Dr. Nwosu earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1990. Following residency in NY, he then entered solo family practice with obstetrics in Homerville, Georgia for four and the half years before joining the faculty of Emory University as Assistant Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine in 2005. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016.
Dr. Nwosu currently serves as Associate Program Director for Emory’s Family Medicine Residency Program and serves as the program/department lead in the areas of Women’s Health, Global Health, Community Engagement and Procedural Competency. He is married with three sons.
Professor Eyitayo Lambo
Professor Eyitayo Lambo, a Health Economist and Health Systems Expert, obtained both first and second degrees in Economics and a doctorate degree in Operational Research (applied to health systems). He was in the academics in Nigeria for seventeen years during which he rose from the rank of Lecturer Grade II to that of full Professorship.
He has served on many national and international committees and boards as a member or chairman. He is happily married to Dr.(Mrs.) Esther O. Lambo and they are blessed with four grown up children with grandchildren.
Dr. Faith C Nwachi, MBBS, MPH, MBA
Dr Nwachi is a public health Physician with more than 25 years combined experience in the practice of medicine, healthcare management and health insurance.
She graduated as a Medical Doctor from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Lagos State University, College of Medicine. Dr Nwachi who also holds an MBA degree has attended several trainings in healthcare management and administration, health insurance and preventive medicine. She currently works with Managed Healthcare Services Limited (a national Health Maintenance Organization) as the Head, Operations/Medical services where she drives the principles of managed care and preventive medicine to improve the quality of healthcare services. She oversees the Female Wellness Centre of the organization which focuses on women’s health, especially the prevention of cervical and breast cancers, the two most common cancers in Nigerian women. Dr Nwachi is married and has three children.
Dr. Adedapo Odetoyinbo
Dr Adedapo Odetoyinbo received his Medical Degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. In 1998 his family immigrated to the United States. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Lincoln Medical Center in Bronx, NY and practiced Primary Care Internal Medicine in Mississippi and Georgia before joining the Emory Clinic in 2006. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and on the Emory St Joseph’s Hospital/Emory Johns Creek Hospital JOC board. He received an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and completed coursework toward an MPH at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Dapo is married with two children.
Robert F. Sidonio, Jr. MD, MSc.
Dr. Robert Francis Sidonio, Jr. received his medical degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000. His interest in bleeding and thrombotic disorders began during his pediatric residency at the University of Louisville. In 2014, Dr. Sidonio accepted the position of Associate Director of Hemostasis and Thrombosis at Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Currently Dr. Sidonio is the Director of Clinical Operations and Clinical Research at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Division. He is a board member of a number of influential national bleeding disorder organizations such as MASAC, ATHN, HFA and HTRS. Dr. Sidonio is married and has 2 sons living in Decatur, Georgia.
Nchacha E. Etta
Nchacha Etta is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Johnson and Johnson’s Vision Care company based in Jacksonville, Florida. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the company’s world-wide operations, such as commercial finance, strategic planning and analysis, financial reporting, audit and compliance, the development and execution of corporate strategy, portfolio management and capital allocation.
He received his bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University, and an MBA in finance from Howard University’s Business School. Nchacha is married with three children.
Alisha M. Thym
Alisha M. Thym received a BS in Criminal Justice concentrating in Pre-Law from Elizabeth City State University and an MA in Business Leadership from Shorter University. Alisha M. Thym provides coordination and administrative support to the community engagement and service learning projects of Emory University’s Physician Assistant program. She has worked in community outreach and the nonprofit sector for over 13 years.
Dr. Oranu Ibekie
Dr. Oranu Ibekie graduated Medical School from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He emigrated to the United States in 1995 and graduated from the Family Practice Residency Program of The Methodist Hospitals/Indiana University, Northwest, in 2001. He opened his practice in Schererville IN and soon grew to a group practice involving 4 physicians and 3 NPs which was then sold in 2009. He set up the Ibekie Foundation which now runs clinics in Morocco IN for rural residents where patients are seen irrespective of their insurance status. He currently serves as the Medical Director, Ibekie Foundation Clinics. He is married and has 3 children.
Alysia Satchel serves as an Account Supervisor for global public relations firm, MSLGroup. She provides media strategies for the agency’s healthcare portfolio and works to garner national media coverage for healthcare and pharmaceutical clients. Before joining MSLGroup, Alysia previously worked in media relations and communications for Emory Healthcare and also worked as a broadcast news producer and writer for ABC-affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia and NBC-affiliate WKYC-TV, in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
She received her master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a second master’s degree in public health from Emory University.
Jovan currently serves as the Vice President of Medical & Scientific Affairs at Olympus, where she is responsible for strategy and business operations for the Global Medical & Scientific Affairs function. Jovan has served in a wide variety of senior healthcare and medical device industry roles, dedicating much of her 20+ year career to building high performing organizations and reliable systems designed to ensure patient safety and support operational excellence.
Jovan resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and 4 daughters.
Sarah Harvey, née Ofosu-Ameyaw, is a first-generation immigrant from Ghana. She is married and a mother to a joyful 9-month-old. Sarah is serving as a BES Fellow with the goal of building and launching a school to prepare students in becoming lifelong, motivated and self-directed learners who are committed to their personal growth and are equipped with the skills necessary to solve our world’s most pressing problems. Sarah most recently served as senior director of national strategy and operations at Relay Graduate School of Education. She also co-founded and co-led Relay Connecticut, servings as its founding director of operations.
Sarah received a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Washington College, and a master’s in special education from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Sarah is also pursuing a master’s in industrial-organizational psychology through Harvard Extension School.
Zohra AliVirani was born in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to the US in 2001. Zohra has a B.S. in Economics, minor in Business Management. She enjoys reading and hiking. Zohra is a pet mom to her cat, Mr. Beans.
Govind Khalsa is originally from India and moved to the US in 2006. He graduated from Clemson University with an MBA majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Govind has 15+ years of experience in successfully driving the development and implementation of definitive business development strategies. He has been with Birla Carbon for the last 7+ years in the capacity of Global Business Head, Director of Strategy and Business Development. He currently leads a team of marketers, sales, product managers and manufacturing focused on delivering aggressive double-digit growth targets. Govind believes that children are building blocks of the future and is passionate about causes that work towards providing equal opportunities to children irrespective of their socio-economic background.
Isaac is a serial entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple innovative international tech businesses. With two active projects, Isaac is founder and chairman of Plamefy Inc., an American based startup that connects like-minded people for recreational, creative and wellness events and meetups anywhere, anytime. He is also the founder of PonaPal Inc., a healthcare on demand platform registered in Delaware with operations in Atlanta, Georgia. Isaac holds a degree in Computer Science and a higher diploma in Management Information Systems.