Alieu Badara Nyassi
Alieu Badara Nyassi is a System Director of Diversity and Inclusion at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in the United States. He is responsible for leading and supporting the healthcare system’s strategic efforts to support the development of behaviors that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure every patient. Committed to service to others, he also volunteers in international development work to improve living standards of people in various parts of Africa. For over 30 years, he continues to serve in the leadership of Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc. which sends volunteers to various parts of Africa, including The Gambia every summer. His work supports various communities in The Gambia to access primary healthcare services, education, and clean water. Nyassi is the founder of Friends of Penyem for Education and Development in Foni, West Coast Region. Most recently, Alieu led a group to inaugurate a solar water system from a $50,000 grant he received from Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit. The new water system now provides clean water to a community of 2500 people in The Gambia. This immensely improved the health of the community especially children. Born and raised in The Gambia in a small village called Penyem, Nyassi migrated to US in January 1997 where he pursued several degrees, including a Masters in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change from Northern Kentucky University.