Our Team


 

UTIBE BASSEY-DUKE, Program Director

Utibe is the foundation’s Program Director and coordinator of all adoption matters. She is pioneer of Morgan Hill Children Foundation. MHCF was birthed from her long standing concern for abandoned and vulnerable children.

She holds a post graduate diploma in Social Works from the University of Ibadan and has spent the last 10 years working in various capacities as a care giver, adoption consultant, and child advocator in Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom, and Lagos State. She has undergone extensive trainings in Child Psychology, Parental Counseling, Child Care & Protection, First Responder Treatment, and Homestudy Reporting services.

Utibe has personally supervised the adoption of over 40 adoptions to various counties Such as Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and now the United States and Canada. MHCF uses this wealth of experience to perpetuate its adoption services as well as its project programs around Nigeria

ESU BASSEY-DUKE, Associate Director

Esu is a founding trustee of Morgan Hill Foundation and he recently joined the staff team on a full time capacity. He assumed the position of Associate Director with the responsibility of coordinating the advocacy campaigns and social welfare programs of the Foundation. He is also required to implement strategies and systems to grow internal capacity, strengthen our processes, and expand stakeholder engagement and the scope of the organization’s footprint.

He came on board after a commendable banking career spanning over 13 years serving in notable Financial Institutions including Standard Chartered Bank and Oceanic Bank amongst others. He worked in critical segments such as Investment Banking, Corporate & SME (Commercial) Banking and Financial Control.

In his early career, he gained cognitive and practical experience working as a Research & Program Officer for a leading gender focused non-profit organization. Esu was directly involved in the development and implementation of critical gender advocacy campaigns, such as the “Domestication of Beijing Conference on Women Rights at State & Federal Levels”. He also worked on the campaign to increase the “Participation of Women in Politics” e.t.c.

He brings this combined experience to bear in the attainment of Morgan Hill’s intervention services and programs.

CHIBUIKE IWOHA, Legal Adviser

A highly experienced immigration expert, Chibuike Iwoha is a law graduate of the University of Benin and was called to the Nigerian Bar Association in 1999. Chibuike serves as the legal counsel to the organization and assists with documents verification, investigations, and adoption challenges.

FOLUKE AKINYEMI, Adoption Officer

Foluke began working at Morgan Hill Children Foundation in 2016 as an Adoption coordinator, and has been fortunate to serve the organization in several ways. With the miracle called adoption, a lot of couples have become parents. The love that surrounds family when their little one’s are placed in their arms is amazing.

GREGORY ODILIBE, Advocacy Officer

An Economics graduate from the University of Lagos, Greg currently serves as the advocacy officer for the organization.

His focus is on mobilizing greater resource to tackle all forms of child vulnerability issues through media such as but not limited to seminars, conferences, specific campaigns and networking with stakeholders in the society. Greg is also enrolled in the CFA program and brings on board his analytical, decision making, presentation skills and most importantly his demonstrable advocacy and fundraising skills.

When Greg does not serve in an advocacy capacity, he doubles as an adoption officer for the organization.