Our Story

Chief Gregory and Chief Mrs. Felicia Ofili (CGFO) is a 501(c)(3) foundation located in Atlanta Georgia, USA and Ebu, Delta State, Nigeria. CGFO works in rural communities of sub Saharan Africa to develop and implement distance learning technology to deliver  innovative STEAM curriculum (Science; Technology; Engineering; Arts& Culture; Mathematics). In collaboration with local community leaders and educators, CGFO prioritizes the education of girls as a vehicle for social change and community economic development. The experiential learning and hands on curriculum for middle school students and their teachers complement the standard science curriculum.  By engaging students and their families in a lifelong interest in the environment and climate change, CGFO projects demonstrate the economic impact of conserving natural resources for optimal environmental health and community development. 

The Delta State of Nigeria is an area rich in natural resources, but with economically disadvantaged rural farming communities like Ebu, that continue to be severely impacted by heavy rains and flood damage from climate change.

Executive Leadership

CGFO's Executive leaders are all women with origins in Ebu, rural Delta State of Nigeria, who have attained the highest levels of academic and business success, and now work through the foundation to give back to girls and members of these rural communities. Together with our staff, we have over fifty years of collective work in underserved communities in the U.S. and in West Africa.

Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ofili is a Cardiologist in Atlanta Georgia, Founder and Chairman of Global Healthcare Alliance. Dr Ofili brings over twenty years of executive administration experience, a deep commitment to global health through personalized and public health approaches. Dr Ofili has raised over $100 million to support medical research and education. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters in prestigious medical journals. She makes regular media appearances to promote women’s health and to support health equity. As Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ofili will have primary oversight of CGFO’s strategic vision, planning for resource allocation and project development.

Priscilla E. Pemu, MD, MSCR, Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Pemu is a General Internist in Atlanta, Georgia, with over 15 years experience in executive operations and project management.  Dr Pemu will provide operational and management support for CGFO day to day operations.

Vivian E. Aku, BS, Ed, Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Aku is CEO of Telile LLC, in Peachtree City Georgia. A successful business entrepreneur, Ms Aku has over 10 years executive, banking and marketing experience. Ms Aku will provide administrative support to the CGFO Executive Board and oversee public relations/marketing.


Technically trained in core STEAM fields  

​Kenneth Ofili, M. Arch., Project Architect, STEAM Communications Hub 

Karmen Brooks, MS Project Manager 

Debra Teague, BS, Communications Director 

Marlene MacLeish, Ed.D, Project Consultant 

Shimite Obialo, JD, Secretary 

Michael Howard, CPA, Accountant


National and international leaders in science, education, medicine, law and finance 

​Ed Schutter CEO, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Chair 

Hon. Louis Sullivan, MD, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine 

Hon.  Andrew Young, Former UN Ambassador 

Helene Gayle, MD, CEO, Mckinsey Social Initiative 

B. Waine Kong, PhD, JD, Zoe Pediatrics