Project Health Africa will not be where it is today without the help of our dedicated executives.
Dr. Nosa Aigbe Lebarty, MD
President and Founder
Ellis Hospital Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Aigbe is a resident at the Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency program. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Aigbe was born and raised in Benin City Nigeria. He attended Fabiyi Akpata Primary School before proceeding to Baptist High School for the first few years of high school and rounding up at Paragon Comprehensive College all in Benin City, Nigeria.
Dr. Aigbe then migrated to the United States of America with his siblings where he obtained his undergraduate education in Biology at Medgar College of the City University of New York, and graduated with honors. At Medgar Evers, he was an engaging student. He participated in both educational and non-educational activities. Some of his notable involvements include being the president of the science club, secretary of the African Heritage club, parliamentarian of the Alpha Honor Society, Medgar Evers Chapter, the director of the Science Club Journal, and the co-chair of the Science Club Debating Team. He was the co-captain of the soccer team that won the first championship for the University in 30 years.
Dr. Aigbe also served in the Student Faculty Disciplinary Committee of the School of Science, Health and Technology, as well as the Student Athlete Advisory and Disciplinary Committee of the Athletic Department. Dr. Aigbe, went on to participate in a summer scientific research as a McNair Scholar at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where he was elected the President of the SMART/McNAIR Student Association.
Dr. Aigbe went to Europe to obtain his medical education at Poznan University School of Medical Sciences. In medical school, he was also an engaging student. He was the chapter’s event organizer of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the Local Coordinator of the Standing Committee on Refugees and Peace of the International Federation of Medical Student Association (IFMSA), Poznan Chapter. Currently, Dr. Aigbe is pursuing an added degree in public health.
Okenfe Lebarty, MA
Vice President of Operations
Director of Community Affairs
Mr. Okenfe Lebarty was born and raised in Benin City Nigeria. He attended Ebenezer nursery and primary school. He then went on to begin his secondary education at Paragon Comprehensive College, before finishing up at Far Rockaway High School in Queens New York.
At Far Rockaway High School, he was a lead goal keeper for the soccer team, and was famously featured on a prominent New York newspaper for his outstanding performances. Mr. Lebarty proceeded to Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and obtained his bachelors and masters in Political Science/Urban Policy. While at Brooklyn College Mr. Lebarty was actively involved. His involvement included being the President of the Graduate Student Organization, CLAS Student Government and West Africa Student Association. He was also a Treasurer for the BC Student Forensics club, a Senator for the CUNY University Student Senate, played on the Brooklyn College Men’s soccer team, was a Board Member, Rockaway Water Front Alliance, is a life time member of the Brooklyn College United Students League and Vice President of Diversity and Outreach for the Queens County Young Democrats.
Mr. Lebarty’s off-campus position includes Government Relations Manager at New Yorkers for Parks. He recently also worked on Obama’s campaign as a field organizer in Minnesota. Mr. Lebarty was one of the elected delegates from New York at the Democratic National Convention in Denver Colorado. Mr. Lebarty also worked as a Project Coordinator at NYPIRG and was a Senate Session Assistant/Intern at New York State Senate. Currently, Mr. Lebarty is the Excutive Director of the University Student Senate of the City University of New York.
Assistant Director of Community Affairs
Osarieme Lebarty was born and raised in Edo State Nigeria. At the age of ten, her parents moved to the United State of America, leaving her in the care of her grandmother along with her three brothers. She completed her nursery and primary school education in Word Of Faith School and did her first two years of high school in Word of Faith College before transferring to Negbenebor to finish up.
She moved to the United States in 2004 as a permanent resident along with her three brothers to leave with her parents and her two younger sisters. She enrolled in Weequahic High School in September 2004 in 12th grade and she graduated with honors in June 2005. Ms. Lebarty was admitted into Kean University in September 2005, at Kean she was a member and the vice president of the Pre Law Club, African Student Association (ASA), youth Ambassadors/ Blessed Sacrament catholic Community NGO. Nigerian Gospel Girls Organization, member of the student Organization, and Health Africa group Organization.
She was also involved in community service in her church and her neighborhood. She graduated from Kean University in January 2009 with a BA in Political Science. Right now Ms. Lebarty is currently preparing for her LSAT examination. Her goal is to obtain a JD/LLM. Degree and get involved in legal research related to law cases in future.