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Raritan Valley Community College graduate selected as one of 2023’S top 10 CNN Heroes; public invited to vote for favorite

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) graduate Osei Boateng of Somerset has been selected as one of 2023’s top 10 CNN Heroes for his international humanitarian service.

Boateng, a native of Ghana, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of OKB Hope Foundation.

OKB Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to bringing healthcare to the doorsteps of rural and underserved communities in Ghana using a mobile medical unit. The unit is equipped with medical equipment and supplies, medications, two traveling doctors, a nurse, and a lab technician.

Since the organization’s inception, it has provided direct medical care to over 4,000 individuals across 52 rural communities. Additionally, through its mental health initiative, the organization has provided mental health support and resources to over 3,000 high school students across six high schools in Ghana.

Boateng is a healthcare professional with more than five years of experience in hospital administration and operations. He has worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital and for the Henry Ford Health System.

He graduated from RVCC in 2016 with an Associate Degree in Science and Mathematics – Pre-Medical Professional. He then transferred to Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Society, with minors in Business and Gerontology, and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Boateng is currently working on a Master of Business Creation from The University of Utah.

Boateng and the other nine CNN Heroes are competing to receive a $100,000 prize, which will be announced live on CNN on Dec. 10, at 8:00 p.m.

To vote for the CNN Hero by Dec. 5, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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