HOPin ACADEMY, a Prime Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Support Organization based in Tamale, the Northern Regional Capital has appointed Dr Cynthia Delores Rembert James as its Senior Global Market and Opportunity Advisor.
With her rich experience in leadership, youth development and academia, she is expected to connect the organisation to global market opportunities which will help achieve its mission and vision as well as its growth.
Academic Institutions attended by Dr. James include: Carnegie-Mellon University, Wesleyan University (Connecticut), Rutgers University, Pacific School of Religion, United Theological
Seminary and partial studies at John F. Kennedy Law School.
She previously served in the area of
leadership development and training for an Indiana based network which included over 2,000 congregations nationally and internationally, and as Vice President for the Alameda County Training and Employment Board which offered adult and youth-oriented training programs to a region of 14 cities in Northern California.
Dr. James authored one of the earliest strategic plan documents outlining best practices for employing disabled persons throughout portions of the Northern California Region.
She has also maintained an active speaking schedule and served as a guest speaker in Finland, Estonia, Canada, Turkey, numerous locations in the Caribbean and Virgin Islands, South Africa and throughout the United States.
She served for 7 years as a consultant and Vice President to a California based non-profit sending workers to 96 countries and since 2012 has
the activity focused her work toward impacting the overall well-being of individuals on behalf of building stronger families and communities.
She has held several full-time and adjunct faculty positions, at Rutgers University, The University of Pittsburgh, California State University, and two Community Colleges.
Dr. James has been the recipient of numerous awards which include Woman of the Year, (in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania), a National Science Fellowship Award, Danforth Scholar finalist, Educational Testing Service Intern, Earl Lecturer, and the coveted United States President Volunteer Action Award.
She has further had her work recognized by the Family Research Council, Boston University, The University of Maryland, The California State Legislature, Volunteers of America, former members of the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade, 91st Division for Training Support as a civilian.
She is married to Mr. Alvin James, a former California government official, and economic and real estate development consultant since their college days. They have three adult children.
Established in 2013 as a Prime Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Support Organization, HOPin Academy has partnered over 20 renowned corporate institutions to undertake youth development initiatives. It has nurtured over 40 startups and carried out over 100 community events all geared towards youth development.
The appointment of Dr James is therefore seen as a feat as she joins the team with board a wealth of knowledge and experiences gathered over the years.