Board of Trustees

//Board of Trustees

The founder, trustees of the Maami Foundation are all volunteers. Our board of trustees have the ultimate responsibilities for the strategic direction and ensuring that we uphold the ethos and values and deliver our objective in giving every child support and the best possible foundation to life.

The board aims to meet at least twice a year, and are enthusiastically involved in supporting the work of the foundation in financial forecasting, fundraising ideas and our daily pay it forward campaign. Likewise, as part of our “WE” strategy, we appreciate suggestions from our financial partners to be taken on board.

Ruby Chadwick

Ruby Chadwick /

Ruby currently works for the Resource Alliance in international programs where she manages and develops leadership programs to support international and national organisations all over the world. Ruby also has experience working in Africa, and spent 2 years living in Zambia, where she worked as a consultant to other non profit organisations, evaluating program impact all over the country. She has a passion for travelling to explore different cultures and lifestyles. Ruby graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in International Studies and is a member of the ALL Ladies League (a movement of women dedicated to the expansion of welfare for all through leadership).
Adanna Offurum

Adanna Offurum /

Adanna is currently an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young LLP (Dallas), Texas. She has worked across a span of industries including non profit organizations. An avid volunteer, who is most passionate about children and the advancement of equal opportunity for both genders in any society. Part of her interests include travelling, exploring new cultures and cuisines. Adanna graduated from the University of Essex with a BA in Accounting with Economics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu /

Vese is currently a Strategy Lead at National Grid UK. She has a keen interest in the energy industry and is passionate about shaping strategies, policies and trends to support a secure, safe and affordable energy future. Outside of work, she is passionate about empowering women and young girls and giving them the right tools, education, opportunities and platform to learn, grow and lead. An avid pastry chef, she is also a co-founder of a food manufacturing business DVees, which aims to increase the influence of West-African food globally. Vese graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Management and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Zoë Von Pfefer

Zoë Von Pfefer /

Zoë is head of the Modern Foreign Languages department at Addey and Stanhope School, South-East London where she teaches French, Spanish and Ancient Latin. She has worked in various schools but focusing her career on helping students from under privileged backgrounds access the same level of education as other students and has worked with higher education providers, through their outreach programs, in order to help give her students a long term view of their education and its’ purpose. She is also actively involved in programs within her school, which strive to help young people avoid stereotypes and feel empowered to develop their own identity. A passionate cook, who speaks three languages fluently and currently learning a fourth, she loves travelling and oriental dance. Zoe graduated from the University of Essex with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a PGCE from UCL.