Ashesi University Foundation is happy to welcome a new member to our Seattle staff. Joanna Bargeron joins the Foundation as Associate Director of Development and will manage Ashesi's Development office in Seattle.

Joanna holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from St John's college and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Joanna server in the Peace Corps as a teacher in Gambia and continues to hold a keen interest in issues facing Africa.

Joanna served as Development Director and Deputy Director at the Seattle Midwifery School before taking time off to focus her energies on her two children. Even after stepping down, Joanna was asked to continue her involvement with the Midwifery School and joined the board, serving as Fundraising Chair and Board Chair.

Joanna brings to Ashesi a wealth of development and community organizing experience. We look forward to working with her and the contributions she will make the Foundation team.

Matthew Taggart, current Associate Director will be moving to spend more time in Ghana at the Foundation's office in Accra.