The JWI is governed by a Board of Directors whose background include business, academia, health, law, change management, project management and public policy.

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Yvonne Akpoveta, Chair

Yvonne is a Change Management Strategist, Advisor, and Change Leadership Advocate, with over 20 years of experience helping public and private sector organizations to navigate through change. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Education Quality and Accountability Office of Ontario.

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Dr. Izu Nwachukwu, Board Director

Dr Nwachukwu is a Professor of Medicine and a Scholar of Psychology with extensive international education and practice experience. He is currently affiliated with University of Calgary in Canada and Imo State University in Nigeria.

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Anuli Ausbeth-Ajagu, Board Director

Anuli is a human resource professional and educator with over fifteen years of leading teams and managing people for peak performance. She is a lecturer at the Bow Valley College School of Business. She has expertise in cross-cultural communication, diversity, leadership, coaching, training, development and change management.

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Chuks Ezeokafor, Board Director

Chuks Ezeokafor is the Vice President of IT at Levitt-Safety. He leads product development, innovation, cybersecurity, eCommerce and enterprise project teams at Levitt-Safety. Chuks co-chairs Levitt’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. He’s held technology and innovation leadership roles at companies in Canada, Nigeria and the US.

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