Leadership

Leadership
The commission is composed of five commissioners nominated by the president and confirmed by the Liberian Senate. One of the commissioners serves as Chairperson and one as Vice Chairperson.

Tenure:

The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Commission shall be appointed by the President for a term of five (5) years each, and shall be eligible for appointment for one additional term of (5) years.

To ensure continuity, the President on a staggered term basis, subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate, the President shall appoint three (3) additional Commissioners for terms as follows:

  1. One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of four (4) years.
  2. One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of three (3) years
  3. One (1) Commissioner shall be appointed for an initial term of two (2) years

Therefore, all subsequent appointments shall be for a fixed period of five years.

Commissioner so appointed shall be eligible for re-appointment once.


James N. Verdier, Jr., Executive Chairperson (BA, LLB, LLM)

Counselor Verdier is a seasoned human rights activist and lawyer. Before coming to the LACC as its second Executive Chairperson, he served as National Officer, Justice and Security of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Liberia.

As a career lawyer, he has devoted much of his time providing legal services and counseling for indigent clients and pro-democracy groups, particularly in criminal, family, domestic relations, constitutional, human/civil rights, property and corporate matters. He was Managing Partner of Verdier & Associates law office. Readmore…


Cllr. J. Augustine Toe Vice Chairperson (BPA, LLB)

Before coming to the LACC, Cllr. Toe worked for the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) as Legal Aid Officer and subsequently as National Director. He also worked for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as National Legal Advisor for a brief period.

During his tenure as Legal Aid Officer and as National Director of the JPC, Cllr. Toe was credited for rendering pro bono Legal services to indigent persons, Civil Society Actors and Journalists. He is a practicing Attorney, and a Member of the Supreme Court Bar as well as an active member of both the Grand Kru Bar and Liberia National Bar Association.

During the transitional period of Liberia (2003 – 2006), Cllr. Toe was a founding member of the Transitional Justice Working Groups (TJWG) and a Board Member of the Board of Directors of the National Human Rights Center – a Consortium of Human Rights and Pro-Democracy Institutions. Commissioner Toe was also instrumental in strengthening Civil Society Advocacy in Liberia. He is a crusader for the respect of Human Rights, Rule of Law, good governance, accountability and transparency.

Cllr. Toe is a Catholic and a member of several National and International Organizations including: The Liberia National Bar Association, The Noble Knights of St. John International, West African Human Rights Activists, and International Association of Legal Aid Providers. Vice Chairperson Toe holds a Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) from the University of Liberia, a Bachelor of LAWS (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of LAW, University of Liberia and several certificates in Human Rights and Conflict Resolutions.


Charles J.L Gibson Commissioner (A.A BBA, MBA)

Commissioner Gibson brings to the LACC rich experience in Accounting, Auditing, Management and Finance. He has been in the private sector, both in the United States of America and Liberia for a little over twenty (20) years. Prior to his incumbency at the LACC, he worked in the public sector as senior auditor at the General Auditing Office, now the General Auditing Commission. He considers himself a prudent manager and a team player. At the LACC, he had oversight responsibility for administration from 2014 – 2017. Mr. Gibson holds an AA degree from the Erstwhile Ricks Institute Junior College, a BBA degree from the University of Liberia, with emphasis in Accounting and Management. He earned a MBA degree from the St. Mary’s University in the USA with emphasis in Finance. He is a certified Financial Planner.He has oversight responsibility for Enforcement.


Aba Hamaliton Dolo Commissioner (BBA, MA)

Commissioner Dolo comes to the Commission with a wealth of knowledge and skills as a public servant. Over the years, she has rendered remarkable services as a Consultant, Facilitator, Financial Trainer, Project Coordinator, Program Administrator, Manager and Teacher, both in Liberia and the United States of America.

Before taking up this new assignment at the LACC, she served as a Consultant at the Roberts International Airport, where she performed a Walkthrough of the airport’s Human Resource Department; obtained, assessed and documented existing policies and procedures for compliance with best practices; identified gaps in policies and procedures; and wrote a comprehensive report of findings, and made appropriate recommendations for addressing deficiencies.

Commissioner Dolo holds a BBA degree in Finance from the University Du Benin in Togo and MA in Health Services Administration from the St. Mary’s University in the United States.
She has oversight responsibility for the Education and Prevention Division.


D. Sheba Brown Commissioner (BA,MBA)

Commissioner Brown joined the Commission in 2017 and has Oversight Responsibility for the Administration Division.

Before coming to the LACC, she served as Director of Administration at the Central Bank of Liberia. Mrs. Brown also served in various positions at the Bank, including Assistant Director of Banking; Officer-In-Charge, Domestic Banking; Superintendent, Monrovia Clearing House; Manager, Debt Management; Manager, Rural Banking; and Bank master Electronic System Administrator.

At the erstwhile National Bank of Liberia, she became Superintendent of the Clearing House; Manager, Development Finance Department; and Project Analyst. She also worked at the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer.

Commissioner Brown holds several certificates in Banking and Finance, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Cuttington University Graduate School, Liberia.