Meet the people that work every day to bring this initiative to life.
Dana Mosora is a chemical engineer by education with expertise in plastic packaging and waste management of plastic waste. Her career brought her to both developed and developing parts of the world for work ranging from manufacturing to research and development, to international marketing, as well as business development. Dana started her career focusing on business to consumer with Colgate Palmolive and Sara Lee. Then focused on business to business with Dow Chemical.
As an experienced marketing, sustainability and advocacy leader in large international corporations Dana now focuses on her consulting company in the circular economy of plastics, as well as The ASASE Foundation in Ghana. She truly believes that life is all about working well with people and being passionate about sharing what you know and have!
“I am committed to working with underdeveloped communities in Africa to help women waste pickers become entrepreneurs in cashing in the value of the plastic waste before it gets to our oceans!” – Dana
Hilda Addah was born and raised in Takoradi, a coastal town in the Southwestern region of Ghana. She has a degree in social and community work and in history and adult education. Hilda has over 14 years of experience in social and community development, sports administration, education, as well as sanitation and hygiene.
Hilda was first introduced to the concept of plastic waste recycling by the chairman of Asase Foundation, John Tsaras. The ASASE concept resonated with her because of her social and community development work background as well as her sanitation and hygiene behavior change programme that she promote among children in local schools.
Hilda is dedicated to helping build a viable and sustainable community base project operated by women.
“Asase is a call to action and as a citizen, my inclusion is my answer to act now.” – Hilda
Patricia Agyare, the Project Officer of Asase foundation, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Her passion for the environment increased after studying environmental economics as an elective in her final year. She became very much interested in ensuring environmental sustainability after learning about recycling and all the products that could be made of plastic waste.
Patricia joined Asase in June 2018 after learning about the core objectives of the foundation. She fell in love with the fact that Asase seeks to cash in on the trash in the environment while empowering women to change the lives of their children. All these key elements were in line with what she values most in society; the environment, women and children.
“I pledge to put in all my efforts for the goals of Asase to be achieved.” – Patricia
John Tsaras holds an M.S. in Data Science(Predictive Analytics) from Northwestern University, and a B.S. in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Northern Illinois University. With a passion for technology and mind for business, John is also currently working towards a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Living in the U.S. and working in Corporate America has provided John with multiple opportunities.
Karen Carter, a Dow colleague and friend introduced the idea of plastic recycling and the potential in making a difference in the lives of individuals and also protecting the environment. His interest was immediate and he saw this as an opportunity to improve the lives of women & children in Ghana, a place he will always call home.
As Chairman of Asase Foundation, John hopes that the foundation is able to drive a culture of recycling in Ghana and other regions, whilst providing an economic benefit to women.
“There is a misconception that the waste problem is the fault of the producers. Recycling is great in a lot of ways but our ultimate goal is to get people to not litter in the first place.” – John