Ifeoma (Ify) Aduba is a vision-based, strategic thinker committed to a cross-sector, collaborative approach to building thriving communities. She applies a catalytic thinking model to capacity building, while creating the conditions to bring out the best in everyone and everything. Her calm demeanor is often paired with a choice of vulnerability over fear; courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable issues. The mountain is just a challenge, never a barrier. Her professional career includes numerous successes in executive leadership, bridge building, and creative thinking that have made it possible to achieve greater holistic impact.
The professional experience that Ify has gained over more than 20 years crosses sectors and spans the complete spectrum of effective organizational and team development. She has ensured organizations maintained a compliant state throughout their entire lifecycle – from formation, through maturity, and into dissolution. Her background includes fundraising, communications, community outreach, education, and program design, implementation, and evaluation. She has trained and developed individuals and teams and facilitated discussions developing visions, missions, values, strategic plans, and collaborative ventures. She has served in executive and leadership roles with such organizations as A Woman’s Place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Hospital; and Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles, California. Since 2015, Ify has been a fellow and faculty with Creating the Future, teaching and practicing Catalytic Thinking with a collection of individuals from around the world.
Driven to continue strengthening her community, Ify also volunteers. She currently serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and Vice President of the Board for the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC). She is a member of the Doylestown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Doylestown Rotary. Ify is supporting efforts to launch the Southeast Pennsylvania Board of Advisors for KidsPeace.
Ify holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. She is raising two amazing girls and ambitiously seeks time to work out at least three days a week.