Dr. Shanté Bassett
Dr. Shanté Bassett

President and CEO

  President and CEO Term Starting July 1, 2020 Dr. Shanté Antoinette Bassett is a Psychologist, Professor, and Pastor committed to serve and effect change. Dr. Bassett dedicated her studies to the field of psychology at 17 years old when she was afforded the opportunity to enroll in a college-level course as a high school…

Fayola L. Charlet, Esq., J.D.

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel Fayola has always had a passion for advocacy.  She is a licensed practicing attorney in New York specializing in criminal law and says that the most rewarding part of her career is the ability to help and speak up for others who are unable to do it for…

Jophrane “Jo” Ligonde

Senior Vice President of Communications & Outreach

Jophrane “Jo” Ligonde has returned to the Senior Vice President of Communications and Chief Communications Officer role.  She is a founding member of Global Tassels and has held several positions within the organizations.  Upon returning to this role, she is responsible for building the relationships with student leaders and staff, while assuring the brand of the…

Olivier Diogo
Olivier Diogo

Vice President of Research and State Affairs

Olivier Diogo is the Vice President of Research and State Affairs. He is currently attend the University of the District of Columbia. He born in a West African country named Senegal where he received his High School diploma. He then resided in France to study Law and specialize in International Relations. Olivier stayed in France for…

James (Jim) O’Brien

Vice President of Finance & Records

Mr. James (Jim) O’Brien is Global Tassels’ Vice President of Finance & Records. Mr. O’Brien main responsibility at the organization is to provide strengths and transparencies in GT’s accounting ledger, bookkeeping records, budget, annual taxes, spending plans, and analysis of financial needs. Jim is an experienced professional in the planning and implementation of projects and workflows.…

Haronid “Yogi” Javier

Chief Operating Officer

Haronid Javier was the Vice President of Student Success & Retention and formerly Global Operations Director for the Americas, Vice President of Development; Director of Foundation Relations for the organization at this initial appointment. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Before joining Global Tassels, he has worked with various non-profits in California…

Jacob Ramos
Jacob “Jake” Ramos

Vice President for Media Production

Vice President for Media Production Jacob “Jake” Ramos, is currently serving as Global Tassels’ Vice President for Media Production and formerly Assistant Vice President of Production Support. He previously served as GT’s Media and Production Director during GT’s first year. He is an independent filmmaker and photographer. Since graduating with a degree in film, he has…