ACCI Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and operation of the organization. The board ensures that the organization meets its mission and vision and complies with government regulations for non-profit organizations. The board also develops guidelines for our various projects, create programs and grants, and are responsible for review of all applications and collaborations with other organizations.
Dr. Eucharia Iwuanyanwu, DHSC, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA – President/CEO
Dr. Iwuanyanwu is the President and Founder of Ace Cancer Care Inc. She is currently a Physician Assistant at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center after obtaining her degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She later received her Masters in Oncology at the University of Nebraska and a Doctorate in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University, Florida. As a young girl, she watched her grandfather suffer and eventually die from cancer and then vowed to make a difference for others suffering from this dreaded disease. After seeing the cancer disparities here in the U.S. and due to the dire looming cancer predictions for Africa by the World Health Organization and other International health bodies, she founded Ace Cancer Care Inc. in 2005. Since that time, under her direction ACCI has gained a worthy local and international reputation. Currently, ACCI conducts 4 cancer educational and screening events in the Houston area yearly. Additionally, due to Africa being comprised of developing countries ill equipped with the infrastructure, expertise, and technology to halt cancer in its track, she has lead 14 cancer medical missions to the African continent. Today she continues to work with MD Anderson and other supporters to develop a comprehensive cancer education and screening program that cares for the under served in our communities, both here and abroad.
Jennifer Andrews, B.A. Vice Chair
Andrews was born in St. Ann Jamaica in 1955 to Melvin & Ivy Godelia. She has been married to Clovis Andrews for 37 years and has two daughters Kylia Nicole Andrews-Cummings age 35 and Yanique Leshae Andrews age 28. For the past 21 years she has been working for a Major International Transportation company with offices in over 220 countries. Jennifer has also managed domestic and international billing, writing procedure manuals, employee training, systems testing, migration and root cause analysis. Jennifer also has 19 years banking experience as operations manager in charge of customer service, tellers and foreign exchange trading. She is a member of Faith United Methodist Church, where she serves on committees and volunteers with Boys and Girls country. Her hobbies are reading and traveling. She has worked as a volunteer for ACCI for 6 years and is excited to serve the organization in the capacity of Vice chair of the Board of Directors.
DR. Kingsley Asumugh, MD, - Medical Director
William Osai, MSN, MBA, NP-C
Tiffiny Jackson, MSN, FNP
Deepthi James, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Haihong Cai, MSN, APN-C
Theo Ekwem , JD – Attorney
Dr. Windy Dean-Colomb, MD, PhD.
Dr. Dean-Colomb is a staff medical oncologist and assistant professor in interdisciplinary clinical oncology at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute. A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Dean-Colomb obtained her medical degree and fulfilled her residency at the University of Illinois as part of a combined MD/PhD program. She completed her medical oncology training in 2010 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where she distinguished herself in the area of breast cancer research. Dr. Dean-Colomb is the author of several articles on the treatment of patients with breast cancer. She received a Merit Award in 2009 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting for her research and has received external funding for her work to increase access to cancer screening for underserved populations.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
The scientific advisory board is made up of individuals of high expertise and experience with various cancers including cancer research especially as it relates to minorities. This board provides expert medical advice to the organization and develop medical information disseminated to the general public. It also fosters the transfer of technology, and capacity building in early detection, management, and cancer research for developing countries. The Scientific Advisory Board also provides expert information for the establishment and management cancer prevention and treatment centers in developing countries.
- Dr. Anuli Moluokwu, MD
- Dr. Obed Daddes, MD
- Judith Ikwuagwu, PharmD
- Lionel Lynch, MPAS, PA-C
- Nicole Garza, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, OCN
- Margaret Dunseith, MPAS, PA-C
- Dr. Albert Oguejiofor, MD
- Janet Stephens, B.A. – Director of Programs
- Claudette Bailey, BSN, RN –International Relations
- Nwaka Ogwu, BSN, RN – Webmaster
- Laereen Lyght , B.Sc , RN- Public Relations Director
- Diane Stephens – Director Volunteers
- Vivien Iweanya , BA– Historian
- Austin Uzomah , B.Sc – Logistics
- Marilou Oro, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC - Ambassador
- Easy Ojonta , B.A. - Ambassador
The advisory council is made up of a chair and 4 members. As we expand into each African country, we establish an Advisory council for each zone or region of the country. This council is responsible for extending and running our cancer awareness and prevention operations in that country. The council made up of indigenous people of that country advises the executive arm of the organization on how to tailor our programs to suit the region and also develop the necessary tools to enhance better understanding of our programs.
Prevention ambassadors are individuals interested in promoting cancer awareness, early detection, and survivorship. Ambassadors could be cancer survivors, people who have had first hand experience dealing with cancer victims or have ministered to cancer patients. These people will tell their individual stories and help promote grass root awareness in the various communities. They will run daily programs in various communities and work with our navigators to help those diagnosed with cancer. Prevention ambassadors are at the core of our programs.
Navigators are people who are versed in the knowledge of available cancer resources within a country. They set up and manage our referral systems. They also work with newly diagnosed cancer patients to ensure that they get adequate care.