Doseke Akporiaye has an extensive career and executive experience that spans over 20 years, in Strategy and Business Development, Strategic Human Resources, Performance Management, Organizational design and Operations Management. She also has worked with and sat on Boards, bringing these experiences to bear on, and delivering value to, wherever she has served. Her experience and knowledge working in Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Telecom, IT and Financial Services, are invaluable.

Before joining WRISE, she was the Managing Director of the Nigerian subsidiary of Oolu LLC and a member of the Executive Committee of the group company. Together with her team, she grew the business’ geographic coverage from a single location to its nationwide presence in 3 years, deploying a national distribution and service delivery network.

She also founded a boutique start-up and entrepreneurial-consulting firm which transforms ideas, irrespective of its stage of development, into competitive business realities. Doseke has successfully led/delivered several Strategy, Acquisition, Performance Management and Organizational Development projects.

She is adept at partnering, advocacy, networking and building relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders in government, private sector and special interest groups, to facilitate buy-in, change and the achievement of set objectives. Her vast personal network of professionals, business leaders, regulators, technocrats, development agencies and C suites across all key industries/sectors, will serve as an advantage to further the cause and objectives of WRISE.

Her experience to date, her passion for social impact and her eagerness to contribute to building and driving socially & ethically conscious and sustainable organizations, are her key motivators and a perfect alignment to WRISE’s ethos.

Randa Adib is the Senior Manager, Development and Partnerships at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy.

Prior to joining WRISE, Randa spent 15 years working with health nonprofits focused on prevention, education and advocacy. She cultivated new business, sustained relationships with corporate partners,and expanded individual and foundation support for programs, sponsorships and events. Partnering with diverse community organizations and underserved populations directing access to care, current information and affordable services. Randa is thrilled to direct her fundraising experiences to support the advancement of women in the growing renewable energy industry.

Randa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed her Master’s degree in Media Ecology at New York University. A native New Yorker, she can’t imagine living anywhere else!

Shanaya Byrd is the Administrative Manager at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. Shanaya supports WRISE in managing the logistics, organization and coordination of the team and its board members.

Prior to joining WRISE, Shanaya began her career in data migration, integration and management. She worked for a few startup e-commerce organizations such as Amazon, Quidsi, Store No. 8 (Jetblack) and American Express; Plenti Rewards system. Shanaya aided in the end to end analytics and organization of data content and repositories. More recently, she worked for the Environmental Protection Agency as a data specialist managing the documentation of generated hazardous waste disposal throughout New York, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Shanaya has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Minor in Criminal Justice from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Shanaya is a Brooklyn, New York native. She enjoys CrossFit with aspirations of lifting competitively in categories of Deadlift and Front Squat. She loves traveling and watching all her saved docuseries spanning from world history to historical crime.

Alyssa Ingelido (they/them) serves as the Chapters and Membership Manager for Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. In this role, Alyssa supports local chapters, manages member relations and growth, and works on the development and support of WRISE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access initiatives on a national and local chapter level.

Prior to joining WRISE, Alyssa has worked with several DC-area nonprofits, including the Global Council for Science and the Environment and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, with a minor in Sustainable Business from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business. In their undergraduate career, they were an active member of the Social Innovation Collaboratory, Women’s Empowerment, and the New York Botanical Gardens.

Outside of the office, Alyssa can be found writing their first novel, exploring museums and bookstores, and pretending they can paint.

Ferrugia Sonthonax is the Director of Operations at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), where she brings over a decade of experience in operational leadership to drive the organization’s mission forward.

Before joining WRISE, Ferrugia dedicated 14 years to serving as an operation leader in charter schools, driven by her lifelong mission to provide quality education to students in underserved communities and close the achievement gap. Her expertise lies in building operational excellence, encompassing people management, budgeting and forecasting, human resources, performance management, and fostering community relations. Collaborating with fellow leaders, Ferrugia ensures organizational goals are not just set but met effectively.

Early in her career, Ferrugia interned at Senator Kevin Parker’s Office in Brooklyn as a Community Affairs Liaison, where she passionately connected community members in need with vital resources, reflecting her deep-rooted commitment to community and service.

While transitioning from a full-time position in education, Ferrugia continues her dedication to providing quality education in underserved communities as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer at Integration Charter School in Staten Island.

Ferrugia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A proud Brooklyn native, she finds joy in traveling and cherishing moments with her family when not actively pursuing her professional passions.