"Changing Lives with Every Touch"

Meet Our Board

Annie Wright, M.S.W.


Annie Wright is a co-founder of Change Agent Network Africa, a Non-Profit Charitable Organization helping to change the world one country at a time. With over 15 years of specialized expertise in senior citizen population, children & family services, Mrs. Wright is well versed in housing and educational social services programs. Wright holds a Master’s in Social Work from Howard University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Strayer University. 

 As a graduate of Howard University School of Social Work, “we promote social justice, social change, with focus on individual’s well-being, families, groups, organizations and communities with regards to poverty, oppression, and other forms of social injustice.” Therefore, with deep humility and kindness of heart, Annie Wright exists to encourage everyone to join the mission of CAN Africa, to be a model of hope and agent of change. 

Comfort Tina Addo, M.S.W. 


Comfort Tina Johnson- Addo, co-founder of CANAfrica, is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience within the industry of social services and human services.  Comfort Tina is efficient in the delivery of professional client services and assisting management within human services organizations.  Mrs. Johnson-Addo specializes in expertise of strategies and techniques involving intervention and management practices for intervention.   She is skilled in planning, organizing, leading, assessing and evaluating client needs.  Proven success in the integration of combining academic instruction of human services including counseling, social work and psychology, with applied career skills in human services. Mrs. Johnson-Addo is recognized by the Division of the Northern Virginia Training Center for outstanding delivery of effective and efficient services with regards to the safety and well-being of residents and contributions to the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services. 

Walter Faggett L., II, MD

President and Founder of Doctors On Call, LLC

A board Member of Change Agent Network Africa, Inc. (Canafrica); Co-Chair for the Ward 8 Health Council; Chair for Leadership Council for Healthy Communities (LCHC) – Health Initiative Technology Committee (HIT); Member of the Board of Trustees on Health Policy; Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Howard University School of Medicine; Consultant of US Department of Agriculture; Medical Director, Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services; Former Speaker of the House of Delegates; Affiliate of National Medical Association

Dr. Faggett is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Past President of the D.C. Medico-Chirurgical Society; Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine, and Certified in Buprenorphine Addiction Medicine. Served as Chief Medical Office and second-in-command of the District of Columbia, Department of Health. He currently on staff at the Hillcrest Family Center, in the Shaw area.

Jallah Kennedy, PhD  

Executive Board Member

An Epidemiologist and Registered Nurse with over 24 years of clinical,

research, and teaching experiences in Liberia and the United States of America. He was born in

Voinjama, Lofa County, Liberia. Dr. Kennedy’s educational background include professional nursing from Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) in Liberia (1992); biology, chemistry, and pre-medical from the University of Liberia and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (2001); epidemiology from University of Medicine and Dentistry (MPH-2006) and epidemiology from Walden University (2014- PhD) with concentration on maternal child health research; computer specialist; tobacco cessation specialist; and chronic disease (CDSMP) and diabetes self-management (DSMP) peer leader certifications. Dr. Kennedy has functioned in several nursing, teaching, research, consulting, community outreach, and leadership positions with many institutions including the Ministry of Health of Liberia, JFK Medical Center, Phebe Hospital, Cuttington University College, Liberia Family Planning Association, TNIMA, Liberian Family Planning Association, TNIMA Association (global), UMDNJ (Rutgers University), Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, Abs-econ Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Roads To Health. His program and research interest include maternal and child health; reproductive health, health policy and planning; evaluation; community based participatory; infectious diseases; health information system; rural, hard to reach, and other vulnerable population health; and service utilization.

Gladys Fontem


Ms. Fontem, is the owner and C.E.O. of ABEA International Grocery Store, in Maryland. She is currently a home care coordinator with T&N Reliable Nursing Care in Washington D.C.

Ms. Fontem has been involved in the health care industry for over 15 years, working with the elderly, and physically and mentally challenged population. Ms. Fontem holds a Bachelor's degree in social work from the University of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C.

Ms. Fontem is originally from Cameroon, West Africa. She is married, and mother of four beautiful children. Her daughter Emeatabong is currently, the assisting event planner for Change Agent Network Inc, Maryland Office. She is a proud ,and active member in her church, and enjoys volunteering in her community. Ms. Fontem, striving to continue her philanthropic efforts in making the difference in the lives of the underprivileged.

Patience Ekpo
Advocacy and Planning Committee
Patience Ekpo is an American Citizen who has studied in Paris France where she acquired a bachelor's degree in Educational Science.  She is happily married with two beautiful children.  Mrs. Ekpo is involved in serving elderly citizens, orphanages and those in need in the community monthly under the umbrella of the Area Capital Food Bank in the District of Columbia. In the humanitarian interest and zeal to outreach to those in need, she also serves as the secretary for the upcoming humanitarian association "Prudence Humanitarian Association".

Fran Clarke, LCSW 

Executive board Member

Fran Clarke practices psychotherapy for adults and psycho-spiritual orientation. Clarke is a developer and facilitator of The Heroine's Journey: A Woman's Search for Truth Conscious Evolution Coach-online global outreach Circles of the Self Trainer for therapists and other personal growth professionals. She is the founder of Yassah's Sisters, humanitarian project in Africa.

Jestina Tupu Goodridge. 
International Secretary
Jestina Tupu Goodridge is a proud Liberian from Montserrado County currently studying mass communications at the University of Liberia. Ms. Goodridge serves as a volunteer with Change Agent Network's East Coast Office.
Gwendolyn J. Cobb
Executive Assistant