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Executive Board


Tolulope Owajoba-Adeyemo

Executive Director

Tolulope joined WAAW foundation in 2013 and currently serve as the African program director and Executive director. She is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where she bagged a B.Sc in Microbiology. Prior to joining WAAW Foundation, Tolu worked as a Corporate Communications Officer for Oando Marketing Plc, an oil company based in Nigeria. She is also a graduate of INSEAD social entrepreneurship programme. Tolu has extensive hands on experience in program planning and management, project management, long term strategy planning, marketing and branding, corporate communications, and fund raising. She is directly responsible for overseeing and coordinating all WAAW Foundation day-to-day programs in Africa and leads the WAAW Foundation team to execute its objectives. She also drives the fund raising initiative and represents WAAW with various stake holders. She is a member of the board of directors. Tolu is married and enjoys spending time with her young son. She is also an avid fashion designer and enjoys jewelry and bead making.

Loveth Ubi

Business Development Manager

Loveth joined WAAW Foundation in 2012 and has served as a volunteer, counselor and recently as STEM camp director. She has lead the planning and organization of several WAAW programs including residential camps, teacher training, after school programs and national STEM competitions for secondary girls. Loveth led the marketing efforts at WAAW foundation until 2016 when she took over as the Business Development Manager. She excels in program development, organisational and strategy planning, partnership building and fund raising. She manages the WAAW Foundation office in Abuja, Nigeria. Loveth graduated with honors in Geology and Mining (Bsc) from The Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. She is an avid reader and enjoys networking and gardening.


Marsha Luce

Executive Assistant

Marsha Luce has been the Executive Assistant since 2013. She obtained her BS degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York, New Paltz, NY, and an M.S. in Management from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY. Marsha has over forty years’ experience providing leadership, supervising staff and volunteers, planning and implementing projects in professional and volunteer positions. She has worked as a system analyst on IBM mainframe computers at IBM and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, for the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC and for Verizon in Silver Spring, MD. Marsha is a life-long volunteer and has had leadership roles, including President and Board Chair, for many non-profit organizations. She has implemented programs, led a long range planning process, and conducted conflict management sessions.  Marsha has been retired since 2009 and currently volunteers for WAAW, and community organizations in Montgomery buy provigil usa County, MD. With Marsha’s career in a STEM field and her continuing interest in the advancement of women, WAAW is a perfect fit for her volunteer work.  Marsha has a grandson in MD and travels frequently to CO to visit her 3 granddaughters.

people-6Barrister Nnanna Obasi Oru

Legal Counsel

Barrister Nnanna Obasi is the legal consultant to WAAW Foundation and has served as legal counsel to several non profit organizations in Africa including the Kenneth Kauda Children of Africa organization. He studied Law at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and has previously worked as a Math and Science teacher before returning to practice law full time. To contact our legal department, please call +234 803 724 0641 or visit our office at #2 Zambezi Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.

Lucy Ikpesu

STEM Trainer

Lucy holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Delta State University, Nigeria. She joined WAAW foundation in 2014 as a fellow at Delta State University chapter involved in establishing the College-to-Secondary school Outreach in her University where girls were tutored and mentored on STEM Education. She also participated at the She Hacks Africa 3 weeks bootcamp at Abuja, Nigeria in January 2017 where she learnt about Web Development. Lucy currently serves in WAAW Foundation as the STEM Trainer. She is responsible for facilitating training courses on STEM, computer programming and web development during trainings and workshops. She is also responsible for creating and updating curriculum. She also re-engineered WAAW wind energy kit. Recently, she completed a 3D printing course. She is a graduate of MASHAV Israel and recently completed an international professional course on STEM in Israel. Lucy is an advocate for STEM education and the Girl-Child. She is involved in inspiring and motivating youth especially the young Adolescent girls.

Vanessa Oguamanam

Technical Project Manager

Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Prior to joining WAAW Foundation, she received her B.S in Computer Science from UMD. She recently interned at Google as a UX Researcher. Additionally, she has also worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Boeing for two summers. She specializes in Programming, Mobile/Web Development, User Experience, UX Research, Design, Crafting, and Maker-spaces. Vanessa is passionate about empowering women and helping to support the advancement of underrepresented minorities in the tech field.

Edith Itoya

Software Developer – WAAW Technologies

Edith is a software developer, She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Benson Idahosa University, Benin city. She is a lover of technology and her Passion for technology to solve real world problems made her take a career in Software Development. She is a graduate of WAAW Foundation’s She Hacks Africa Boot camp 2017, where she acquired foundational knowledge in web development. She went ahead to advance in her programming career and also graduated from the Ammatechy Full Stack Developer Training, where she gained extensive skills in Web app development and Mobile app development using technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL and AngularJS. She joined WAAW Foundation in 2018 as a Software Developer and she is responsible for designing and developing software applications, product testing and maintenance, preparing training manuals and training software developers. She is an advocate for Women Education through STEM and Community development. She enjoys teaching, reading about new technologies and research.

Jonah Onah

Software Developer – Volunteer

Jonah is a freelance frontend developer and a graduate of B. Agric soil science from the university of Agriculture, Makurdi. He is the founder of Xando Nigeria – a company he started in January 2016 that seeks to improve the business culture and tech adoption in central Nigeria through trainings and venture buildings.His passion for technology drove him into taking roles in Fintech, Management consulting and research. Jonah has served as project manager at Simplepay, a payment solutions company with a merchant base of over 6,000 merchants. He had also served as a research assistant and ICT supervisor in Fortis projects and absolute consultancy. He loves to learn new technology, singing and travelling.

Dapo Ajuwon

Software developer and engineer

Adedapo has a B.Sc in Physics and four years’ experience in design, development and debugging, with a working knowledge of PHP, CSS, HTML5, Javascript, CMS(Drupal 7&8 and WordPress), MYSQL, Laravel framework, Jquery, Bootstrap 3 and version control system Git). Dapo Ajuwon is a co-founder of Druphub and  and bootcamp facilitator at WAAW foundation,  with 4 years’ experience as a full stack software engineer. He has been able to personally train and mentor over 80 software developers, using web both online and offline. He is a community builder, mentor and Co-organizer of Google developer group event in Ibadan. He is currently the CTO of 9jacribs, a property listing company in Nigeria.

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