Our Team

Yewande Efodili

Founder & President

Yewande Efodili, Touch Link Founder and President is a survivor of domestic violence who channels the experience she and her daughter Wonu had to create a frequency that affect individuals who are victims of domestic violence.

Prior to migrating to U.S. over 20 years ago, Yewande was a bank executive that helped pioneer the establishment of community banking in Nigeria, with a degree in Economics and major in finance. She is currently working as a billing and business manager with Ascend Health, a leading hospice provider in New Jersey. She is also a minister at RCCG Agape house of worship, in charge of prayer, caregiving and special needs ministry. She was appointed as the Union county prayer coordinator by NDP state coordinator in 2013; she sensitizes and creates an atmosphere of prayer in the county and also organizes national day of prayer walk for churches in the community.

Yewande was happily married to her late husband Manny Efodili who rescued her from the street; and they together have four children.

Dr. Genevieve Kumapley

Vice President

Dr. Genevieve Kumapley is a co-founder and the Executive Director of MyGOAL Inc, (My Gateway to Overcoming Autism in Link Inc) a non-profit Autism organization in the United States that helps families with limited economic resources access therapies, programs and information about autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Kumapley is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist and practices at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She also holds an Adjunct Clinical Professor appointment with Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

Pastor Bimbo Lawore

Treasurer

Abimbola Lawore is an ordained Pastor and a co-pastor with her husband, Jide Lawore at RCCG Agape House of Worship (AHOW) in Roselle, NJ. She oversees the AHOW Women’s Ministry which caters to the spiritual needs of adult women from age 18 and above, and the AHOW Children’s Ministry which is responsible for spiritual education and development of children from age 2 through 12. She is a well respected teacher, counselor and leader.

Abimbola is a senior auditor with over 12 years of experience at the New Jersey State Treasury Department. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting/MIS from Rutgers University, NJ and a Masters degree in Accounting from Kean University, Union, NJ. She and her husband are blessed with three wonderful children, Joel, Ebunoluwa and Ifeoluwa.

Mr. Ade Adedeji

Secretary

Ade Adedeji is an investment banking professional with over 12 years of experience in New York City. He originates and executes acquisition and refinancing related loans for corporate clients across several industries. He completed his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his undergraduate degree at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA.

He is a Deacon at the Agape House of Worship in Roselle where he serves in the True Wealth Ministry, the Christian Education Ministry and Office of Workers’ Affairs. Previously Ade was a pioneer member of the Board of Trustees at Agape House for over 2 years. Ade resides in New Jersey and is happily married to Dolapo and they are blessed with two wonderful kids – Adebolu and Erin.

He enjoys traveling, photography, writing and wouldn’t mind attending a fine culinary school someday.

Mrs. Lara Danmola

Member

Lara is the founder of Lara’s Designs, a jewelry design and marketing company that features her creation.

She specializes in custom designs of unique classic and contemporary handcrafted jewelry for various occasions, using quality materials from all over the world. Lara has taught jewelry making at club workshops, community sponsored continuing education programs and her local Michaels craft store; she also was a visiting craft instructor at Seton Hall University.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology. Nowadays she happily divides her time between designing and making jewelry, learning, teaching, volunteering and parenting. Lara lives in South Orange, NJ with her wonderfully supportive husband and two college age children.

Ms. Ayowonuola Owoseni

Member

Wonu Owoseni is the first born of Yewande Efodili.

She is a recent college graduate from Lehigh University with Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Sociology/Anthropology and Theatre. She is a very passionate person who has turned an otherwise traumatic situation into her driving force, determined to excel in life. Although Wonu was an infant during the time of abuse she still recalls it as though it were yesterday. That very experience is what birthed Touch Link.

Wonu wants to help all those who might be in the situation she was once in with her mother by ensuring that they are knowledgable and well equipped with the resources to survive.