Omolola “Lola” Adele-Oso, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Act4Accountability
Lola is an architect, speaker, community organizer, and organization development practitioner. Lola advocates for the need to address the social inequities and disparities affecting vulnerable populations in our society, especially communities of color.
In May 2014, she organized and led 300 protesters outside the Nigerian embassy in Washington D.C. in response to the missing Chibok girls. The lack of response and transparency by the Nigerian government regarding the rescue of the still missing 219 schoolgirls was the impetus for creating Act4Accountability.
Lola holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Howard University, a certification in Interior Design, and a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from American University.
She has appeared on BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, Straight Talk Africa, National Public Radio’s (NPR) Diane Rehm Show, and The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Lola has written for The Guardian and was featured in Black Enterprise, The Daily Beast, CNN, and Washington Post. She is the recipient of 2013 Hal Kellner Award for Social Justice.
Lola is a White House United State of Women “Nominated Changemaker” and was a participant at SXSL hosted by the White House.
Contact Lola: firstname.lastname@example.org
O. Isaac Falusi, Esq., Board Chair
O. Isaac Falusi is the managing attorney at TF PARTNERS, PC and his practices focus on all areas of immigration law, advising business clients on Sub-Saharan African markets under international trade law and commerce matters. Mr. Falusi appears in all of the immigration courts in the United States, all courts in Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Court of International Trade, all courts in the State of Maryland, and United States District Court First Circuit. Before joining TF Partners, Mr. Falusi ran a firm LANG& FALUSI, LLP his work involved defense of many clients against deportation. He has yet to lose a deportation case. In addition, he served as an outside counsel to various companies handling corporate and employment immigration issues.
He was the first to be chosen among four to work as a legal associate at the Office of the Prosecutor of United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He interned for one of the teams that prosecuted war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Crystal Nwachu, Vice-Chair of Board
Crystal is an experienced program manager who has worked as an advocate and change agent in the non-profit sector for over 10 years. Her primary areas of expertise include youth development programming; immigrant advocacy and civic engagement (international and domestic).
Luke Chernosky, Treasurer
Mr. Chernosky is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chernosky Capital LLC. He sits on the Board of Directors for Mauritius-based commodities exchange, Exportunity, the Washington DC-based North America Africa Chamber of Commerce, Maryland-based non-profit, Act4Accountability, the Washington DC Chamber of Commerce International Committee and administers the DC Startup & Small Business Financing Meetup. Mr. Chernosky is the Editor-in-Chief of TechChern and he cares about building stronger business institutions in Africa.
Prior to founding Chernosky Capital, Mr. Chernosky worked in Lagos as an Associate at Adlevo Capital, the first Nigeria-based venture capital firm. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Chernosky worked alongside the founding partners to close the first 3 deals of Adlevo’s maiden fund, in West Africa’s technology infrastructure sector.