Board of Trustees
The Thomas John Prostate Foundation (TJPF) Board of Trustees is responsible for governing and overseeing the organization's activities and initiatives. As the governing body of TJPF, the Board is responsible for establishing policies and strategies to advance the Foundation's mission to promote prostate cancer awareness, research, and education. Trustees also play a critical role in fundraising and ensuring the financial stability of the organization.
Mr. Kayode Sofola
Mr Kayode Sofola (SAN) is a 1974 graduate of Law from Birmingham University, Birmingham. He has an LLM from the University of London. He has been in continuous private legal practice since 1976 and he is the Principal Partner of Kayode Sofola Chambers.
He was made a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1995. Between 2004 and 2007, he served as the Chairman of United Bank for Africa. He currently serves on the board of several companies, including the telecommunications company, Etisalat. He is married with four children.
Professor Okechukwu Obiora Mbonu, MB (London), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (C), FWACS is a 1965 Honours graduate of University College, Ibadan and Commonwealth Scholar with University of Liverpool.
He had his Resident Training in Urology at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. He is the past Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee UNTH, Enugu, Former Chief Medical Director, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, and now First Vice-President -West African College of Surgeons. He has served in various National Group Committees. He is happily married to Mrs. Veronica Mbonu and they are both blessed with three children.
Sir Patrick Nwabueze Ikemefuna KSM KSS.
Sir Patrick Nwabueze Ikemefuna is a graduate of Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Ibadan and also holds an LLB degree in Law from the University of Lagos and LB from the Nigerian Law School.
He joined Ciba-Geigy in 1977 and rose through various positions to become the Managing Director in 1997. At the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy to form Novartis, he became the first Managing Director of Novartis Nigeria Ltd.
He retired from Syngenta in 2004 and is presently the Managing Director /CEO of Patemglobal limited. He was honored with the Papal Knighthood of St. Sylvester by the Pope in 1998 and also a Metropolitan Grand Knight of the Order of St. Mulumba. He is married with two sons.
Dr. Jennifer Odutola
Dr. Jennifer Odutola is the Founder and Medical Director of Loudoun Rheumatology Center, PC. She attended medical school at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos and then went on to St. John's Institute of Dermatology at the University of London, United Kingdom where she obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Dermatology.
She completed her residency training in the Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA and then proceeded to the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD for her Rheumatology Fellowship training. Dr. Odutola is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She works and lives with her husband and three children in Northern Virginia, USA.
Senator Bassey Ewa - Henshaw
Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw obtained an MBA in Banking & Finance from New York University in 1974. He has worked for Chase and then Citibank both in New York. In 1984, he became the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Agbara Estates Ltd., the first major private integrated estate development in Nigeria.
He has served as a member of the Governing Council of University of Ibadan and a Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. He was elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2003 and was re-elected for a second term in 2007. He is happily married with four children.
Mr. Benedict Ernest Murray-Bruce (Ben Bruce)
Benedict Ernest Murray- Bruce (Ben Bruce) was born on February 18 1956 in Lagos to Ijaw parents from Akassa, Bayelsa state. He attended Our Lady of Apostle Primary School, St Gregory's College, Simpson College, Iowa State University, and University of Southern California (USC) in the United States of America.
On his return from the USA in 1980, he started Silverbird, a music and entertainment business involved in Programming Syndication, Beauty pageants, concerts, Radio, Television, Cinema and the operation of shopping Malls. Ben Bruce is a member of several Boards and Associations and he served as Director General of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) between 1999 and 2003. Mr. Bruce is married and blessed with four children.
Lady Roseline Efolomo John
Lady Roseline Efolomo John, a native of Opoji- Edo State, Nigeria is the Executive Chairman of Educare International Day care/Nursery School which she founded in 1987. In 2004 she founded GreenOak International Primary and Secondary Schools, Port Harcourt.
She holds a Bsc Honours Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Education from the Open University, London and is a Registered Nurse Tutor. She engages herself with the education and development of children and youths worldwide.
Dr. E.T.M. Lawson
DR. E.T.M. Lawson is a 1972 graduate of the University of Ibadan and went on to specialize in surgery. He possesses a Diploma in Anesthesia (DA), is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd), Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) and Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS).
He has worked in various hospitals in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. He was the Port Harcourt General Hospital (now University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital) up till 1979 when he left to help start the NNPC Medical Services, where he rose to Group General Manager of medical services and retired in 2001. He has continued to practice his vocation with dedication and is involved in Training and Examination in the West African College of Surgeons where he has at different times been a Council Member, and a 2nd vice president of the College. He has been involved in consultancy in Surgery and management of cancers; his pet projects have been lectures in early detection and treatment.
Dr. Peter S. NMADU
Dr P.S. Nmadu is a 1977 graduate of Medicine from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He later undertook post graduate studies in Occupational Medicine at the University of Dundee and Aberdeen, both in Scotland.
He earned a Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH) in 1982 and an Associateship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (AFOM) in 1985. Dr Nmadu has spent most of his working life with the NNPC where he rose to the position of Group General Manager and Head of Medical Services of the NNPC. He is a fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, London and Distinguished Member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).