Member, Board of Trustees
Dr. Ololade (‘Lola) Adeyemi, MD, MPH, MLA
Dr. Lola makes an international impact through her educational background, global experience across various industries, strategic thinking, and innovative spirit. Her experience overhauling preventative health in Nigeria, and implementing systems and platforms that support women in the United States attract organizations across the globe to seek her expertise in topics ranging from preventive health, global public health, and startups.
Dr. Lola received her medical degree at Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State, Nigeria, a Master’s degree in Public Health from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a Master’s degree is Sustainability and Environmental management from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Lola applies the breadth of knowledge she received to contribute positively to society.
As the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Magna Carta Health, increased access to healthcare and improving people’s quality of life in Africa. Her efforts as COO bridges health care gaps and increases access to healthcare in Africa serving 15,000 patients per year and growing. She is also the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Making Change through Medical Aid Initiatives; a non-profit organization committed to improving the health of people living in limited resource settings around the world. Her flagship project in Nigeria, “Meals on Wheels, Nigeria has provided meals to over 30,000 Lagos State low-income inhabitants since its initiation in 2010.
Because of her breadth of experience and academic framework, Dr. Lola provides unprecedented consulting services to large corporations, startups, nonprofits, and governments across the globe. From strategic planning to needs assessments, to sustainability initiatives, Dr. Lola’s advising influenced the direction and outcome of decisions, interventions, policy and programs. Among her highlighted projects are revamping human and structural resources in Nigerian hospitals for the Health and Human Services Secretariat that resulted in the enhancement and expansion of services across the FCT and improved the health indices across the board. Whatever the project, Dr. Lola takes a unique perspective and creates a concrete plan for success.
Beyond her social entrepreneurship, Dr. Lola is a clinician, researcher and public health specialist in the public and private sector in different continent, works as a consultant for various international health organizations, and as a health information specialist on a wide range of public health and research projects and has collaborated with numerous foundations. Dr. Lola shares her perspectives on public health, entrepreneurship, and mentorship in Forbes, Medium, Thrive Global, LinkedIn and other various news outlets and speaks at conferences. Overall, Dr. Lola’s biggest passion is making a difference and she works tirelessly to challenge the status quo, and to push everything to be its absolute best.