Advisory Board


Dr Nelson Aluya.MBBS,MD.

Advisory Board member

Dr Aluya is medical doctor with extensive broad base training, clinical expertise in over three continents, is involved in the medical management of people of diverse racial and ethnic background in Nigeria United States of America and Jamaica especially of the indigent population. Trained in both Pediatrics and Internal medicine, Dr Aluya is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey USA .Attending Physician at the University Hospital ,Newark New jersey training He is also the Medical Director of Sinai Sub-acute Rehabilitation Center.

Considered as the largest sub-acute rehabilitation center in Essex county New Jersey .USA. He served as a Medical Officer under Caduceus with the Center for Disease (CDC).Newark. NJ. Quarantine Center March 2015-may 2016 where he Carried out Tertiary screening, contact risk stratification and disposition of the highly contagious Ebola virus of individuals who had traveled to designated Ebola risk zones.

He has led multiple local and international medical missions providing his expertise and selfless service to low social economic groups as well as economically and socially displaced and migrant families.He is a member of several professional Associations including the American Medical Association (AMA), Association of Nigeria Physicians in America (ANPA) Dr Aluya currently serves on the boards of several Non Profit organizations including as Vice President of Impact Life International Florida .USA. He has been a guest speaker at numerous workshops, conferences and seminars including the Haiti-American Partnership convention. He is a recipient of numerous peer review awards, nominations and commendations both locally and internationally.

Dr Aluya continues to dedicate his utmost effort to teaching, research to improving health care delivery especially in the area of diabetes mellitus for all of humanity and especially indivuals of African descent by building the frame work to recognizing the barriers to care, creating social and political awareness to the debilitating emotional, economic, social burden of disease and as well as the often poorly recognized role of the migration and human trafficking to health.

 


Kwabena Ampofo

Advisory Board member

Kwabena is one of the founders and current Chief Executive Officer of S.O.S. Gamers. He is a graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Packaging Engineering. He has been involved with the video game community for the majority of his life and brings that passion and knowledge to the organization. Kwabena possesses a great deal of project management experience acquired from his time working for global consumer goods companies including The Limited Brands, Bausch & Lomb and Estee Lauder as a Packaging Engineer. 

 His skill set lends itself to a proficiency in midsize team management, quality assurance and interdepartmental project management.   He is very involved in the entertainment industry and enjoys success as an Actor and Stand Up Comedian.

 


Avril Jude Okeke

Advisory Board member

Avril Jude Okeke, has over Twenty five years of comprehensive accounting and financial services experience and is currently an Associate Director - Accounting, at Ernst and Young LLP. Her experience includes corporate Accounting, Benefits Accounting, external and internal Auditing; risk assessment and risk mitigation initiatives; financial statements analyses; tax return preparation for Individuals, Partnerships, Not-for- profits, and Corporations; and preparation and presentation of various financial reports for internal and external stakeholders including Boards of Directors. 

Previous positions held by Avril include: Benefits Accounting Manager. Columbia University; Vice President of Fund Administration and Corporate Internal Auditor at State Street Corporation; Director of Risk Oversight at Investors Bank and Trust; Controller at Woodstock Corporation - a privately owned Investment Manager and Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and at Ernst and Young, LLP.

Avril is passionate about empowering others, hence she participates as advisor and mentor to many professionals and Accounting and Business students. She serves as a Corporate and Academic Board member on the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., (NABA) Boston Metro Chapter. Her previous Board and Leadership positions include: Board member of North New Jersey Minerva Corp, Massachusetts Society of CPA (MSCPA) Education Foundation, Treasurer and Board member of Operations A.B.L.E.; Diversity Committee member of Financial Executive Institute (FEI), Boston Chapter; and President of NABA Inc., Boston Metro Chapter. 

Avril holds a BSBA with a concentration in Accounting from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.  She has two adult children and lives in Union, New Jersey with her husband, Joe Obi Okeke.

 


Bethzabeth Cabrera

Advisory Board member