E. Timotheus Kamaboakai- National General Secretary/CEO
E. Timotheus Kamaboakai is the current National General Secretary/CEO of the Liberia YMCA. Appointed in April 2017, the New YMCA CEO has served the institution as a staff in several capacities for the past 13 years and most recently served as Development Secretary since 2012.
Prior to becoming National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA in May 2017, Mr. Kamaboakai held the following positions: Development Secretary or Deputy CEO, YMCA of Liberia from January 2012—April 2017 where he provided oversight and technical support to YMCA branches in Liberia - facilitating the strategic planning process, organizational development and fundraising activities for YMCA programs in these branches.
From July 2009 - July 2010 he served as International Trainer and Facilitator a long-term Training of Trainers Program for Youth Leaders in Africa and Europe implemented by the North-South Center of the Council of Europe.
From February 2009—March 2013, Timotheus Kamaboakai was Project Manager of the European Commission funded YMCA Project titled: Supporting Youth Livelihoods and Governance in Liberia and Sierra Leone- a project implemented by Liberia and Sierra Leone YMCAs where he Provided vision and direction and facilitated the implementation of project activities in 5 counties in Liberia.
He also became a Young Professional from January —December 2008 at the World Alliance of YMCAs in Geneva, Switzerland where he provided a youth perspective to the work of the YMCA global body, serving as representative of the World Alliance to the meetings of international youth bodies and the United Nations agencies. He also provided support to senior staﬀ in the areas of program and advocacy, communications and movement strengthening or organizational development.
From January 2006 - December 2007 he was Program Manager of the Liberia YMCA with responsibilities for Peace Building and Civic Education in the YMCA. He also provided overall program management and leadership for the YMCA peace program in 8 branches, developing grant proposals and fundraising plans for implementation of the programs etc.
He also served the Liberia YMCA as its first Information Oﬃcer from January 2004—December 2007, managing the information dissemination programs of the YMCA. This included the supervision of 5 community radio stations, development and printing of monthly information newsletters, managing the organization’s website among others.
Mr. Kamaboakai in 2016 obtained a Masters in Public Aﬀairs (MPA) in Non-proﬁt Management & Strategic Planning from the University of Minnesota, USA, he also holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology & Social Work from the United Methodist University, Liberia where he obtained a degree in 2007 and a High School Diploma & WAEC certiﬁcate from the Len Millar High School, Liberia in 1998.
Mr. Kamaboakai holds a wealth of experience in training and conferences some of which are Get Motivated Seminar in Minnesota, USA 2016, Tools for Recovery Fundraising Campaign, Y-Care International, United Kingdom in 2015, Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Planning, Y-Care International Kenya in 2014, YMCA International Conference, YMCA of the USA, California USA in 2011, Peace Building and Conﬂict Mitigation Training Seminar, Comic Relief-UK, South Africa in 2012 , African Youth Consultations on the African Youth Charter, Council of Europe, Ethiopia in 2011, International Youth Forum & 17th World Council of YMCAs, Hong Kong in 2010, University of Youth Training Program in Global Youth Work, Spain 2009, Living Leers Delegation to Uganda, World Council of Churches, 2008, 17th International AIDS Conference, Mexico 2008 among others. He holds one philosophy, that “In the midst of every diﬃculty, lies an opportunity.” A quote attributed to -Albert Einsten.
A. Marcus Freeman, is not new to the inner workings of the Liberia YMCA. Hejoined the YMCA in 1994 as a member of theHi - Y in his institution, the B.W. Harris High School. Additionally, Mr. Freeman through his hard work and innovation with the Hi Y Club rose to become President of the B.W. Harris Episcopal High School Hi-Y Club.
Following graduation, he began his active service with the Monrovia YMCA as a volunteer and later became the first President of the Monrovia YMCA Youth Council,a position, which also propelled him to later become the first President of the National Youth Council of the YMCA of Liberia.
Mr. Freeman has served in several capacities in the YMCA circle both in and out of Liberia , some of which are: Member of the National Board YMCA of Liberia, member Monrovia YMCA Board, Secretary Africa Alliance of YMCAs Youth & Gender Committee, Youth Director Monrovia YMCA, Executive Director Monrovia YMCA, Youth Development Coordinator USAID/Advancing Youth Project and Project Manager Securing Healthy Lives & Sustainable Livelihoods project.
Outside of the YMCA circle he has a wealth of experience in professional policing and administration, as Instructor at the International Police Training Academy in Liberia.The Liberia YMCA Acting Operations Manager also served as Special Assistant to Acting Commissioner of the Crime Services Division and Special Assistant to the Deputy Inspector General of Police for Administration, Liberia National Police and rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Liberia National Police.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and minor in Management. Mr. Freeman has participated in several international and national training with the YMCA of Liberia and the Liberia National Police.