Shelly Timbol – Executive Director and Board Chair. Shelly is Executive Director of EWL. A past professional administrator for several organizations including a large community development district. Academically Shelly's received college training in psychology and special education as well as seminary training (Gordon-Conwell) in theology and missions.
Shelly now directs EWL full-time. Shelly has been traveling to Liberia since 2010 on various teaching and fact-finding trips connecting and building a network of local women leaders. Shelly’s love for Liberia and the women who struggle under challenging social and economic conditions led to the creation of Empower Women Leaders (EWL).
Kathy Plummer – Board Member. Kathy retired from a 32-year career as an IT Business Analyst. She is excited to have the opportunity to spend more time with family, including her newest grand baby, and for the ministry opportunities that the Lord places before her. Her passion for loving and helping others led her to join the EWL board and she is eager to see how the Lord uses her to serve and empower the women, men and children in Liberia.
Mallinda Asare – Board Member. A teacher by profession, Mallinda taught in elementary and middle school in Ghana. She holds a Degree in Education from Agogo Teachers Training College in Ghana, West Africa. After immigrating to the United States, Mallinda worked in various capacities in Fleet Bank, Bank of America and Citibank. Mallinda is a member of Eastside Community Church in Jacksonville Florida and serves in the prayer and worship team. She also volunteers her time with group of women that teaches the Bible and share life experiences with women at Trinity Rescue Mission.
Mallinda Asare is a wife and currently stay home mom who devotes her time to her three beautiful children. She became born again after college and got the opportunity to serve in her church as a prayer warrior, member of the choir and also served as an interpreter which helped shaped her love for prayer, worship and praising God.
Stephanie Cox – Board Member. Stephanie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in public service and private practice. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology and Counseling. Over the past 10 years she has worked with non-profit organizations to help those in need. She has traveled to Central America and Alaska on various mission trips. The Ebola crisis revealed the dire need to send aid to an already recovering nation. This led her to join the EWL board and support our programs serving the Women, Men and Children in Liberia and other West African countries as needed.
Tony Timbol – Operations and Board Member. Tony is an IT Management Consultant with years of experience in Information Technology and business. He started his career at NASA working on the first Space Shuttle program and moved on to work for several Hi-Tech firms. A trained biblical counselor and former elder/deacon Tony supports EWL operations and logistics needs as well as program planning support.
Allison Lusk - Board Member. Allison is a wife, mother, grandmother, and retired elementary school teacher. She loves to study God's Word and is committed to seeing the gospel go forth to all nations. She is a Bible Study Fellowship women's group leader and former BSF children's leader. Allison enjoys serving in her church, reading, a bit of gardening, and visiting her children and grandchildren.