OPBF Welcomes Newest Ambassadors!

February 3, 2022 – New York, NY… Omega Phi Beta Foundation (OPBF) is excited to announce our newest OPBF Ambassadors to join current Ambassadors Ode Hoppie, Dr. Andrea Duhon, Brianna Rohlehr, Dr. John Khadem, and Martin Medina. The Ambassador program was established to have passionate individuals, and experts within their S.T.E.A.M. related fields, to assist and promote our mission and commitment to advancing women’s rights in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math fields. Our seven Ambassadors, each from diverse backgrounds, cover the full spectrum S.T.E.A.M. fields consisting of:

  • (S)cience – Dr. John Khadem, MD, MPH, Ophthalmologist & Dr. Patricia Reed, Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Manager
  • (T)echnology – Brianna Rohlehr, Visual Artist & Ode Hoppie, Music Entertainment, School Administrator
  • (E)ngineering – Merry Tengesdal, Navy/Air Force Veteran, Pilot, Reality TV Star, and Author
  • (A)rts –Martin Medina, Graphic Design Artist
  • (M)athematics – Dr. Andrea Duhon, Mathematician, Professor

With their full support and expertise, OPBF will continue to promote, educate, and enhance their mission of providing women and high school/college aged girls an opportunity to study in the field of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

“We are excited to add renowned Reality TV Star, Veteran and Author, Merryl Tengesdal and Dr. Patricia Reed to the Foundation as our esteemed Ambassadors. Together, we will make a difference in the lives of women and young girls, and support their pursuit of Degrees, Trainings, or Certifications in S.T.E.A.M fields, as well as provide support internationally, with our ongoing successful initiative, The Planting Seeds Project.”, says Betty Diaz, Vice Chair, Omega Phi Beta Foundation.

About Us: Omega Phi Beta Foundation (OPBF) is a national, philanthropic organization committed to providing leadership, academic & community development opportunities, through educational, fundraising & grant-making initiatives, that support individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing women’s rights in STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math). For more information, visit: www.OPBFoundation.org