Ruth Koha James

Ruth is Ambitious, Confident, Determined, and Resilient. She sets SMART goals and is result-driven. She is a Community focused individual.

Ruth is a two-time alumna of the Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leadership & Organizational Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Nonprofit Management Philanthropy.

She has worked and volunteered in various capacities for many nonprofit organizations including but not limited to faith-based, healthcare, educational, youth enrichment, and girls and women support nonprofits, just to name a few. She has founded two nonprofit
organizations. Namely: Grief Care, Inc., and Koha Girls, Inc.

Grief Care, Inc. was founded in 2015 after she completed a Certificate Program in Thanatology ( the study of death) at the Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts. Having experienced grief both as a child and as an adult, she was able to heal from her grief through the skill sets that she acquired from the Thanatology Program. She has and continues to use those skill sets to help others through their grief experiences. Grief Care, Inc. is now a merger with Koha Girls, Inc.

Koha Girls, Inc. was founded in 2019 after she completed graduate school in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy to empower underserved girls and women to obtain their set goals. As the youngest of four girls who grew up in an extended family setting and in a culture that believed girls and women should be confined to assigned female roles, Ruth is determined to support all girls and women, especially underserved girls and women to discover and obtain their set goals, no matter what those goals are.

Ruth is also an AmeriCorps alum who has served at two host sites namely: METCO, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM) in the mentor 2.0 program.

She is a big sister (mentor) in the Big Futures Program at BBBSEM.
Ruth is married and has two amazing twins.

For recreation, Ruth does handicrafts. Her latest handcraft project is crocheting doll dresses to sell and support her nonprofit organization Koha, Girls Inc., and other nonprofits with the same mission.

Ruth is open to opportunities to continue to work in the nonprofit sector and can be contacted via email at
[email protected]