BOARD | board
Osa Obaseki, Co-Chair
Osa brings over twelve years of community involvement in nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, including Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, and COR Health Institute. He is a hip hop lyricist, music producer, and professional web designer at Systems Integration and Development, as well as one of the founding leaders of The Sanctuaries.
“I believe in The Sanctuaries because I have seen so many lives changed over the years and there few things more important to me than art and soul!”
Laura Gibson, Co-Chair
Laura is a Research Director at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work aims to improve the health of large numbers of people by improving public health interventions. She graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University.
“I am proud to be a part of the Sanctuaries because the arts nourish the soul, and all of our souls could use a little food. Also, there is such beauty in connecting with one another across the borders of our experiences.”
Gabrielle has an 18 year career in higher education administration and currently oversees graduate enrollment management at George Washington University. She holds an advanced degree from Howard University in Communication and an Ed.D from George Washington University. She is also a lifelong choral singer.
Marielle is CEO and Head of Strategy at the Tanza Group, where she works with non-profits and small businesses to increase revenue and build new lines of business. She has also worked at Young Invincibles (YI), a progressive millennial advocacy organization that works on improving young adult access to healthcare, gainful employment, and higher education, as well as the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). She holds a BA from the University of Utah and an MA from Harvard University.
Souhail Salty, Treasurer
Souhail is an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and former Program Manager at McKinsey & Company. He holds a BS in Finance and Management from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
“I love the Sanctuaries because it gives me hope. It acts as an inspiring example of what humanity, at its best, can look like — when we embrace our collective humanity through education, arts, spirituality, and social activism.”