four people

Board of Directors

Oluyemi Awoloa

Oluyemi Awolola, Board Member

Oluyemi “Yemi” Awolola holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in Education Technology from Strayer University. Yemi is a Quintessential Business Leader consistently successful in defining real-time business strategy and translating it into high-impact actions, operations, and financial results. Over Fifteen years of career in Higher Education with particular expertise in support of Career College programs, compliance, accreditation, administration, financial aid, admissions, career services, and student services. A true collaborator with university officials, administrators, and faculty. Dedicated to creating and sustaining a positive culture and climate for the success of all.

Dr. Lilian Ajayo Ore

Dr. Lilian Ajayi-Ore, Ed.D., Board Member

Dr. Lilian Ajayi-Ore, Ed.D., is an award-winning Chief Learning Officer, Data Scientist, and Digital Marketing Executive with over 17 years of relevant industry experience working with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. She has +10 years of experience in learning and talent development. Founder of an award-winning 501c3 non-profit organization, Global Connections for Women Foundation. Member of Marshall Goldsmith’s Top 100 Executive Coaches. An executive coach, international keynote speaker, and an economic empowerment advocate for women who have spoken in over 50 cities worldwide and was invited as a keynote speaker by the United Nations, UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, the World Bank, Toronto World Leaders Conference, TEDx American University of Paris, Harvard Business Publishing, Social Media Week, to name a few. Lilian is a Research Scholar and University Faculty at Columbia University and NYU SPS. She holds a Master’s in Education and a Doctorate Degree in Education with Double Distinctions from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

Dr. Okoroafor Maduagwu

Dr. Okoroafor Maduagwu, Genderal Medicine, Board Member

Dr. Okoroafor Maduagwu is an award winning Primary Care Physician in the City of Tampa and environs. His patient-centered medical practice which has taken him to 3 different continents has spanned for close to 3 decades.

He cherishes his days in the classroom as faculty for several years at Everest University, Brandon, Fl. and at Galen College of Nursing, St. Petersburg, Fl. Dr. Maduagwu is driven by a passion in pursuit of excellence in the life sciences, healthcare and medicine.

Mr. Olufemi Adegbesan

Mr. Olufemi Adegbesan, Board Member

Mr. Olufemi Adegbesan has worked for 30 years and is considered a veteran in the information technology industry. He is currently leading Enterprise Data & Analytics at Converse/Nike. Before this, Femi was the founder and CTO of Avid Database Solutions, a technology consulting company serving the Financial Services, Bio-tech, and Travel industries. He is also a Pastor at EnterInPrayer ministries. He is a past trustee for Foxboro Academy and Boston Building Materials Resource Center. Femi currently splits his time between Tampa and Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and 2 sons, a perfect way to enjoy the victories of 2 football and 2 ice-hockey champions!

Dr. Taiwo Ajani

Dr. Taiwo Ajani, Board Member

Dr. Taiwo Ajani is an experienced educator, researcher, program administrator and students’ mentor/advisor with more than 15 years’ service in the higher education sector; and specifically in healthcare and several IT domains including data analytics, database management, cybersecurity and informatics.

Dr. Ajani’s educational background includes, Information Systems and Communications; Intelligence and Security Studies; Molecular Medicine and the Health Sciences. His diverse educational, professional and international backgrounds enable the unique understanding of the opportunities inherent in interweaving knowledge from otherwise separate complex entities. According to Taiwo, this added value remarkably enhances his scholarship of teaching and discovery as reflected by his research interests, authored articles, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Ajani conducts research mostly at the intersection of analytics and the aforementioned disciplines.

He has helped to develop cross-disciplinary programs and curriculum in Business Analytics; CIS; Predictive Modeling; Informatics; and Machine Learning. He has been a co-presenter at several workshops and training in Data Science and Cyberanalytics including NSA sponsored academic events. He is currently, a Program Director of Business Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at a University in the United States.