The DOF Team

We're Committed To Making Real Change

Dotun Ogunyemi - Founder/President - Board Director.

Dotun Ogunyemi, MD is a physician with expertise and leadership roles in medical education, patient safety and quality improvement, and diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racist education.  He obtained his MD degree from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN) at King Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, and a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship (MFM) at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. To facilitate the reduction of health disparities and improve healthcare workforce diversity, he is focused on developing pipeline programs for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to matriculate into healthcare professions and innovative workshops to create equitable fair work &  learning environment, to improve resilience and wellbeing. He is a certified emotional intelligence coach and has published on the topic. He is a Christian and is involved in his local church.

Nathaniel Sugiyama - Vice President - Board Director.

Dr. Nathaniel I. Sugiyama is currently an Anesthesiology resident at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Nathaniel completed his bachelors of science at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and graduated from medical school at the University of Vermont. Prior to medical school, he co-founded a biotechnology company focused on developing an oxygen carrying biologic resuscitation drug for use in traumas and served as a business manager for a private medical practice in Los Angeles, CA. Nathaniel grew up in Los Angeles, CA and looks forward to giving back to the communities that contributed so much to his experience. Interests include patient safety, quality improvement, healthcare system innovation, biotechnology, population health and spending time outdoors and with loved ones.

Arthurine Zakama, M.D. - Director of National Pathway Program & Medical Student Support - Board Director.

Board Director. Dr. Arthurine K. Zakama is a third-year Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University, her medical degree at Duke University, and her OBGYN residency at UC-San Francisco. She is passionate about serving underserved populations locally and globally, health equity through the lens of reproductive justice, and mentorship with a focus on students underrepresented in medicine.

Roy Kelly - Board Director.

Roy Kelly, RN is a Detroit native who earned his Associated Degree in Nursing at Wayne County Community College. Roy specialized in intensive care while at the Detroit Medical Center. He is currently working in intensive care as part of the emergency FEMA response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Roy has a passion for mentoring youth in the metro Detroit area. He also is a member of Diversity CRNA; a non-profit organization aimed at preparing underserved populations for a career in nurse anesthesia.

Richard Levy - Treasurer - Board Director.

Richard Levy CPA is certified accountant and senior partner at Levy, Levy & Nelson in Calabasas California. He is currently the Director/Treasurer of Bell Canyon, California, and the Director/ President of Bell Canyon Community Services District- a government agency. He also has served in the Los Angeles Police department Van Nuys Homicide Division and Northeast Homicide Division and the Valley Traffic Division. He is a pilot and flies his 2-seater plane regularly.

Amir Teixeira - Associate Director of Community Engagement & Student Support - Secretary - Board Director.

Edwardo Arellano - Operations Officer

Chibueze Udo - Pathway Coordinator

Kaylah Wade - Pathway Coordinator

Cytlaly Estrada - Clinical Medical Assistant

Kendall Johnson - Lead MCAT Tutor

Eddie Ogunyemi - Administrator Coordinator 1

Keytante Ogunyemi - Administrator Coordinator 2

Victoria Hulguin - Team Lead (CSULA)

Bryan Chavez - Team Lead (CSULA)

Ivanna Gutierrez Casillas - Team Lead (Bravo HS)

Chloe Watkins - Team Lead (University Of Central Florida)

Angela Ogbogu - Team Lead (UCR)

Elias Geronimo - Clinical Volunteer

Khoa Tran - Clinical Volunteer

Elizabeth Adebola Bamishaye - Clinical Volunteer

Louis Maxwell - Clinical Volunteer