The new fiscal year brings some new faces to the Village Enterprise board! We are proud to welcome Mary Dosunmu and Lisa Guerra to our Board of Directors, rounding out this group of incredible leaders to a sweet sixteen. We are grateful and excited to have two highly accomplished women join the Board and bring their unique talents, expertise, and perspectives to our work to further our mission to end extreme poverty through entrepreneurship and innovation.
Mary Dosunmu, Ph.D., is a Nigerian scientific manager at Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie company where she has worked for three years. Before Pharmacyclics, she was a clinical data specialist at Stryker Neurovascular. Mary founded a diaspora organization called Northern California Nigerians in the Bay area to foster a social and community network. She is also the vice president of the Board for the Cheza Nami Foundation, an organization geared toward promoting diversity and social education within the community. Mary obtained her Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Pharmacology and Physiology from University College London and her Ph. D. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University. Mary plans to leverage her background in research and scientific communication as part of the Village Enterprise board. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two boys.
Lisa Guerra, Ph.D., brings technical leadership experience from her prior work as co-founder and vice president of engineering at several software startups. Her current focus is on advising and supporting social impact leaders in creating a better world through education, entrepreneurship, improving economic opportunity, and protecting our environment. We are excited about Lisa’s focus because it aligns perfectly with our mission to end poverty by creating entrepreneurship opportunities in East Africa. Lisa is especially interested in how technology can scale social impact, which is timely as we embark on the journey to digitize our business training program. Lisa also serves on the Board of Silicon Valley Social Venture Partners and is a UC Berkeley Foundation Board Trustee. Lisa has a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Stanford University. Lisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two boys.
To see a full list of all of our fantastic Board Members, please check out the website here.