Our Board

African Service's staff and board members reflect the communities we serve, representing more than a twenty countries and speaking over twenty-five languages.

We possess diverse backgrounds and expertise in medicine and nursing, epidemiology and biostatistics, social work, law, education, policy advocacy and community organizing, program development and evaluation, development and communications. Together, they work to meet the changing needs of the African community and have remain a trusted partner to immigrant communities in the New York City and an ally to people living with HIV around the world.

H.R.H. Ras Mengesha Seyoum, Honorary Chair
Dr. Ephraim Isaac, Honorary Vice Chair

Board of Directors

  • Uzoamaka N. Okoye, Chair
  • Nadya Salcedo, Secretary
  • Jane Cohan
  • Denise Bennett
  • Wallace D'Souza, Treasurer
  • Geoffrey Eaton
  • Linda Genereux
  • Mary Moran
  • Gerald Pambo-Awich 
  • Puneet Rao

Jobs & Internships

African Services employs individuals with a range of skills, language abilities and professional backgrounds to provide culturally-appropriate outreach and meet the needs of diverse African immigrants in New York City. We place a particular emphasis on building an inclusive and collaborative work environment.

Position Openings:

Staff Attorney - Click here to view the job description. 

Senior Attorney - Click here to view the job description. 


Volunteers and Interns:

Legal Internship & Volunteer Opportunities. Click here to view the description. 

TESOL/Literacy Volunteer (small stipend provided) - Please click here to view the job description. 

Please submit a resume and brief note identifying your specific skills and where you feel you can contribute to our programs to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include the time you are able to commit and availability.

Volunteer opportunities are also available for individuals and groups interested in supporting the organization's current work. Interested in volunteering at ASC? Please click here.

To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at African Services are based on merit, qualifications and skills. African Services does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Partners

Our work reaching out to new immigrants and connecting them with essential resources, is made possible through partnerships with diverse groups and institutions in New York City and around the world.