Executive Team

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Echezona Ezeanolue, MD, MPH 

Vice-President for Innovation, HealthySunrise Foundation and Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the University of Nigeria. A clinician-epidemiologist, his research focuses on the use of implementation science to enhance the effectiveness and quality of health services. He served as the Director of the HRSA-funded comprehensive maternal-child HIV program in Nevada (H12HA24832) and has been PI on multiple NIH-funded grants (R01HD075050; R21TW010252; R01HD087994; R01HD089871), including the community-based Baby Shower Trials that seek to identify feasible, acceptable, and sustainable approaches to test, engage and retain individuals with HIV infection to achieve viral suppression and improve health outcomes. Dr. Ezeanolue has been recognized as Nevada Public Health Leader of the Year (2007), Nevada Health Care Hero (2008), and AAP Local Hero (2010) for his contributions to public health.

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Bolanle Oyeledun, MBBS, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Integrated Health Programs. She has >24 years of experience in health systems, policy development and program management and demonstrated track record of leadership. She has experience working with governments across sub-Saharan Africa, specialized foundations (GAVI Alliance, The GFATM), U.N. agencies, particularly UNAIDS, WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF, as well as international and local non-governmental organizations. She has held various senior leadership roles in the successful management and implementation of major integrated health and development programs for HIV and AIDS, other infectious diseases, reproductive health management, implementations science, maternal, newborn and child health projects in low-resource settings. Dr. Oyeledun has spearheaded and successfully transitioned multi-year international grant of >$150 million to indigenous management. She PI of the GFATM)/implementation science research funded by the WHO/DFATD-Canadian government. 

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Prosper Okonkwo, MD

 Chief Executive Officer of APIN Public Health Initiative, Nigeria (APIN); an organization that evolved from the Harvard School of Public Health to a full-fledged indigenous public health organization. Dr. Okonkwo has managed ≥$150 million in funded projects since 2008 and is the PI of the PEPFAR funded comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment program (NU2GGH002098) that currently supports comprehensive care to all individuals with HIV in 10 states including Benue state, the site of the proposed study. He served as PI on CDC funded grants (U2GGH000924; U2GGH000627; U2GPS001058); Co-PI on the MEPI program (R24TW008878-02), a consortium of 6 Nigerian Medical schools; and investigator on an NIH grant (K23AI106406) to decrease HIV care interruptions and losses.