Herb Daley, Esq
Counselor Jerome Verdier
Robert N. Matthews, CPA
Assistant General Secretary
Tarlo G. Akoi
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|We are graduates, former students, staff and affiliates of TNIMA and the health care community in Liberia and the USA. The
TNIMA Association in a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional healthcare organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey.
a) Standardized healthcare training programs.
b) Provide basic healthcare materials and equipment for the institution’s need.
c) Provide educational opportunities and information dissemination to our members.
d) Seek the welfare of our members.
Our members include Environmental Health Technicians, Laboratory Technicians, Lawyers, License Practical Nurses, Medical
Doctors, Midwives, Physician Assistants, Radiology (X-Ray) Technicians, Registered Nurses and Social Workers.
- Standardized healthcare training programs.
- Provide basic healthcare materials and equipment for the institution’s need.
- Provide educational opportunities and information dissemination to our members.
- Seek the welfare of our members.
- Coordinate with other organizations and institutions to provide services to our members and TNIMA
The association sprouted from the ideas of nearly every members living in the United States of America as a platform to reach
one another and reflect the glory of our beloved institution. The primary focus is to unify us everywhere in the spirit of reaching
back to our alma mater. Our membership now spans from the USA to Canada, Chad, Germany, Great Britain, Liberia, Norway
In August 2004, a group of TNIMA graduates; former students and staff spoke with each other about forming a body that will
bring all TNIMA affiliates together. The idea had seeded in the minds of a lot of people for many years but due to
circumstances, a unified body could not be brought into being. Some graduates had even formed themselves into units but
were mostly restricted to those they had acquaintance with e.g., graduated from the same school; attended during the same
time period; or resided close to each other.
Following a meeting of Mrs. Sarah Amara (former Director of the School of Physician Assistant and current member of the
Board of Directors of this Association) with Dorbor Kolubah Kabah, Rufus and Ruth Tartee and other graduates, Jallah Kennedy
was approached about forming a ‘TNIMA group’. Frank Martin, Tarlo Garmo, David Wilson, Moses Yoko, Mitchell Dorbor, Ellen
James, Lewis Weiah, Musu Amara Blama, Argbah Momolu, Garmai Korboi, Nathaniel Dawonde, Catherine Belleh and others
were consulted. Several suggestions were brought forward geared toward establishing a mean that would bring the idea into
being. Telephone mini-conferences were started via individual cells phones and long distance lines. Membership rose
between August 2004 and October 2004 from about 15 persons to 75. Names of graduates, former students and staffs were
shared and contacts made. We have tried to reach everyone for whom contact information are available. So far, only two
persons have declined to join the association. Nationwide (USA) teleconferences began on October 10,2004 and followed
mostly on the second Sunday of each month thereafter. By November 2004, membership had risen to around 150 including 6
persons from Canada, Sweden, Norway, UK and Germany. Some graduates from Europe and Liberia, including Mr. John
Dorbor (the current Registrar of TNIMA) served as participants during one or more of the conference calls. Current membership
listing is over 330. Please review the membership listing. There are many members for whom contact information are not
available. If you need information about any of the names or to give information about other graduates, please contact us by
clicking on the CONTACT US page.
Considering the diversity of members and the need to include everyone, the group was named the TNIMA Association. This
incorporates all graduates, former students and staffs. Associate and honorary membership was also created to include other
health workers as well as the spouses of members and those with vested interest in the Association and the healthcare
educational system in Liberia and beyond.
In order to create other means of mass communications, bulk email listings were created which currently contains 144 persons.
This was followed by the purchasing of this website. The website has become a proliferate means of communication and
interaction. Our official email address is email@example.com.
The costs associated with the formation, organization and travel has been exclusively voluntary.
It is our hope that we will work together to organized this association in order to have an impact on activities at our alma mater,
TNIMA. We will also be able to have a unified voice when dealing with the institution for documentations PARTICULARLY
TRANSCRIPTS AND VERIFICATIONS for such procedures as NURSING STATE BOARD REGISTRATION, COLLEGE
APPLICATIONS and EXCHANGES amongst others.
Please make it your utmost effort to reach other members so that we can continue to have massive participations since crucial
decisions are being made.
The pictures of Jallah Kennedy and David Wilson are shown below. We hope that others will provide their photo(s) in order to
create a photo gallery. If you are sending your photo, please include some basic information such as years of
attendance/graduation and your name at that time, some classmates, your school, and any other biographic information.
Please mail your information to:
539 Constitution Court
Galloway, NJ 08205
Your can also email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also in the process of collecting home addresses for the purposes of doing mass paper mailing and improving our
To easily send your address, click on the CONTACT US page and fill in your information or use other contact media.
New England (USA)
Amanda G. Clarke
Koo Yelegon Joseph
Ways and Means
Ethics and Code of Conduct
B. Pyne Bertsche
Membership and General
These are acting positions
pending Advice and Consent
of the NEC and Board of
We are glad to welcome Mrs.
Ruth E.(Brown) Beecher,
former Peace Corp Nurse,
Director of Nursing at JFK and
Instructor at TNIMA.
She is now retired with
residence in Florida. She can
be reached at this email:
Several of our members
including Boakai Ngaima
Miatta Gbanya, Jomah Kollie
and Dr. Moses Massaquoi
have/are serving as
expertraits in other African
WE ALL LIKE TO EXPRESS
SPECIAL APPRECIATION TO
ESTHER NEUFVILLE AND B.
PYNE BERTSHE FOR THEIR
EFFORTS WHILE IN
MONROVIA REGARDING THE
PLEASE SEE BELOW THE
SPEECH GIVEN AT THE
POSTINGS ON THE INTERNET
FROM LIBERIAN MEDIA.
Jallah Kennedy David Wilson
|The Tubman National Institute of Medical
Arts (TNIMA) Association Inc.
We are happy to welcome Moses Massaquoi,
PA, MD, MPH who is an expatriate in Malawi
with MSF-Belguim. Dr. Massaquoi has
continue to be a role model and inspiration to
many fellow TNIMA graduates and students
as well as other healthcare workers in
Liberia and abroad.
The Children Health International
Program(CHIP) in collaboration with the
TNIMA Association was launched in Maple
Grove, Minnesota on Saturday, February 24,
2007. CHIP's, Founder and acting president is
Mrs. Margaret Tolbert-Wallace. Fund raising
will provide support for the Children Surgery
International which will be visiting Liberia in
January 2008 to perform surgeries. We need
Jallah Kennedy visited Liberia to conduct
computer training for the TNIMA faculty and staff;
mobilizations with the Association members,
delivered a speech at the Graduation and assess
activities at the school. Report of the visit was
provided on 1/14/07 during our regular
Our appreciation to Martha Kenneh, the
former Acting Chairlady for the Midwest
Chapter for negotiating with her school mates
at the Indiana University who has donated
some books for TNIMA.
As many of you are aware, we provided a great and needy assistance to the students of TNIMA in 2006 with donation of 300
chairs. The chairs were extremely needed at the time for the functioning of the school. IMAGINE YOURSELF ENTERING A
CLASS WITH THE ZEAL TO LEARN TO CATER TO THE SICK, INFIRM and the general populace BUT MANY IMPEDIMENTS. We
assisted to make a difference at that time. We have also assisted the faculty with some training that could be utilized for
future learning activities when computers are available.
THE TASK ON HAND NOW is to assist with LEARNING USING UPDATED MATERIALS, LEARNING AIDS AND COMPUTERS TO
INCREASE THE LEARNING CAPACITY OF STUDENTS. The changing times in every country dictates adaptation and greater
levels of assimilation. Other institutions, even in Liberia are following the wind of change. TNIMA, as the rest of the public
sector institutions in Liberia have EXTREMELY LIMITED resource. WHAT THEY HAVE IN ABUNDANCE ARE THE WILL-
POWERS, THE PROFESSIONALISM AND THE FORTITUDE IN THIS GREAT PERIOD OF ‘ARIDITY’ AND ‘DISENCHANTMENT’. The
staffs of TNIMA and the entire JFK administration remains highly committed to the functioning of the school. It is time that
we HELP again. Believe it or not, the LITTLE YOU CAN AFFORD TO OFFER CAN MAKE BIG DIFFERENCES.
Please bring in your suggestions as to how we can carry on this noble task
The TNIMA Association in a 501(c)(3) non-profit
professional healthcare organization incorporated
in the State of New Jersey.
1. National Assembly monthly general
conference call is the second Sunday every
month at 8:00pm Eastern Time except when
the second Sunday falls on Mother's Day
2. The officers will have conference call
meeting the first Sunday of every month at
8:00pm Eastern Time
THE NEWLY RENOVATED AND DEDICATED TNIMA DORMITORY BY
USAID AND OTHER COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS
Seven delegates are visiting the US from Liberia to present research
topics. The first session was held in Indianapolis, IN from October
25-27, 2013. The next session will be in Philadelphia, PA from
November 15-16, 2013.
Officers elected on February 22, 2013 for the Liberia Chapter
1. Mr. Thomas J. Momo Chairman
2. Ms. Rebecca Scotland Vice chairperson
3. Mr. Augustine Chiewolo General Secretary
4. Mrs. Sarah G. B. Kollie Financial secretary
5. Mr. Chea Jerboh Treasurer
6. Mr. Emmanuel Sharpe Chaplin
The convention in Liberia was attended by the following delegates from
the US: Rufus Tartee, Lasana Kamara, Frank Martin, Elen James, and
Our appreciation to Mr. Abraham Kollison and the Midwest Chapter for hosting the
leadership conference. Appreciation also to the delegates including Mr. Moses
Yoko and Mitchell Dorbor representing the Minnesota Chapter.
Our appreciation to the delegates from Liberia (Jomah Kollie, Mawah Verdier,
Augustine Chielowo, and Rachel Hney) for their visit and tours. Their effort to reach
as many members was quite valuable. They returned home on 9/13/11.
Jaczon Falla Nyuma, a 1999 graduate from the School of Physician Assistants will be
conducting a mobilization of members and other Liberians in the Alberta area in Canada to
support health programs in Liberia. Mr. Nyuma can be reached at 1-780-655-4634.
LIBERIA: Putting Maternal & Child Health on the Right Tract
Written by Francis W. Nyepon
Two shipments of books and educational materials including two
multifunction copiers valued at over $7500.00 were recently presented
to TNIMA in Liberia for use by the faculty and students. The items
delivered by the TNIIMA Association vice president, Jenkins Beyan,
through the Liberia Chapter with presentation by Mawah Verdier, the
COMING SOON IS THE WEB PAGE DEDICATED TO STUDENTS AT TNIMA