board of directors
Our Board members are committed to the development of Narrow Path Outreach and its impact in the community.
TJ Cohen, Esq., Director
Tosha has worked with indigent clients as a lawyer for the Tenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office for 25 years. Before beginning her service to the poor in Polk County, Tosha worked with abused and neglected children as a staff member of the Guardian Ad Litem Office. She also interned with a Federal Magistrate in Tampa and with the Elder Law division of legal aid in Tampa. Tosha is currently serving on the Florida Bar Subcommittee on Military and Veteran Affairs. She is also serving on the Financial Board for The Way. In her free time, Tosha has previously sponsored a group, Reaching Out For Lakeland, encouraging teens to volunteer in the community.
Pastor Deborah Olaitan Bolatito Olabisi, Director
Deborah is a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. She has served in the ministry in various capacities with her husband and she served as a Pastor in Charge of Area (Shekinah Glory Area of RCCG Lagos Province 37 when her husband was transferred to the USA by the Province as a missionary). She is a Bible Teacher and also into Women, Children’s, and Youth/Singles’ Ministry. Her Teenagers’ Ministry (Rehoboth Army) has helped many Teenagers understand their purpose and are fulfilling the purpose of God for their lives in various fields. Prior to heeding the call of God to join her husband in the full-time missional ministry in 2014, she was a Banker and an Administrator with 29 years’ experience in the Financial Institution – she worked with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and was among the pioneers of Union Trustees Limited (a subsidiary of Union Bank Nigeria Plc) where she resigned as Senior Manager (Administration/Personnel) in November 2012.
Derick Akomprah, Director
Derick was born and raised in Ghana. Since the start of his youth, he has always had a passion for all things business. Maintaining his strong desire, Derick pursued a Bachelors's in Accounting. He has also worked in the role of different administrative positions including Manager and CEO. Derick has adventured and succeeded in many of his entrepreneurial endeavors. To enhance his entrepreneurial skills, Derick currently works for a major company combatting fraud. In his free time Derick enjoys traveling and being of assistance to others.
Haley Pridgeon, Director
Board Information Manager
Haley was born and raised in Ohio. She completed her B.S. in Missional Ministries at Southeastern University. She has gone on missions trips to South Korea, Sierra Leone, and other West African nations. She studied abroad in Israel and Jordan. She has also done missions work at NYC dream center, Lakeland dream center, and various ministries in Ohio and Florida. She completed 2 years of nutrition school and is certified in several areas of nutrition. Haley loves to encourage people to be committed to their spiritual health but also their physical health. She enjoys being a mom to her 2 kids, a wife to her amazing husband, and helping people find wellness in their life.
Omolara Akomprah, Director
Omolara Akomprah was raised in New Jersey Grew up in New Jersey. In her youth, she started a personal relationship with the Lord. With over a decade in ministry experience, Omolara has worked alongside numerous amounts of non-profit organizations, churches, and ministries. She has received a Bachelors's in Theological Studies along with monies in business and psychology. Omolara currently works as an English Language Arts teacher encouraging, uplifting, and motivating young people through her position as an educator. I’m her free time, Omolara enjoys learning hands-on about beauty, cosmetology, food, and arts and craft. She loves to travel and trying new things and acquire new hobbies such as archery.
Dr. Vivian Yakpo Newton, Director
Vivian Yakpo Newton is an experienced success coach, author, and speaker with a demonstrated history of working with students and parents from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. Responsible for planning, developing, and college advising at Polk State College. Skilled in school counseling, college and career advising, classroom management, educational technology, and parent engagement. Vivian’s article titled article “The Role of Diversity within K-12 Education” is published on the Nova Southeastern University website. Vivian has a BA in Business Management, a Masters degree in School Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and she is a candidate for a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a focus in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.