The governing board of the Women's Ovarian & Medical Education Network is comprised of four women with extensive backgrounds in education, research, and medicine. They all seek to promote the mission of education, advocacy, and research to bring women's fertility issues to the forefront of healthcare across the country,
Kristi Eddy M.ed : founder/ceo
Kristi is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of W.O.M.E.N. Inc. Kristi's background is in research and education as her tenure in public education began in 10 years ago in 2007. Kristi graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2009 with a degree in Intercultural Communication and continued on to The University of California, Los Angeles where she earned a Master's in Urban Education in 2011 and an additional Masters in Educational Administration in 2013. Her background in public education has added an additional path in the realm of health education with the founding of W.O.M.E.N. Inc. Kristi is a survivor of ovarian removal surgery and it is from this health condition that her research on women's reproductive health began. Upon finding that the prevalence of her condition, as well as many other women's fertility related conditions were not tracked by the CDC despite millions of women facing these challenges, she decided to create the Women's Ovarian & Medical Education Network to provide information, promote awareness, and advocate for women's reproductive healthcare.
Omonegho imaku : board vice chair
Omo is a founding member and currently the Vice Chair of the Board for W.O.M.E.N. Inc. Omo travels nationwide as a medical researcher and has been in the field of medical research for over 8 years. Omo is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with degrees in both Chemistry and Biology. She began her research career working in labs contracted by local hospitals determining the status of patients' results. She then advanced to on-site hospital case studies facilitated by the government in various states across the country. Omo works with people of all backgrounds suffering from anything from muscular to terminal conditions. Her true passion is in the realm of women's health research and in addition to her current medical research career, she also runs her own medical research business, serving clients across Southern California.
staci ani : board secretary
Staci is a founding member and currently the Board Secretary for W.O.M.E.N. Inc. Staci's desire to be a light in the health field was ignited during her undergraduate career at California State University, Long Beach, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Community Health. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she interned at the UCLA & St. Mary Medical Centers, where she received the opportunity to shadow medical personnel & administer hands-on patient care. These interactions cultivated her passion to help improve the overall quality of life in the population, especially in regards to conditions concerning women. Witnessing these health disparities amongst her female family members & peers prompted her to play an active role in the evolving face of women's health. With her current knowledge in public health & preventative care, Staci has started the path to become a Nurse Practitioner with dreams to enhance and strengthen the health & well-being of her community.
muna ezumah : board treasurer
Muna is a founding member and currently the Board Treasurer for W.O.M.E.N. Inc. She is an aspiring Oncologist from the University of California, Irvine and is currently a Dual Degree Masters candidate studying Biomedical Sciences and will soon be completing a Masters in Public Health in Urban Health Disparities by 2018 at Charles R. Drew University. This is just the beginning of fulfilling her passion to care for and serve the disadvantaged in Los Angeles County particularly those who are in dire need of government aided health assistance. Muna is also a Cedars-Sinai Scholars Fellow and is currently conducting various research projects through the hospital and through Charles R. Drew University where she has presented at national conferences in honor of her findings.