Our vision is to do everything to create standardized healthcare systems and high-quality educational institutions, and to provide clean water to underserved areas in order to eliminate economic and social inequalities.
About the Founder
Dr. Komi Semenou Folly, was born in Togo, Africa and grew up in a family of 6 brothers and 4 sisters. Poverty, illiteracy and the lack of adequate health care caused the loss of many of his friends and family, including the loss of his own father from a preventable asthma attack. As an 11-year-old boy, he had already witnessed poverty, devastation, and death. Because of this, he dreamed of helping people. He wrote inside the cover of his Bible that he was going to become a doctor.
Komi went to school in a small town in Togo from Pre-K to graduation, then went on to graduate from the University of Lomé, Togo in 2002. He speaks Mina, Ewe, French, and English fluently. He later moved to the US where he attended the University of OU – Tulsa, to become a US physician. Now Dr. Folly is a full-time Internist at Saint Francis and works as a hospitalist at Saint John Hospital ICU.
DR. KOMI FOLLY
Executive Vice President
Hubert Ekpoh serves as the Executive Vice President and Program Committee Chair of LWDF. He is married and is a loving father of two boys. He is a Doctor in Pharmacy, and a former student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Doctor of Pharmacy School in Missouri, USA. He graduated in May, 2015. He loves sports.
Kristen has been a registered nurse since 2004 and has worked in Labor & Delivery and PACU. She finished graduate school at Frontier Nursing University for her Master’s Degree in September 2021 and passed boards as a Certified Nurse Midwife in October 2021. She enjoys playing with her children, dating her husband, knitting, sewing, and volunteering her time and skill by serving on medical mission trips with LWDF. She is currently a full staff member.
Gena was born and raised in Arkansas. She and Ken Orr have been married since 1989 and they have 2 grown children, a son, Chris Orr, and a daughter, Jamie Orr, who traveled to Togo in 2016 for the first medical mission trip. Gena is an LCSW therapist with Laureate Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa, OK. She has volunteered with LWDF since 2015.
Ken serves on the Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board. He earned a BSA in Landscape Design and Urban Horticulture from the University of Arkansas and is a branch manager for Siteone Landscape Supply. He has served on staff since 2014, and became a board member in 2018.
Amos was born and raised in Lagos, Africa. He started a ministry called Powerhouse Ministries in 1985 in Nigeria. In 1990 he began working as an Interim Pastor with Parkers of Christ COGIC in Tulsa, OK. He is a graduate of Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, OK. He currently serves on the Board.
Joyce was born and raised in Togo, West Africa. She attended Penn Valley Community College and graduated in 2008 with Associates Degree in Nursing. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with South University online program in 2015. She is a registered nurse (RN) at Saint John Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. Joyce has been with Light in the World Development Foundation since 2012 and is a proud mother of four. She currently serves on the Board.