Our founder comes from a family of healthcare workers risking their lives every day to protect our loved ones. They realized early on that there was a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment at hospitals and wanted to find ways to fill the need. In fact, due to the limited supply of PPE, hospitals were limiting the number of masks doctors and nurses other staff can use. Some facilities were reusing masks which puts everyone at risk. We understand the risks at stake and will use our resources to support the fight against COVID-19 and protect our healthcare workers.
We are a grant platform helping medical supply buyers and sellers connect and execute while doing some charitable good. We also partner with individuals, corporations, foundations, and governments to aggregate funding for large purchase orders for healthcare associations and facilities. We are dedicated to protecting healthcare workers.
Healthcare workers are front line fighters against COVID-19, but they face critical shortages of Personal Protective Equipment nationwide. They are overworked, sleep-deprived, risking their lives every day to care for our loved ones.
We are starting with New York City. New York City has the most CoronaVirus cases and deaths in the United States, due to the density and volume of people in the state. You can help by purchasing a package of masks for a healthcare worker most at risk of exposure for treating potential CoronaVirus victims at hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
Support our healthcare heroes!
Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Esosa Ighodaro is a former bank executive at Citigroup and a serial entrepreneur and has over 12 years of Marketing and operation experience.
She is also Co-Founder of Black Women Talk Tech an organization that aims to encourage black women to build the next billion-dollar tech companies.
Her achievements at her past companies led to several articles and past awards, including being named 100 Most Powerful Women by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2019 and one of the 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017, and Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch by Paste Magazine. This ultimately lands her features in ELLE, Forbes, NBC, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and many more.
Esosa graduated with a bachelor of science in finance from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. She and her husband now live in New York, NY and enjoy fashion, travel and food.
Doctor in Residence
Adesuwa Okesanya MD is a hospitalist and virtual health strategist who helps create solutions
to improve patient access and outcomes with various technological advances.
After graduating from Yale University, Dr. Okesanya completed her medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She also holds certifications in Family Medicine.
Prior to her involvement with Maskgrant, Okesanya worked over 10 years as a medical director and hospitalist leader. She continues her successful career directing hospital care and improving patient outcomes.
Dr. Okesanya enjoys singing and exploring restaurants.
Interested in joining the team
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