Our Team

The Board

Hala DAGGASH is a public health physician with over a decade’s experience in public health and clinical medicine. She holds a MBBS from the University of Maiduguri, a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Lagos, an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians, both in the United Kingdom. Her interests are in health systems strengthening, social medicine and occupational health.

Kai AHUOIZA Orga has worked in the banking sector for over 15 years, with the last 9 in an International Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and has significant experience in several sectors including the public, manufacturing, commercial, IT, Oil and Gas and service sectors of the economy. She holds a M.Sc. in Management and Information Systems (2003) from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) Manchester – UK and a B.Sc. degree in International Studies (1997) Ahmadu Bello University, ABU – Zaria. Her professional memberships include Institute of the Management of Information Systems, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), African Society of International Studies. Kai has worked and volunteered for various charities in the UK (Contact the Charity –Manchester UK) and in Nigeria (GOALS programme – teaching life skills to young girls through football) and has been a volunteer for LYNX Nigeria since 2002.

Serah Zainab Makka is currently the Policy Manager for Tony Elumelu Foundation where she leads the foundation’s policy and advocacy engagement strategy and implementation. She has experience as Foundation Manager of a corporate philanthropy, Grand Circle Foundation. Ms.Makka was also a strategy and evaluation consultant with Boston-based FSG Social Impact Consultants, which provides advice to foundations, nonprofits, and governments. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & International Relations (cum laude) from the University of North Florida.

Olusegun MAYEGUN is political consultant, researcher, author and activist. As a human rights and pro-democracy activist he was a pioneer member of many prodemocracy organizations including the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, theCampaign for Democracy, the Civil Liberties Organization and the United Action for Democracy and also served as President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). He is the author of numerous articles and speeches including two published books Green Leaves of Revolution and Early Sounds of the Red Drum, a collection of poetry. He studied Philosophy at the University of Lagos and obtained his Masters of Arts degree in Politics at the University of York, United Kingdom, where he is also a Doctoral Researcher.

Rhoda Nanre Nafziger-Mayegun served as the pioneer Executive Director of LYNX-NIGERIA. She is an experienced social and health researcher with practical experience in civil society work. She has worked with different social sector and educational agencies including Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL Foundation) (Dorchester, USA), Dorchester Multi-Service Center and Linking the Youth of Nigeria through Exchange (LYNX-NIGERIA) (Lagos, Nigeria). She has a BA in Sociology from Boston College and an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Finance from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. She is an Ashoka Fellow and an Associate of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative.

Dozie OKPALABIERI is currently based in Abuja where he is a consultant. Recently, he was the Legal and Policy Advisor for the Extractive Resources Services of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) based in Accra, Ghana. Prior to that, he was an Attorney at the law firm of Vedder Price in Chicago, where he specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance and Corporate Governance. He has also worked with the Financial Advisory Services practice of Ernest &Young's Boston office as a Senior Consultant. Dozie graduated Magna cum Laude (BSc.) in Economics from Northeastern University, Boston and completed a Masters degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, Massachusetts, in 1999. Dozie also received his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law and Business, and was a Baker and McKenzie Scholar. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association and is an Associate of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative

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