Dr. Ford a Pittsburgh obstetrician/gynecologist is one of two cofounders of WHM. His Wife Karen Ford was the administrator of the Corporation for several years. Dr. and Mrs. Ford planned and organized all aspects of each trip, from recruiting team members, to collecting, packing and shipping the cargo, as well as handling the governmental paperwork and travel arrangements. For many years, they paid all necessary expenses in excess of donations.



Dr. Virginia Baker is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Florida State University. She obtained her PhD from the same University. Her area of expertise is in Cell & Molecular Biology and Immunology. She obtained her MS Microbiology degree at University of South Florida. Her undergraduate studies were at Wake Forest University where she obtained her BA Biology. She has done extensive research work in Malaria and other basic Science subject. She is currently the Director of the Malaria Branch of World Health Mission.



Dr. Sangodeyi is a highly respected surgeon, currently practicing in Beckley, WV. he is a cofounder of WHM. He has worked in many leadership capacities in Pittsburgh, PA. His passion for WHM is born out of his desire to give back to his homeland Nigeria. Under his leadership, a new executive board has been constituted to steer the affairs of WHM. He received his Medical Degree at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and completed his residency and fellowship training at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and Children Hospital in Denver respectively. He has a Certificate in Global Health from the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He is devoting much of his time to Intercultural harmony, world peace and basic health for ALL.





 Sola is the Founder and President of Oxbridge Development Corporation, a real estate development firm based out of Pittsburgh. Sola provides the logistical and operational oversight for WHM. He has B.Sc. and M.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University respectively. He also has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. Sola’s experience includes engineering of nuclear power plants in the US, and several other countries. Sola sees participation in WHM as an opportunity to lend a helping hand to his fellow Nigerians in need as well as other nationals that may need WHM assistance.





 Dr. Soga Ewedemi, M.A. and Ph.D., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is Professor of Finance at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Clarion, and was formerly the MBA Director. He obtained his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Georgia State University. He teaches primarily in the area of Corporate Finance and Insurance. A former Fulbright Senior Teaching and Research Fellow to Bahrain, Professor Ewedemi has been a Foreign Visiting Professor to the Institute of International Business Education, MIET University, Zelenograd, Russia since 1999





Velma L Jackson, ESQ, is a retired partner in the former Pittsburgh based law firm of Jackson & Jackson, Attorney at Law. As a lawyer, she has successfully championed the causes of the oppressed and many others clients in need. Her interests and activities are wide and varied. She is an author, a poet and a student of several national and international cultures. She serves on the Board of Directors of several important organizations. Her undergraduate and graduate studies were in Biology, Educational Research and Chemical Engineering at Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh and Cleveland State University. Her Law degree was from Taft Law School, University of Cincinnati.



Ebenezer Babalola, M.D., M.Sc, FACOG, FACS is the Director of the Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at the KU School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS. He graduated from University of Ibadan College of Medicine in Nigeria, completed his residencies training in Family Medicine & Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Virginia University and Yale University – New Haven Hospital respectively. He completed his Fellowship training in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota where he also completed specialized Master's degree in Biomedical Science in Clinical and Translational Research. He has participated in several medical missions to Nigeria with different organizations to performs gynecologic surgeries especially fistulas and congenital anomalies. He believes in giving back to his country in whatever endeavors especially in Women’s and Children healthcare.



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