Allegra Itsoga – Director
Allegra joined the staff of Le Korsa as the Director in 2013. She is based in our US office where she manages fundraising and programs. Allegra is in daily contact with the staff in Senegal to help ensure that their needs are being met and progress is being made. She has a passion for social justice and working hands-on in underserved communities. She had previously spent three years living and working abroad in West Africa.
Louis Valentin – Program Director
Louis Valentin is Senegalese and a French citizen. He is based in Paris and has been the Program Director for Le Korsa since 2014. His studies covered a range of subjects including political science, diplomacy, philosophy and theology, with a specialty in the thinking of Alfred North Whitehead. He is teaching in Paris and helps to foster the youth both in Paris and in Senegal. He is dedicated to bringing positive change to his country. He studied and lived in many African countries, so he knows the continent and its different cultures very well. Louis will be meeting with doctors, nurses, students, educators and different other partners we work with in Senegal.
Nick Murphy – Director of Thread
As Thread’s Director, Nick has overseen construction and fundraising efforts, while developing the special projects and residency program that began in March 2014. Nick leads the selection of artists for the residencies, working closely with those chosen to develop a program that will best serve them. With Moussa Sene, Thread’s General Manager, he devises the special projects and educational that take place in Thread’s communal spaces.
Moussa Sene – General Manager of Thread
Moussa Diogoye graduated from the English Department of University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar. After teaching English in the Catholic Private schools in Dakar, he studied for his Masters in project management studies. After receiving his masters, he worked for the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as an Administrative and Projects Officer. Afterwards, he joined the International NGO Enda Energy, Environment and Development where he was in charge of coordinating the West and Central African civil society climate change policy work. Moussa was a member of the Board of Climate Action Network International until he joined Thread as its General Manager.
Robbie Smith – Director of Agriculture and Head of the UK and London Office
Robbie Smith joined Le Korsa after a career in fresh food purchasing and distribution. He has ten years of experience in working with farmers and food retailers throughout the United Kingdom, and is bringing his expertise to all of our agricultural projects in Senegal.
Massamba Camara – Director of Tambacounda Office
Massamba is the director of our Tambacounda office and acts as the point person for our major projects in the city. He is coordinating the expansion project at the Tambacounda Hospital and developing our student lunch program.
Brian Harris – Director of Programming and Special Projects
Brian Harris served for three years in Senegal as an agricultural extension volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps. He completed his final year of service in partnership with Le Korsa, then joined us full-time in December 2016. With experience in agriculture, education, and fluency in Wolof, Brian oversees day-to-day operations in Senegal, and travels regularly throughout the country to conduct site visits.
Andrew Seguin – Director of Communications
Andrew Seguin joined the Le Korsa staff as Director of Communications in July 2015. For many years he worked in independent schools, where he oversaw a range of communications, fundraising, and web projects. He is based in New York City.
Habib Dieye – Coordinator of Agricultural Projects
Habib Dieye, a resident of Sinthian, is Le Korsa’s Coordinator of Agricultural Projects. He works closely with Moussa Sene at Thread to oversee the community farms of Dialico and Sinthian, and to develop new initiatives. Habib joined Le Korsa in February 2016.
Augustin Diouf – Assistant Coordinator of Agricultural Projects
Augustin Diouf works closely with Abib Dieye and Moussa Sene on the agricultural projects in Dialico and Sinthian, and also oversees the gardens and the security of Thread. He is based in Sinthian.
Mamadou Kanté – Assistant Project Manager, Thread
Working closely with Thread’s manager, Mamadou is a vital liaison between residents and the Sinthian community. In assisting artists with interactive projects, translation and logistical support, Mamadou is an adept facilitator with an abundance of local knowledge. Mamadou also collaborates with Thread’s Agriculture Coordinator to supervise gardening, honey and fonio projects; he focuses on assisting GIE members, reporting, and evaluation.
Nicholas Fox Weber – Founder and President
Nicholas Fox Weber is a cultural historian. He is the Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and has written extensively about each artist. He has curated many major exhibitions and retrospectives of their work. Weber is a graduate of Columbia College and Yale University. He is the author of fourteen books including The Bauhaus Group, Le Corbusier, and The Clarks of Cooperstown.