Our Board Members
Mary Dosunmu is passionate about community, education and science. Over that past 20 years or more she has held active lead volunteer roles in the UK and USA across multiple cities in various organizations focused on: Healthcare, Help the Aged, Education, Community and
Professional Network and Growth. She currently serves as a board member for Cheza Nami and Village Enterprise organizations.
As a resident and professional in the Bay, she saw a need for a concerted community resource for current and new residents interested in connecting with fellow Nigerians. This brought about the idea of a cooperative organization in which members act as a resource to one another with the goal of elevating and creating a locally impactful community body that leaves no one behind. Hence the formation of NCN [Northern California Nigerians] Organization.
Emeka Ajoku is a long-term Bay Area resident and is delighted to see the NCN community emerge and thrive! He is passionate about efforts that Empower people to develop themselves and give back to their communities. Emeka currently serves on the board of Village Enterprise; a bay area non-profit that helps poor families in East African villages to lift themselves out of extreme poverty via entrepreneurship. He is thrilled to be part of the NCN family and is looking forward to contributing to building an engaged and supportive community.
Adebukola Mabadeje is a keen supporter of Education and looks for advocacy opportunities that she can be involved in. As a Northern California Resident, she has found ways to further this interest and vision of hers over the years. This ranges from her current role as a Board Member of the International House, UC Berkeley and using her platform as a speaker at the UC Berkeley’s Phi Alpha Delta Chapter.
In addition, she is a member of the Scholarship Committee of the Financial Women of San Francisco working towards ensuring that deserving candidates/ applicants are awarded grants. On a weekly basis, she acts as a volunteer leader for the 2nd and 3rd graders at Cornerstone Fellowship, her local church.
Community and elevating individuals giving them opportunities is her passion, which are things she hopes to further and champion as a member of the board of NCN.
Sade Sobande is in the hospitality world and very passionate about food, wine, and fitness. Balancing eating right, working out, and enjoying all the cuisines this world has to offer is a delicate balance that she loves exploring. She is also quite passionate about networking and creating opportunities to bring folks together for social and professional purposes. She was the Marketing/Social/Member Director of The African Network, an organization that promoted the fostering of Africa and its development in the diaspora.
Supporting the NCN’s vision to create a network of Nigerian professionals who support each other in all facets of life was a no brainer for her. She looks forward to all this community will accomplish and become.
Moyo Williams is a senior finance director and controller with background in the Financial and Technology sector. She has been a Northern California resident for more than 20 years and is deeply rooted in the community. She is proud of being part of NCN organization because it serves as a source of inspiration for its members inspiring them to be the best version of themselves. In addition, the tangible support that is readily available to each member makes the organization a “humanity avenue” where real connections are formed and fostered. Most importantly, she enjoys the opportunity to meet like-minded people with whom she can share invaluable ideas and build mutually nourishing relationships.
As an avid Diversity and Inclusion supporter, she is a member of the Intel Diversity and Inclusion Council and a prominence mentor for Women and Under Represented Minorities. Moyo enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and indulges in watching movies in her spare time.
Bisi Adekoya enjoys travelling, serving and helping in any capacity at the local and international level. Troubleshooting and being a part of the team that brings solutions gives her great joy! She believes it’s a privilege to serve and there are many ways to serve mankind and contribute to the space and place she is in to make it a better place. In the past couple of years she has served with these organizations:
- New Mexico (USA): Community shelters, food banks, high schools conducting physical examinations, STEAM and science experiments at elementary through high schools
- California: Rescue Mission for Women & Children, Oxnard, CA
- Jaurez, Mexico: Medical & compassionate mission trip to local churches and vacation bible schools for children and teenagers
- Haiti Medical missions: Assisting doctors and nurses at a medical clinic and pharmacy in a remote area called Lacoma. The medical outreach met not only physical needs, but spiritual needs of the people as well.
- Tuskegee Airmen Inc: Served as the Secretary from 2014 -2018 for the Albuquerque, NM local chapter. Mentoring at-risk children through the world of Aviation (summer and space camps) and STEAM activities.
With NCN, she is looking forward to contributing to the Community and working together for a better place.
Aminat Adebiyi is a Maker (an electronics IoT community), experimentalist and avid mentor and advocate for minorities in STEM. She is equally passionate about all things food, womanist, and Bridging the Diaspora Divide.