About Inspire Health Solutions LLC

Inspire Health Solutions was founded in 2014 by Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola, a world renowned thinker and leader in primary care delivery, innovation and transformation.  Dr. Olayiwola and her co-founders have become keenly aware of the challenges and opportunities in primary care in the United States and across the world, and have firsthand experience in some of the barriers to delivering high quality primary care as a fundamental right, doing it so that populations in the mainstream and on the margins receive it, and making it cost-effective.  To that end, Inspire Health Solutions, LLC is all about solutions.  We help organizations, ministries of health, health systems and health care leaders make real and lasting change in their delivery models and infrastructure; design and test innovations that achieve these aims; develop new models of care and interaction in the health care sphere, and inspire leaders, change agents and future health care professionals.

 

 

   CEO, Founder

 Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola

MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola is a family physician, the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for RubiconMD and a Senior Clinical Transformation Consultant for OneCity Health in New York. Prior to this, she served as the Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco until February 2017. In that role, she led the Center in achieving strategic objectives around primary care transformation and systems redesign regionally, nationally and internationally. Prior to this, Dr. Olayiwola served as the Chief Medical Officer of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center system in Connecticut, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI), where she developed expertise in medical administration, translational and implementation research, professional development, systems based and quality improvement and practice transformation of twelve primary care practices into Patient-Centered Medical Homes.  Her work led to CHCI being one of the first organizations in the United States to receive both the NCQA Level 3 PCMH and Joint Commission PCMH Recognitions. She has been a leader in harnessing technology to increase access to care for underserved and disenfranchised populations and is an expert in the areas of health systems reform, practice transformation, health information technology and primary care redesign.

 

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Dr. Olayiwola was a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2005. During this fellowship and leadership training, she received her master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Presidential Scholar. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition/Pre-Medicine at the Ohio State University, Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction, and her medical degree from the Ohio State University/Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was a Chief Resident. In 2013, she was inducted into the American College of Physician Executives after completing the Certified Physician Executive program in 2012.

Since 2007, Dr. Olayiwola has been named one of America’s Top Family Doctors by the Consumers Research Council of America annually. She received the Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award from the American Medical Association in March 2005 and was honored as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in October 2007. In October 2008, she was one of three physicians in the nation to receive the Emerging Leaders Award from the Family Medicine Education Consortium and the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine and in September 2009, she received the William Oxley Thompson Award for Early Career Achievement from the Ohio State University Alumni Association.

In the summer of 2011, Dr. Olayiwola was named one of the Top 40 Physicians Under 40 by the National Medical Association and was also named as one of the Top 100 Buckeyes You Should Know by the Ohio State University Alumni Association.  In October 2012, she received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, which is presented “to an alumnus who has made significant contributions in the community, scientific or academic achievement before the age of 40”.  Dr. Olayiwola was selected as one of thirty UCSF Young Innovators for their 150th Anniversary in April 2014.  She was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund in 2014 and received the Harvard School of Public Health’s Emerging Public Health Professional Award in October 2014.

 

 

Vice President of Health Informatics

 

 

Dr. Egondu Onyejekwe

 

 

 

PhD

 

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Dr. Egondu Rosemary Onyejekweis the VP of Health Informatics at Inspire Health Solutions, LLC.  She is an experienced health informatics professional with a broad range of domestic and international expertise in integrating health systems, information technology and public health.  She teaches Health Informatics and Chairs PhD Committees on Public Health and Health Administration Services at Walden University.She served as an Associate Editor at the Springer Science+Business Media and as a Board member at Springer Editorial Board of the Journal of Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (NetMAHIB) until August 2014. She is also the founder and editor of the PovertyNodes blog site.

Dr. Onyejekwe has had a remarkable career in health services and public health. She previously worked as a Clinical Research Associate and the Education Lead at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) for their Patient Centered Medical Home transformation efforts through June 2013. She was the Vice Chair of Communications at the Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership from 2010 – 2012. From 2007 – 2009, she was a Visiting Professor of Health Informatics at a Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, where she was responsible for laying the framework for the first Centre for Health Informatics in the region. Her consultancy roles include theExpert Panel on Health Information Systems Tracking tools for the Health Metrics Networkfor the World Health Organization.

She has served as a lecturer in biological sciences, health informatics and health information systems at The Ohio State University; Ohio University; Community College of Baltimore County; Prince George’s Community College; and Montgomery College.

She worked at Ohio Department of Health for five years and The Ohio State University Systems for 15 years – rising from a programmer analyst to the Director of Student Information Services to Director of Emerging Technologies.  She has several publications and her current research interests are in: Public Health and Public Policy/Health Administration Services; Health Informatics; Big Data Analytics; the effects of structured and unstructured data on Health Disparities/Equity, especially in poor and vulnerable populations.

Dr. Onyejekwe received her PhD in Information Systems, College of Communication, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. She holds an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University and holds three additional Master’s degrees in Public Administration, Health Education, and Zoology, from The Ohio State University.

 

 

Executive Assistant

 

Ms. Irene “Effie” Essel

 

AS

 

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Irene Essel is a highly experienced Executive Assistant with distinct accomplishments. Her expertise is in helping corporations by providing superior administrative and managerial leadership. Her passion is in assisting new organizations and businesses implement smooth running programs and projects that helps inoverhauling processesto improve accuracy and efficiency.She has many years of experience working with distinguished organizations and corporations in the USA and Canada. She has a talent for teaching people how to cut through all the “noise” and to just do the things that matter. And for people who donot have the time or interest to do it for themselves, Irene does it for them.

She is the CEO of Executives Virtual Services and a Co- founder/Director of TREK Business Services based in London, England. TREK is an international trading facilitatingcompany she manages and runs from her Executives Virtual office in New York City. A self-taught serial social entrepreneur; an expert in social media marketing and networking,

Irene has the knowledge and the practical experience in the application of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram as powerful marketing, sales and PR tools. Her team of experts help meet all her clients’ technical and marketing needs.She holds an Associate degree in Mass communication, a diploma in Journalism and worked many years with an International News Agency and is a member of (LinkedIn) Connect: Professional Women Network.

 

 

Senior Consultant

 

 

 Dr. Soussan Ayubcha

 

 

 

MD, MHSA, FAAFP

 

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Dr. Soussan Ayubcha is a Senior Consultant for Inspire Health Solutions, LLC, and has a wealth of expertise in international health systems, particularly in developing countries. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences at New York University and received a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration at Saint Josephs College of Maine. She went on to complete her Medical Degree at the Kigezi International School Of Medicine.  After graduation, Dr. Ayubcha served as an intern at the Hong Kong Women’s Foundation and a fellow research associate at Hong Kong University’s Queen Mary Hospital- Department of Hepatology.

She completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut. After completion of her residency program, Dr. Ayubcha practiced as a primary care physician at the Community Health Center Inc, in Stamford CT and was involved in the Super User committee (EMR focused committee), Medical Quality Improvement Committee and Reach out and Read committee while serving as a physician preceptor to medical students from New York Medical College.

Dr. Ayubcha is currently a volunteer physician with Physicians for Human Rights providing medical evaluations for torture victims seeking asylum in the United States. Her current role is physician team leader  at the Union Health Center in NY, NY  while serving on the Quality Management/Risk Management Board and she is a preceptor for New York University Medical School students. Dr Ayubcha is currently an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Association.

 
EEO statement 

It is the policy of Inspire Health Solutions, LLC (IHS) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, IHS will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

IHS’ goal is to increase representation of women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, directives and regulations and cover all human resource actions including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, transfers, promotions and social/recreational programs.