Hello! My name is
Dr. Orobosa Owie
I am a Healthcare Administration and Public Health Professor, Human Capital Leadership Expert, Global Mentor, and Author of the book "Be Bold, Be Confident, Be You - A Motivational Guidebook for Shattering the Fear Ceiling." With over 15 years of human capital and leadership experience, I have passionately designed programs and hosted events that empower emerging leaders by equipping them with essential tools and advice for success. Impressed by my impact within the NYC Young Professionals community, I was invited by President Obama to be a part of a round table discussion at the White House in 2014 to discuss the launch of the administration's Young African Leaders Initiative and its Nelson Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Since then, I have become a highly sought-after servant leader featured on the Forbes Coaches Council and New Jersey Small Business Development Center Council at Rutgers University. Also, I have been endorsed by several prominent leaders and esteemed academic institutions, inclusive of New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, Former African Union Ambassador Antonio Tete, and Former Deputy Representative of Ghana William Awinador-Kanyirige, New York University, Columbia University, Baruch College, York College and the University of Benin. Each day I continue to strive for greatness through my mission and commitment to transform communities globally by empowering emerging leaders to take action today to cultivate a better tomorrow.
WHY I STARTED THE FHS COMMUNITY
From my early days as an undergraduate scholar to reaching the second year of my doctoral program, my academic journey was relatively smooth. However, the real challenge arose when I entered the doctoral candidacy phase. I quickly realized that doctoral scholars needed more than passing their classes to guarantee successful doctorate graduation. After my first three dissertation rejections, it became clear that exceptional mentorship is essential in any scholar's doctoral process.
While I never received supportive mentorship during my entire doctoral journey, I strongly desired to ensure mentorship was accessible to future doctoral scholars after graduation. Specifically, I remember one evening, after sitting at my computer for 48 hours editing my dissertation, I made a heartfelt promise to God: "Should you assist me in achieving my doctorate, I commit to giving back by becoming a mentor for others." Despite encountering three more rejections, my seventh attempt ultimately resulted in my dissertation's acceptance.
As you can imagine, I felt an overwhelming sense of joy once I finally received my dissertation approval email. After taking a year-and-a-half sabbatical, I took the initiative to start the For Health Scholars community.
Today, we are a 5k+ global community, providing tools, resources, and guidance to scholars pursuing non-clinical healthcare paths to impact the healthcare industry positively.
A little more about me
I hold a doctorate and master's degree in Health Administration from Capella University. I also graduated Cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Health Administration from the City University of New York-Lehman College. My expertise includes intensive management and leadership development training, with certificates in organizational management, leadership development, performance, and quality improvement, understanding financial health systems, I.T. performance, and communication trends for business executives. To learn more about my work, visit my website orobosaowie.com
Kind Words From the FHS Community
"Thanks to Dr. Orobosa's assistance and expert pointers, I have successfully secured a position in the healthcare industry"
"I enrolled in Dr. Orobosa mentorship program and I was able to learn the essential skills needed to successful gain admission into my MBA program of choice"
HITHER RUDO ZENDA
"I got a full ride to USC. Thank Dr. Orobosa for all your assistance in my Master's program search process"