Maame Boakye                                                                          

Co-founder, Director of Event Production & Talent Management

Maame brings her expertise in talent management, event production, and new business development to Dine Diaspora. She specializes in the production and content creation for events that foster connections between government leaders, corporate institutions, young leaders, and entrepreneurs within diaspora communities. Maame is also the co-founder of Re-Connect Gh and served as a producer for WIE Africa 2014, a symposium produced by the WIE Network. She brings her passion for creating impactful events that bring change agents together to Dine Diaspora . She received a Master's degree in development studies from the University of London, SOAS and a BA in International Relations and English from the College of William and Mary. 


Nana Ama Afari-Dwamena      

Co-founder, Director of Digital Communications and Community Engagement

Nana brings her expertise in community relations and building relationships within diaspora communities to Dine Diaspora. She is a savvy digital communicator and diaspora engager with a passion for providing resources and support for diaspora communities, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Nana currently serves as a co-chair of UNA-NCA's African Affairs Committee and is also a Commissioner on DC Mayor's Commission on African Affairs where she engages the diaspora through initiatives that connects and build capacity for development. She received a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from the George Washington University- Milken Institute School of Public Health and a BS in Health Promotion from the University of Georgia. 


Nina Oduro                 

Co-founder, Director of Visual Design & Partnerships

Nina brings her expertise in visual design, diaspora engagement, and partnership development to Dine Diaspora. She is known for her work as founder and president of and brings her background in facilitation to our dynamic events. Nina was honored as the 2013 DAWNer of the Year by the Diaspora African Women's Network(DAWN) and has been featured in The Guardian, Afro Elle Magazine, and on Impact Africa Radio Show. She received a Master's degree in African-American Studies from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia.