The Outpost Healthcare Advisory board supports the organization’s strategic planning objectives and overall mission. The board is comprised of a diverse group of experts and industry leaders from several sectors including healthcare, business, health education, finance, technology, philanthropy and law.
Dr. Scott-Emuakpor is a Board Certified Hematologist and Pediatric oncologist. He graduated with his Medical Degree from Michigan State University. Following his graduation, he completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Michigan State University. Dr. Scott-Emuakpor holds an additional Doctor of Philosophy Degree. He is a highly trained and qualified hematologist and oncologist with extensive expertise in all facets of his work. For his hard work and dedication, Dr. Scott-Emuakpor is a recipient of the Lifetime Excellence in Teaching Award at Michigan State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor has been in practice for more than 40 years and is currently working within Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is also affiliated with the Marquette General Hospital through the services that Michigan State University provides to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan. Dr. Scott-Emuakpor is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He has received numerous awards and recognition globally.
Dr. Scott-Emuakpor has mentored scores of Physicians over his storied medical career. He enjoys teaching and still conducts several yearly medical missions to West Africa. He is very active with the Nigerian medical community and is a strong advocate for the advancement in medical education and clinical practice in that region.
Dr. John Bucholtz graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982 and completed a Family Practice residency at Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. While on active duty he was a flight surgeon and Family Medicine residency faculty. He retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of active and reserve time. While at Fort Benning, he completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr Bucholtz is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. Dr Bucholtz has served as chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Education and served as chair of the Task Force on residency education for the first Future of Family Medicine project. Dr. Bucholtz also served many years as one of Georgia’s two delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. He has been elected to the Board of Directors and served as President of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD). He has served a five-year term on the American Board of Family Medicine where he was a member of the executive committee and treasurer. He also served a six-year term as a member of the Family Medicine Review Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) responsible for accreditation standards for the country’s 600 residency programs. He is Director of Medical Education for Piedmont Columbus Regional Health and has been the Family Medicine residency director for its family medicine program since 1993. He holds clinical faculty appointments at numerous medical schools - Mercer University, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia campus.
Dr. Vibhuti Ansar is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing in Georgia, U.S.A. After completing Residency training in Family Medicine, she went ahead to complete a fellowship in NIPDD I and II at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Ansar currently serves as the Associate Director of a Family Medicine Residency training program. Prior to that, she served as the Program Director for a Transitional Year Residency training program.
Dr. Ansar is very passionate about medical education and she serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor with several medical institutions in Georgia. During her Medical Residency, she served as the Chief Resident at her training program where she helped develop and implement a novel morning report series for Medical Residents. She serves on multiple hospital committees for advancement of Residency issues.
She has also participated in extensive clinical research especially in the area of Diabetes care where she successfully piloted a Diabetic group management program. She also earned NCQA/ADA Diabetes Physician Recognition. She is also a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Association for Hospital Medical Education and the American Medical Association. She has received numerous awards including Physician of the Year in Clinical Teaching and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Award. She has numerous publications.
In addition to English, Dr. Ansar is very fluent in several languages including Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi and Latin.
John Aisien is the Co-Founder CEO of Blue Cedar. He brings a wealth of relevant experience as a successful software product and go-to-market executive, with stints running multiple functions in emerging, high-growth & in large enterprise software firms. Most recently, John was Chief Operating Officer at Mocana, responsible for its mobile business, which he led the spin out of, to found Blue Cedar. Prior to that, he ran Global Outbound Product Management for Oracle's Fusion Middleware business. He also ran product, marketing and business development for Thor, a leading pioneer in identity management, which was acquired by Oracle.
Nnenna Kalu Makanjuola, PharmD, MPH, is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of Radiant, a health magazine for women of African descent.
Radiant has grown to become the leading health magazine for African women across the globe and is distributed globally in four continents at major retailers and newsstands. Nnenna started her studies in Pharmacy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, prior to moving to the U.S. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from Texas Tech University and her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University.
Her lifelong commitment to improving health outcomes for Africans began with her work as a pharmacist. Wanting to make a larger impact, she transitioned to the public health sector starting as an intern at the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva where she helped to develop data for the WHO Global Infobase, a country-level database of non-communicable disease risk factors. Nnenna served as a Global Health Fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she spent a year in Tanzania working to strengthen the laboratory system for HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment monitoring. She continued her public health work at CDC Atlanta and later as a consultant for the D.C. based Advocates for Youth before going on to launch Radiant Health Magazine.
Nnenna has been featured in various media outlets including Voice of America, How We Made it In Africa, She Leads Africa; as a panel speaker at the Wharton School of Business’ Africa Business Forum, and was named one of 41 Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs Putting the Country on the Global Business Map by Lionesses of Africa.
Devinder Sekhon is currently the Chief Financial and Administration Officer with a large not-profit charitable organization in British Columbia, Canada responsible for providing housing, health and social services to marginalized populations. Here he leads the strategic development, financial sustainability and growth, modern and secure technology infrastructure, operational effectiveness and sound governance at the PHS Community Services Society. In this role he has pioneered new services, put the organization’s finances on a sound footing, negotiated new and additional funding from several stakeholders, and driven many significant operational improvements.
Prior to joining PHS, Mr. Sekhon held a variety of senior leadership and executive roles with the Canada Revenue Agency where he introduced regional succession planning, reduced court backlogs, improved relations with stakeholders, and maximize taxpayer use of electronic filing. Devinder is very passionate about social justice and quality of life causes. He has been active in the community and has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations and community agencies. Mr. Sekhon has long been involved in charitable and community service activities for which he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and CRA award of Excellence in public service. A Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, Certified Health Executive, Mr. Sekhon also holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Devinder has also been involved in running a successful small business and providing public accounting, income tax and business consulting services.
In addition to English, he is also fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi. He enjoys traveling.
Our talented and diverse Technology team is focused on developing and maintaining
our robust virtual care ecosystem.
Darren Petit has over 27 years of Enterprise Application Architecture experience in multiple fields from Healthcare, Oil and Gas and the private retail sector. His passion for application architecture and software design shines through in every aspect of his career. Darren’s architecture provides the foundation for Outpost’s Platform. As an active coder within the platform, he still contributes to the entire solution.
As a physical outlet for challenges and problem solving, Darren and his family are active members in the local motocross community. He prides himself on his mechanical and maintenance skills required to safely ride and race dirt bikes throughout the short summer season.
Patrick is a Senior Software Developer with experience in software architecture, front and backend development, as well as gathering and developing business requirements. He has been successfully implementing solutions for clients for over seven years.
Patrick has made a move from consulting to building start ups in recent years with a focus on creating performant, beautiful to use, customer facing web application. He loves sharing his passion for ReactJS with the community by giving talks and sharing articles on his blog.
He has been working in various industries including Healthcare, Supply Chain, and Digital Identity. He served as the Vice Chair of the Outreach Expert Committee at the Digital Identity Authentication Council of Canada.
When he is not developing software applications, Patrick enjoys scuba diving and rowing.
Jayshree Paladiya is an IT Professional, who has her Masters Degree in Science Information Technology. She has over 5 years of experience in delivering native and cross platforms with both Android & iOS Applications.
Joseph Evi-Parker, is a certified Project Manager with a long career in the nonprofit world. He has served as Programme Director at a local NGO for over 5 years, organizing and managing projects that cut across capacity building, healthcare and economic development programmes, working with international organisations such as USAID and PEPFAR.
As the West African Regional Operations Manager for Outpost Healthcare, he has been part of innovative solutions targeting low income populations in the region.
He is also a Digital Marketing consultant, with extensive client experience in web marketing, project management, corporate and nonprofit training. He has professional certifications in Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Content Marketing from Facebook, Google, Hootsuite and Hubspot.
When he is not working on projects, digital platforms and algorithms, Joseph loves to read business and leadership books and travel. He is passionate about Sub-Saharan Africa and constantly seeks innovative ways to drive change on the continent.
The Outpost Healthcare Academic Advisory board provides academic and institutional oversight in the development of educational and research programs.
Dr. Ifeoma Ricketts is a Dermatologist currently practicing in Nigeria. She is the Medical Director at the Nigerian Shipper’s Council in Lagos where she is responsible for all the administrative and medical needs of the division. Dr. Ricketts obtained her medical degree from the University of Jos, Nigeria and two postgraduate degrees in Clinical Dermatology from Cardiff University, Wales.
Dr. Ricketts is also the Head of the Policy Thrust and Clinical Development Unit at the Rivers State Civil Service Commission, Nigeria. In this role, she coordinates training for medical professionals as well as all NGO activities for Rivers State at the Primary Healthcare level. In addition, she formulates policy and meets with board stakeholders representatives from entities including WHO, UNICEF and MSF.
Previously, Dr. Ricketts was the Special Advisor to the Governor of Rivers State on Medical Waste Management, where she strategized the formulation, planning, organization and disposal of medical waste.
Dr. Ricketts also has an active role in running bi-weekly HIV clinics for the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital in Port Harcourt, where she was promoted to Senior Medical Officer. Dr. Ricketts attends an array of international medical conferences and is an active member of several professional associations and bodies including the Nigerian Medical Association, Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Medical Women’s International Associations and Nigerian Association of Dermatologists.
Dr. Wasik Ashraf is a practicing orthopedic surgeon in the state of New York. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in biology from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York, Dr. Ashraf went on to receive his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then trained in Orthopedic Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Plainview, New York, and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Foundation in Columbus, Georgia. Before becoming a surgeon, Dr. Ashraf was a licensed emergency medical technician who worked as a volunteer and participated in community education programs.
Dr. Ashraf has a passion for sports medicine and research. He has provided team coverage for the Roslyn, Manhasset, and Hewlett, New York high school football teams, and during his Hughston Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Foundation took care of team coverage for the Columbus Cottonmouth professional hockey team. Additionally, Dr. Ashraf presented his research at the 2015 Hughston Society meeting and has published a book chapter on capsular repair of posterolateral corner knee injuries. His specialties include arthroscopy and sports medicine, and he has a particular interest in cartilage restoration and joint preservation.
Dr. Ashraf is also a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) as well as Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).
Dr. James Sirleaf is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician practicing in the state of Georgia, U.S.A. He completed his undergraduate work at Morehouse College and trained in emergency medicine at New York's Metropolitan Hospital, Meharry Medical College and Atlanta University. Dr. Sirleaf is currently the Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Piedmont Midtown Medical Center.
Prior to this, he served as the Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Georgia. He is also very active in medical education and served as an assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut, U.S.A. Dr. Sirleaf was also the Director of Physician Assistant Training in Emergency Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital, U.S.A.
He was also the EMS Director at Southern Connecticut EMS Control where he was responsible for the coordination of EMS responses, setting protocols, evaluation and disciplining of Paramedics and EMTs. He is also a founding Member and Chairman of HEARTT (Health Education and Relief Through Teaching), an NGO that assists and helps to educate Health care workers in Liberia.
Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf is a Board Certified Internist who specializes in cosmetic care for men and women. She practices in New York. Dr. Zainab graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University in New York and then continued her education at Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY. She continues to serve as an internist at Vassar Hospital.
She is also the owner and medical director of Hebe Medical Spa, New York. Dr. Zainab has always had a passion for overall wellness, beauty, and anti-aging treatments.
As a skilled physician, Dr. Zainab is well-versed in internal medicine and cosmetic care for the face, body, and skin. She is also certified in injectables and nonsurgical laser treatments, which enables her to perform these procedures safely and effectively while producing natural-looking results. In addition, she is highly trained in dermal treatments, such as microneedling, IPL, PRP for hair restoration, PRP as a filler, and IV nutrient therapy.
Dr. Joy Adegbile is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing in several states in the U.S.A. including Alabama, Florida and Georgia. She obtained her medical education from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Thereafter she went on to pursue Residency training in Family Medicine in Georgia, U.S.A. She then completed a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama. After this, she obtained an MPH in Healthcare Organization and Policy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, School of Public Health.
She is currently the Medical Director and owner of a Geriatric and Family Medicine Center in Georgia. She is also a staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Montgomery, Alabama.
She previously served as an instructor at The Thompson Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was also an assistant Professor, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama. She also served as an Associate Director in a Family Medicine Residency program in Georgia, U.S.A. Dr. Adegbile is very passionate about medical education and was also a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Practice, Mercer University School of Medicine and The Philadelphia College Of osteopathic Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
She was a Congress Delegate for the Georgia Association of Family Physicians. She has also served as Medical Director of numerous Health facilities in the South Eastern U.S.A. She has national recognition in the area of clinical medicine including, National Committee For Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition and Highest Level Recognition (Program Level 3) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). She is a Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians, member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Georgia State Medical Association, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She has numerous publications, co-authored books and has participated in several Clinical Research Programs as Principal investigator.
She also has a passion for overall wellness, beauty, and anti-aging treatments. She has extensive experience in delivering cosmetic care with multiple certifications in aesthetic care. She is very active with Medical Missions.
Dr. Ivor Orukpe is a Board Certified Family Physician with extensive clinical background practicing with the Saskatchewan Health authority in Canada. He obtained his medical education at The University of Benin, Nigeria. He subsequently completed his internship at the Federal Medical Center in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.
He has clinical experience from his practice in Nigeria and now in Canada. Dr. Orukpe has a strong clinical interest in addiction medicine. Dr. Orukpe loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys reading and participating in sporting activities.
Dr. Nadine Regis is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician currently practicing in Georgia, U.S.A. She pursued her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Manhattan College in New York City. There she thrived, graduating with high honors, and obtained recognition for published research in the area of Molecular Biology. Dr. Regis went on to attend Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her time in North Philadelphia cultivated her passion to serve low income and disenfranchised communities and solidified her resolve to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine.
After graduating medical school, Dr. Regis returned to New York for her postgraduate residency training in Emergency medicine at Jacobi Medical Center. She is an Attending Physician at several local hospitals in Georgia and serves as the Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at a local Critical Access facility. She is dedicated to using the tools she has acquired along the way to remove the barriers to comprehensive emergent care that individuals may face due to socio-economic status or geographic location.