Dr. Mecha is a multi-talented artist and a creative social entrepreneur born in America to Nigerian parents of Igbo ethnicity.
Former IBM Managing Consultant, Dr. Mecha, is the founder of non-profit, World Ebony Network organization that reinforces the enduring and noble philosophies, principles, and practices of African ancestry and appreciates the good aspects of other heritages. Her ability to conceptualize WEN and bring it to existence came as a result of a number of things, the first one being her faith and reliance in God, followed by the shaping of her identity, ethnic orientation and convictions, for which her parents played a pivotal role.
Her late father, a scientist, a lecturer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), one of the 11 directors of the Cross River authority, Nigeria, under General Obasanji’s first regime, as Nigerian President, had a great interest in Economics, Science, African affairs, arts, and folklore, which he communicated through his research in Agriculture and at every opportune moment. Her mother excelled as an American trained 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 re-weaver from thousands of miles away. She was the first Igbo female African woman entrepreneur to be featured in Ebony magazine, the 1964 edition.
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. Since the death of her father in 2002, Dr. Mecha took to serving the community 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 Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, an umbrella organization founded to help Nigerians network on socio-economic issues.
In 1999, Dr. Mecha became the Vice President, Programs of the Association for Women in Computing, Baltimore Chapter. She earned her Ph.D. from Capella University, her Master’s degree in Computer Systems Management, and Fine Arts from the University of Maryland, Global Campus (UMGC). She also trained as a Database Administrator before she embarked on her journey as a DOD consultant.
As a 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 systems Subject Matter (SME) expert, she has lived in the Middle East, specifically, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Iraq, and Qatar, to support the US Warfighters. She currently supporting the Air Force, under Office of the Surgeon General Requirements Management team, identifying, analyzing, and documenting capability requirements and associating gaps in order to determine materiel or non-materiel solutions that mitigate or close them these gaps utilizing the Joint Capability Integrated Document Systems (JCIDS).
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 Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) had a great interest in African affairs, arts, and folklore, which he communicated through his research in Agriculture and at every opportune moment while her mother excelled as a designer, seamstress, baker, and event coordinator at her sewing institute,