Ferdinand Quayson - Founding Director

Ferdinand was born in Accra, Ghana, where he completed his basic and high school education. In 2016, he moved to the United States to pursue his undergraduate education at Wesleyan University on a full scholarship. During his first year at Wesleyan, he founded YAF Ghana and has been instrumental in its expansion ever since. He is now pursuing his master’s degree in Public Affairs at the Princeton School o Public and International Affairs.

Lisa W. Tuttle - Vice President

Lisa earned her BA in Psychology from Duke University and her PhD from The New School for Social Research. With over 26 years of experience, she has focused on counseling patients, mainly through her private practice. Lisa and her family are also involved in supporting an orphanage and school in Ghana, Africa ( She is married, has two children, and resides in New Canaan, CT.

David P. Tuttle - Secretary & Treasurer

David serves as a Portfolio Manager and Partner at Crestwood Advisors, a Boston-based investment and wealth management firm. Prior to joining Crestwood, David was a founding partner and Portfolio Manager at MacGuire, Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC. He helps clients create integrated portfolio and wealth management solutions across generations while working with a family’s other trusted advisors. David graduated cum laude from Princeton University, majoring in Economics, and received a J.D. from Duke University Law School. 

He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. 

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Family Centers, a nonprofit organization offering education, health, and human services to children, adults, and families in Fairfield County. He and his family also support an orphanage and school in Ghana, Africa ( He is married with two children and lives in New Canaan, CT.