Co-Founder & Executive Director
Alissa Rosebrough is Executive Director of Arise Africa. Alissa’s love for Zambia started in 2006 when she was working as a professional photographer for various aid organizations in Africa. After spending an extended amount of time in Zambia in 2008 and 2009, Alissa felt a need to give back more than her images. She left with a burning desire in her heart to help on a deeper level. With the overwhelming generosity and help from others, Alissa and her friend, John Rosacker, founded Arise Africa in 2010.
Since day one, Alissa has facilitated and been in charge of Arise Africa. Although Alissa is officially the head of Arise Africa she likes to quickly explain and remind individuals that the Zambian staff truly run Arise, do the hard work, and make the impact! She has helped have the vision and directed the growth the ministry has experienced. Alissa helps oversee all operations in America from organizing teams, large projects, and all fundraising. She visits Zambia multiple times a year where she spends extended time there as it allows.
Alissa and her husband, Asher, live in Fort Worth, Texas where Arise Africa’s USA office is located. They have one daughter, Annie. In their free time they love being outdoors and can often be found on the Trinity Trails with Annie and their chocolate lab, Ella.