Ayomidamope (Ayo) Adebiyi - Founder/CEO

Ayomidamope ( Ayo) Adebiyi is the Founder/ CEO of Care for the Unreached, a nonprofit initiative aiming to improve maternal, newborn health outcomes in rural and underserved communities in Nigeria. Care for the Unreached was born out of Ayo's personal life story.

Born prematurely at 29 weeks as triplets, Ayo was the only one of three babies that survived after birth. At about ten years old, Ayo finally learned the tragic story of how her mother lost her two brothers and almost her own life because of the inadequate medical resources at the hospital in Nigeria. Unfortunately, it is the same story for many families in Nigeria as most hospitals in Nigeria lack primary health care resources, which has led to millions of preventable deaths like her brothers. This bitter experience surrounding her birth became the driving force that led her to a career in healthcare and her involved in community service.

Ayo Adebiyi has received National recognition for her public service and her innovations as a Change Maker. In addition, Ayo is a two-time recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award (2015 & 2017) from President Barack Obama for her active participation in community service involvements through the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) projects, volunteer medical outreaches in Immokalee– an underserved, farming and immigrant-based community in Florida, the United States where she co-led a team of Registered Nurses to provide free medical services.

Ayo is currently an Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner that oversees employee health and safety onsite at the University of California, Merced. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), and also certified in Occupational Hearing Conservation COHC). Ayo received her B.S. in Nursing at Miami Dade College and completed her M.S. in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, emphasizing Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), and inducted to the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society.