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Our People

Our team is made up of professionals and volunteers who are passionate about promoting diversity in medicine and supporting Africans and Caribbeans in Medicine.

Our Directors

Olamide

Dada

Founder &  Chief Executive

Dr Jade

Okene

Director of Operations

Khadija

Owusu

Director of Programmes

Dr Nadia Ibrahim

Director of Events

Dr Temidayo Osunronbi

Director of Academia

Dr Ife

Akano-Williams

Director of Communications

Our Wider Team

Sope

Ashaye

Strategy Manager

Dammie

Olubowale

Grants & Partnerships Manager

Irene

Sirawa

Finance Manager

Limaro

Nyam

Events

Officer

Ayomide

Ayorinde

Education & Training Officer

Dr Ntiriwa Sekyi-Djan

Education & Training Officer

Timothy

Adelani

Outreach Manager

Dr David Faluyi

Research & Academia Officer

William

Adeboye

Academia &  Research Officer

Oluranti

Kuti

Secretary

Ayanfe

Adebayo

Social Media Manager

Connor Henry-Blake

Advocacy

Officer

Nina Sowemimo

Blog Editor-in-Chief

Dr Katy

Chisenga

Assistant Blog Editor-in-Chief

Dr Mobola

Odukale

Blog Writer

Sandra

Mireku

Blog Writer

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Sope Ashaye

Strategy Manager

Sope is a 5th year medical student at University College London. He was a delegate at the BMA Medical Students Conference and Annual Representative Meeting where he presented motions on widening participation in Medicine. He has been recognised as one of the top 100 Future Leaders 2021 and is the co-founder of the UCL Afro-Caribbean Medical Network. He is passionate about increasing black representation in the medical field and firmly believes that a workforce should reflect the population that it serves. Outside of Medicine, he plays for the medical school’s 1st football team.

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Irene Sirawa

Finance Manager

Irene Sirawa is   a   Chartered   Finance   professional   with   experience   across   Government   and Multi-National organisations.  Her most recent roles being focused in the Pensions and Investment industry where she is an ambassador for the Diversity project championing Diversity across the Industry. Having had exposure to several medical professionals, Irene has shared in some of the challenges faced. Her purpose is to utilise my skills and expertise to change the narrative and influence an agenda that champions equal and fair opportunity to all by merit. 

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Limaro Nyam

Events Officer

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Dr Mama Ntiriwa Sekyi-Djan

Education & Training Officer

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

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William Adeboye

Academia & Research Officer

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

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Oluranti Kuti

Secretary

Oluranti Kuti is a medical student at the University of Birmingham, currently in her intercalated year, studying Health Management and Leadership. She enjoys the politics and management behind medicine just as much as the science and caring roles behind the vocation. Oluranti also has had a high engagement in teaching for several years, with medical education something that has grown to be a passion of hers. She regularly tutors secondary school students in STEM subjects. Oluranti has future plans in becoming a GP, alongside becoming a GP tutor for medical tutors to build on their own learning as medical professionals.

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Dr Mobola Odukale

Blog Writer

Dr Mobola Odukale is an F3 Doctor currently working in Acute Medicine in the Kent region. Mobola holds a degree in Biomedical Sciences obtained at the University of Essex in 2013 after which she decided to study postgraduate Medicine at the University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland in 2014. Being of Nigerian heritage and visiting healthcare centres there, Mobola has a passion for Global Healthcare, particularly Women's Health, and ensuring communities are well educated with ways to take care of their own wellbeing and how to avoid preventable diseases. Mobola enjoys writing and mentoring, both of which she is able to do within the Melanin Medics organisation as a blog writer and mentor for their Enrichment Programme.

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Connor Henry-Blake

Advocacy Officer

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Olamide Dada

Founder & Chief Executive

Olamide Dada is the Founder and Chief Executive of Melanin Medics, a charity that supports the present and future African and Caribbean doctor. Olamide is an advocate for racial equality in Medicine and has actively led the charity in promoting diversity in Medicine, widening aspirations and aiding career progression. She is an alumnus of the Healthcare Leadership Academy and Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Her interests lie in utilising opportunities to bring about change and put forward solutions to benefit the health sector. Olamide is also passionate about widening participation and empowering young people. Olamide has been the recipient of multiple awards including the We are the City Rising Star in Healthcare 2020 award. and Top 10 Black students in the UK Rare Rising Star Award.

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Dr Jade Okene

Director of Operations & Trustee

Dr. Jade Okene MD FInstLM serves as the Director of Operations at Melanin Medics. Her background incorporates entrepreneurship, public advocacy and leadership. She is a HLA Faculty Member and part of the Medics.Academy team. Within the HLA she was awarded 1st place Leadership prizes for her work in The HLA alongside her work at Melanin Medics. As an undergraduate, she was heavily involved in leadership positions such as academic committees, coordination of teaching programmes, Founding Member of Melanin Medics and campaigns through national organizations such as The IFMSA. She is currently completing a PGCert in Clinical Practice, Management and Education.

Dr Nadia Ibrahim

Director of Events & Trustee

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Dr Ife Akano-Williams

Director of Communications

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Dr Temidayo Osunronbi

Director of Academia

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Khadija Owusu

Director of Programmes & Trustee

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

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Dammy Olubowale

Grants & Partnerships Manager

Dammie Olubowale is a medical student at Plymouth University. She is currently intercalating at the University College of London on their Women’s Health MSc course. She is passionate about Women’s Health, outreach within medicine and mental wellbeing within medicine. She currently serves as the appointed Partnerships and Engagement Manager at Melanin Medics and the Corporate Partnerships Lead for The Mind Us Project and the Programme Co-ordinator for the Enrichment Programme for the Mind Us Project at Melanin Medics.

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Ayomide Ayorinde

Education & Training Officer

Ayomide Ayorinde is a final year medical student at Imperial College London and a 2020  ‘We are The City’ Rising Star in Healthcare Award winner. During her intercalated year, she chose to complete a BSc in Management to explore medicine through a completely different lens. She enjoys exploring leadership and management within healthcare and recently co-founded a Women In Healthcare Leadership Society at Imperial. She currently serves as the appointed Education and Training Officer at Melanin Medics and the Programme Co-Ordinator for the Enrichment Programme for the Mind Us Project.

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Timothy Adelani

Outreach Manager

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Dr David Faluyi

Academia & Research Officer

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Nina Sowemimo

Blog Editor-in-Chief

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Dr Katy Chisenga

Assistant Blog Editor-in-Chief

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

Sandra Mireku

Blog Writer

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

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Ayanfe Adebayo

Social Media Officer

Khadija Owusu is an award-winning Leader, Speaker and Medical Student. She is the Director of Programmes at Melanin Medics, an Ambassador at Medics2You and the GUBA-Enterprise.  Khadija is a change agent, and a voice for Black and Ethnic minority aspiring medics, medical students and doctors as she works to tackle issues on equality, diversity, racism and differential attainment. She has been a guest of Michelle Obama at the White House; won the Women in STEM Award by HRH Princess Ann. In addition to this, she has spoken at various national and international conferences, is selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Healthcare, a ‘Top 150 UK Future Leader’ and has been featured on BBC, ITV and Channel 5 News.

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