Executive Board & Staff
Founder - Gloria Opare
Miss Ghana USA was founded by Gloria Abena Ofosuah Opare in 2009. Born in Accra, and from the Eastern Region of Ghana, Kwahu District. She spent most of her childhood in Ghana, moving to United States when she was 11 years old. Since then, she has split time living in each country and is uniquely ingrained in both cultures.
This time spent with critically-ill patients made her realize her true calling and rekindled her desire for a medical career. Now permanently settled in Austin, Texas, Miss Opare is currently completing her degree to become a licensed surgical technologist.
Director/USA - Ellen Osei
As the current USA director of Miss Ghana USA, Ellen is dedicated to fostering a spirit of pride,
leadership, and womanhood in young Ghanaian women through active participation in all pageant activities.
As a previous beauty queen and titleholder of various pageants, Ellen brings a unique perspective of
experience to the team that is at the best interest of both the contestants as well as the organization.
In 2005, Ellen held he title of Miss Blue and White of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Inc. In 2006 Ellen competed as a state finalist in the Miss New Jersey USA pageant.
With a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and candidate for a Doctoral degree in Movement Science
and Education with Specialty in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University,
Ellen continues to actively fulfill this platform. In 2011, Ellen co-founded Raising HOPE,
a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting children of all walks of life.
Miss Ghana USA has partnered with this organization, providing opportunities for
every MGUSA queen to work and be inspired to create their own projects giving back to the Ghanaian community in Ghana.
Director/ Ghana - Kwesi Nkrumah Tenkorang
Kwesi Nkrumah Tenkorang joins the Miss Ghana USA management Team as the Director in charge of
marketing and operations in Ghana. With over 8years of experience in events management and
Marketing he currently offers Miss Ghana USA great service in the managing of projects, event
coordination and in the marketing of the pageant.
He is also the Chief operations Officer of Tinx
Entertainment Consult, an event management company he established in 2008 through creativity and
Kwesi Nkrumah Tenkorang attended Mfanstipim Senior High school in Ghana and currently a final year Bachelor of Business Administration student majoring in marketing at Pan African Christian University College.
Talent Manager - Lucia Lomo
Lucia Naa-Adjekai Lomo is a Ghanaian by birth, and a 25 year old fashion designer who is now pursuing a nursing degree. However, she has been a runway model since she was 19 years old; she modeled for fashion designers such as, Karim Isaka, Kofi Ansah, Afri-Ken Novelty and other top designers in Ghana. She enjoys playing basketball, modeling and living a good life. She is the last of three siblings and enjoys spending time with her family; it is something she cherishes deeply. She attended school at S.D.A, Martin Luther King International junior high school, and Labone senior high school which was the only high school in her residential area.
Pageant Coordinator - Ashley Anderson
Ashley Anderson joined the Miss Ghana Pageant in January 2013 as the pageant event coordinator. With a background in hospitality, Ashley has always been one to pay attention to detail. In 2008, Ashley graduated from Montclair State University where she received her first business degree with a concentration in hospitality and leisure. She immediately continued her studies, and two years later graduated from University of Houston with a masters degree in Hospitality Management. Currently, Ashley works at a premier Jersey City, NJ venue as an Event Manager. Her charisma and strong attention to detail attitude adds great character to the Miss Ghana Team
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