Leadership

Mardhia Dayisi (nee Sunmonu), PharmD

Founder & CEO

Mardhia Dayisi was born in Nigeria, West Africa. She started her Pharmacy education in the United Kingdom at Bellerby’s College and then moved to the United States where she continued and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS).

She has worked for over 21 years at various hospitals, retail & independent pharmacies across the United States including Rite Aid, Walgreens, OSF St Francis Hospital, Kroger, Platinum and Jackson Professional Pharmacy.

Mardhia is currently the CEO of SunDaisy Pharmacy, a consulting company with a focus on independent & specialty pharmacies, immunizations, MTM and homeopathic remedies.

She received her Masters of Science in Chemistry at Bradley University and then completed her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Florida Gainesville.

She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA), and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Her passion for Community Services led her to collaborate with others to form a not-for-profit organization called Pharmacists Beyond Borders (PBB). 

Najeem Dayisi, MBA

CFO and Regional Director for PBB in Latin America (LatAm)

Najeem’s expertise in Finance and Information Systems and global experience and exposure will prove invaluable as Pharmacists Beyond Borders expand its global development and revenue initiatives. Najeem is currently a General Manager, Treasury Services at Delta Air Lines, Inc. Prior to this, he was the Global Solution Lead for Caterpillar’s Treasury and Accounts Receivables Enterprise Systems. He had previously held various positions within the Corporate Treasury and Global Information Systems Divisions in Caterpillar since he joined the company after his MBA (Finance and MIS) in 2004. Prior to joining Caterpillar, Najeem had spent a few years as a consultant with Fenoglio & Associates and Accenture where he was a Process and Technology consultant in their Financial Services practice and participated in numerous projects spanning multiple countries involving various clients in the banking and financial services.

Alongside his professional obligations, Najeem takes equal joy in community activities. He is a Past President of Professional Communicators Club (Toastmasters) of Peoria, IL, and Effective Communicators Club (Toastmasters) of East Peoria, IL; President of Yoruba United Association of Central Illinois; and the Chair, Development for Africa Business Resource Group, Caterpillar Inc. He has been a Junior Achievement volunteer for the past ten years.

Fatimah Oloriegbe MD, MPH

Regional Director for PBB in North America (NAM)

Fatima Fatimah was born in Kano, Northern Nigeria to parents who emphasized the importance of both Islamic and western education. Her father, late Abdullahi Ayinla was the Registrar for Kwara State Polytechnic and her mother Munirat Ayinla was a Biology Teacher. In her childhood, a resident doctor who taught in the Islamic Sunday School exposed her to the love of medicine and service to humanity. Fatimah is a graduate of the University of Ilorin with MBBS in 2000. She relocated to the United States in 2002 with her Husband, Dr. Salman Oloriegbe who completed his Ph.D. at Clemson University while she completed Family medicine/OB intense Residency at Southern Illinois University Springfield Illinois.

Fatimah is a Family Physician with sub-specialization in obstetrics and womenʼs health and special interests in diabetes, asthma & hypertension. She worked with Heartland Clinic and Methodist hospital in Peoria, Illinois and currently works for Crusader Community Clinic, Swedish American hospital and Mercy health hospital in Rockford Illinois.

She is a member of OB interdisciplinary committee at Mercy Health Hospital, Rockford IL, Illinois State Medical Society, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association and a founding member of Pharmacists Beyond Borders.

Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with her three lovely children(Amin, Laila, and Qadri), going for walks and reading novels.

Halima Mamman-Daura, B.Pharm, MPH

Regional Director for PBB in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Halima was born and raised in Kaduna, Nigeria. She has a BSc (Pharm) from Liverpool John Moore’s University and a Masters degree in public health from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her work experience covers both the U.K. and Nigeria as she worked as a clinical pharmacist at both the Walsgrave Hospital Coventry Uk and West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, UK. She also worked in Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna and Gwarinpa General Hospital, Abuja. She currently works as an administrative Pharmacist in Abuja Central Medical Stores which is the drug distribution centre for all FCTA (federal capital territory administration) owned hospitals and facilities.

Halima continues to dedicate her time to community activities including outreaches to underserved communities providing free medical services and also goes for outreaches with Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) to orphanages, old people’s homes, etc.

She is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, and West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists.

Azeezat Sunmonu

Legal Adviser and Regional Director for PBB in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Azeeza Sunmonu is a Legal / Risk Management Consultant, who helps companies bridge the gap between Sales, Legal, Operations and Finance functions. With a dual degree in Law & Economics from the UK and an MBA, she has over 20 years experience working in several industries, including Aerospace, Defence, FCMG, Energy (Power, Water, Oil & Gas) and Healthcare – where she currently works.

Some of Azeeza’s accomplishments include working with Fortune 500 and International companies – such as Honeywell, Petrofac, General Electric (GE), Philips, Dubai Petroleum, Goldman Sachs, KCA Deutag – to achieve or exceed growth targets, pivot company strategy to a new direction, or upskill sales and commercial team on achieving profitable contracts during negotiations, for which she has garnered several awards and accolades. She’s also a Board member of a nonprofit organization (Pharmacists Beyond Borders).

Azeeza is often sought after as a Consultant or Speaker at conferences, especially in the EMEA region where most of her deep domain expertise lies.

A daughter, wife and busy mom of 3, when she’s not engrossed with work or family, Azeeza enjoys traveling, teaching Business Law at universities, as well volunteering with non-profit organizations aimed at making life better for the underprivileged. She’s also an avid reader and a fan of martial arts.

Board of Trustees

Hadjia Husseifa Kikelomo Sunmonu (nee Ogunbiyi)

BPharm, MSC.

Husseifa Kikelomo was born on the 4th December 1943 in (Ijede) Lagos State Nigeria, Attended Ahmadiyya Primary School Ijede before attending Queenʼs College (Q.C) Lagos in 1957. From Q.C to Federal School of Science Lagos.

In 1964 she entered the University of Ife Ibadan to study Pharmacy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. She got married in 1969 and worked briefly with Lagos State Government before proceeding to the United Kingdom for Masters in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire. After graduating, she went back to Nigeria to establish clinical pharmacy practices in some of the Lagos State Hospitals. She became Director of Pharmaceutical Services first at the Lagos State Health Management Board and later at the Lagos State Ministry of Health the Apex of Pharmacists Civil Service Career. She retired on the 4th of December 2003.

She is a member of the:

  1. Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)
  2. Award Winner PSN Lagos State
  3. Fellow Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria(FPSN)
  4. Fellow West African (FPC Pharm)
  5. Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (F.PC Pharm)
  6. Past Chairman Lagos State Association of Lady Pharmacists
  7. Award Winner National Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPS)
  8. Member International Pharmaceutica Federation (F.I.P)
  9. Award Winner Women in Pharmacy Forum F.I.P
  10. Past National President (Sadar) of an Islamic women Organisation ( For 10 yrs.) called Lajina Imaillah i.e “ Woman Servants of Allah”

Maryam Aderonke Adam

B.Pharm

Maryam is a Consultant Clinical Pharmacist and Public health practitioner with over 10 years of experience in Patient/Client counseling and patient care with a strong background in Community healthcare and knowledge in drug therapy management, Pharmaceutical care, Pharmacovigilance, Research and Training in the Public and Private sector.

Dr. Moteehat Olubukola Olu-Lawal

B.Pharm, MPH, FPCPharm

Moteehat is a Public Health Pharmacist who practices in both hospital and community settings. She has a Bachelor Of Science degree in Pharmacy from of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, a Fellow of the West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacy (FPCPharm) with bias for Public Health Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. She started her career at the State House Clinic, Abuja where she did her internship and National Youth Service. She later joined the service of the Osun State Government in 2004 and is currently an Assistant Director with Osun State Hospitals Management Board working at Government House Medical Unit, Osogbo. She is also the MD/CEO of Olbee Pharmacy Ltd. She is a Board member of Pharmacists Beyond Borders, a nonprofit organization.

Dr (Mrs). Olu Lawal is the Treasurer, Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN), Osun State, and the Secretary of Osun State branch of Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPS). She is a writer with several published articles, a columnist with Siddeeqah magazine for over two decades and passionate about women’s and girls’ issues. She has delivered several speeches covering drug abuse misuse, adolescent reproductive health issues, depression, and suicide, pharmacovigilance, at adolescent fora in a number of secondary schools in Osun State, Nigeria where she resides and also on public enlightenment programs on the state radio. She is married to Oluyide Olu-Lawal with three wonderful daughters. Her hobbies include traveling, meeting people, public speaking, spending time with family, reading, and writing. She loves mentoring young adults so they can live their best lives.

Jariatu Haja Sankoh Stubblefield

PBB Country Representative for Sierria Leone

Jariatu was born and raised up in Sierra Leone, from a lovely and religious Ahmadi Muslim Family. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse, married and lives in Maryland with her husband and family. She has a passion for education and community service and even as she continues furthering her education and business she always gives a helping hand to family and friends at home & aboard, and by Allahʼs blessings and favor, has helped the poor and needy financially through sadaqa, donation of used or new clothes, electronics and computers.

Advisory Board

  • Amtushakoor Karim, PhD
  • Doug Cullet, RPh
  • Rahmat Na’Allah, MD, MPH, FAAFP – Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, IL