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Meet our team

Our team members are uniquely talented and equally passionate about helping break the cycle of poverty by pouring into the youth of Nigeria.

Team U.S.

Andrew Lovedale

Founder & President
Andrew Lovedale
Founder & President

The inspiration behind Access to Success, Andrew serves on staff and is the board president. Andrew is passionate about pouring his heart and soul into making a difference for the children and people of his country. During his summer trip in 2015, Andrew was on the mission field leading an empowerment session in Nigeria when his first child, Osas, came into the world — six weeks early — in the United States! This former Davidson College basketball star’s love of hoops isn’t a secret, but he also has skills on the soccer field and you should see him dance. And don’t be surprised to hear him singing … in the office, the car, or even the shower, according to his wife Molly!

andrew@a2sfoundation.org

Tiffany Wilkinson

Communications and Development Manager
Tiffany Wilkinson
Communications and Development Manager

Tiffany became part of the A2S family in February of 2018. She has spent several years living abroad — in both China and West Africa — helping launch a children’s home, teaching international students, and serving with international nonprofits in various capacities. Tiffany has a passion for making weird art and loud music. Although she’s not internationally known, she’s been known to rock the microphone.

tiffany@a2sfoundation.org

Rebecca Clark

Administrative Assistant
Rebecca Clark
Administrative Assistant

After retiring as innkeeper with Davidson Village Inn, Rebecca joined the A2S team as our administrative assistant. She and her husband have three grown children, two dogs and one cat. She also enjoys spending time investing in local community-driven nonprofits. In her spare time, she loves reading and being on the water.

rebecca@a2sfoundation.org
Team Nigeria

Evelyn

Chief Cook
Evelyn
Chief Cook

Cooking has been my hobby since I was a teenager and seeing the children at the academy enjoy the meals I cook gives me great joy. When my husband died, leaving me with three children, life became so unbearable. I was confused and perplexed about the future of my children because there was no help coming. Now, when my children come back from the After School Academy, the first thing they tell me after greeting is the delicious meal they had at the academy, with so much joy all over their faces. They also tell me what they learned.

Ehis Ighodaro

Head of Operations
Ehis Ighodaro
Head of Operations

Ehis started his work with A2S in 2012, as our very first full-time employee. He took on the role of Program Coordinator until 2017 when he became our Head of Operations in Nigeria. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure that A2S achieves all of its objectives on ground.

ehis@a2sfoundation.org

Caroline Elimigbe

Head Tutor
Caroline Elimigbe
Head Tutor

As Head Tutor, Caroline is responsible for organizing and implementing a broad and balanced curriculum for the academy. She focuses on the needs, experiences, interests, aptitude, and stage development of the children. She evaluates the standard of teaching and learning at the academy to ensure that the children are growing in a way that allows them to pursue their dreams.

caroline@a2sfoundation.org

Comfort Ibhafidon

Scholarship Coordinator
Comfort Ibhafidon
Scholarship Coordinator

Comfort oversees all of our Nigerian scholarship students for all levels of education. She monitors their activity, tracks and records results, and visits them at school to ensure their progress. In addition, Comfort also works with local schools to create empowerment programs that impact the surrounding community.

comfort@a2sfoundation.org

Festus Oduwa

Creative Director
Festus Oduwa
Creative Director

Festus is in charge of planning, overseeing and guiding the children as they establish their creative expression. He also manages the art and graphic images that are used with the children. When he’s not being Mr. Creative, Festus helps the children understand the importance of giving back to the community by assisting with the distribution of food to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp.

festus@a2sfoundation.org

Funmi Ogunje

Workforce Development Director
Funmi Ogunje
Workforce Development Director

Funmi spent three years volunteering with A2S before coming on as a full-time staff member in 2016. He is currently our Workforce Development Director and spends much of his time ensuring that our Entrepreneur Training programs are running smoothly. Funmi also spends his time visiting FaithFuel children, capturing their stories, and assisting with record keeping at the Academy.

funmi@a2sfounation.org

Fustina Uzukwu

After School Academy Director
Fustina Uzukwu
After School Academy Director

Fustina began volunteering with A2S in 2011, assuming the role of After School Academy Director in April 2018. She carefully monitors and takes care of the daily needs at the After School Academy needs to help raise up champions! We should also mention that this champion is the sister of President and Founder, Andrew Lovedale.

fustina@a2sfoundation.org

Obehi Osamwonyi

Early Childhood Coordinator
Obehi Osamwonyi
Early Childhood Coordinator

Obehi is in charge of our youngest A2S kids from preschool to kindergarten. She is responsible for creating a curriculum that engages each of the children at a level that encourages growth and preparation for the coming years. Obehi is passionate about ensuring that these little ones have sound academic knowledge at an early age.

obehi@a2sfoundation.org

Roseline Aigbefo

Site Coordinator
Roseline Aigbefo
Site Coordinator

Known as “Sister Jovial,” Roseline has her hands full at the After School Academy. The smile never leaves her face as she leads the children in praise and worship each day at the academy. Roseline finds joy in making sure that the day-to-day needs are met so things can run smoothly at the academy.

roseline@a2sfoundation.org

Precious Ugbekile

Entrepreneur Incubator Director
Precious Ugbekile
Entrepreneur Incubator Director

For more than two years, Precious Blessing has been volunteering and overseeing our Entrepreneur Incubator. She is involved in all phases of the Incubator program, from the planning to the execution. Precious has a nonprofit of her own and still makes time to continue to pour in to A2S because of her passion to see positive change in the Benin City community.

precious@a2sfoundation.org

Thecla Uzukwu

National Director
Thecla Uzukwu
National Director

“Sister” Thecla began her work with A2S as a volunteer for three years, before stepping into the role of After School Academy Director in 2014. In 2017, Thecla became our Nigeria National Director. Her willingness to go above and beyond to help the children see their dreams come to fruition is unmatched.

thecla@a2sfoundation.org

Uche Etumonuwa

Office Assistant & Intern to the National Director
Uche Etumonuwa
Office Assistant & Intern to the National Director

Uche is our very first A2S graduate. He graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin. He is interning with A2S while he fulfills a year of service to Nigeria. His job is to assist our National Director and improve office documentation and logistics. We are so proud of the man that Uche is becoming!

uche@a2sfoundation.org

Aisosa Ogboghodo

Intern to Head Tutor
Aisosa Ogboghodo
Intern to Head Tutor

Aisosa is often found running around the After School Academy taking role and assisting the Head Tutor in whatever way might benefit the academy. His sweet spirit and willing attitude bring such a light to all those around him!

aisosa@a2sfoundation.org

Pastor Benjamin Aikhuemokhan

A2S Nigerian Board of Trustees - Vice President
Pastor Benjamin Aikhuemokhan
A2S Nigerian Board of Trustees - Vice President

In a place where most ministers focus on the size of their church, Pastor Ben is rare and has spent much of his ministry helping people heal. Because many parents are unable to send their children to school, Pastor Ben and Gospel Ministries Bible Church created Logos Academy to help the local community. Initially, A2S supported Logos Academy until community research determined an After School Academy would be the most beneficial way to aid the children. Pastor Ben is married to Pastor Sophia, a professor at the University of Benin. Her experience in academia has been extremely beneficial in the development of the After School Academy. Pastor Ben has long led the A2S charge in Nigeria — his heart longs to help the needy and lift them up in practical ways for the future.

Juliet Airiohuodion

A2S Nigeria Board of Trustees
Juliet Airiohuodion
A2S Nigeria Board of Trustees

Pastor Juliet is one of the great minds behind A2S in Nigeria. Her selfless nature is infectious as she inspires everyone around her to serve. Unknown to the A2S team in the US, Pastor Juliet sacrificed portions of her small salary to pay stipends for tutors who came in to teach the children in the early days of the After School Academy. A now retired teacher, Pastor Juliet has found her purpose at the After School Academy. Pastor Juliet’s husband was also a volunteer at the After School Academy before he passed away, but she continues to keep his spirit alive by helping the children pursue their dreams.

Shedrach Ofure

Accountant & ICT Coordinator
Shedrach Ofure
Accountant & ICT Coordinator

Shedrach started his work with A2S as a volunteer during the 2018 vision trip where he served with great passion. In April 2019, he came on board as our Accountant and ICT Coordinator and is responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operations of the Accounts Department to establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles.

Mitchell Eromosele

Communications Coordinator, Nigeria
Mitchell Eromosele
Communications Coordinator, Nigeria

Our latest staff member, Mitchell, delights in lifting others up. She monitors our social media and online- Info Nigeria and responsible for communication schedule for kids and donor.

Board Members
  • U.S.
  • Nigeria

Andrew Lovedale

Founder & President
Andrew Lovedale
Founder & President

The inspiration behind Access to Success, Andrew serves on staff and is the board president. Andrew is passionate about pouring his heart and soul into making a difference for the children and people of his country. During his summer trip in 2015, Andrew was on the mission field leading an empowerment session in Nigeria when his first child, Osas, came into the world — six weeks early — in the United States! This former Davidson College basketball star’s love of hoops isn’t a secret, but he also has skills on the soccer field and you should see him dance. And don’t be surprised to hear him singing … in the office, the car, or even the shower, according to his wife Molly!

andrew@a2sfoundation.org

Chris Dunn

Team U.S.
Chris Dunn
Team U.S.

“A2S has taught me to realize the potential in everyone and to invest time in understanding the unique needs and hopes of those individuals. I look forward to taking on the responsibility to help foster the opportunities available to the individuals and communities A2S serves.”
Chris joined the board in 2017. He is the owner of Carolina Pet Place in Clemmons, NC. Along with being a business owner, Chris is on the board of First Tee of the Triad and the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County (where he is also the President Elect). Chris lives in the Winston-Salem area with his wife Anne and their three children.

Chris Easterling

Team U.S.
Chris Easterling
Team U.S.

Chris Easterling joins the A2S board after several years of volunteering as the chairman of the auction committee for A2S’s annual fundraiser: Soulful Supper. Professionally, Chris is an IT professional with 30 years experience and currently works for Wells Fargo. Chris played Division III basketball in college and got to know A2S by attending Davidson College basketball games. Chris loves to sing and act, he played the Pharaoh in his church’s production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat! Chris is married to Elaine and they have three grown children, Ian, Timothy and Kristen.

Larry Boppe

Team U.S.
Larry Boppe
Team U.S.

Larry Boppe is the retired CEO and President of Toter Incorporated and resides in the Lake Norman area with his wife, Judy. Larry has witnessed the work of A2S to date and believes there is an opportunity to help less fortunate people where the impact of time and money can produce prolific results. Larry has his pilot’s license and once played string bass in a bluegrass band. He is an avid University of Richmond Spiders fan and serves on the school’s Alumni Board.

Michael Flake

Team U.S.
Michael Flake
Team U.S.

In addition to leading the ragtag band known as Lake Forest Davidson, Michael Flake is a husband to Mandi, a dad to Indi, a graduate of Davidson College, a native of Memphis, a fan of Dylan’s “Watchtower” and Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, a writer of Tabitha’s Books, a connoisseur of Dr. Pepper, an INTJ and a pastor who majored in math. Michael loves funny stories and a good laugh. He is learning to love God and others while keeping Christ central; he would love to help you do the same. He has a soft spot for those who believe that there is no room for them in God’s family.

Holly Worsley

Team U.S.
Holly Worsley
Team U.S.

Holly Worsley is an independent Christian communicator and speaker who came to know of A2S through her involvement at Lake Forest Church of Davidson where she is a member of the teaching team. She is also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Davidson College and Young Life in Davidson and Charlotte. Holly enjoys working with organizations that pour into kids on multiple levels and appreciates that A2S is involved physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Holly resides in Davidson with her husband and four children.

Gregg Paulsen

Team U.S.
Gregg Paulsen
Team U.S.

Gregg Paulsen is a finance professional who currently works as an Accounting Governance and Oversight Manager for Wells Fargo. Gregg is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and enjoys supporting his church, Myers Park Presbyterian. Greg is excited by the meaningful foundations on which A2S is built and sustainable impacts that A2S will continue to make. He is inspired by the energy and excitement the A2S children show that gives hope to so many. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.

Courtney Wright

Team U.S.
Courtney Wright
Team U.S.

Courtney Wright has been a part of A2S as a volunteer, helping to write curriculum for our summer empowerment camps for the past several years. She joins the board with experience in education and youth programming in several contexts. Professionally, Courtney works for the U.S. Agency for International Development as a professional development and training specialist. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys travel, youth development, geo politics, spirituality, writing and ready, volunteer work, mentoring and health and wellness.

Jeff Brelsford

Team U.S.
Jeff Brelsford
Team U.S.

Jeff Brelsford is the Chief Operating Officer of the eleven Taste Buds Kitchen based in New York. His background is in architecture, construction, and real estate. Jeff obtained his Masters in Architecture and began his career designing residential buildings in Manhattan. His MBA is from NYU and has allowed him to work in the commercial side of the industry. Currently, Jeff uses his vast knowledge of design, construction and real estate to assist in the operational management of Taste Bud’s Kitchen. Taste Buds offers over 8,000 unique cooking events, and has entertained more than 77,000 clients. They are a unique, custom kitchen studio that strives to create a lifestyle around connecting, learning and growing in the culinary playground of the kitchen.

Titi Sule

Team U.S.
Titi Sule
Team U.S.

Titi Sule is a native of Nigeria and currently works as a Product Management professional at Ingersoll Rand, Davidson, NC. Titi obtained her Masters in Electrical Engineering from UMCP, Maryland and MBA from Indiana University and is focused on driving strategy and growth in Controls Systems. In her spare time, Titi enjoys writing self-development articles and children books. Titi lives in Concord NC with her husband, DJ and their two boys.
“The work that A2S does to develop long term consistent positive change for the children of Nigeria is also a passion of mine. I am really excited to join a group of passionate people making a difference.”

Pastor Benjamin Aikhuemokhan

A2S Nigerian Board of Trustees - Vice President
Pastor Benjamin Aikhuemokhan
A2S Nigerian Board of Trustees - Vice President

In a place where most ministers focus on the size of their church, Pastor Ben is rare and has spent much of his ministry helping people heal. Because many parents are unable to send their children to school, Pastor Ben and Gospel Ministries Bible Church created Logos Academy to help the local community. Initially, A2S supported Logos Academy until community research determined an After School Academy would be the most beneficial way to aid the children. Pastor Ben is married to Pastor Sophia, a professor at the University of Benin. Her experience in academia has been extremely beneficial in the development of the After School Academy. Pastor Ben has long led the A2S charge in Nigeria — his heart longs to help the needy and lift them up in practical ways for the future.

Juliet Airiohuodion

A2S Nigeria Board of Trustees
Juliet Airiohuodion
A2S Nigeria Board of Trustees

Pastor Juliet is one of the great minds behind A2S in Nigeria. Her selfless nature is infectious as she inspires everyone around her to serve. Unknown to the A2S team in the US, Pastor Juliet sacrificed portions of her small salary to pay stipends for tutors who came in to teach the children in the early days of the After School Academy. A now retired teacher, Pastor Juliet has found her purpose at the After School Academy. Pastor Juliet’s husband was also a volunteer at the After School Academy before he passed away, but she continues to keep his spirit alive by helping the children pursue their dreams.

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