touching Lives Award in 2014 for her passion and commitment to empower girls and children from deprived communities in Ghana.

In 2015, Winnie was selected as an honouree of the prestigious World of Children Youth Award in New York, USA having earlier on been conferred as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Winnifred was named a winner of the 2016 New African Woman in Science, Technology & Innovation award and was recently featured in Forbes as one of the social entrepreneurs in Africa to watch in 2015.

She sits on the boards of the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative, Dawadawa Impact Investment Fund and EPF Schools. In her capacity as the President, her roles include leadership development, strategic management, governance support and ensuring the development and sustainability of the organization.

Barbara Kyei Apaw Badu

Executive Director

A Pharmacist by profession Barbara brings many years of leadership and management experience to EPF, including work as a Senior Pharmacist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital providing Pharmaceutical care to patients, managing and providing counselling on drug use and supervising daily activities.

Barbara is a highly competent and inspirational leader who encourages her entire team to realize their full potential. She is an ardent results-oriented development professional with a passion for connecting communities with resources to affect change. In her capacity as the Executive Director, she coordinates all staff and project participation and ensures that project design and implementation are scientifically informed.

Gabriel Frimpong Yamoah

Director of Operations and Finance

Gabriel Joined the organization in January 2013 as the Finance and Administrative Officer. He is currently the Director of Operations and Finance. His responsibilities include managing the accounting and internal control system of the organization, budget and planning, contract and grant management, coordination of fund compliance reports and financial reporting.

Before joining the organization, Gabriel spent over ten years in various companies such as D.D.Ofoe and Associates as (Chartered Accountants),Kwasi Oppong Company Limited and Martin Kusi Enterprise in his capacity as Auditor, Accountant and Finance & Administrative Officer. He has extensive experience in financial reporting, auditing and establishing and implementation of accounting policies and internal control procedures.

Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Option) from the Christian Service University College and ACCA accounting qualification and is a student member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

Portia Asare

Director of Development

A graduate of City University of New York Portia brings a diverse background in fundraising, event management, education, and international development to the EPF team. Most recently, she managed the programs and operations for a startup NGO based in New York City.

Portia loves building relationships and committed to sharing the EPF Educational Empowerment Initiative with local and Global organizations to help mobilize the needed resources for the organization’s growth.

Yvette Boakye


An advocate against child marriages in Ghana Yvette loves to see smiles back on the face of suffering school children and works to inspire girls at risk of entering into child marriages to pursue their passions and dream big.

Yvette initiated and serve as ambassador for our Lights For All Project which seeks to support every underprivileged child's right to education by giving a safe, clean and low cost Solar LED study light that can be recharged easily using solar panels embedded in backpacks made of plastic waste.

Her other responsibility includes helping in the identification and vetting of our SHE scholarship applicants, processing of donations and assisting with the execution of outreach events to girls schools.

Maame Amankwaa Owusu Aninkorah


A young philanthropist since the age of 10 Maame has been leading fundraising efforts at the grassroots to help mobilize funds to support the organization’s non-core outreach programs to deprived communities in Ghana.

Maame coordinate’s EPF’s non-core outreach programs that help families in deprived communities of Ghana that are affected by malaria by providing them with bed nets and our anti-malaria Wonder Soap in order to help prevent the spread of this deadly but preventable disease.

She also serves as ambassador for our newly initiated Toilets For Her Project an innovative clean micro-flush toilets for schools around the country with a focus on sanitation and health education in order to curb absenteeism among female students from deprived communities in Ghana.

Nana Serwaa

Projects Development Officer

A graduate of the Kumasi Polytechnic, Nana has used her accounting and auditing background and passion for the improvement of Ghana’s economy to provide much needed support to the administration of the EPF Educational Empowerment Initiative.

Apart from providing diverse administrative and operational support to the management team, Nana is also responsible for implementing inventory and tracking system for our shoes distribution and menstrual pads donation program with our partners Procter and Gamble to ensure all products are fully accounted for.

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