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Chioma is a passionate advocate for children's rights and has dedicated her life to improving the lives of young individuals around the world. After graduating from college, she started work at Richmond Behavioral Center where she mentored children with special needs. Chioma firmly believes in empowering children and giving them a voice. Chioma has frequently collaborated with local agencies and international organizations to raise awareness for children's causes. She is currently employed as a Social Worker with the Maryland Department of Social Services where she has worked for the past 17 years. Chioma is a strong believer that each child is created for a purpose which is what led her to start the non-profit organization, Moms and Me, with the goal to empower young girls to be worthy leaders in the society by maximizing their talents, potentials and opportunities. Chioma lives in Maryland and is married to her husband of over 18 years and their marriage is blessed with four children. She considers her being able to juggle her career and motherhood as her greatest achievement. Her strong reliance on her faith keeps her going despite the obstacles life throws at her.
In her spare time, Chioma enjoys to cook, spending moments with her own family, as she strongly believes in the importance of nurturing and supporting children within their immediate circles. These experiences further fuel her determination to create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive. Through her relentless advocacy, Chioma Ezeocha continues to be a guiding light for children, advocating for their rights, and striving to build a society where every child's potential is realized.
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Ziada is originally from Tanzania and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband of 21 years, Chima, and two amazing children, Vincent and Jasmine. She has a professional background in web development and user experience design, and has worked for a health insurance company for the last 12 years. She is an advocate for wellness and a fitness enthusiast who enjoys lifting weights, running, and anything that keeps the body moving. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, and some alone time
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Chidi is an Information Technology Specialist. She is married to her husband of 16 years and they have four children. When she is not working full time or taking care of her family, she enjoys reading, journaling, and making new memories with her loved ones. Chidi's ultimate goal is to encourage people to discover and speak positively in any situation, because she believes that lives will be so much better when we bring out the best in others.
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Janette Brown–Berkey has worked in Child welfare for the past 27 years, working with children and adolescents. She has been a passionate advocate for children all of her adult life, which led her to form a non-profit which helps parents with special needs children to navigate the school system. Ms. Brown-Berkey is a natural supporter and cheerleader for all those that she meets. She doesn’t understand the mean of “no” or “I can’t“ and pushes everyone to create and live the life that they want for themselves and their family. A woman of good character and gentle manners, Janette is regarded as a genuine and virtuous woman, a great friend and sister. Janette is a wonderful mother to an amazing son, and in her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and to travel.
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Chidi Azalam is a certified internal audit professional with over 20 years of experience in both public accounting and private companies. Chidi is currently the Head of Internal Audit/Chief Audit Executive of a reinsurance/runoff management company. Chidi also has a Producer License (Insurance Agent) in multiple states for Health, Life & Annuities, Property & Casualty products. He has been married to his wife (Chizoba), for over 16 years, and are blessed with 3 children including a teenage daughter. Chidi believes in a strong family value. He is also passionate in encouraging, lifting, and empowering young girls to optimize their potentials. He enjoys swimming and sports in general.