MEET OUR TEAM
Omolola “Lola” Adele-Oso is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Act4Accountability. Born in Nigeria, Lola migrated to the United States with her mother in 1996, however she has always been committed to the belief of an equitable African for all Africans.
Lola is an architect, Africanpreneur, philanthropist, social activist, and change catalyst. She advocates for the need to address the social inequities and disparities affecting vulnerable populations in our society, especially communities of color.
Lola is the recipient of 2013 Hal Kellner Award for Social Justice and is featured in the U.S International Organization for Migration (IOM) #IamaMigrant campaign. Lola is a White House United States of Women “Nominated Changemaker” and was a participant at SXSL hosted by the White House. She has appeared on BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, Straight Talk Africa, National Public Radio’s (NPR) Diane Rehm Show, and The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Lola has written for The Guardian and was featured in Black Enterprise, The Daily Beast, CNN, and Washington Post.
Rumbi is a writer, researcher, change agent, and an insatiable learner. Currently, she creates transformational plans for clients as a strategic communications consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, although she misses the excitement of being a political risk analyst for sub-Saharan Africa. Her personal mission statement is to “thoughtfully connect people and organizations with the resources they need to maximize their potential for brilliance”.
Hellen Fissihaie is a professional woman passionate about the growth and potential of Africa. She has worked across the continent in a variety of capacities and currently operates F3 Global LLC, a capacity building strategy firm based in D.C. focused on building stronger entrepreneurship, health and agriculture sectors across Africa, Middle East, and Caribbean. Today, she has invested her skills, resources, and future to delivering value additions to Africa in its entirety. Her company has worked and continues to work on private sector projects in partnership with country specific stakeholders in Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, and Ethiopia.
Will Jawando is an attorney, activist, and community leader with an unwavering dedication to working with all communities to ensure economic prosperity and guaranteed civil rights. He has worked with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Sherrod Brown. During the Obama Administration, he served as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and as an advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the U.S. Department of Education.
A voice of authority on issues surrounding the nation’s political climate, public policy, and social justice, he has been featured in an array of national media outlets including, MSNBC, the New York Times, The Washington Post, MTV, and NY Magazine. He resides in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife and three daughters.
N’deye Ba currently works for The Urban Institute as an Associate Project Manager, IT. She also serves as the Program Officer for Act4Accountability. N’deye was born and raised in Senegal. She joins us with years of experience designing and managing programs focused on human trafficking awareness and prevention. She has also worked on investigating corrupt land acquisitions involving foreign countries in Senegal and has advocated for the rights of low income farmers and land owners who have lost their land in these dealings. N’deye is excited to be a part of Act4Accountability and is thrilled about the impact that it’ll have.
Callum Hepburn currently resides in Peterhead, Scotland and received his Bachelors in Graphic Design from the University of Dundee. Since then he has always striven to contribute to the world using his skills in an impactful and professional way. With a diverse wealth of relevant experience with non-profits and the private sector, Callum provides a wide variety of design solutions and promotional material necessary to promote Act4Accountability’s mission and values.
Ivuka Onwukwe is currently working as a Legal Assistant with the Department of Justice. I was born and raised in Ohio, but my mother is from Jamaica and father is from Nigeria. I volunteered with Act4Accountability because I want to have a connection with Nigeria that goes beyond my family. I want to participate in an organization that advocates for the marginalized and leaves a positive impact on the community. Act4Accountabliity is the perfect organization for me to make my home a better place for the next generation.