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Our Board of Directors consists of accomplished individuals who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to guide the strategic direction of NAPAC Capacity Development Initiatives (NAPAC-CDI). Their collective insights, diverse backgrounds, and unwavering commitment to our mission play a pivotal role in shaping our organization's initiatives, ensuring they align with our vision for positive social change and sustainable growth in Nigeria and Africa. With a shared dedication to fostering empowerment, inclusivity, and resilience, our Board of Directors is instrumental in driving NAPAC-CDI's efforts to build healthier communities and businesses across the region.

Ademola Okunsanya, Esq.

Board Chair

Ademola M. Okusanya is an accomplished Attorney with an impressive twenty-three years of private practice experience. His legal expertise is based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where he specializes in Employment Law, Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, and Medical Malpractice cases. Prior to his entrance into the California Bar, Ademola enjoyed a successful fifteen-year career as a Financial Planner and Insurance Broker.

Soji Adelaja, PhD

Special Advisor

Adesoji Adelaja holds the esteemed position of John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor and is the Director of the Land Policy Program at Michigan State University (“MSU”). Since his arrival at MSU in January 2004, Adesoji's profound expertise has left an indelible mark. His illustrious career includes a previous role as the Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Adesoji Adelaja's distinguished reputation is founded on his groundbreaking contributions to areas such as land use policy, agricultural policy, firm viability, technology commercialization, economics within the nutraceutical and biotechnology industry, emerging market structures,

Sam Ogbogu, Esq.

Board Member

Samuel Ogbogu earned his Bachelor of Law degree from Abia State University (formerly Imo State University) in 1987. His credentials were further bolstered when he was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1988, receiving the esteemed title of Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, an honor granted by the Nigerian Council of Legal Education. Following a brief tenure in legal practice in Nigeria, he transitioned to Southern California, USA.

Taye Doherty, MBA

Board Member

Mr. Taye Doherty stands as a seasoned management and finance professional, having carved an accomplished career in investment banking, portfolio management, and business development. His profound expertise spans corporate finance, investment strategies, and M&A, reflecting his mastery in navigating complex financial landscapes.

Renowned for his adept leadership, Mr. Doherty excels in cultivating collaborative alliances with associates and partners. His tenure as an Asset

Lara Okunubi

Board Member

Madam Lara Okunubi is a respected mother of four, a thriving entrepreneur, and a committed philanthropist. Her profound dedication to enhancing lives spans over two decades, with a strong focus on empowering individuals with disabilities. Lara's driving philosophy, "when support improves, outcomes will increase," underscores her role as a transformative leader, advocate for empowerment, and catalyst for systemic change.​

Saheed Adeleye

Board Member

Saheed O. Adeleye, a dedicated resident of Cobb County in the state of Georgia, USA, who stands as a fervent advocate for self-development, community growth, and the organic impact of one's circle of influence. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, Saheed brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned business strategist, adept in marketing, operations, and executive development across diverse sectors. With over a decade of professional expertise, his influence extends to promoting engagement among the African diaspora within their host communities and on the continent of Africa, a vision he passionately champions, particularly within

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