Our STA Team

STA* currently has a founding membership of 22 DYNAMIC, DEDICATED, HARDWORKING Women with Brilliant Ideas who have proven their worth, each excelling in her respective field of expertise.


Executive Members

  • Ms. Roseline Ngaaje - President
  • Mrs. Rachel K Tita - Vice President
  • Mrs. Susan Ewanga Nkembe - Secretary
  • Mrs. Clara  Allotey - Treasurer
  • Mrs. Didi Ndando - Financial Secretary
  • Mrs. Marie Njowo - Organizing Secretary/Liaison Officer
  • Mrs. Boh Fielding Geh - Publicity Secretary
  • Mrs. Miranda Kwame - Spiritual Coordinator
  • Mrs. Maria Nkongchu - Music Coordinator

Board Members (Advisors & Trustees)

  • Ms. Ruth Bokwe Ayukesong
  • Mr. Elvis Mukete
  • Dr. Eunice Kamunge
  • Ms. Erica Embola
  • Mr. Christopher Njiayah

 

  Ruth Bokwe Ayukesong

Ms. Ruth Bokwe Ayukesong

Ruth Bokwe Ayukesong, Class of 1977, is 57 years old. A founding member of STA . She has a B.sc in Business Administration from Southeastern University, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate as an Attorney’s Assistant from Roosevelt University and received her graduate degree  an M.sc in Human Services from the Jewish Institute in Chicago. Ms Bokwe Ayukesong is currently the Bureau Chief for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking, Public Service Administrator at the Illinois Department of Human Services.  She has a career span of thirty three (33 ) years in varied fields, in Organizations/companies which includes; International marketing & Sales,  legal, and Social Services with emphasis in Policy Implementation, Fundraising, Project management & Leadership.  Ms Bokwe –Ayukesong Ruth brings to the STA a vast world of experience working with non-for-profit social services Organizations. In addition to management, Ms Bokwe Ayukesong was a “village” Committee member for 10years in Hanover Park, Illinois (Sister Cities). Federal grant reviewer on HIV/AIDS in Cape Coast Ghana. She is a certified American Red Cross, HIV/AIDs Prevention Instructor. Volunteered for KOVLER (an organization that helps political asylees), volunteered with the Chicago Women with AIDS Project and a member of the Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates, IL. She enjoys her daily “quiet time” with the Lord, cooking, reading, travelling, music, theater and gardening. She currently resides in Hanover Park, Illinois and has a son Quentin.

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Dr. Eunice Kamunge

Dr. Eunice Kamunge, from Kenya – East Africa, is an educator with over 35 years of teaching experience: 5 years at elementary (public) schools and over 27 years as a professor of biological sciences at higher education. In the past, she directed several summer education institutes. She is an advocate for quality education with a philosophy that stands on three pillars: conveying course content knowledge, encouraging critical thinking and instilling inquisitiveness. She is role model in teaching and a member of program advisory committee in a private vocational school. In addition, she is a business woman. She is the chairperson of the division of Biology and Chemistry at Essex County. In this role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the division which has over 3,500 students distributed across 150 sections of science courses - taught by more than 40 faculty members. Before assuming the administrative role at the divisional level, she taught different courses in biology. Her specialization is in Microbiology – a course that she has taught and coordinated for the past 20 years.Aside from being a professor, Dr. Kamunge’s scholarly work is recognized internationally. She has presented her research work on “Healthcare-Associated Infections” - a healthcare problem that impacts the outcomes of patient-care globally. She has presented her topic entitled: Registered Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding the spread of Nosocomial Infections at international conferences as follows: the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID, 2016) held at Brighton, UK in May 2016; the 3rd International Conference on Prevention of Infectious Diseases (ICIP, 2015) held at Geneva, Switzerland in June 2015; the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED, 2014) held at Vienna, Austria in November 2014; and the 16th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ISID, 2014) held at Cape Town, South Africa in March-April, 2014. She also contributed to the success of the Global Ethics Forum held at Bangalore, India in December, 2014. She was also an advisor for ECC students who participated in ATHGO International symposia: the 3rd Annual Global Forum held at United Nations Headquarters - New York in 2007 and at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC in August, 2011.Dr. Kamunge earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences –Leadership from Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medical Professions in 2013; a Master of Science with a specialization in Microbiology from Seton Hall University in 2000; a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in curriculum design and teaching from St. Peter’s University in 1992; a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biological Sciences from Rutgers State University in 1987; Associates in Science in Biology Pre-Medicine from Essex County College in 1985; and a diploma in Community Health Nursing from Medical Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya. She is also licensed in the State of New Jersey as a teacher of general sciences, biology and biological sciences. She was holds a diploma in general nursing, midwifery and public health by the Republic of Kenya’s Kenya Council of Enrolled Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors

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Mr. Christopher Njiayah

Christopher is a native of Cameroon, from the dynamic city of Kumba. He is a graduate of the University of Dschang with a combined degree in law and political science. He also earned a Maitrise in Business Law from the University of Yaounde II Soa, and a Masters of Law from the George Washington University Law School. He left Cameroon for the USA at the age of 25. He currently lives and works as an attorney in Washington, DC.

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Mr. Elvis Mukete, CPA

Elvis Mukete is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. He has over 9 years experience providing quality auditing and accounting services to private and public companies around the world. His expertise range from financial statement, operational  and compliance audits to providing advisory services to companies. He holds a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston, Texas. He is a senior Soban and has served as the Financial Secretary and Public relations officer for SOBA - USA. He and his wife Catherine are proud parents of three kids and reside in Richmond, Texas.

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Ms Erica Embola Etube

Married to Daniel Etube. Primary School: Presbyterian Boys School  Secondary and High School : Government High School Limbe 1982 to 1989. Was Senior Prefect from 1988 to 1989. Admitted into Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria to read Law.  Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) second class honors in 1997.  Attended the Nigerian Law School in Bwari - Abuja from 1998 to 1999 and graduated with a Barrister at Law degree (BL). In 1999, was sworn in  as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In April of 2000, was sworn in as a barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of  Cameroon. Worked with Justice Law  Firm, Mutengene, Cameroon from 2000 to 2003. In 2003 she relocated to the US. - Corpus Christi Texas. Secured a job with Hornblower, Manning & Ward Firm as a Paralegal in 2003.  To further her education, in 2005 got admitted into The St.. Mary's University School of Law and in 2006 graduated with Master Of Laws degree  (LLM) (honors) in American Legal Studies. While in Law School she continued to work for HMW firm. In 2007 was was admitted to the  NewYork State Bar Association. In 2009 she relocated to Houston Texas  and continues to work  as an attorney. In 2013 she joined a financial broker /dealer organization World Financial Group  whose  mission is to make a difference for families and  help individuals understand how money works and build a strong financial future. In 2015, she became a Senior Marketing Director with World Financial Group and her mission is to help families achieve their financial future goals.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • Ms. Roseline Ngaaje
  • Mrs. Clara Allotey
  • Mrs. Susan Nkembe
  • Dr. Nessie Ndive Hill
  • Dr. Annie Tebo