Justin Forzano is the founder and executive director of Cameroon Football Development Program (CFDP) whose mission is to provide leadership, life skills, and health education to youth on the soccer field.
Since 2010, he has worked tirelessly to mobilize a global team to support this initiative which employs a management team of seven men and women, engages more than twenty volunteer leaders, and has impacted more than 2,000 boys and girls in the South West Region of Cameroon. Forzano graduated from University of Dayton in 2008 with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
During his time at university, he spent three summers in Cameroon working towards an independent study project which included the design and construction of a gravity-fed water supply system in the village of Barombi Mbo. After three years working for a municipal consulting firm in the engineering field, Justin made the decision to leave the private sector and lead CFDP, now a registered 501.c.3 organization, full time.
In the summer of 2013, Forzano was contracted by Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community to share the global game of soccer and impact lives of under-served youth in Pittsburgh starting with a pilot project at the Boys and Girls Club of Wilkinsburg. He is now driving the creation of the first-ever urban soccer club affiliated with PA West, a division of US Youth Soccer.
Dr. Dameon V. Alexander has a diverse background in broadcast media, banking, business development, consulting, education, project management, and research in both private industry and the non-profit sector.
Dr. Alexander is a faculty member at both Georgetown and George Washington Universities. He is also the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives for Academic Technologies at George Washington University, where he is responsible for establishing strategic relationships with cross-campus constituents and conducting small-scale research projects.
At George Washington, Dr. Alexander focuses particularly on education technology, researching and writing grant initiatives, overseeing the department’s customer relations processes, and creating internal leadership development programs.
Dr. Alexander is also a managing partner of the DPG consulting group, and was educated at Xavier University where he received his B.A. and M.Ed degrees. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Colins Fon is a senior controls systems engineer at Southern Company, one of the largest utilities companies in the United States.
Colins advises the Chamber on energy- and technology-related projects and has over 12 years of experience in fossil, hydro and nuclear electricity power plants.
Among his many accomplishments, Colins served as the lead controls system engineer in a recently completed $1.2-billion three-unit combine-cycle power plant in Georgia that generates over 2,850 megawatts of electricity.
Colins is also an officer with the U.S. Army Reserve, with the rank of captain. He is a veteran of the Iraq War with commendation medals. He attended Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Rolla, earning degrees in molecular biology and electrical engineering.
Dr. Samuel Tchwenko is a medical doctor and presently serves as an epidemiologist for North Carolina’s newly-formed Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch, which addresses cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Samuel advises the Chamber on health-related development projects and has held previous positions with North Carolina’s Division of Public Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program and the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, as well as the Global Health Institute at Duke University.
Samuel obtained an MD from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Yaounde, with first-class honors, and received his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Abraham Mbony advises the Chamber on entrepreneurship projects in Cameroon and the United States.
Abraham is the owner of M&M Transport Services, a medical transportation company in Maryland.
Previously a member of Cameroon’s police force, Abraham is a highly-regarded member of the Cameroonian diaspora in the United States. He holds an MBA from Missouri State University.