Drs. Obinna & Nneoma Obiejemba Co-Chairs
Our board comprises distinguished leaders in their respective areas of work — Medicine, education, science, and business. Their vision helps to direct our mission and strategy.
Dr. Obinna Obiejemba has always wanted to be a hand and a voice — a hand to help the infirmed and a voice for the most vulnerable. This led him to academic pursuits and careers in clinical medicine and public health. He has spent nearly two decades working in Managed Care and with vulnerable and complex populations. He champions CAN Obiejemba Family Foundation Inc, advocating its mission to internal and external stakeholders.
Dr. Nneoma Obiejemba is a practicing Allergist and Immunologist in Suburban Washington D.C. She is also a board-certified Pediatrician serving western Maryland. Prior to her post-graduate studies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bronx Lebanon Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, both in New York, she completed her medical education and internship in Nigeria, where she led a variety of projects designed to improve health care access and health outcomes in both rural and urban communities, particularly underserved populations including ethnic minorities, impoverished elderly community members, and families.
We are both optimists. We believe by doing these things, focusing on a few small goals at a time, and working with you, we can truly impact the lives of people we touch by giving them a chance to live a healthier and more productive life.
Devon Nwaba, MPH U.S Board Member & Treasurer
Devon Nwaba is a Clinical Research Specialist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She advocates for children’s right to education and life free from oppression and child slavery. She ensures that the organization’s activities are compliant and in furtherance of its mission. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Kaplan University and a Bachelor’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Ngozi Lucy Osemeke UK Board Member & Secretary
Dr. Ngozi Osemeke is a Psychiatrist with the UK National Health Service. She is a strong advocate for optimal mental health attainment, with a special interest in children and adolescents. She completed her psychiatric residency at the University of Ibadan College Hospital in Nigeria. Prior to her psychiatric residency, she served as a medical officer to many urban hospitals and rural health centers, where she led a variety of projects designed to improve healthcare access for women and children. Dr. Ngozi holds a medical degree from Madonna University, Nigeria.
Oleka Nnanna, M.Sc. Nigerian Board Member & Vice President
Oleka Nnanna is a microbiologist at the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. She is a strong believer in helping individuals build practical skills that they need to create change in their own communities. She holds a Master’s degree in environmental microbiology from the University of Ibadan, a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Microbiology from Imo State University, and presently a doctoral student at the University of Port Harcourt, all in Nigeria.
Dr. John Okore Nigerian Board Member & 2nd Vice President
Dr. John Okore is an orthopedic surgeon at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, in Nigeria. He believes that orthopedics is not just surgery for the correction of deformities of bones and associated structures, but the art of restoring life. Throughout his years of training and practice, he has merged his interest in surgery and devotion to patient care into a career that includes surgery, teaching, and service. Dr. Okore holds a medical degree from Abia State University, Nigeria.
CAN Obiejemba, B.Ed. Nigerian Principal Officer
CAN Obiejemba is a retired educator, servant leader, and visioneer. He has educated countless students, youths, and teachers over the years. He raised five wonderful children represented on this platform, along with his wife, Chinyere Obiejemba. He has influenced the lives of countless individuals in the local community. He is an Elder Statesman whose contributions to the local community continue to reverberate.
Chigozie Obiejemba, B.Sc. Nigerian Officer
Chigozie Obiejemba is a builder and estate manager in Enugu, Nigeria. He keeps the organization’s leadership informed of significant developments and changes in the internal and external environment. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in estate management from Abia State University and a national diploma in building technology from Federal Polytechnic at Nekede, Nigeria.
Chijioke Obiejemba, B.Sc. Nigerian Officer
Chijioke Obiejemba owns a successful business in Fabrics with a retail outlet and import and export capability in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He has extensive experience in sales leadership, strategic planning, transaction structuring, and finance management. He is also the co-founder of Home for the Sick and Needy Foundation in Aba, Abia State, where in collaboration with the Abia State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (ABSACA), they successfully reduced infant mortality in Abia State through the Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) project carried out in five local Governments Areas of Abia State. He partners with the board members to develop, implement, monitor, and assess the organization’s programs and impact. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Imo State University, Nigeria.
Chinedu Obiejemba, M.Sc. UK Officer
Chinedu Obiejemba is a medical staff with the UK National Health Service. He is a highly motivated, articulate, creative, and versatile professional with several years of sales management experience and entrepreneurial flair. He partners with the board members to develop, implement, monitor, and assess the organization’s programs and impact. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry from Imo State University, both in Nigeria. He is currently enrolled in graduate studies in the UK.
Chioma Okore, B.Ed. Nigerian Officer
Chioma Okore is an educator in Enugu State, Nigeria. She has great compassion for teaching, especially at the elementary level. She partners with the board members to inform and support the board in carrying out their functions. She holds a Bachelor’s in education degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria at Alvan, Owerri.
Daniel Nwaba, M.A. U.S. Resident Agent
Daniel Nwaba is a retired educator and currently resides in Baltimore, USA. The priceless role he played along with his wife Mary Nwaba, many years ago is the main reason this foundation is possible today. Mr. Nwaba has not only taught us humility but lives it every day. He is the resident agent designated to accept service of process if the corporation is summoned to court for any reason. He holds a Master’s degree in History from Morgan State University, Baltimore.