Board of Directors
Mrs. Phebe Dennis-Fortt
Founder/CEO, USA

Phebe Dennis-ForttPhebe, was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa. She is the descendent of American slaves and the niece of one time President Tolbert. Her family was from Careysburg City, Liberia. When her uncle was assassinated in 1981, Phebe left the country and came to the US. Her first job was with Healthtex, a childrens clothing's company.Phebe also started working on her US residency through the Immigration and Naturalization Agency. For variuos reasons Phebe moved to California. Phebe worked at the African Safari, braiding hair in San Francisco, she also began studying nursing to become a nursing assistant. Careers for Phebe were varied. From training as a switchboard operator to working at the San Francisco Opera, to working for Chase Manhattan Bank.

Phebe still longed to return home to visit all her family. Upon her father's request, she retuned to Liberia in 1989 for a month's visit. After her visit her family was displaced (forced out of their home). Her father was killed in the war, her mother also died needlessly. Upon her return to the United States she became the Director of Personnel at a security company. In 1993 she met her husband Ronald A.J.Fortt. She married Mr.Fortt in 1998 and moved to Modesto after building Tracy Toyota and a new home. They now have a set of  5 year old twin boys. During this time one of Phebe's sisters got shot and went into a coma. When she came out of the coma. Phebe re-united her with other family members in Liberia. Another sister has been missing since 2002.

Before long Phebe began to realize that the 14 1/2 year war in her homeland was devastating her family and friends. There had to be something done. In 2002, she founded Relief,Inc., a 501 (C)(3) humanitarian non-profit. Relatively quickly she collected enough cloths, food and medical supplies to fill at 40-foot container. She also found an NGO (non governmental organization) with volunteers to help in Liberia, as doctors and managers. Then she began her quest for funding. Eventually Relief will phase out the shipments and begin to teach the Liberian people to become self sufficent.

Phebe spends most of her life investigating how to make Relief Inc. an organization that can have a profound positive impact for the thousands of Liberians that suffered during the past wars. Her Board of Directors is made up of several prominent people who help her cause.

Mr. Ronald A. J. Fortt
Co-Founder/Advisory Board Member, USA
Ronald Fortt

Ron Fortt is a native New Yorker, originally from Manhattan. He attended CCNY. After this time Ron began his retail experience by starting his own company as an independent contractor selling clothing, leather products and other clothing accessories in the garment district of New York. This and other retail ventures were the springboard for Ron Fortt's continuing and progressive sales career. With a now substantial background in sales and an entrepreneurial spirit. Ron Fortt is a seasoned retail professional with over 30 years experience. Ron Fortt attended the NADA Dealer Academy and graduated in 1995. Ron Fortt has successfully run multiple franchises, both import and domestic. In 1996, Ron Fortt was identified by Toyota as a qualified Operator / Partner to execute the successful opening of an Open Point in Tracy California. Ron Fortt has been able to exceed Toyota's expectations by over 200% and was in the top 300 stores in the nation. Ron served on The Toyota National Dealer Council Advisory Board. Ron is the co-founder of OneCommand, an ASP that serves the Automotive Industry. Ron is also the founder of Forttified Training, a National Training Company.

MC Hammer
Advisory Board Member, USA
Jerry S. Cooper
Board Member, USA
Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart-Tamba
Board Member, Liberia
Elfrieda Stewart-Tamba
Mr. Aloysius Barr
Board Member, Liberia
Aloysius BarrI was born unto the union of Mr. J. Benedictus Barr, Sr. and Mrs. Catherine Butler Barr in the city of Monrovia, Montserrado County.  I am fifth of a family of seven. I obtained my secondary education at the Assembly of God High School in Monrovia. Upon graduation, I furthered my education by studying business administration.  At present, I operate my own tailor shop. I am a Christian and a single parent with two children.
Frank Musah Dean
Board Member, Liberia