Biography

I am a public health nonprofit executive director currently leading a fast-growing multinational and multi-million dollar NGO. I have eight years of public health and healthcare-related experience in both governmental and non-governmental organizations. I have experience building and overseeing multicultural, multinational teams of 300-1,000 public health professionals and volunteers on complex projects and in emergency situations including live virus outbreaks including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014/2015. I have a background building senior-level partner relationships with major global foundations and NGOs including Gates Foundation, USAID, UN Foundation, WHO, CDC, and UNICEF, as well as high net worth private donors, and managing stringent compliance with subsequent grants.

Positions

  • Present2009

    eHealth Africa

    Executive Director

  • 20102009

    University of California, Santa Cruz

    Fellow @ Global Information Internship Program

  • 20082007

    Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency

    Laboratory Intern

Education & Training

  • BS In progress

    BS, Health Sciences

    UCSC & Walden University

  • Certificate 2016

    Building a sustainable future - financial tools and techniques

    Abuja, Nigeria

  • Certificate 2016

    NIH Information Security Awareness Training

    National Institutes of Health

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2009
    eHealth Champion
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    Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria
  • March 2010
    2nd place in Project Implementation @ 12th Annual Bay Area International Health Interest
    eHealth Africa won 2nd place in the Project Implementation category, competing against students whom already had their PhD, MD, and MBA’s. eHealth Africa was the only group in any category representing the University of California, Santa Cruz and was one of the only featuring an undergraduate. The poster covered the “Instant EMR”, power issues, training and capacity building, and our mobile phone aspect.
  • April 2009
    Honorable Mention @ UC Berkeley Big Ideas Competition for Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
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    CINCH: Cell Phone Technologies to Increase Nigerian Community Health

    This project aims to determine suitable mobile technologies that will improve the health care system in Nigeria. Cell phone technologies are the most efficient way to get information to the majority of citizens in cities and in rural areas. Most of Nigeria does not have access to a constant electricity source. Mobile phones are much more versatile than computers or the Internet because they do not require electricity to run. Data can be collected and disseminated regardless of what the situation is regarding electricity. Mobile technologies are also a means to collect health information and surveys in a more organized manor

  • 2010
    Strauss Foundation Scholarship Recipient
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    Evelyn was one of thirteen people awarded the Strauss Scholarship in 2012 for her work on health care in Northern Nigeria. The Strauss Foundation encourages young leaders to pursue lives and work of public service and social change.
  • 2010
    Rick Hooper Foundation Scholarship
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    1st Place: Women’s Human Rights and Access to Health Care in Muslim Societies of Northern Nigeria