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Amadi Vivian Akuyoma - Nigeria
Deputy Chairperson, Operation, and Volunteer Director

Amadi Vivian Akuyoma is a highly-trained and motivated administrative assistant with several years of experience providing clerical support to executive professionals. She is a qualified economic expert with proficiency in religious languages, such as Hebrew and Greek. Akuyoma provides executives with a consistently updated calendar of events, schedule all meetings, and apply time-management skills to complete executive reports and other clerical tasks. She was a Media & Communication director at African Transformer Institute (ATI). She was also a Publicity Secretary at Centre for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development (CEPASDAfrica). Amadi Vivian Akuyoma is passionate about rediscovering and restoring the beauty of human beings. She is an Ambassadorial Director at Global Youth Engagement Model United Nation (GYEMUN). She is a member of Global Youth Movement against Gender Based Violence. Her strong passion in serving humanity led her to joining several Non-governmental Organizations in the last 12 years in which she voluntarily offers her service to humanity. She is a Multicultural Award winner and was awarded a certificate of honour for spreading the messages of love, tolerance, peace, and human value among all components of the society.

Anthony Neale - Australia
Chairperson, Governance

Anthony Neale is an experienced mental health advocate and GYMHA’s Chairperson. He brings to the board his passion for wellbeing, integrity and past boardroom experiences. He has been the CEO of Wellbeing Health Retreats since 2012. He designs wellbeing programs for organisations and individuals. He also works part time for Pentana which is a software company servicing the car industry, in the Projects Office as a Projects Review / Audit officer. Anthony Neale is currently serving at Virtues Project International as the HR Chair. For 6 years, he had roles of Governance Chair and Strategic Advisor. In the past, he served as a board member for Project Mgt Institute, Melbourne Chapter as Volunteer Director, and Virtues Companions Inc as secretary for 4 years. Anthony Neale has 35 years of experience in the corporate sector as a Project Manager and IT consultant.

JOSHUA OGBONNA UCHENNA - Nigeria
Treasurer, and Information Technology (IT) Director

Joshua Ogbonna Uchenna holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He has programming, web design, networking, and graphics skills. He has a wealth of working experience in the ICT sector where he gained familiarity and practical demonstration in managing ICT units of companies like International GozTech Realities, Track Watch Network, QESH Standards Limited and others. He served GYMHA as the Head of IT where his contributions added value to the overall growth of GYMHA in the past few months. He is driven by passion in serving humanity in a positive perspective. His services in non-profit sectors have earned him awards and portfolios in the past three years. He has volunteered and worked for Centre for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Dev elopment CEPASD, Enene Akonjom Foundation, African Transformer Institute. Uchenna currently founded an NGO initiative, Cyber Peace Advocacy.

Toli Papadopoulos - Australia
Public Officer, Communication & Website Strategies Director

Toli Papadopoulos is an experienced media professional with significant experience in journalism, industry media and communications.

Toli has worked in mainstream journalism for The New Daily and The Examiner, as well as industry trade magazines specialising in sustainability, recycling and infrastructure. Currently, he works in the public sector for independent government body Infrastructure Victoria, where is tasked with supporting the organisation's media and communications strategy. He has also previously worked for Environment Protection Authority Victoria.
Over the past few years, he has supported GYMHA as a public officer, including updating the official website, social media channels, reviewing and editing the newsletter and writing columns.

Toli is a passionate mental health advocate and Master of Journalism graduate.

Isabel Tendai Kachingamire - Zimbabwe
Content Development, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn Director

Isabel is a qualified Social Worker. She is currently pursuing a Degree in Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Social Worker, Community Developer, and Mental Health Advocate. She volunteered in different Human Service Organizations during her undergraduate program. She has skills in Community Development, Group Facilitation, and one-on-one Counselling. She has experience in working with community groups to explore their needs and strengths, as well as implement projects that meet these needs. She also worked in a girls and boys initiative where she facilitated mental health support groups for teenagers. She has also been invited at various events organised to facilitate community conversations between children and their parents around their needs and challenges. Being someone who suffered from mental health issues in her teenage years, she has made it her personal passion to educate parents and children on the importance of mental health support. She’s constantly looking for an organization where she can use her skills to impact people all over the world.

LEE-ANN ARDHIMA MINAKIUM - SOUTH AFRICA
Board Member

LEE-ANN ARDHIMA MINAKIUM is an energetic and passionate humanitarian, serving in various Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-Profit Foundations as well as Foundations of his own. Her love for children inspired his passion for seeking the safety and well-being of all children. Minakium has networked with His Excellency, Dr Nasim Salah, to form a relationship with his Foundation, Peace International Academy for Peace and Human Rights to advocate human rights, in Egypt and abroad. Her hunger for Justice inspired her to work hand in hand with The Honourable Lee Clegg and be part of his team of World Martial to advocate Justice in all corners of the world. Her desire to fight corruption and greed and promote good governance has inspired Lee-Ann to work with Prof John Mbuya with the Institute of Anti-Corruption in Africa, and together they are co-writing a book titled “Anti-corruption Strategies” to educate and empower people and stop corruption. Her vision as Founder and Ambassador of WJSP is to ensure Projects on the ground are free of corruption, greed and self-serving interests and that the beneficiaries of such projects are reached and engaged. Lee-Ann's passion as a Country Ambassador in South Africa is working together to promote human rights for all people in every corner of South Africa, allowing humanity to flow through so that equality, mutual respect, safety, peace and justice is enjoyed by all.

Javier Guillen Gil - Australia
Secretary, Research and Grant Application Director

Javier Guillen Gil has built an extensive record of successful projects and business activities. With his experience and ability in multi-tasking, he is very proactive especially within cross-functional projects and global teams. He is a former director of the Spinning Marathon that took place in Valencia, Spain, in 2010. He organised a One-week indoor marathon spinning cycle fundraising in support of breast cancer in 2021. He has served as a Project Management Institute (PMI) volunteer and a member of the PMI since 2013. Javier Guillen Gil gave his volunteering services in Melbourne, Australia as mentor for kids with cerebral palsy in the Cerebral Palsy Support Network.

Mohamed Semra - Australia
Education and Training Director

Mohamed Semra is a Co-Founder at Endeavour Youth, Australia, a social entrepreneur and award-winning advocate working to shatter stigma and misconceptions surrounding migrants and refugees. As someone who migrated to Australia at a young age, he has overcome many challenges, including learning English and surmounting severe stutter. He spent five years working in the community; working with different organizations to tackle racism, founding Endeavour Youth, Australia, and running for local offices. All these indeed gave him lots of exposure and experience. Sharing his story and the resilience gained from it will inspire young people to become leaders and challenge the negative stereotypes they often face.

Sandeep Nath - India
Fund Development & Partnerships Director

Sandeep Nath is an engineer. He is a Management post-graduate from one of India’s premier institutions and has over 30 years of experience across the corporate world, rural entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, communications, and branding. He is a distinguished and internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach, who has delivered talks and workshops in 46 cities across 4 continents. His expertise lies in using ancient oriental wisdom to eliminate stress and other complexities of modern business and lifestyle. As the founder of RENEWALism Movement, Sandeep is on a crusade against stress. Having spent several months in Himalayan monasteries, he is deeply involved with practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, Vedic philosophies and Qi. He is a certified Reiki Master, Mindfulness Guide, Qigong Instructor and Belief Clearing Coach.

Chaplain Dr. Joy David-Mike - Nigeria
Board Member

Chaplain Dr. Joy David-Mike is a Clergy and Chaplain with ThD, DMin in Chaplaincy Education and BA in Mission. Dr. Joy specializes in Pastoral care and counselling, Addiction (psychedelic) counselling, Marriage/family counselling, Psych-spiritual care and therapy. She is involved in humane and humanizing ministry that focus on helping people deal with traumas, crisis, and difficult situations life may present them with. Chaplain Dr. Joy David-Mike also helps people develop coping capacity in difficult situations and help them navigate through positively, thriving without destroying themselves, or causing harm to others.

SPECIAL GLOBAL BOARD ADVISORS

GYMHA GLOBAL VOLUNTEER'S LEADERSHIP AND AMBASSADORSHIP TEAM

Madu Gloria – Nigeria

GYMHA Ambassador, Founder/Team Lead at Giant Strides Initiative, Director of Communications and Media at Slum and Rural Health Initiative Network – SRHIN

Dr. David David – Nigeria

Communication and Information Director at GYMHA | Founder/CEO at Nigerian Books of Record Research Center | Founder/CEO of Record Breakers Books | Founder/CEO, READS Campaign Africa

Amb. Kibe Edwin Gitau – Kenya

Certified Addictions Psychologist, Founding Director at Uhai Centre, GYMHA Ambassador

Nika Suwarsih – Australia

Ex – President of Indonesian Society of Victoria

Community Development at the WASEMA FRIENDSHIP CAFE DANDENONG | Mentor, Trainer & Counsellor at IWFN & Baroka Victoria, GYMHA Ambassador

SADIKI MUKASA – Australia

FOUNDER AND CEO AT TIKI

Bukola Abdullahi – Nigeria

GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

Ubawike Maryann Chinyere – Nigeria

GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

 

 

Shinta Nourma – Australia

GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

Patrice Penace – Australia

GYMHA Ambassador and Project Support Officer

DeepShikha Tripathi – India

Counselling Psychologist, Life Coach, Founder at Prayas, and GYMHA Training Manager

 

Madu Chisom – Nigeria

GYMHA Assistant Head of Content Creators and Ambassador

Amb. Nur Ahmed – Bangladesh

Humanitarian, GYMHA Event Coordinator

Kenny Taiwo – Nigeria

Freelance Content/Course Creator and GYMHA Ambassador

Dr. Mahima Bakshi – India

Founder and Owner at Birthing Naturally Queen, Woman Activist, Author -Birthing Naturally, Woman and Child Wellness Expert, Model, Actor, and GYMHA Ambassador

Panama Oghenefejiro Catherine – Nigeria

GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

Dauda Mutiu Abdulkareem – Nigeria

GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

Augustine Amos Ogwu– Nigeria

GYMHA Assistant Advocacy Manager and Ambassador

Chijioke Nwankwo – Nigeria

GYMHA Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Mahmooda Khan – Zimbabwe

GYMHA Ambassador, Chairperson at New Hope Foundation 

 

Dr Elizabeth Njani – Kenya

Mental Health Specialist, Research Director and Trainer at GYMHA

Spiritual Director at GYMHA

Zakaria khayre – Somaliland

Founder at Success International Academy, Chairman of RMR foundation of Somaliland, and GYMHA Ambassador

Dr Beatrice Dupwa – Zimbabwe

Midwife, Ministry of Health Zimbabwe and Child Care, Zimbabwe, National HIV Testing Services training officer, and Trainer at GYMHA

 

Fakunmoju Deborah Ifeoluwapo -Nigeria

GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

Ruemu Edokpolo

-Australia

GYMHA Ambassador

NTAKIRUTIMANA Pierre

-Rwanda

GYMHA Ambassador

Rashi Goel – India

Co-founder at the Unicorn People, HR Consultant, and GYMHA Project Coordinator

Saviour Effiong – Nigeria

Clinical Psychologist, Social Media Coordinator, and GYMHA Ambassador

Rance Lazarus – Australia

Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter, Odyssey musical band, and GYMHA Ambassador

 

Ann N.Chege – Kenya

Social worker and GYMHA Project Support Officer

 

Oladapo Omitogun – Nigeria

GYMHA Brand Ambassador, GGA, Team Lead and Co-Founder at CATHY Youth Innovation Enterprise, Founer at Next Digital Talent

Dr. Rania Lanpou – Greece

Global Educator, STEM Instructor, Greek Astronomy and Space Company (Annex Salamis), Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs, and Assistant Training Manager at GYMHA

 

Samuel Peter

– Australia

 GYMHA Ambassador

Nur Mohammed Farhad

– Bangladesh

 GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

Edith Wanyonyi – Kenya

Counseling Psychologist, Community Development Practitioner, and GYMHA Advocacy Manager

Ms. Rida Aleem Khan – Australia

Miss South Asia Australia, and GYMHA Multicultural Ambassador

Igweshi Augustine – Nigeria

Executive director (CEPASD) & President African Transformer Institute

Evelyn Mngohol Yankyaa – Nigeria

GYMHA Project Support Officer and Ambassador

Ms. Tariro Kutadza – Zimbabwe

HIV/TB Advocate, GGAF and GYMHA Ambassador, and Volunteer

Ngosa Bwalya – Zambia

Musician, Director at Ngosa Music, and GYMHA Ambassador

Husseina Ojochenemi Abubakar – USA

Telecommunications Engineer and GYMHA Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

 

Dr. Emem Okon Akpabio- Nigeria

GYMHA Partnership Director and

Principal Confidential Secretary, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar.

 

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