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Ace Cancer Care Inc.
6011 Telephone Road
Houston, TX 77087

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ACCI Board Of Directors  

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance andoperation of the organization.  The board ensures that the organizationmeets its mission and vision and complies with government regulationsfor non-profit organizations.  The board also develops guidelines forour various projects, create programs and grants, and are responsiblefor review of all applications and collaborations with otherorganizations.

Dr. Eucharia Iwuanyanwu

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 underserved in our communities, both here and abroad.

Mr. Easy Ojonta, BS,  Board Vice Chair

Dr. Windy Dean-Colomb

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.

Janet Stephens, Board Treasurer

Mrs. Stephen is Georgetown, Guyana.  She graduated from Critchlow College in Business.  She is a licensed Insurance Broker and the President/Owner of J. Stephens Insurance and Financial Services.  Ms. Stephens has expertise in small business development and management.  She has dedicated her time to support cancer awareness and used her expertise to link small businesses with social activism.

Susan Hoefling

Susan Hoefling is of British descent but was born and raised in Nigeria of British. She graduated from the Business & Secretarial College of Lancashire. She currently lives in Virginia and operates her own business, DC-Cybertary which provides virtual business assistance. She has previously worked with many medical organizations, including the US State Department and served as the Program Director of the Physician Assistant Foundation in Washington, D.C.  She has expertise in nonprofit organization management, grant writing and securing external funding.

Martina Ugorji, MD

Mrs. Jennifer Andrews
Mrs. 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 is excited to join the board of ACCI and hopes to continue the mission of educating others about cancer awareness.

Marilou Oroh, MS, APN. Board Secretary

Attorney Prince Nwakanma 

 

Scientific Advisory Board  

The scientific advisory board is made up of individuals of highexpertise and experience with various cancers including cancer researchespecially as it relates to minorities.  This board provides expertmedical advice to the organization and develop medical informationdisseminated to the general public.  It also fosters the transfer oftechnology, and capacity building in early detection, management, andcancer research for developing countries.  The Scientific AdvisoryBoard also provides expert information for the establishment andmanagement cancer prevention and treatment centers in developingcountries.  

  • Thelma Hurd Urtheco, MD, Chairperson
  • Ikechukwu Odo, MD
  • Diane Barber, FNP, PhD
  • Blessing Okeiyi, MD, Secretary
  • Tiffany Jackson, FNP-BC, Vice Chair
  • Anuli Muolokwu, MD
  • Mini Das, PhD
  • Lionell Lynch, MPAS, PA-C
  • Aurora Summerfield, RN

 

Executive Board

  • Janet Stephens: Director of Programs, USA
  • Claudette Bailey, Director International Programs
  • Debbie Dean, Webmaster
  • Diane Stephens, Graphics
  • Austin Uzomah, Logistics
  • Brian Herrick, Editor

   

Advisory Council   

The advisory council is made up of a chair and 4 members.  As weexpand into each African country, we establish an Advisory council foreach zone or region of the country.  This council is responsible forextending and running our cancer awareness and prevention operations inthat country.  The council made up of indigenous people of thatcountry advises the executive arm of the organization on how totailor our programs to suit the region and also develop the necessarytools to enhance better understanding of our programs.

 

Prevention Ambassadors  

Prevention ambassadors are individuals interested in promoting cancerawareness, early detection, and survivorship.  Ambassadors could becancer survivors, people who have had first hand experience dealing withcancer victims or have ministered to cancer patients.  These peoplewill tell their individual stories and help promote grass root awarenessin the various communities.  They will run daily programs in variouscommunities and work with our navigators to help those diagnosed withcancer.  Prevention ambassadors are at the core of our programs.  

Navigators:Navigators are people who are versed in the knowledge of availablecancer resources within a country.  They set up and manage our referralsystems.  They also work with newly diagnosed cancer patients to ensurethat they get adequate care.