Nicholas Fosu, is a founder and President of GHVOG. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA, in 2005. He went back to receive Healthcare MBA from George Washington University School of Business, DC, in 2015 after practicing as community pharmacist for over 10 years. He is Associate Professor of Community Pharmacy Practice, honored by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, Georgia Campus. He currently manages Walgreens Boots Alliance Pharmacy in Cumming area in Georgia. Nick’s educational interests include Supply Chain Management in Healthcare Services, and Healthcare Policy Analysis and its impact on hard-to-reach communities. His Global Health interest is to promote health in underserved communities in developing countries. Due to this, he is currently leading GHVOG to ship a 40-footer container full of medical equipment and supplies to their adopted hospital in rural clinic in Ghana.
As in line with GHVOG's vision for all under-privileged to have access to basic health needs, and our mission to ensure GHVOG reach out to the underserved communities through outreach programs, Nick takes it upon himself to make sure that GHVOG has practical tools for accomplishing those visionary goals. He is dedicated to help GHVOG to accomplish this endeavor by convening, engaging, mobilizing and supporting GHVOG to make sure it has all that it takes to reach out to the hard-to-reach individuals for their healthcare needs. The future of GHVOG is enormous, says Nick: To form a vibrant partnership with dedicated organizations and individuals who support our cause to meet rural and other forgotten communities' healthcare needs. Nick believes that, in a few years to come, GHVOG will be one of the reputable organizations helping the rural populace in Ghana in particular, and Africa in general.
Nick lives in Cumming, Georgia with his lovely wife, and a beautiful daughter.
Mr. Kofi A Bawuah, is a Registered Pharmacist, and Treasurer of GHVOG. He received his pharmacy degree from Long Island University, New York, in 1997. He has since practiced as a community/retail pharmacist for 20 years. He currently works at Walgreens as pharmacy manager in Gainesville area in Georgia. He currently resides in Jefferson, Georgia.
Mr. Bawuah believes that, a vital rural community depends on the health of its population. Growing up in rural Ghana, he is well aware that volunteering plays a key role in strengthening communities. Also, as a recipient of free public healthcare services provided by foreign charitable organizations, he is inspired by services provided by volunteers from other countries, and that really influenced his passion for charitable work. He is definitely aware that volunteering is most rewarding when investing in something near and dear to ones’ heart: helping underserved communities in both USA and Ghana through education, donations and community health outreach programs.
He personally serves in his capacity at GHVOG because he loves his community. He wants to be a part of his community growth and success, and wants to help make it a great place to live. According to him, being a member of the GHVOG is a satisfying way to give back and share his knowledge and skills to promote the general health of our communities.
Dr. Eunice Hama, is a compassionate and experienced Internal Medicine physician who practices within the Atlanta area as a Hospitalist. Dr. Hama attended the University of Ghana Medical School, then completed her residency program in Internal Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, when she relocated to join her husband who was attending graduate business school. Dr. Hama is Board certified in Internal Medicine and member of Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians.
Over the past 10 years, she has worked in many different parts of the state including the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Cartersville Medical Center and Eastside Medical Center. She currently works at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center as a hospitalist. She is also involved in the Internal Medicine residency program at Athens Regional.
Owing in part to a longstanding interest and passion for helping the medically underserved, she was one of the founding members of the GHVOG, where she is responsible for medical education. She specializes in providing medical outreach and behavior modification programs to help draw awareness to chronic medical conditions like hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Strokes and Heart disease. Her future outlook is to lead a team of medical personnel for a Medical Mission in rural clinic in Ghana
Dr. Hama is a proud mother of a 16 year old son and a 13 year old daughter and lives in the Johns Creek area.
Bertha Peprah, is a Registered Nurse, and secretary of GHVOG. Bertha grew up in Ghana, Italy, and New Jersey. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She has since practiced as a gastroenterology nurse for over 4 years. She currently works at Gwinnett medical center in Lawrenceville on the pulmonary unit.
She always laments that “It's always been my goal to empower people through effective health awareness programs to be participants in their own wellbeing.” Bertha firmly believes in the simple quote by Erasmus "prevention is better than cure". She believes if people are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed, they'll engage more in preventive activities which in turn will enhance their overall quality of life.
She is grateful for the opportunity and the privilege to be part of this organization whose mission and goals are in accordance with her personal beliefs. She is so excited about the future of this organization, and she is looking forward to effectively collaborate with other organizations and individuals who have the same passion and interest of enhancing the quality of life through health awareness and outreach initiatives in communities where the need is greatest.
Bertha currently lives in Loganville, is married to her childhood sweetheart and enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children.
Rita Afenyo, is a Registered Nurse, and GHVOG Public Relation Officer. She obtained her nursing and Midwifery education in Ghana. She moved to Germany for about 11 years and finally re-located to the USA in Columbus Ohio area. She practiced in several Ohio medical centers, including Ohio State University Medicare Center, and Ohio Health at Grant Medical Center. Ms. Afenyo finally moved to Georgia in 2014 and currently works at Southern Crescent hospital, in Riverdale area in Georgia.
Rita’s passion for helping others though nursing started when she was 7 when she acted as Florence Nightingale, a mother of Nursing, elementary school play. When she heard about GHVOG, she didn’t hesitate to join to help the less fortunate. She has been instrumental to reach out to underserved communities here in Georgia for health outreaches. Her vision for GHVOG is to help reach out to under privileged individuals with their healthcare needs. For the future of this organization, Rita hopes GHVOG will become financially sound enough to mobilize medical mission to rural communities in Ghana.
Rita has raised two adult daughters, 32 and 28 year olds, who are her best friends and loves them so much.