Ify Anne Nwabukwu, BSN, RN
Founder & Executive Director
Isatu Wurie, RN, BSN
Isatu Wurie is Chairwoman for the AWCAA membership and primarily responsible for coordinating membership activities. As a health care professional Isatu joined AWCAA to help advocate and promote cancer awareness in the African immigrant communities both in the continent and here in the USA. She’s seen firsthand the disparities African immigrant women face and is grateful that AWCAA affords her the opportunity to work with these beautiful women. She has also experienced the devastation breast cancer can cause to a family when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and was treated with radiation and chemotherapy. She and her family very grateful for her recovery and seeing her enjoy life with her family is a joy”. Isatu was born and raised in Sierra Leone and is a mother of 3 children.
Chinenye Anyanwu, PharmD, MPH
Dr. Chinenye Anyanwu is a public health pharmacist committed to eliminating health disparities through research and education. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services, with a concentration in Community Oriented Primary Care. She is passionate about serving underserved communities and improving minority health. She has been a dedicated volunteer and supporter of AWCAA, serving the organization in various capacities including coordinating membership activities, developing membership training materials, and conducting community outreach. On her spare time, Chinenye enjoys traveling, reading, fitness, and spending time with her family.
Ogo Njoku has been a part of the AWCAA executive team since inception in 2004. Ogo has years of experience in public health cancer prevention initiatives and community education. This was developed during her tenure at Mt. Sinai Medical School Cancer Prevention and Control Department. At AWCAA, her current role is Director of Programs and Development. She is a Registered Nurse based in Texas.
Membership Financial Secretary
Abeni Ogundadegbe decided to join the incredible and very supportive association that gives it all to humanity…AWCAA. Her journey as a survivor and what AWCAA stands for, is the main reason for her 100 percent commitment to AWCAA since 2004 till present.
Community Outreach Specialist
Jackie Nagawa currently serves as a Community Outreach Specialist and is also trained as a patient navigator. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and Community development. As a community outreach specialist, she supports the development and implementation of programs that inform the public on health-related issues especially breast cancer and other chronic related illnesses. As a trained patient navigator, she helps to establish relationships with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and helps to troubleshoot problems they encounter when seeking care and navigating the healthcare system.
Director of Survivorship/Patient Navigation Services
Ms. Milly Terry, was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is a graduate of Howard University in Washington,DC, with a BA in Radio and TV Production. Her love for her childhood friend, who died of Breast Cancer, some thirty years ago, brought her to the African Women’s Cancer Awareness
Association, as a volunteer in 2005. Her passion for educating her community and all Immigrant Communites in Washington, DC, Maryland
and Virginia, has kept her at AWCAA. She is a certified Patient Navigator, with a certificates from Smith’s Center for Healing in Washington, DC, and also The Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in New York. As the Director for the Patient Navigation and Survivor Program, at AWCAA, she uses her communication skills to relate to AWCAA’s clients, who otherwise, would not have the special services, AWCAA, offers them.