Dr. Peter Carlos Okantey, Founder
Peter holds a Doctorate Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Strategic Leadership from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership, Virginia, USA. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration both from Warner Pacific College. He also holds a teaching certificate from the Presbyterian College of Education in Ghana, West Africa and a Public Administration Diploma from the University of Ghana Business School. In 2009, Peter received the Young Alumni of the Year Award from Warner Pacific College. Peter serves as a full-time lecturer at the William Ofori-Atta Institute of Integrity at Central University College. He is the founder of Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation. Peter has over seventeen years of professional work experience including founding and managing a consulting business and non-profit organization and working within the private and non-profit sector in leadership positions in Ghana and the United States. He taught at university level in the United States for several years. Peter is the founder of Palm Institute of Strategic Leadership.
Mrs. Beth Okantey, President
Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. Her graduate degree focused on therapeutic interventions, child welfare and mental health. Upon completion, she was awarded the Graduate Dean’s Scholastic Achievement Award.
She has been working in the area of social work for about 18 years. She has worked with homeless adults assisting in an employment and work readiness program and with chronically mentally ill adults assisting them to live semi-independently. She spent 6.5 years working in the area of child welfare including implementing a parent mentoring program and drug court program, as well as, spending 1.5 years in London, England working as a child welfare social worker and foster parent supervisor. Beth spent the last 3 years working in public health providing counseling for low income pregnant women and helping to implement a grassroots community development project to decrease chronic disease in the Vancouver, WA area.
Her passion lies in living and working in developing countries. She enjoys learning about and immersing herself into new cultures. This interest began when she spent time in Jamaica during her undergraduate studies and upon completion. She studied Caribbean history, literature and sociology at a Jamaican university and volunteered at a local YCWA. This experience led Beth to become a US Peace Corps Volunteer. She spent 2.5 years living in a rural village in Malawi, Southern Africa. Tulonkhondo had neither electricity nor running water. Here, Beth provided health education that focused on disease prevention. In addition, she began an income generating activity and health education resource room. She fully absorbed herself into the Malawian culture and local language. A few years later, she was given the opportunity to spend a year in Ghana, West Africa as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer helping to implement an HIV/AIDS education program in a local teacher training college.
In 2006, she assisted and supported her husband to begin a non-profit organization, (NAPE Foundation) that helps to provide higher educational opportunities to individuals in Ghana through scholarships and with the goal of beginning a four-year liberal arts university in Ghana. She is actively involved; serving on the board, developing and editing web and fundraising material as well as planning annual fundraising events.
Beth began teaching at the college level in 2010. She has taught sociology classes through Walla Walla University, on-line social work classes through Portland State University and on-line sociology classes through Ashford University. She enjoys sharing her experiences and learning from students. Beth oversees the the incorporation and teaching of critical thinking at the Palm Institute. She is responsible for international programs (BSW/MSW and Business Internship Programs at the Institute.
Mr. Michael L. Tetteh, Director, Academic Affairs & Quality Assurance
Michael holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and an MPhil. in Finance from the University of Ghana. Michael has been a Researcher as well as a Tutor in his field for over three (3) years. He worked with StarLife Assurance Company Limited as a Data Investigation and Correction Officer before joining The Okantey Group Inc. Michael’s key research interests rest in risk management and international finance. He has a number of published research papers to his credit in reputable peer reviewed journals. Michael serves as a Lecturer at the Zenith University College, Ghana where he lectures in courses such as: Financial Risk Management, Financial Management and Investment Management.
Mr. Reginald Mills-Owoo, Acting Director Finance & Administration
Reginald Mills-Owoo has over seven (7) years work experience as an Accountant. He has worked with a number of International Non-Governmental Organizations as a Project Accountant, on several international funded Projects. These include the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), UNHCR, the Dutch Government, Suzan Thompson Buffet to mention but a few. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at PISL.
He was educated in both Ghana and US and holds an American degree in Accounting, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK), a Master Project Management (MPM) from the American Academy of Project Management and currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration –Finance at the University of St. Mark & John (UK).
Reggie is acknowledged by clients, peers and management for willingness to consider all options, and use education as a tool for optimum performance and client retention. He has an intense personal interest in helping businesses and clients flourish which underscores his professional performance to date.