I am Mrs. Khadija Jalloh-Burkelo, and I am honored to be the President of the noble Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni. With over 30 years of experience as a nurse clinician in the DMV area, I have dedicated my life to helping others. My passion for philanthropy and education has driven me to achieve academic excellence, earning an associate degree in science from Northern Virginia Community College in 1992, a BSN from George Mason University in 2005, and a master's degree in public health from Grand Canyon University in 2017.
As a mother of seven, I understand the importance of education and the impact it can have on the lives of young people. That is why I created The Angels of Yamama LLC, which supports and finances the daily living of 25 orphans in my hometown of Portloko, Sierra Leone, and other communities.
My leadership skills have been honed through years of hard work and dedication. My vast, diligent, and credible critical thinking skills have helped me build my leadership skills in many capacities, allowing me to humbly accept the role of President of the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni. My key role is to work as a team to implement and bring in all past students from all works of life to bring their experiences and create impactful change in the state of our Alma Mater, emphasizing quality education and efficient trends in competitive innovative learning.
I have served as President of the Maforki Development Association and as Ex-Officio Social Secretary of the Methodist Boys High School Washington Alumni. I have also held several educational and program management offices in educational and health institutions, including Director of Nursing at Washington House Health Center in Virginia, Nursing Adjunct Faculty at Howard University in Washington DC, Standard College of Nursing in Virginia, and Nurse Clinical Manager at INOVA Mt Vernon Hospital. As the CEO of Angels of Yamama LLC and an entrepreneur, my tenacious go-getter mindset has helped me achieve success in all my endeavors.
Together with our distinguished executives, we are working tirelessly to continue to improve and impact the girls of our distinguished Methodist Girls High School. As alumni who were given prestigious opportunities as students, we are committed to molding young women into productive and successful members of society. Our goals and objectives will continue to thrive as we work with the parent body in Freetown and all other alumni to maintain and uplift the educational glory of our institution, the MGHS. In closing, I am reminded of the first stanza of our school song: "Mine, Mine Methodist Girls School, the High School for Me."
My name is Lena Huballah, and I am the Vice President of MGHS Global. I am a practicing Nurse Practitioner in New Jersey, with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector in South Jersey. I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice, from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.
Apart from my professional achievements, I am a woman of faith who enjoys traveling, fine dining, spending quality time with loved ones, and entertaining. As a detail-oriented and meticulous individual, I thrive in roles requiring effective communication with peers and critical thinking skills to positively impact MGHS Global.
My ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of the girl child. I believe that education is critical to empowering young girls and women to reach their full potential. Through MGHS Global, I am dedicated to promoting quality education for girls in Sierra Leone and beyond, ensuring they have the necessary tools to succeed.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to working with you to make a meaningful impact in the world.
Josephine Aberdeen is the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni Association Secretary. She considers it an honor to hold this essential position, which she does not take for granted.
Josephine received her associate degree in nursing (ADN) from Montgomery College in 1992, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Maryland in 2007, and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Grand Canyon University in 2018. She has over twenty years of nursing experience across various Maryland and the District of Columbia sectors. Josephine is a professional school nurse, medical-surgical, and oncology nurse.
Apart from her profession, Josephine loves cooking, spending quality time with her family, and traveling. She also enjoys challenging herself by creating new hobbies.
Josephine is very passionate about education, which was instilled in her from a young age. She is committed to working diligently to assist Methodist Girls High School students in achieving academic success in a safe and healthy environment. With the help of God, she is confident that they can achieve this goal.
As a dedicated member of this organization, Josephine is committed to providing optimal support to the executives and members. She looks forward to collaborating with everyone and having a successful year full of positive impacts and the empowerment of future leaders.
Meet Mballu Bangura (Cee), a highly accomplished business leader with extensive experience in management and finance. As the current Treasurer for Mghs Global, Mballu brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization, helping to drive its success and growth.
With a degree in Business Management, Mballu honed her skills over two decades as an Operation Manager in the fast-paced restaurant industry. During this time, she gained a deep understanding of the importance of effective training, meticulous planning, and precise budgeting, as well as a keen ability to manage inventory control, payroll, and human resources.
Driven by a passion for entrepreneurship, Mballu ventured out on her own and now owns and operates a successful business in Houston, Texas. Her entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with her exceptional organizational skills and business acumen, has enabled her to grow her business and establish a reputation for excellence in her industry.
Whether in the boardroom, the restaurant kitchen, or her own business, Mballu's commitment to quality and her unwavering work ethic are evident in everything she does. She is a natural leader and a team player, always willing to go above and beyond to help her colleagues and clients achieve their goals.
With her extensive experience in finance and management, Mballu is a valuable asset to any organization. Her skills in training, planning, budgeting, inventory control, payroll, and human resources training make her a versatile and dynamic business professional, capable of taking on any challenge and achieving success.
Mary Toure is the Assistant Treasurer of the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni Association. She is self-motivated, confident, and versatile, with strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a can-do attitude. Mary is an excellent communicator and has outstanding customer-facing skills.
Mary is also the founder of the Mamawa Inc Foundation, which focuses on empowering women and introducing early education to children in her country of origin. She studied public health as an undergraduate at the University of Purdue and has worked in various fields, including healthcare administration, education, and owning and operating her own business. In her free time, Mary enjoys being around children, advocating for them, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and entertaining. Mary is a dedicated member of the MGHS global community, and her leadership and dedication make her a valuable asset to the association.
Isata Koroma, the Financial Secretary of the MGHS Global team, is a dedicated professional known for her strong commitment to quality assurance and fulfillment of quality requirements. With a focus on excellence, Isata excels in identifying areas for improvement and implementing effective quality control measures.
As a Quality Assurance Analyst at Kaiser Permanente in Rockville, MD, since September 2015, Isata plays a vital role in mitigating risks and strengthening the organization's risk culture. She ensures compliance with access control objectives and actively monitors CARMA access activities. Isata conducts audits of policies and procedures, documenting error patterns for analysis. Her prompt resolution of eligibility issues showcases her commitment to operational efficiency, and she actively contributes to User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for system enhancements.
From October 2011 to September 2015, Isata was a SOX & Operational Support Specialist in the Membership Administration department. She excelled in maintaining auditable processes and controls and completing Quarterly Access Reviews within the required timeline. Isata managed membership administration system access provisioning, conducted user access level reviews, and precisely tracked expenses. Her organizational skills were evident in coordinating operational reports for the leadership team.
As a Contract Implementation Coordinator from September 2006 to October 2011, Isata successfully managed contract implementation processes and demonstrated expertise in Behavioral Health contracts. Her recommendations to the Interested Provider Committee consistently achieved a remarkable 95% approval rate. Isata's attention to detail and compliance with health plan regulations were key to her success.
Isata began her career as a Contracting & Provider Relations Program Coordinator in August 2003. She excelled in coordinating and tracking interested provider applications, ensuring compliance and accuracy. Isata's commitment to continuous learning is evident through completing various courses, including CPT Coding for Billing and Medical Terminology.
Isata's strong organizational and detail-oriented skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office and various software applications, positive attitude and dedication to teamwork make her an invaluable asset. Outside work, she actively contributes to her community as a COVID-19 screener and participates in food services initiatives.
Isata Koroma is a highly respected professional known for her dedication to quality and ability to drive improvements in any role she undertakes.
Maimanatu Iyabor Cole is the Social Secretary 2 for the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni, a dedicated and compassionate volunteer with 12 years of experience as a skilled and proficient nurse. With her history of interfacing seamlessly with doctors, specialized support services, patients, and visiting families, she is well-equipped to serve as Social Secretary 2.
As Social Secretary 2, Maimanatu's responsibilities include organizing and coordinating social events for alumni. Her experience in staff supervision, progress tracking, and performance monitoring makes her an excellent fit for ensuring all alumni events run smoothly. Her attentive and supportive personality and excellent communication skills will help her build lasting relationships with alumni and provide excellent service to all stakeholders.
Maimanatu is an excellent communicator with experience in staff supervision and team building, making her capable of leading and coordinating volunteer activities for the organization. Her critical thinking and problem-identification skills enable her to identify appropriate event venues, plan activities that align with the organization’s goals, and ensure that events run smoothly. She is also responsible for maintaining records of attendees and documenting event activities, using her experience in service documentation and client records management.
With her passion for helping others and commitment to her role as Social Secretary 3, Maimanatu is an asset to the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni organization. Her skills and experience make her well-equipped to manage the organization’s social events, ensuring they are enjoyable and memorable for all alumni members. With Maimanatu's experience, skills, and training, she is an excellent fit for the position of Social Secretary 2 at Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni. She will be an asset to the team, ensuring all alumni events are well-coordinated and run smoothly.
I am Claudia Deen-Conteh, formerly known as Claudia Doe-Smith and affectionately referred to as "Tiny" during my high school years. I am happily married to Dr. Deen-Conteh, and we are blessed with three delightful children.
For over seven years, I have had the honor of serving military families as a nurse at the Madigan Puyallup Clinic. This role allows me to dedicate my time and expertise to the well-being of soldiers, their families, and veterans alike.
In addition to my professional commitments, my family and I are active contributors to various charities, primarily focused on the development of our home country, Sierra Leone. We take great pride in this philanthropic work, acknowledging the profound impact it has on communities in need.
I am currently pursuing an advanced degree in Nursing, aspiring to become a Nurse Practitioner. This endeavor is inspired by my commitment to healthcare and a desire to extend my capabilities in serving patients.
My education foundation was laid at the esteemed Methodist Girls High School, where I studied under the leadership of our late principal, Mrs. Fashu Collier. The school's motto, "Honor before Honors," has been a guiding principle in my life, shaping my professional and personal values.
Olivia is a remarkable individual who wears many hats in her life. She is a Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Aunty, and a gospel minister. Additionally, she serves as a Praise and Worship leader and holds the esteemed position of Founder President of "Women from Africa" in Australia, Africa, and Europe. Moreover, she is the Founder & CEO of Veticias House of Hope.
Residing in Perth, Western Australia, Olivia is a mentor, public speaker, dedicated philanthropist, and successful businesswoman. She has touched countless lives through her various endeavors. Her notable achievements include establishing a micro-credit scheme that assists small businesswomen in Africa. Furthermore, her farming initiatives have contributed to job creation in several African villages.
Olivia's commitment to education is inspiring, as she actively promotes and supports the education of over 20 young men and women through university scholarships. In addition, she has assumed the role of a mother figure in more than five orphanages in Africa, demonstrating her deep love and care for children. Olivia's passion lies in building women’s empowerment and strengthening the body of Christ.
With her compassionate nature, resilience, and unwavering love, Olivia is a remarkable individual and a cherished friend to many.
Aminata Deen, a dedicated and compassionate registered nurse with over 29 years of experience, currently serves as the Whip & Chaplain of the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumni Association. Aminata is also the Assistant Director of Nursing at Woodbine Nursing Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Her commitment to the spiritual well-being of others is evident in her work as a Minister of the Gospel, serving at Saint James Healing Church of Christ in College Park, Maryland.
Aminata's passion for healthcare and her dedication to the spiritual development of others has made her a valuable member of the MGHS Global Alumni Association. Her years of experience in the nursing field have provided her with the skills and knowledge necessary to support and care for patients. At the same time, her commitment to her faith has equipped her to provide guidance and support to those seeking spiritual growth. Aminata's leadership as Whip & Chaplain of the association is a testament to her commitment to serving others and positively impacting her community.