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Our People

Meet the best team behind our success story

Timi Onafeso

Partnership Manager
Timi Onafeso is a public health and social innovation professional with 12+ years of experience working on education, nonprofit management, youth development, and health programs across West Africa and Southeast

Olubayo Tunmise

Creative and Marketing Manager
Olubayo is a dedicated and goal-oriented digital marketing professional with excellent communications, and content creation skills.

Moromoke Amusan

Human Resources & Admin. Manager
Moromoke is a result-driven management professional with hands-on experience in project management, business operations, financial management, and customer service.

Shahd Albasim

Program Intern
Shahd Albasim, a 22-year-old Sudanese electrical engineering student in her fourth year, is deeply committed to democratizing youth career opportunities. As a content manager at iDixcover Organization, she ensures Sudanese

Faith Onyemaechi

Media and Marketing Intern
I am Faith Onyemaechi, an intern at WAAW Foundation. I am extremely passionate about making a positive impact in the community,

Meet Our Governing Board

Unoma Ndili Okorafor Ph.D.

Unoma Ndili O. Ph.D.

President & Founder
Dr. Okorafor is the founder and Chief Executive of the WAAW Foundation. Born in Nigeria, she received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1998.
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Ebele Agu

Vice President
Ebele is a School Administrator (Dean of Instruction) in the Grand Prairie school district in Texas and the Vice President of the WAAW Foundation.

Cheryl A. Swanier Ph.D

Board Member
Dr. Cheryl A. Swanier is a Senior Teaching Faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was the former Department Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science at Claflin University, where she was

Lindi Thabede

Board Member
Lindi Thabede has over 20 years of business and sales experience currently working for Thermofisher Scientific, a world leader in serving science as a District Manager for the Biosciences Division

Ruth Aisabokhae Ph.D.

Board Member
Ruth Aisabokhae, Ph.D. in Applied Economics, is a Senior Manager within Microsoft. She has extensive program management experience in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Toyosi Odukoya

Board Member
Toyosi is an experienced Strategy, Innovation, Analytics & Digital Transformation Business Leader, with expertise in applying insights & analytics in ensuring an organization’s competitive advantage and vision are fully harnessed

Daniel Sattizahn

Board Member
Daniel Sattizahn is currently employed at Collin College in Plano, Texas, where he serves as the Director of the Honors Institute and is a Professor of Economics, primarily focusing on
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Felecia Wheatfall Ph.D

Board Member
Dr. Felecia Wheatfall is a multidisciplinary professional with 13+ years of experience driving new levels of business success and greater community reform...
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Lucy Ikpesu

Board Member
Lucy Ikpesu-Ewhubare currently serves as an Assistant Investment Engineer at National Gas Transmission in the United Kingdom where she is responsible for supporting in managing critical gas network infrastructure projects,