FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA (March. 23, 2020)— African Diaspora Nation President Kwabena Boateng today announced the appointment of Dr. Afua Arhin as ADN's Global Advisory Board Chair for Health and Safety. The appointment takes immediate effect.
In this new role, Dr. Afua Arhin will oversee the ADN Health and Safety area of practice. Dr. Arhin's role is expected to embody a guiding light, an external bridge, a convening force and voice for the health and safety of ADN's internal and external stakeholders.
Boateng notes that “Dr. Afua Arhin is the current Dean of the College of Health, Science and Technology at Fayetteville State University. She has 25 years-experience in nursing education and extensive expertise in educational program improvement and enhancement, as well as program growth. Dr. Arhin also has over 15 years’ experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative programs. She is currently the Primary investigator of a $1.45 million HRSA grant that supports a project that recruits and prepares veterans for the primary healthcare workforce. She has recently been awarded a $1.5 million HRSA grant that supported the establishment of a comprehensive Inter-professional Behavioral and Collaborative Practice Institute that focuses on the biopsychosocial health of military personnel, veterans and their families".
Dr. Arhin has also initiated and directed a SAMHSA funded project whose primary goal was designing a social media- based student peer educator led Health Education Program directed at the prevention of substance abuse, HIV and hepatitis. Dr. Arhin also has previous experience in establishing a successful mobile health clinic funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation that focused on breast health to individuals living in rural Louisiana as well as establishing a state of the art simulation laboratory through funding by the US Department of Education Title III grant.
Dr. Arhin is passionate about educational outcomes of students of color and as a result has targeted her career to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She has served as a faculty member and administrator at HBCUs including Fayetteville State University, Grambling State University and Florida A&M University. These academic, administration, and clinical experiences as well as the ability to secure grant funding and resource utilization makes Dr. Arhin a perfect fit for the ADN Global Advisory Board role. Dr. Arhin has a PhD from the University of Florida, an MS from University of Wisconsin in Madison and a BS from University of Ghana.
"Thank you for the awesome opportunity; i look forward to working with you all to accomplish the very important goals that ADN has set for itself", says Dr. Arhin.
“I have great respect and admiration for Dr. Arhin's work”, says Boateng. Her appointment is rather timely as the world grapples with the Coronavirus pandemic. I am excited to now have her expertise and perspective on our team at ADN as we navigate this global health pandemic. Her winning mindset and record of transformative leadership are critical enablers for the impact we are resolved to make in the human capital development space".
African Diaspora Nation is an Atlanta based culturally responsible Pan Human Sustainable Development organization that has a priority focus on catalyzing human capital development in Africa and it's diaspora, and as such sees Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCUs), technology companies, NGOs and governments as priority partners of choice in delivering upon it's mandate.