Liberian Assistance Program, Inc.

Building schools and hope for Liberians

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Liberian Assistance Program, Inc.
4001 Hiawatha Drive
Madison, WI  53711
Phone: (608) 233-0775
[email protected]

Liberian Association of Wisconsin Honors LAP
LAP was honored recently by the Liberian Association of Wisconsin (LAW) at their annual meeting in Madison. Judy Reed and Jane Scharer represented LAP in accepting LAW’s Humanitarian Service Award. The event also recognized other groups located in Wisconsin that serve Liberians in the US or Liberia.
Board of Directors

Judy Reed
Madison, WI  
Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, 1964-66
[email protected]

Vice Chair   
Jane Scharer
Madison, WI 
[email protected]

Carol Cohen, Ph.D
Madison, WI

Carla Reynolds
Madison, WI 

Board Committee Members

Lynn Green, Scholarship Committee Member​

Linda Grimmer, Education Consultant

Laura Holt, Reading Materials Coordinator and Events Planner

Sue Milch, Assistant Treasurer

Mike Read, At-large Member

Nicole Tupesis, Events Planner

Marlene Walker, Website and Database Manager

Advisory Council

Rich Fahey
Founder, Liberian Energy Network
Helena, MT
Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia,

Suzanne Fahey
Helena, MT
Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, 1966-68

Jim Gray, PhD
Advisor, National Commission for Higher Education
Gbarnga, Liberia
Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, 1972-76

Lyn Gray
International Consultant and Country Director, Liberia Reads!
Gbarnga, Liberia
Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, 1972-76

Jessie Kekula
Principal, Barack Obama International Foundation School
Cow Field, Liberia

Justine Michas
Walnut Creek, CA
Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, 1964-66

Richard  A. Nisbett, PhD, MSPH
Fairhope, AL
Former Faculty Member, Tubman University
in Harper, Liberia

John Sumo
Gbarnga, Liberia
Former Staff, UNICEF
Monrovia, Liberia

Janis P. Tupesis, MD 
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of WI-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
​Madison, WI

Emmanuel Urey
University of WI-Madison Graduate
Liberian Citizen

Edith Yarl, Nurse
Madison, WI
Former Liberian Citizen

Richard Yarl
Past President, Liberian Association
of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
LAP founders Judy Reed and Jane Scharer work on a current project.
LAP members speak to civic groups, community organizations, churches and schools to share information about Liberia and the work we do there. Here Judy Reed and Carol Cohen address a Rotary Club.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Gregg Mitman (left) and Emmanuel Urey, a UW-Madison graduate student from Liberia, show a film they made about the Ebola Crisis in Liberia to a gathering of LAP supporters in Madison in the fall of 2015. The Film, ​​​​​ In the Shadow of Ebola , was an online PBS documentary and can be seen here.