Self Help Africa US is governed by an independent Board of Directors, chaired by Norman Sheehan. See more here. This board directs policy and strategy for the organization, as well as providing operational and financial oversight.

Self Help Africa US also has advisory boards based in the cities of New York and Boston. These groups provide further support to the organization’s mission to bring economic empowerment to poor rural communities in Africa.

Self Help Africa US is independent from the organization Self Help Africa in Ireland, and Self Help Africa in the UK. However, the three organizations share a common mission and engage collaboratively in enterprise development programs in Africa.