About PIDE

Partners for International Development and Education (PIDE) was incorporated in the state of Texas in 2003 and certified as a 501 (3) c organization that same year.  PIDE was registered in Nigeria in 2003 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).  PIDE has collaborative agreement with the Nigerian Government.

PIDE was founded by Mr. Oluagba and Mrs. Ann Omosowofa with the purpose of providing humanitarian services in HIV/AIDS preventive education, enhancing academic achievement through monetary and scholastic awards, and livestock management education to developing countries.

Since its establishment, we have successfully implemented services in the following areas:

a.      HIV Prevention/impact mitigation

b.      General Healthcare

c.      Educational Enhancement

d.      Community Development and

e.      Economic Empowerment and Poverty Eradication

To effectively deliver these humanitarian services, a Board of Trustees was created to provide general guidance to a management team, composed of diverse group of experts from Nigeria and the United States of America.

The Board of trustees develops PIDE's mission, and provides general policy guidance. The Board meets at least once a quarter to analyze PIDE's programs and procedures and to ensure that operations are congruent with the organization's mission. There are five board members, Mr. Oluagba and Mrs. Ann Omosowofa, Dr. Dana Wiltz-Beckham, Professor Lamar Odom, Mr. Steve Ison, and Mr. Joseph Ndesandjo.

Members of the Board of Trustee

Mr. Oluagba OmosowofaMr. Oluagba Omosowofa, M.B.A. is the Founder, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Partners For International Development and Education (PIDE). He separated from the United States Army as a Major where he served in various leadership capacities to include Operations Desert Shied and Desert Storm in the first Gulf war.  Mr. Omosowofa has extensive work experience in contract management. He has managed various projects overseas, including Africa, for the U.S. Government and the World Health Organization.  Mr. Omosowofa is also the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The OMO Group, Inc. (a Department of Defense Contractor in healthcare); 24/7 Home Care, LLC (providing healthcare to home-bound patients); and OMO BizLink, LTD (specializing in real-estate and development).  Mrs. Ann OmosowofaHis vision, wisdom, leadership, and commitment have given life to this organization.

Mrs. Ann Omosowofa is the President of PIDE. She is currently the Comptroller of The OMO Group, Inc. She has extensive experience in child development and is instrumental in developing programs that affect children's education. Her child development background, sensitivity and caring attitude will enhance our capabilities in delivering gender/children sensitive programs for communities. Mrs. Omosowofa provides general policy guidance to managers.

Joseph Ndesandjo is President and CEO of 3Sixty Integrated, one of the region’s leading security system integrators.  In Joseph Ndesandjo2007, was recognized for his entrepreneurial achievements with 3Sixty Integrated and awarded Minority Tech Firm of the Year by San Antonio’s Minority Business Development Agency.  Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Ndesandjo attended Trinity University where he was All-American on the varsity tennis team and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.  In 2006, Ndesandjo also graduated from the nationally renowned Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth University. He has been active in the San Antonio chapter of EO, Entrepreneur’s Organization, and the San Antonio Chapter of Big Brother’s Big Sisters. Raised in East Africa, Ndesandjo is proud to sit on the board for PIDE as he recognizes the positive power of global outreach and awareness.

Professor Lamar Odom holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Capital University Law School and a Masters degree in Health Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.  Dr. Professor Lamar OdomOdom is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, with over 22 years of decorated military service as a member of the Medical Service Corps. He has held leadership positions in medical treatment facilities ranging from clinics to regional medical centers. Dr. Odom is admitted before the Ohio state bar where he practiced civil law.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  He currently holds a joint appointment as a member of the doctoral faculty in the Department of Leadership Studies and the School of Business, at Our Lady of the Lake University.  Dr. Odom teaches courses and is published in the areas of leadership, ethics, law and healthcare management.

Dr. Odom has lectured at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the National Health Services Executives national conferences.  He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and is a member of the American Bar Association, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the National Association of Health Services Executives.

Stephen IsonStephen Ison was raised in San Antonio and received a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Communications from South West Texas State University.  Currently Stephen Ison owns  the following companies- David Ison Insurance & Sons- a 30 year commercial insurance firm,  Stephen also owns Benefit Tree- a company that provides a platform of niche benefit products for large employers.  Stephen Ison is also a angel investor in different private equity entities.  Stephen Ison is on the board of the following associations- Independent Agents of San Antonio- President Elect, Young Entrepreneurs, My Arc World, and Go Green Fuel Systems.  Stephen is married to Amy and has the following children, Ashlyn 8, Ava 5, and Austin 3

Reginald B. Ewesuedo
A Clinical Pharmacologist and Hematologist/Oncologist with several years of experience in [Global] drug development, Clinical and Academic Medicine. Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Columbus, OH (2000-2004), Director of Clinical Pharmacology & Experimental Medicine at AstraZeneca, PLC (2002-2006), and currently Medical Director at Genzyme Oncology. Published in areas of Pharmacology, Pediatrics, Hematology, Oncology and Drug development. Author of book chapters on Cancer Chemotherapy.

Dr. Dana Wiltz-Beckham earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1993. Soon after graduation, Dr. Beckham traveled to The Gambia, West Africa and worked as a veterinarian, laboratory diagnostician and teacher for one year.  Returning to the United States, she trained at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as a National Institute of Health (NIH) fellow in Comparative Medicine from 1994 to 1997.  

Dana’s professional background consist of jobs as a laboratory animal veterinarian consultant, director of Palo Alto College Veterinary Technology Program in San Antonio, TX, director of Animal Services for Galveston County Health District, Regional Zoonosis Control Veterinarian and as Associate Regional Director of Surveillance for Texas Department of Health Region 6/5S (TDH), and her current job with Galveston County Health District as the Chief Epidemiologist, Director of Diseases and Disaster Preparedness and Veterinary Consultant.

Dr. Beckham has worked extensively within the Southeast region of Texas on disease investigation, emergency management, education and surveillance.   In October 2003, she played a key role in the Bio Watch project in the Houston-Galveston area responding to pathogen detection on outdoor monitors.

Nigerian Management Team
The Management Team in Nigeria is composed of permanent, temporary and volunteer staff. The Team is headed and supervised by Mr. Yahaya Yakubu who currently coordinates the activities of our programs in the country.  Mr. Yahaya has extensive experience in HIV/AIDS intervention and community Development work; he is also very familiar with the West African people, culture and system. His skills experience and background is yielding tremendous success in the design and implementation of our programs in Nigeria.  The permanent staff members are recruited based on their expertise in the services that we provide. The volunteers are enlisted based on their familiarity with the culture, traditional structure, language, etc., of the communities that we service. The volunteers are considered the eyes, ears and informants of our outreach operations, enabling us to effectively deliver culturally sensitive services in the target communities.

U.S.A. Management Team
The Management Team in the United States of America is composed of permanent and part time staff, consultants, and volunteers. The permanent and part time staff assists in coordinating the PIDE's daily activities. Consultants provide specialized services, such as teaching and coaching, counseling, direct patient care program monitoring and evaluation, etc. The volunteers assist the permanent and part time staff, as well as the consultants in accomplishing PIDE's mission.

PIDE - U.S. Headquarters 8627 Cinnamon Creek Drive, Building 401, San Antonio, Texas 78240 USA
Phone: 210.293.9660 | Fax: 210.691.5122
African Province Centers: Outreach Center Suite FF 14, CITTI Centre Complex Opp.
Noble Height Academy Karu Site, Abuja, FCT - Nigeria.Telephone: +234-803-589-6275