Samson S. Tarpeh, Executive Director
B. A. Music, B.A. Public Admin., M.S. Community Development
Samson is an accomplished pianist, choir director, music educator, and nonprofit professional. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching, performing, conducting, planning, and coordinating music programs and activities. He works with ANAM’s board of directors, volunteers, and interns in coordinating the management and fundraising of ANAM. He believes that music is key to the development of vibrant and heartier communities. Through music and other art-related programs, he wants to redeem and nurture young children and youth in Liberia for Christ.
He is currently Music Director and Organist at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross in Decatur, Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, Accompanist of The Tucker Community Chorus, in Tucker, Georgia, and accompanist of the University of Liberia Alumni Chorus USA.
He is formerly the Minister of Music of Providence Baptist Church, and Pianist/Choir Director of First United Methodist Church, both in Monrovia. He received a Master of Science degree in Community and Leadership Development in 2017, from the University of Kentucky, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Piano Performance, from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky, in May 2014, a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Liberia, in 2009, and a Certificate in Music Education from the Centre for Piano and Voice Perfection Academy of Music in Accra, Ghana, in 2006. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Atlanta Chapter, Music Teachers’ National Association, National Association for Music Educators, The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada, Calvin Symposium on Worship, Continuing the Conversation of the Arts in Education Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Choir Directors and Organists Guild Workshop of the Hampton Ministers Conference in Hampton, VA.
Elizabeth-Wede Fahnbulleh, Consultant
B.A. Social Psychology, M.A. Sustainable Development
Ms. Fahnbulleh is a seasoned international educator, program manager and lover of the arts. She has been a faithful member of the ANAM’s Ensemble. As ANAM’s Consultant, she occasionally assists with program planning, capacity building training and workshops. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology from Trinity University in Washington D. C, and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development from the School of International training (SIT) Graduate Institute, Washington D.C, United States. She is currently a PhD candidate in Business Psychology-Corporate Consulting at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and CEO/ Founder of FOHR Liberia.org, a social enterprise development hub and global campaign.