Our Guiding Lights
Georgeline Chinyere Ohuche (Bsc Nursing, Cert IV Dis, Dip Ed, Dip Children’s Services)
Georgeline C. Ohuche is the Founder and Chairperson of Good Samaritan for Africa Inc. Her career has spanned across the public, private and non-profit sector. She holds a Diploma in Education, Diploma of Children’s Services, a Certificate IV in Disability and a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of South Australia. She has been a registered nurse for more than ten years, working in a variety of setting, including chronic care, acute care, aged care and community health. Georgeline is a passionate advocate for improving health outcomes, particularly for the population of individuals with serious mental illness.
Dr. Victor Ohuche (MBBS)
Dr. Victor Ohuche was appointed Secretary/Treasurer in August 2017. Dr Victor holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Igbinedion University, Okada. He has extensive experience in hospital and community healthcare settings, and recently has mainly worked in south-eastern Nigeria, where he has provided care, support and health assessment for patients who would otherwise be denied access to basic healthcare. This experience has equipped him with invaluable knowledge and problem-solving skills. What he enjoys most about his job is connecting with patients and making a difference in their lives by helping them to reach their health goals.
Henry Matthew (Dip.Dis)
Henry Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan for Africa Inc. He is a disability support worker for the Department of Health and Human Services. Henry wants a better future for people with disabilities and is passionate about helping them to create a fulfilling everyday life, enhancing independent living skills and to achieve their full potential.
Bright Belemu Chinganya (MPH, MIF & B.Bus Acc)
Bright B. Chinganya holds a Masters degree in Public Health (Health economics major) from Monash University, Masters Degree in International Finance from Deakin University, and a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and E-Commerce from Charles Sturt University. He is the Chief Executive Officer of African Leadership, Learning & Advocacy Group (ALLAG), Regional Advisory Council for Victoria Multicultural Commission (current), President & Founder of the Zambian Association for Victoria (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014). Bright is a recipient of the Ambassador for Peace award (2014) from the Universal Peace Federation an organization that is in consultative status on Economics and Peace with the United Nation; the Meritorious Service award, which is a Victorian Government award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs (2014) and was Nominated for African leadership award for community work in 2014.
Dr. Joy Samuel (MBBS, BBiomedSc, CertDis)
Dr. Joy Samuel holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Victoria University, Australia. She completed a Certificate IV in disability at New Futures Training in 2016. Dr Samuel has a strong background working with minority and low-income populations. Her particular clinical interests are varied, but she is passionate about Maternal and Child Health and improving lives through both her medical career and community volunteerism. She has been a team member since August 2017.
Modupe Odetayo (MA(Ed), MA(CFT))
Modupe has a Master of Education (University of Melbourne, 2007) and Master of Clinical Family Therapy (Latrobe University, 2013). She has worked in a variety of settings primarily in areas of counselling and adult education. She is a skilled facilitator and provides training, consultation and supervision. Modupe is passionate about improving lives and has been a team member since September 2017.