Four new board members bring strategic leadership and experience in technology, development, and social enterprise

Amplio welcomes four new members to our board of directors, strategic leaders and innovators who are dedicated to building capacity for vulnerable populations.

“We’re honored to welcome these inspiring and creative leaders to our board,” said Amplio founder and executive director Cliff Schmidt. “They bring a wealth of experience in technology and global development. As Amplio expands to new regions of the world, we know that collaborative partnerships and innovation are key, and we look forward to their expertise and guidance.”

The new board appointees hail from Seattle, Accra, Lagos, and Washington, DC.

Tawiah Agyarko-Kwarteng is a sustainable development consultant for the non-profit and private sectors. She provides local expertise on sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Tawiah has designed and led development programs for The Hershey Company and World Education. She also works with social entrepreneurs. As Ghana Country Advisor for Empowered to Educate, she trains and mentors women educators in Ghana.

Tim Akinbo is the founder and CEO of TimbaObjects, a mobile technology startup based in Nigeria. His company created an SMS-based program called “Apollo” to monitor elections and make them more fair. Apollo has been used in over 15 countries. Tim helped UNICEF Nigeria and the National Population Council design build an SMS-based data capture and analysis platform for measuring birth registrations. His is also Bitcoin Core contributor.

Margo Schneider is the senior director of digital strategy at UW Medicine, leading technology, communications, and creative teams to advance digital health innovations that improve the health of the public. Margo also built and led Seattle Children’s first digital content strategy program and helped build a consumer health startup that was acquired by WebMD. 

Revi Sterling is director of USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge. Before joining USAID, Revi was Chief of Party at NetHope and directed the Women and the Web Alliance. She also founded and directed the nation’s first ICT for development graduate program at University of Colorado Boulder. At Microsoft Research, Revi spearheaded the company’s gender and technology initiatives. She consults widely on using tech to empower women.

Amplio’s board of directors who work on cross-cutting issues in technology and global development, including agriculture, climate change, health, gender, finance, and public policy. Learn more. 

P.S. “Ye waabo yani” means “welcome” in Dagaare, a language spoken in the Upper West Region, Ghana.

 

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