Dr. Nwanze Okidigbe is the president and founder of Ike Foundation For Autism.He was appointed Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria in July 2011.
Dr. Okidegbe obtained PhD in Economics (Howard University, 1980); Masters and Bachelors degrees in Economics from the same University. He also completed Masters in Business Administration (Accounting) from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Dr. James N. Obiegbu served as a Federal Permanent Secretary in the Public Service of Nigeria between 2012-2015. Earlier, he had worked as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Government of Nigeria in the period of 1999-2007.
He is the recipient of several awards and has also attended many senior executive courses in Crown Agents, RIPA, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School.
His early medical training was at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
After training in General Surgery/Trauma and Neurosurgery at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, he practiced briefly at the UCH, Ibadan, and following further work at the University of Maryland Medical Systems, Baltimore , he became a clinical instructor in Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC.
Joseph Makwaka Wambia is an international development finance expert.
He started his career as an economics professor at Nairobi University and worked at the World Bank for 26 years as a development finance expert.
He also served as Managing Director, Finance, Global Programs at AECOM. Joseph Wambia supports many charitable causes, especially autism spectrum disorder.
He is the Founder and National President of the Nigerian IT Professionals in the Americas (NITPA), a U.S-based organization of diverse Information Technology practitioners in the Diaspora.
He is a Doctoral degree graduate of The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and was an assistant professor of Info. System Technology at George Washington University, USA.He chairs the board of directors, AfriHUB Nigeria.
Chinyere Egbuta is a physician and board-certified in four medical specialties: Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Anesthesia. Chinyere Egbuta is an Associate in Critical Care Medicine and Perioperative Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and an
Instructor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School. She is a wife and mother of two sons, one of whom has high-functioning autism.
Dr. Aloysius Uche ORDU has over three decades of executive experience and expertise in international development. He has led fund raising efforts and the design, appraisal and execution of policy-based and investment lending projects, and the formulation of policies and strategies.
He has PhD Economics (Sussex University), MSc Quantitative Economics (Bristol University), BSc Economics & Law (University of Wales, UK).
Ngozi Okidegbe is a long time supporter of autism research and rights having been inspired by her brother who is autistic.
A former law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, she is a graduate of the McGill Faculty of Law. In 2015, she clerked for Justice Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Her legal interests include human rights advocacy, disability law, African Constitutionalism, internet law, and critical race theory.