James D Tarnue Jr

  • 2016 Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellow

  • Staff Accountant, eHealth Systems Africa

  • Liberia

Currently studying to earn his MBA in Accounting at the University of Liberia, James D Tarnue Jr has worked in the financial sector of Liberia for a combined period of seven years. He is the staff accountant for an international humanitarian NGO called eHealth Systems Africa, working diligently in the management and disbursement of millions worth of donor funds to Liberia’s health sector.  James is also a social volunteer, with great leadership, writing and persuasive skills. In 2013, he co-founded the Liberian Organized for Reunification and Development (LORAD), which unifies the community through dialogue and developmental activities. Recently, he initiated a volunteer movement called iCare, providing training to the youth, encouraging industrialization and job creation through entrepreneurship, and thereby discouraging, hostility, crime and violence. After the Mandela Washington Fellowship, James plans to continue serving his country through the work he does at eHealth and to continue engaging his community through his voluntary acts.