Our Team


Kim Kargbo

President & CEO; Co-founder

Kim has lived and worked for nearly half of her life in Sierra Leone, being raised there by missionary parents and serving as a missionary in various capacities during her adult life. From 1990-1993, Kim initiated an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) called Community Health Evangelism promoting health education and disease prevention strategies in the rural northern province of Sierra Leone. From 1998-2002, Kim worked with World Hope International developing and managing a rehabilitation program for amputees following the decade-long civil war. She had an additional 4 years of experience in the US in public health program development and management. She served as a health trainer consultant for the United States Peace Corps for 2 years. Kim is compelled in ministry by the Voice behind her and the faces before her, who need to hear the Gospel in a way that is meaningful to them.

 Kim has 3 children (2 are grown) and currently lives in Memphis, TN.


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Amy Hawkins 

Office & Finance Manager

Amy has a heart for the Lord and a deep desire to see people changed by the power of the Gospel, finding their true identity in Christ and walking a journey of transformation through Him. She has experienced personal transformation through being a part of this ministry and can testify to the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness in all things. Amy lives with her husband Rich and their daughters in Nesbit, MS.


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Karen Cooley

Women of Hope Sierra Leone, WOHSL Program Manager

Karen has been passionate about the ministry, the women, and the direction the Lord has been leading Accessible Hope International since the ministry began ten years ago. Her love for ministry has been longer lived than that, however, as her love for the Gospel being proclaim across the nations developed when she grew up on the mission field in Sierra Leone. Karen has been a faithful volunteer and partner to AHI over the years, and is thrilled that God has opened the door for her to use her program development, program implementation and curriculum writing skills in a full-time capacity as the WOHSL Program Manager. Karen lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with her husband, Dennis.  They have four grown children, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter.  Karen enjoys spending time with family and traveling to experience new countries and cultures.