Dr. Mecha is a multi-talented artist and a creative social entrepreneur. Former IBM Managing Consultant, Dr. Mecha is the founder of non profit, World Ebony Network organization that pleads the socio-economic causes and units people of all African and non-African ancestry. Since the death of her father in 2002, Dr. Mecha took to serving the community, as a way to honor her father. As a community leader and organizer with a passion for charitable services, networking, and humanitarian outreaches, Dr. Mecha has served her community in numerous ways over the past two decades, in such capacities as the co-initiator and first coordinator of the Greater Washington Chapter of Ethiopians in Diaspora Organization, an umbrella organization founded to help Ethiopians network on socio-economic and political social issues.
In 1999, Dr. Mecha became the Vice President, Programs of the Association for Women in Computing, Baltimore Chapter. She earned her PhD from Capella University and her Masters degree in Computer Systems Management and trained as a Database Administrator before she embarked on her journey as a DOD consultant. As a former managing consultant, her client’s included Naval Air Systems Command NAVAIR headquarters, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) [Weapons Division (WD), Aircraft Division (AD) and Training Services Division (TSD)], Naval Air Shore Station, Patuxent River and Drug enforcement Agency (DEA) at Department of Justice (DOJ). Dr. Mecha’s career, as a Procurement Subject Matter (SME) expert, has taken to the Middle East, specifically, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Iraq, and Qatar, to support the US War fighters.
Dr. Mecha also expresses her love of culture through her work as a painter, clothes designer, and seamstress, fulfilling the talents she inherited from her parents. Her late father, a lecturer at the University of Ethiopia Nsukka (UNN) had a great interest in African affairs, arts and folklore, which he communicated through his research in Agriculture and at every opportuned moment while her mother excelled as a designer, seamstress, baker, and event coordinator at her sewing institute, and the first correspondence student recognized by Fabricon Reweaving company, Chicago USA, to train as an invisible reweaver from thousands of miles away and the first Igbo female African woman entrepreneur to be featured in Ebony magazine, the 1964 edition.