Board of Directors


Dr. Bagnini Kohoun

Dr. Kohoun is a Policy Analyst for the Government of Canada. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadians of African Descent Health Organization (CADHO). Dr. Kohoun did his postdoctoral fellowship studies under the supervision of Professor Josephine Etowa, Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa where he also held a Senior Research Fellow position for the Center on Governance.. Read More


Dr. Ruby Edet

Dr Ruby Edet is a medical Doctor and a public health specialist. She has vast experience in several public health programs working with pediatrics, adolescent, young people and adults on HIV/TB care and treatment programs, Viral Hepatitis, Gender Based Violence, health care for the girl child, Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Read More


Ayodele Ariyo

Ayodele Ariyo is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with over 15 years’ foreign and Canadian experience in Audit (Internal and External), Control, Investigations, and Compliance in private, public accounting and government sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Master of Science degree in Finance. He worked 12 years in the financial services industry of both Nigeria and Canada as an Auditor, Credit Risk Manager, and Financial Crimes Investigator. His experience in the public practice includes being an auditor and risk consultant in Deloitte and Grant Thornton respectively, where he was involved in auditing high-profile organizations and undertaking other review engagements. Currently, he is a lead Senior Audit Professional at the office of the Auditor General of Canada. Read More

BOARD MEMBER | Dr. Charles Dabone


Charles Daboné is a nutritionist. He holds a Ph.D. in international nutrition from the University of Montréal and has completed postdoctoral studies at the Montfort Hospital Research Institute conjointly with the University of Ottawa. He also holds a B.Sc. degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science and an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). With more than fifteen years of experience, Dr. Daboné worked as a food and nutritional biochemist at the National Public Health Laboratory of Burkina Faso, where he held the positions of head of the section of edible oils and the department of food physic and chemistry. Read More

BOARD MEMBER | Ms Jane Odongo

Ms Jane Odongo

Jane Karago Odongo is the author of an upcoming book, In Foreign Lands Dreams, Faith and Hope, an Immigrant’s Guide to Real Financial Freedom.  She is a specialist in Community Development with vast experience in Community Education and Community Based Research (CBR). She is a skilled programme coordinator and administrator. In addition, she offers capacity-building services, which target the immigrant community. . Read More

BOARD MEMBER | Mr. Akalewold Gebremeskel

Mr. Akalewold Gebremeskel

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