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Ruth Okonya

Program Director, Genesis House

Ruth is a social development practitioner with over 12 years’ experience in program design and implementation. She is a skilled fundraising and development strategist and has her core in developing social programs.
A lot of the work she has undertaken includes; baseline studies, providing technical management of international funded Programmes, strategy formulation for startups and coordinating fieldwork activities.
Her experience includes extensive work in East Africa and professional training by several local and international organizations. Ruth has worked across various sectors in development and she is passionate about women and girls, education and the environment.


Dr. Olayinka Jibunoh


Program Director, House of Refuge

Dr. Jibunoh is a psychiatrist and the Program Director of House of Refuge Drug Rehabilitation Centre.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Lagos, Masters in Health Policy and Public health from the Imperial College, London and a fellowship with the West African College of Physicians.
She is a member of the association of psychiatrists in Nigeria, the world federation of societies of biological psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association and the International Society of Substance Use Professionals
As a strong advocate for mental health, she encourages a biopsychosocial approach to the care of clients at the House of Refuge, to ensure wholeness and total restoration on the path to recovery.
With over 12 years of practice and a great sense of commitment, she brings a balance of expertise, innovation, and compassion to the House of Refuge Rehabilitation Centre.

Ms. Shola Bello

Coordinating Manager, Freedom Foundation.

Ms. Bello has 15 years experience in Operations and Business Management, with comprehensive experience managing cross-functional business operations, projects planning & execution. She uses an analytical approach to assess opportunities, facilitate strategic decisions, and drive successful implementations.

Although, Ms. Bello area of focus is small business consulting & management but she has a proven ability to motivate teams and drive revenue growth through operational excellence and outstanding customer service delivery. Ms. Bello demonstrates innovative and strategic approach to every project she has handled and she continues to deliver great results.

Over the years, Ms. Bello has worked on wide array of projects in various industries, ranging from, Non profit, Garment Manufacturing and Fashion to telecommunications and automobile services.

Ms. Bello served as the VP of Projects for the Nigerian Business Forum, North America (2006-2007). NBF is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the provide a forum for individuals to exchange ideas and information with the ultimate goal of contributing towards the economic growth of Nigeria through entrepreneurship, attracting human capital to Nigeria, helping individuals invest in the country and promoting the nation’s progress.

Ms. Bello also served on the launching committee of the Africa Leadership Congress and P.A.W.L.A both in Washington D.C and assisted in coordinating the organization’s core initiatives at inception.


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