Vanessa is a global public health professional with five years of experience providing high impact development, technical assistance, data evaluation, and program implementation services to nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and wellness of young adults, women and children. Her desire is to continue to contribute to the enhancement of the lives of people that lack access to healthcare and/or the proper resources or education to live healthy fulfilling lives
Vanessa currently works for an international nonprofit organization called World Connect, focused on provides funding to grass-root community projects all over the world. She serves the role of a Program Manager, primarily focused and responsible for all Nigeria projects and proposals. Vanessa also serves as the CEO/Founder of Africa’s Health Matters Foundation in a volunteer capacity. Vanessa started the “Africa’s Mental Health Matters” within the organization to bring awareness to mental health issues amongst the youth population in Africa and the diaspora. Vanessa is also the founder of a female-led initiative called “The Seasoned Woman,” creating a collaborative space for women to share their experiences, provide resources and new perspectives. This initiative is built on preparing, building and encouraging a generation of women to love themselves, God, and people. Vanessa holds a BSc in Exercise Health Science from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in global public health from New York University.