​Sometimes, The Dream Chooses Us:  Meet Dr. Nwando Okafor, Leading Woman in Emergency Medicine

What was once child’s play for Dr. Nwando Okafor became a fast reality. She’s gratefully enjoying the daily actualization of the dream career that she imagined having as a little girl growing up in Enugu, Nigeria.  As a child, Dr. Nwando found excitement in playing “doctor” with her dolls by caring for them with items from the First Aid kit that she received as a gift on her 7th birthday. The gift was very important to her.  By tradition, Nigerian families instill strong accountabilities and indigenous values in their children. She’s always known that she would become a doctor; there were no other career options available in her opinion.

Life changed dramatically for her at 15 when her family migrated to the United States. After receiving her diploma from Gardena High School,  Dr. Nwando Okafor graduated, Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from the University of California, Riverside and she subsequently received her MD from UCLA.  She began her medical career working in residency at The University of Chicago Medicine in the ER Department.

Currently, Dr. Okafor is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer based in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She’s also committed to the philanthropic work of World Health Advocate, a nonprofit organization that she co-founded with her sister, Dr. Adaeze Okafor-Nwosu. The two are dedicated to closing the healthcare gap among countries worldwide. They travel abroad to Nigeria, Haiti and other poverty-stricken countries to administer free healthcare services.

Medical Mission in Isuoffia, Nigeria
Dr. Okafor with mission trip volunteers

Dr. Okafor has a special passion for caring for others.  Her mission in life is to “live, learn, give back, and love.” “I am inspired by my family, humble past and I keep my focus through my belief in God.”  

In her free time, Dr. Okafor seizes the opportunity to enjoy her family.  She lends her life experiences through mentorship and encouragement for other young women and men. Like Dr. Nwando Okafor on Facebook! 

The “Sound Off With Carla Ja” Hits The Radio Airwaves

Business maven, Carla Ja of Carla Ja Sports & Entertainment has joined the KYND Radio family where she will feature “The Sound Off With Carla Ja” on Houston’s 1520 AM! It is set to air every Thursday evening at 6:00 pm CST starting on September 15, 2016.

The interactive talk radio show will feature Carla Ja on panel with Hilarious comedian Dezz White, performing at the Houston Improv and Other Tour Stops Near You, along with platinum recording artist G.I. Jackson of the legendary group H-Town. The collective will be chatting with celebrity guests, community leaders and key individuals to discuss their view on entertainment, sports, business and other sizzling topics.

As an entrepreneur, Carla Ja has built an impressive client roster which includes professional athletes, entertainers, corporations, exquisite brands and more! Impressively, Carla has also worked as an independent reporter where she’s covered several high profile sports and other entertainment events under her ‘Sound Off’ brand.

Episodes of “The Sound Off With Carla Ja” are now available worldwide on Roku, Google Play Radio, Amazon Fire and more! Listeners on the go may download the KYND 1520 Radio APP on Android or iOS. The show will also stream live on KYNDRadio.com.

Do you have a media worthy announcement? Send all correspondence to: publicrelations@carlaja.com!


All White Celebrity Labor Day Event including a Fashion Show & Charity Fundraiser

Innovating Marketing & Management (IMM) in conjunction with La Bella Elise have joined forces to produce the “All White Celebrity Labor Day Event including a Fashion Show & Charity Fundraiser.” The fashion show will feature national brands as well as local designers in the Texas market. Additionally the Fashion Show will serve as a fundraiser to benefit Oakland Raider Antonio Smith’s foundation “Little People with Big Challenges.” (http://www.littlepeoplewithbigchallenges.org/

“Little People with Big Challenges” was formed by Antonio and his sister Antwonette Smith. The two are inspired to empower the social, physical and emotional well-being of children and families who are undergoing adversities.

LWPBC targets children in the lower socio-economic areas. There is a growing gap between childhood obesity in higher vs. lower income families. It is evident that there is an increase in lower income families due to the higher cost of eating healthy and the lack of resources to fund the participation in extracurricular activities. These circumstances often produce an environment, which inevitably leads to obesity.

Event Details:

Date: August 29, 2014

Time: 9:00 PM

Cost: $35

Where: Magnolia Hotels

1100 Texas Ave

Houston, TX 77002

Attendees will enjoy gift giveaways from sponsors, cocktails, and a luxury ambiance. Since the beginning of time, fashion has sculpted our society providing individuals an outlet to express themselves; both groups are plugged in the fashion industry and are abreast with the latest fashion and style trends to bring the audience an unforgettable experience. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Little People With Big Challenges Foundation.

You can support the foundation’s mission to fight obesity by purchasing tickets at http://www.allwhiteccfs.com/.

Media Passes will be limited; Please RSVP by Monday, August 11, 2014. Contact Latoya Hurley at 281-660-1813 or Jennifer Simpson at 281-736-4991 to secure media access.