The Chairperson and Members of the Commission   

The Commission is made up of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and three other members. All work full time as required by the Act. They are responsible for promulgation of policies that guide the implementation of the mandate of the Commission. They meet as a team to make decisions on complaints. They represent the Commission at national and international meetings on human rights. They are responsible for the overall direction of the affairs of the Commission.

Rev. Dr. Usman Jesse Fornah - Commissioner

Rev. Dr. Usman Jesse Fornah was born and bred in Kenema where he had his primary and secondary education. In 1986, he felt called by God into the sacred ministry. Thus he proceeded to Sierra Leone Bible College (Now The Evangelical College of Theology) in Freetown and acquired a Diploma and Bachelor of Theology with major in Pastoral Studies.

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Grace Coleridge-Taylor - Commissioner

Miss Coleridge-Taylor has a wealth of experience and expertise in Management, Project Management, Project Planning and implementation. She has held Senior Management positions at Cable and Wireless Communication (UK) British Telecoms, Sierra Leone Judiciary and National Revenue Authority SL. She also has experience of working with court and Human Rights and advice organisations in the UK

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Daphne Alma Ojumiru Olu-Williams - Commissioner

Commissioner Olu-Williams is an experienced Trainer/Facilitator and a committed and dedicated Gender Activist. She holds a B.Sc in Economics and Social Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Education, from the University of Sierra Leone. She has participated in several trainings in Leadership and Advocacy. Until her appointment as Commissioner in July 2012.

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Rashid Dumbuya - Commissioner

Rashid has strong expertise in Environmental Impact Assessments projects, strategic impact and public interest litigations, human rights and the extractive industries, project planning development and research, advocacy on juvenile justice, women and prisoners’ rights, drafting, resource mobilization and networking.

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Brima Abdulai Sheriff - Commissioner

Commissioner Sheriff holds an M.A. in Peace and Development Studies from Njala University, Sierra Leone and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Education from the same institution. He is a seasoned Human Rights Activist with over eight years experience working in local and international contexts at the middle and senior management levels.

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