The following are the board members of Save A Child International:
Biosketch for Dr. Nwosu
Dr. Nwosu earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1990 and completed his Internship (House Officer) at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital from 1991-1992. Thereafter, he served as a Senior House Officer (equivalent of residency) in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United Kingdom from 1993-1997. In 1997, Dr. Nwosu began a Family Medicine Residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, which he completed in 2000. 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 a Collaborating Physician and former Lead Physician for the Emory-CVS Minute Clinic collaboration. He is active in the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and was named a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2009. His current research interests are centered on primary care/prevention, women and child health, and global health. His main focus is on cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer – primarily on prevention both locally and in the global health arena. He also has a tremendous heart for the plight of disadvantaged children anywhere in the world. He has won several clinical, teaching and faculty awards. His hobbies include travelling, listening to Jazz music, community service including serving in his church, watching football, basketball and soccer and spending time and playing basketball and flag football with his family. He is married with three sons.
Biosketch for 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 awarded the Fellowship of Operational Research (FOR), England in 1986 and conferred the Fellowship of the Nigerian Economic Society (FNES) in October 2013.
He was in the academics in Nigeria for seventeen years during which he rose from the rank of Lecturer Grade II in 1974 to that of full Professorship in 1983. He took early and voluntary retirement from the University system in 1992. He served at the World Health Organization (WHO) as the Regional Adviser on Health Economics, Health Sector Reform and Health in Socioeconomic Development in the Organization’s Regional Office for Africa from 1990 to 1999. While he was at the WHO, he introduced Health Economics into the work of the Organization in Africa and built/strengthened capacity in Health Economics in the WHO Regional Office for Africa as well as in WHO Country Offices in Africa. He took an early and voluntary retirement from the World Health Organization in December 1999.
After his second retirement, he was appointed Director of the Change Agent Programme for Health Sector Reform in Nigeria, a health programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID/UK) from October 2001 to July 2003. In his capacity as Director of the Programme, he recruited and empowered over 100 professionals of diverse background to become effective change agents in the health sector.Those change agents formed the critical mass of people that later provided technical support to the development and implementation of Nigeria’s first Health Sector Reform Programme (2004-2007) and the initial drafting of the National Health Bill which was enacted into law in 2014.
He was appointed Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003 and he served in that position for a full term of four years, making him one of the longest serving Ministers of Health in Nigeria to date. During his tenure as Minister of Health, the first Health Sector Reform Program for Nigeria was developed and implemented, the National Health Insurance Scheme was launched after being on the drawing board for over forty years, the National Blood Transfusion Service was established, eight Federal Teaching Hospitals were refurbished and re-equipped, and many health policies and legislation were formulated, including the National Health Bill. Strike actions were almost non-existent throughout the four years that he served as Minister of Health.
He has served on many national and international committees and boards as a member or chairman including the Global Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBMP), the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health, the UBA Microfinance Board, the PZ Cussons Foundation, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Stewardship for Infectious Diseases of the Tropical Diseases Research/WHO/Geneva, the Global Health Worker Alliance Migration Advisory Council, the Ad Hoc Committee for the implementation of the Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria (AMFm), the External Reference Group for WHO Research Strategy, and the Board of Trustees of the Isanlu Health Development Fund. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of PZ Cussons Foundation in Nigeria.
He was invited by the Dean of Harvard School of Public Health to serve as a member of the Expert Resource Group for the Harvard Ministerial Forum on Health Finance-for Ministers of Finance (21-24 April, 2013), for Ministers of Health, (2-6 June, 2013) and for Ministers of Finance, (6-9 April, 2014).
He is a devoted Christian. Along with his wife, they serve as members of the team of Facilitators of the unique Marriage Enhancement Class (MEC) organized by his Abuja church, the Family Worship Centre (FWC), Wuye, Abuja. He also runs a mentorship programme whereby mentees are guided to develop and implement their strategic life plans.
He is happily married to Dr.(Mrs.) Esther O. Lambo and they are blessed with four grown up children with grand children.
Biosketch for Dr. Nwachi Faith. C, 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. She has worked in both public and private hospitals in Lagos where she acquired relevant clinical and administrative skills. 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.
Biosketch for Dr. Adedapo Odetoyinbo
Dr Adedapo Odetoyinbo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He received his Medical Degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in 1990 and held several Private Health Sector positions in Nigeria before receiving an appointment in 1995 as District Medical Officer with the Ministry of Health in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
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 was awarded Emory Hospital Medicine’s Director’s award for excellence in 2009 and 2010 and received Emory’s Department of Medicine Outstanding Clinician Award in 2012, the same year he was appointed Chief Medical officer at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. 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 is a 2014 Woodruff Leadership Academy fellow and a 2013 Leadership Johns Creek Alumnus. 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 actively involved with his church, Free Chapel in Suwanee, GA and volunteers at the Good News Clinic in Gainesville, GA as well as Good News at Noon, a homeless shelter where he serves with his wife Lara and two children Tomisin and Ayo.
Biosketch for 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. During his fellowship he was accepted to the American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI) in 2009 based on his early successes and interest in clinical research.. 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 has a strong clinical research portfolio currently a local investigator for a number of national hemophilia and von Willebrand disease clinical trials but also is the principal investigator for his own clinical trials in hemophilia A and B carriers, hemophilia A infants and adolescent patients with low von willebrand factor. In addition to his clinical research successes he has demonstrated his leadership at the national level in bleeding disorders. He is a board member of a number of influential national bleeding disorder organizations such as MASAC, ATHN, HFA and HTRS. Dr. Sidonio has been married since 2000 and has 2 sons living in Decatur, Georgia.
Biosketch for Jemma Brown RN
Born in Trinidad West Indies. Fourth youngest child of 15 children who immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. Studied nursing and received her BSN from Long Island University in 1987. Her nursing career began as a critical care RN at New York University Medical Center. Within one year she obtained national certification as a Critical Care Nurse (CCRN). She then relocated to Atlanta in 1989 and worked as a staff nurse in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
She have pioneered several nursing leadership positions at Grady Hospital as the Manager of CCU, GI and GU clinics and labs and was the first Nationally Certified Case Manager (CCM) in the Grady Health System. She developed and implemented the Case Management Program at Emory University Hospital in 2007. She developed and implemented the Stroke Program at Emory University Hospital Midtown in 2011 and obtained national certification as a Stroke Center in 2012. Emory’s Stroke program have achieved Gold Plus recognition six consecutive years for maintaining stellar stroke metrics and Target Stroke Honor Roll for administration of thrombolytic (tPA) in less than 60 minutes to more than 50% of eligible candidates. She obtained national certification as a Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) to lead her team by example.
Earning a Master of Science in Nursing/Education (2011) was a goal achieved prior to her two sons attending college themselves. Nominated Nurse of the year in 2016. Contributing author of Manual of Critical Care Nursing on Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes. Her 30+ years in nursing was pursed with passion to make a difference in the lives of the patients served.
Married with four children and eight grandchildren. Her passion is serving God daily in any capacity of outreach ministry. Favorite quote “Trust God and leave all the consequences to Him”.
Biosketch for Clemmie A Scott Jr.
Clemmie is a former executive of the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) servicing as President and a member of the Board of Directors.
Clemmie joined AT&T in 1983 after the Bell System Divestiture and became a member of the AT&T Corporate Security Team in January of 1990. He served as a Fraud Operations Manager supporting AT&T Consumer Services, World Class Case Management team. He has appeared on the CBS Evening News and has been quoted in the New York Daily News and on Bloomberg Radio in NY as a result of his expertise in Telecommunications Fraud prevention. He retired from AT&T after 40 plus years of service.
His leadership experience includes AT&T Government Solutions Business Development, Client Business Manager for Executive Office of the President and the U.S. Department of Justice. Clemmie is currently serving as the President of a non-profit entity called:
A Change of Heart Ministries, INC. that he founded in 2015.
Clemmie married Pamela Jenkins Gibson in December of 1979. They are both originally from Denver Colorado and moved to Roswell Georgia in 1986. Clemmie and Pamela have three children Darnell James Gibson, Miguel Christopher Scott, and Michelle Christine Scott. They currently attend Victory World Church and serve as Ancient Paths Coordinators, Married Life Ministry Facilitators, Small Group Ministry coaches, Water Baptism Ministry, and Altar Ministers.
He is a graduate of the Family Foundations International School of Ministry class of 2016 and has a certificate from Family Christian Church School of Prophets. Clemmie is the author of the book “A Change of Heart: Understanding the Kingdom of God”.
Clemmie holds degrees from the Community College of Denver – AAS Management and Computer Science, National-Louis University – BA Applied Behavioral Science, American Intercontinental University – MBA Global Technology Management.
Biosketch for Nchacha E. Etta
Vice President & CFO – Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
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.
Nchacha joined Johnson & Johnson with an extensive global experience as a finance leader. Prior to joining J&J, he held finance leadership roles at The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft Corporation, Eli Lilly and The Carlyle Group in Washington D.C. He began his career as an Accountant at Areva, a French global leader in nuclear energy.
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 and his wife Pauline have three children; Enow, Ndi and Zara.
Biosketch for Dr. Michelle Yates
Michelle is a board certified family medicine physician. She graduated from medical school from the Keck USC school of medicine in 2008. With a heart to serve internationally, she decided to pursue family medicine. She completed her family medicine residency in 2011 from Ventura Family medicine residency program in California. She completed a 1 year high risk OB fellowship in 2012 and became a member of the American Academy of HIV medicine the same year.
From 2012 to 2014 she worked at a public community clinic performing outpatient medicine, and high risk OB including c-sections and deliveries through the Ventura County Medical Center. In 2014, she moved to Ethiopia to volunteer her time at Soddo Christian Hospital in Southern Ethiopia. She raises all of her own support for her income, travel expenses and hospital ministries from organizations, family, friends and her church.
At Soddo Christian hospital, she is currently working as the head of the pediatrics department and when enough help comes, she is working collaboratively with the local public hospital to start a new family medicine residency program. She launched a NICU in 2017 that is growing and taking care of more complicated patients. She is currently working toward a sustainable model for rheumatic heart disease screening in her city and surrounding area to provide secondary prophylaxis with monthly benzathine penicillin for those with early rheumatic heart disease and prevent the progression of disease.
She has two children ages 5 and 2 with one on the way, due June 2018.
Biosketch for Alisha M. Thym
Alisha M. Thym provides coordination and administrative support to the community engagement and service learning projects of Emory University’s Physician Assistant program. Alisha is a native North Carolinian with a passion for engaging communities in ways that optimize access to resources that create opportunities for education, inspiration, and overall even the playing field for underserved populations. She has worked in community outreach and the nonprofit sector for over 13 years.
Alisha received a BS in Criminal Justice concentrating in Pre-Law from Elizabeth City State University and an MA in Business Leadership from Shorter University. She developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit community when she arrived in Atlanta where she became overcome with sadness for the large populations of homeless and displaced youth. Struck by the need to do something, it has been her mission to give back as often as she can and to encourage others to do so. She has certifications in grant writing and event planning.
Alisha lives in Atlanta with her little family and when she is not saving the world, you can find her in the kitchen baking or curled up reading a good book.
Biosketch for Dr. Oranu Ibekie
Born to Igbo parents in Enugu, Nigeria, Dr. Oranu Ibekie graduated Medical School from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1990. 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.
This award winning physician was chosen by his peers as the Most Outstanding Resident in 2000 as awarded by the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians. He currently serves on the Board of Daughters of Divine Love(DDL), a congregation of Catholic Nuns. He spends his time involved with medical missions to clinics he set up in rural Liberia in his spare time. He is married to Nneka and they have 3 children.