Bassey E. Essien, President


Dr. Bassey E. Essien is the President for ANCD. Dr. Essien received a B.A. degree from American University,Washington DC (1975). He also received his M.S. and Ed.D. degrees from the University at Albany (1977 &1981). Dr. Essien is currently employed by the NYS Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA), Albany, New York. Dr. Bassey lives in Albany with his wife, Mrs. Edo Essien, and children.

For other details about Dr. Essien, please refer to his recently published memoir: Voice from the Mangrove Swamps, published by Dorrance Publishing Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. The Albany Times Union (ATU) Newspaper also published an interview of Dr. Essien on the memoir. Please visit the ATU website at to read the Memoir traces a journey of life, by Elizabeth Floyd Mair, dated 12.12.2012.