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   Oladipo Anjorin   |   Robert Brown   |   Steven Fine   |   Michael Hassett   
   Martin Monono   |   Alfred Ntoko   |   Zachary Senwo   |   David Nganele
Oladipo Anjorin   

Oladipo Anjorin, born in Cameroon, received a Master of Arts in International Relations, with an emphasis on International Political Economy, from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He has worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Washington DC as an economist, Univera Healthcare as a research analyst and Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a health care analyst. He initiated HealthLink for Africa International Inc. because he saw the need in Africa and saw a way of addressing that need. He feels that "the mission of this organization can be, and therefore simply must be, accomplished".

Robert Brown   

Robert Brown received a Masters of Health Administration (MHA) from Cornell University. He established the Cardiovascular Diagnostics Laboratories at the Al Khobar Teaching Hospital at King Faisal University in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, then served as Director of those Laboratories. He later served as Director of the Cardiovascular Diagnostics Laboratory at Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. He currently operates his own health care publication business (HealthCare Press) in upstate New York. His major motivation for joining the Board of Directors of HealthLink for Africa International Inc. is the "appeal of using my experience to contribute in a positive way to the health care improvements in underdeveloped areas".

Steven Fine   

Steven Fine received his MD and PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis. For his PhD he studied the development of T cells, the very cells that HIV infection destroys. He did Infectious Diseases Fellowship training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and then joined the faculty in infectious diseases, where he is now Assistant Professor. For several years he studied the effects of HIV on the brain, while treating HIV patients at the University of Rochester. In 1999 he joined Community Health Network, an AIDS clinic serving upstate NY, where he now serves as a full time physician, treating HIV infected patients and conducting clinical research on both new and established treatments for HIV. He joined HealthLink for Africa in order to use his HIV experience to help large numbers of people who are most in need.

Michael Hassett   

Michael Hassett was the founder and Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Services (MASC) and BuffNET. Michael is interested in the legislative side of the technology industry and has worked closely with the Internet Alliance (IA), based in Washington DC. He continues his efforts to combat illegal internet use worldwide as an active member of the F.B.I.’s InfraGard. He is currently a Senior Internet Consultant at RoncoNet in Buffalo, NY, and has been involved in a host of business-related activities, such as InfoTech Niagara, the Better Business Bureau, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Community Council and Small Business Council. He chaired Erie County’s "Who Does What" committee on the use, coordination and consolidation of technology to deliver governmental services throughout the county. He joined the Board of HealthLink for Africa because "I believe in the urgency of establishing this organization and am excited about using my communication skills to help form a coherent communication infrastructure for HealthLink for Africa".

Martin Monono   

Martin Monono was born in Cameroon and obtained his MD from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon. He then moved to the United Kingdom where he earned a fellowship in otorhinolaryngology from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He then worked as an otorhinolaryngologist in the Central Hospital of Yaounde then was appointed as Provincial Delegate of Health for the South West Province of Cameroon, during which time he supervised all health activities in the province. "I am motivated to join HealthLink for Africa because, being in the frontline, I have seen the heavy price our people have paid as a result of inadequate health facilities. This organization has the potential of making a big contribution towards alleviating the suffering of many patients. I am therefore looking forward to helping make this a reality."

Alfred Ntoko   

Alfred Ntoko was born in Cameroon, and received a PhD from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is currently the Dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Sciences at Texas A&M University in Taxarkana. Prior to that he was Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Law at the School of Business at the State University of New York at Oswego. His research and consulting interests are corporate and international finance, and economic development. He was motivated to join HealthLink for Africa International Inc. "because of the potential impact of the organization on the lives of people in Africa".

Zachary Senwo   

Zachary Senwo, born in Cameroon, received a PhD from Iowa State University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Biosciences and Toxicology with the Center for Environmental Research & Training at Alabama A&M University. His research includes impact of environmental pollutants to environmental quality and health. He was motivated to join HealthLink for Africa International, Inc. "because of his interest in incorporating environmental information to enhance health care education in Africa".

David Nganele   

David Nganele was born in Cameroon and is a graduate of New York Medical College, where he received his Doctorate in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology. He also graduated from Columbia University Business School where he got an MBA. He is an expert in health education and improving access to healthcare for underserved populations. For years, he managed some of the most prescribed drugs with the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. He is currently president of "Solutions To Healthcare", a company whose mission is to bring clarity and understanding to the pressing healthcare issues facing us today. Dr. Nganele's work has been featured in numerous media including two articles by The New York Times. His work has received awards for its impact on community health. He has also written a number of books on how to manage the costs of healthcare. "I joined HealthLink For Africa because I would like to replicate the success of the community health programs that I have developed here in the US and do the same in Africa."

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