Dr Joanna Nwosu’s professional profile in community health began as a Community Health Resident at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where she provided out-patient consultation, treatment, health education and counselling services in nutrition, geriatric health, endemic diseases, reproductive health and child welfare clinics; and taught various categories of undergraduate student health workers including medical students, public health nursing students, health and physical education students, and foreign medical graduates undergoing public health orientation.
A versatile and creative development professional with extensive experience designing, delivering and evaluating social development projects and initiatives and strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations, she is Coordinator of Programmes at Lux Terra Leadership Foundation where she is responsible for Leadership and management training needs assessment, leadership/management training development and delivery, organizational leadership assessments since 2008 as well as the Senior Advisor, Institutional Capacity at Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria charged with Strategy and planning, business development, staff capacity and organizational systems’ strengthening.
She was also the Program Quality Manager at Catholic Relief Services from September 2009 – May 2011. As AIDSRelief Chief of Party, Catholic Relief Services, she managed a $23 million/year PEPFAR-funded antiretroviral treatment (ART) program being implemented through 33 comprehensive hospitals and 48 satellite clinics in Nigeria.
Victor Agbogun has LLB from Bendel State University, Ekpoma and BL from theNigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. A development practitioner with experience spanning over 20 years in different NGOs such as Hurilaws, Justice, Development and Peace/Caritas – the social development organ of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria where he is the Good Governance and Human Rights Programme Manager at Justice, Development and Peace/Caritas Nigeria (JDPC) National Office. Victor also has a Legal firm where he practices.
Mr. Tope Fasua, Chief Executive Officer of Global Analytics Derivatives Consulting Limited, is a member of the Implementation Committee of the Financial System Strategy (FSS) 2020 established by the Central Bank of Nigeria. A chartered accountant, he has over 10 years experience in banking spanning local banking operations, international operation, credit and relationship management.
Mr. Fasua is a 1991 graduate of Economics from Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti, where he received several awards to emerge the best overall graduating student that year. He also holds a Masters Degree (with Distinction) in Financial Markets and Derivatives from London Metropolitan University where he studied the complex and advanced financial markets and system of the United Kingdom.
A prolific writer, he is the author of bestselling book “CRUSHED”, and a columnist with two leading Nigeria’s newspapers.
Dr. Mariya Mukhtar-Yola is Chief Consultant Paediatrician at the National Hospital Abuja and the National Treasurer, Paediatrics Association of Nigeria. Before this appointment, she had worked at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. . Dr. Mukhtar-Yola has published many articles on Paediatrics in both national and international journals, and has been relentless in advocating for best practices in the care of preemies in a bid to reduce neonatal mortality arising from prematurity.
Petra Akinti Onyegbule is a development practitioner with bias for advocacy. A graduate of Sociology, Petra has worked previously in the social development sector having worked in as a Project Officer and Programmes Manager with JDP/Caritas. She also worked as the Executive Secretary & Advocacy Officer for Credit Bureau Association of Nigeria (CBAN) and presently the Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor. Her daughter, born at 25 weeks, is inspiration behind Tiny Beating Hearts Initiative- an organisation she founded to reduce neonatal mortality with focus on premature and little babies.