Chibu Anyanwu is a Master of Public Health graduate from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Certified Health Education .Specialist. As a native of Nigeria, she is very passionate about African Immigrant Health and also serves on the Membership Committee of the Society for Public Health Education.
Tereguebode Goungou is an advocate for affordable housing and childcare, immigrant rights and language access. Tereguebode is the Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator for Many Languages One Voice, member Organization of the DC Language Access Coalition. She obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Legal Studies for American University Washington College of Law in DC.
Ismail Korme, MSW, LICSW is a clinical supervisor and Program administrator of the Multicultural Program at the DC Department of Mental Health. He also currently services as the Language Access Coordinator for the Department. He has over 20 years of Clinical Social Work experience including working with African immigrants. He received Master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University.
Sylvie Bello is the Founder/Executive Director of the Cameroon American Council.
Mercy Chikowore is a public relations consultant with a B.A. in Mass Communications from Claflin University and an M.A. in Communications from Johns Hopkins University. Originally from Zimbabwe, Mercy has over five years of experience creating marketing and communications strategies for nonprofit and entertainment clients.
Sombo Pujeh, MPH is a Sexual Health Education Specialist at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education. She also serves as the developer and contractor for the Maryland Department of Health’s HIV Prevention program amongst African Immigrants. As the founder for Strengthening Our Ancestors Roots (SOAR) in Africa, she received her Master in Public Health from The George Washington University.
Tambra Raye Stevenson, MS empowers families and individuals to create healing meals as the founder of NativSol Kitchen. Raised in an African diaspora household, her heritage traces back to Nigeria and serves an advisor for Oldways Preservation Trust’s African Heritage and Health Program. She holds a B.S. in Human Nutrition with a Spanish minor from Oklahoma State University and a M.S. in Health Communication from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Shella E. Fon is currently works for the DC Department of Human Services’ Economic Security Administration and is also serving her second term as a mayoral appointed Planning Council Member at the Washington DC Metropolitan Regional Planning Council. She received her Master’s in Public Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in 2008.
Ify Anne Nwabukwu is the Founder and President of the African Women's Cancer Awareness Association where she serves as the Executive Director of the organization. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing at the renowned Howard University in Washington, DC, and a degree in Hospital Administration from Strayer University.
Akua G. Asare, M.D. is a psychiatrist by training. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University with her B.A. in International Studies and received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Currently she is pursuing opportunities in the areas of domestic and global public health policy interests.
Nkechi Ezekwe is the policy intern in the Office on African Affairs, primarily working on minimizing the disparities in access to resources in health, education, and employment to African constituents in the District. She is a Nigerian-American and is currently in her second year at Howard University School of Law.
Lucy T. Wilson-Kear is the Associate Director for the Department of Health Care Finance’s Health Care Policy and Research Administration’s Division of Eligibility Policy. Her public sector experiences include serving as the Member Services and Enrollment Manager at Health Right Inc. Wilson-Kear received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Liberia and attended Strayer University where she received her Master in Business Administration.
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