President, Ouallo Kouya Foundation (OKF), Co-Founder OKF, Executive Board Member, Africa Sticks Advisory Board
Dr. Poli Francois Kouya
Chief Program Officer, Ouallo Kouya Foundation (OKF), Co-Founder OKF, Executive Board Member, Africa Sticks initiative Co-Founder and Advisory Board
Dr. Craig Crookston
Advisory Board, Former LXM Pro Tour Team STX, MLL Team: Long Island Lizards, Currently Coach Williamsville East High School Lacrosse
Africa Sticks Initiative Co-founder, Advisory Board, Social Media Co-manager. Andrew Crookston is a 2025 LSM/D and a student at Williamsville East High School. He came up with the idea of Africa Sticks after talking with his father about the OKF. Andrew thought that they could introduce lacrosse to the students at newly built schools and the idea was born. He hopes that students would fall in love with the sport as he did.
Advisory Board, President WNY USLacrosse Boys Section 6 Lacrosse Chair and Head coach of Varsity Lacrosse at Williamsville East High School
Advisory Board member. Amber Hill has been a professional lacrosse player since the beginning of pro women’s lacrosse, first with the UWLX League in 2018 and now with Athletes Unlimited, where last season she finished 26/59 players in points and 4/8 for GKs. Amber played at Syracuse University and was the 2007 Big East MVP, and is the 2nd All-Time Single Season Saves Record and 3rd All-Time Career Save Percentage holder. Amber was Captain for the Haudenosaunee Nationals World Cup team from 2006-2020, competing in the World Lacrosse World Championships in 2007, 2009, 2013, 2017 and winning the gold in the PALA World Lacrosse World Cup Qualifier in 2019. On the box lacrosse side of the spectrum, Amber has won 3 gold medals as a Captain with the Six Nations Snipers in the Women’s Arena Lacrosse League in 2017, 2018, and 2022. Amber is the Founder of Vicious Lacrosse, and works full-time training elite goalkeepers while addressing the mental-health challenges surrounding the position. Amber is passionate about helping college-bound athletes develop into the best version of themselves and pursue their optimal recruiting path.
Côte d’Ivoire South-West Regional Director, League Organizer/Director Seh
Executive Director, Ouallo Kouya Foundation, Africa Sticks Advisory Board member. A native of New York, Tammy has over 25 years of experience in start-up businesses and non-profit development and structure, grant writing, strategic planning programs, economic development, tourism and Native American health and education programs. In her passion for nonprofits presently is involved with the Order of St. George Grand priory of Americas serving in the humanitarian medical supplies and equipment for international needs.
Advisory Board member, Jordan is a graduate from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA where she played lacrosse. Graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture Systems. She has played lacrosse and field hockey competitively for 17+ years and has coached female athletes for 10+ years. Jordan is currently the Chester County regional director for Ultimate Goal lacrosse club and coaches their PA 2026 team and Elite 2026 team. She is also the assistant lacrosse coach at Central Bucks West HS in Doylestown, PA
Advisory Board member, Finley Ueland is a 2022 graduate from University of Southern California. She is from outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania in Doylestown where she played lacrosse at Central Bucks West High school. She played 4 years for the D1 USC lacrosse program as an attacker. She graduated with a degree is Sociology and plans to pursue a masters in Mental Health Counseling at William & Mary college. She is also going to be coaching for the women's lacrosse team there.
Advisory Board member, Nina is 2021 graduate from Central Connecticut State University where she played D1 lacrosse as a defender. She is now in graduate school pursuing her Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, GA where she also plays lacrosse and has transitioned into a midfielder.
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand she represented the NZ National team in the 2017 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup where they placed 8th.
A coach for 6 years and counting ranging from youth to collegiate level, a referee for 10+ years, and a player for well over 18 years Kāli (Kay-Lee) has a lacrosse resume that reaches every aspect of the game. Kāli started playing lacrosse at the youth level and quickly found a deep appreciation for the game having continued through multiple school, club, and elite programs. As a high school athlete Kāli became a referee to expand her knowledge of the game. She then maintained her passion for playing and referring through the collegiate level. Kāli played for the University of Mount Olive (2013-2017) a top 20 Divsion II lacrosse program located in North Carolina. Post graduation Kāli became a coach for several clubs and high schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey while maintaining a full time career in technology, project management, and operations where she then combined her athletic experience with her professional experience to transition to a position with Athletes Unlimited Professional Sports
Zoë Parker Smith
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Advisory Board member, Zoë, is a graduate from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she played lacrosse. During her career, she played in two NCAA Final Fours and was captain of her team her senior year. Zoë has coached girls lacrosse for over 20 years. She was on staff for the University of Denver’s women’s lacrosse program for five years. In addition to coaching high school (Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY and Kent Denver in Denver, Colorado), she is also the regional director for Athletes Unlimited Futures and the head coach for the All-America Southwest Region team. Most recently she was the owner and director of Summit Lacrosse, where she worked for 11 years. She is now a girls’ lacrosse recruiting consultant specializing in players from non-traditional areas. Zoë lives in Denver, Colorado.
Zoë Parker Smith