Board of Directors
O. Isaac Falusi, Esq., Board Chair
O. Isaac Falusi is the managing attorney at TF PARTNERS, PC and his practices focus on all areas of immigration law, advising business clients on Sub-Saharan African markets under international trade law and commerce matters. Mr. Falusi appears in all of the immigration courts in the United States, all courts in Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Court of International Trade, all courts in the State of Maryland, and United States District Court First Circuit. Before joining TF Partners, Mr. Falusi ran a firm LANG& FALUSI, LLP his work involved the defense of many clients against deportation. He has yet to lose an extradition case. Also, he served as outside counsel to various companies handling corporate and employment immigration issues.
He was the first to be chosen among four to work as a legal associate at the Office of the Prosecutor of United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He interned for one of the teams that prosecuted war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Crystal Nwachu, Vice-Chair of Board
Crystal is an experienced program manager who has worked as an advocate and change agent in the non-profit sector for over 10 years. Her primary areas of expertise include youth development programming; immigrant advocacy and civic engagement (international and domestic).
Luke Chernosky, Treasurer
Mr. Chernosky is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chernosky Capital LLC. He sits on the Board of Directors for Mauritius-based commodities exchange, Exportunity, the Washington DC-based North America Africa Chamber of Commerce, Maryland-based non-profit, Act4Accountability, the Washington DC Chamber of Commerce International Committee and administers the DC Startup & Small Business Financing Meetup. Mr. Chernosky is the Editor-in-Chief of TechChern and he cares about building stronger business institutions in Africa.
Prior to founding Chernosky Capital, Mr. Chernosky worked in Lagos as an Associate at Adlevo Capital, the first Nigeria-based venture capital firm. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Chernosky worked alongside the founding partners to close the first 3 deals of Adlevo’s maiden fund, in West Africa’s technology infrastructure sector.