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Board of Trustees

Dr. Roland Lere Oritsejafor

Chief Dr Roland Lere Oritsejaforis the Founder & President of Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS). A medical practitioner by profession, he has held several professional and nonprofessional roles which includes a Medical Officer at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, Senior Medical Officer, and a registrar at the Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, served as a Consultant paediatrician of a private clinic Moss Specialist Clinic, Warri for many years, and the Board Chairman Federal Medical Centre Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. In 2004, as a Minister of State for Minister for Defence, Dr. Oritsejafor started the first Military Health Insurance scheme, which has been running successfully until now. Dr. Oritsejafor also developed a military to military collaboration. A collaboration between the United States Department of Defense and the Nigerian Ministry of Defense to control HIV primarily in the Nigerian Military population, their dependants and civilians in the communities around the Military Barracks. Dr. Oritsejafor has also been involved in Non- Professional engagements. In 1988 he was appointed the founding Secretary, Warri National Council, an advisory body to the Olu of Warri Ogiame Atuwase the II. Due to his managerial ability, Dr. Oritsejafor was appointed the Director, Bendel Newspapers Co-operation Benin City, and board member, Nigerian Communications Limited. He is currently a board member of the governance board of trustees of the McPherson University, Ajebo, Ogun State Nigeria.

Omatsola Tawiah Lawanson is the Secretary of the Board. She studied at Southampton Solent University where she graduated with a degree in Marketing with Media and Design. She also has a Masters in Communication and International Marketing from the University of Surrey. She oversees HIFASS’ communications efforts, operational matters, maintaining (working closely with staff), and the official records of the organization, the policies of the Board and the policies and procedures of the organization as a whole and oversees a team of direct reports and indirect reports to fulfil these duties. Before taking up the above role, she has worked on the DFID-funded program, Growth and Employment in States 3 (GEMS3) as Business Registration Campaign Coordinator/Fundraiser.

Barrister Tuedon Uweja

Barrister Tuedon Uweja is a Legal practitioner having been called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991. He has worked in several law firms notable amongst them are AKINDELANO Legal Practitioners and A&E Law Firm. He is a major Shareholder in Green Heart Collaborative Estate, a real Estate Firm with offices in Abuja and Lagos. He is a partner at Juris-Consensus Law Firm and currently the Managing Director at Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS).

AVM (Dr) CIA Chiazor (Rtd) has many years of experience as a military personnel, he is the first doctor in the Nigerian Air force Medical Services to be promoted to the rank of an Air Vice Marshal, (AVM), and has held high level ranks such as Director of Medical Service.

Paul Ugburo is currently the CEO Global Alliance Initiative for Community Development- a community based organisation. He graduated from the University of Benin where he studied Economics. Between 2008- 2015 he was the Managing director for Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS).

Dr Olatoye Agbato(FMC Pead) is currently the Acting Medical Director of Emel Hospital. As a Paediatrician he has held several position in the Nigerian Ministry of Defence. As a Chief Medical Director (NMOD) he was involved in formation and implementation of medical programmes of the Nigeria Armed Forces, MOD establishment of EPIC in collaboration with US-DoD for personnel and relatives care of Nigerian Military with HIV-AIDS and establishment of DHML military HMO that transformed health care in Nigerian Armed Forces.

Mr Victor Agbateyiniro

Mr Victor Agbateyiniro has an HND (Accounting) and Postgraduate Diploma in business administration. He is currently the MD/CEO of VIKNIRO Ventures Nigeria Limited. He has over 28 years’ experience in Civil engineering.

Dr George Okolo is the Managing Consultant of Gincot Nigeria Limited, a management and training consulting firm with over 36 years working and consulting experience. He is also a training consultant/facilitator to Lagos Business School.

Mrs Omasan Ogisi has an MBA Marketing from the University of Benin and a degree in Business from Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College. She retired after many years of service in the banking industry. She is happily married with 3 sons.

Regina Omo- Agege retired as Director of Political Parties Monitoring and Liaison (PPM) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)