Board of Directors

Mr. O. Paul Taiwo

Executive Director, Africa Needs U

Mr. O. Paul Taiwo

Executive Director, Africa Needs U

Mr. Taiwo is an Administrator and trained Journalist with an MS in International Development Studies from Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT and a pre PhD in Political Economy from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Over the years he has worked as an administrator both for profit and non-profit businesses. He is a trained Information Technologist and has worked as a Database Administrator for over 10 years. He currently is executive director for Africa Needs U which has a goal to revitalize and empower the continent of Africa.

Mr. Jerry Walter Jr.

Network Administrator, Woodstream Church

Owner/Founder of Soul Freedom Music

Mr. Walter is a Network Administrator by profession for Woodstream Church in Mitchellville, MD. As a music producer he is also Owner and CEO of Soul Freedom Music, a record label based in Baltimore, Maryland. He has volunteered in youth ministry since 1998 and his organization has supported churches in Maryland during outreach events, concerts and youth events.

Mrs. Tracy V. Price

TNMC Outreach Coordinator (RAP Outreach)

Mrs. Price is our first woman board member and brings a wealth of energy, knowledge and passion to our projects nationally and internationally. She currently leads the charge of feeding our community friends through the RAP Outreach and has impacted many lives throughout the Washington, DC. area and Baltimore, MD. She is an active and faithful member of New Song Bible Fellowship Church in Lanham, MD and supports The Philemon Ministry; an effort that counsels those who are incarcerated.

Mr. Lewis A. McIlwain III

Founder & President, Thirst No More Corporation

Billing Supervisor, CohnReznick, LP

Mr. McIlwain currently works in internal accounting for CohnReznick, LP in Baltimore, Maryland. He also founded Thirst No More Corporation along with Paul A. Davis and functions mainly in the areas of international and community development as well as fundraising and promotions.

Mr. Shawn P. Hay

Director of Marketing & Public Relations,

Thirst No More Corporation

Mr. Hay has traveled the world and has over 20 years experience in promoting events. He is also an avid participant in community

service activities locally. Mr. Hay assists Thirst No More Corporation with developing marketing campaign strategies. He also manages the Public Relations Department by coordinating press, interview, and media inquiries.