Jake Mickelsen ICE-Africa Board President

Jake Mickelsen, MBA

Board President

Jake is a certified and experienced improvement professional with a drive to create work environments where improvement occurs through aligned leadership teams, supportive and easy to use coaching and training resources, and clear guiding measures. Throughout his career he developed improvement training programs and tools that continue to serve organizations worldwide, including notable institutions such as the leading healthcare institution and the All India Institute for Medical Sciences in New Delhi. His process improvement experience covers several industries including manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. He has a passion for teaching improvement methods and developing effective tools that engage and empower clinical teams

His roots lie in a little town in Southeast Idaho where he was raised on a potato farm and horse ranch.  Jake now lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Chelsea and 4 children.

Anika Edwards - ICE Africa Vice President

Anika Edwards

Vice President

I am an exceptional and unique professional with passion and commitment to achieve shared agendas/goals that extend to community outreach and change.  I am a self-leader and strategic thinker who loves to inspire and lead others to achieve their best outcomes.  I enjoy putting love into my home and those around me. I believe in helping others to live their most joyful life even if there are small or large speed bumps.

Megan Bliss ICE-Africa Board Secretary

Megan Bliss

ICE-Africa Board Secretary

Megan is a healthcare professional with over 8 years’ experience as an Executive Consultant, leading and operationalizing significant operational and strategic initiatives at major healthcare systems. Additionally, she has served as a trusted thought partner to healthcare executives, while developing and maintaining meaningful relationships at all levels of an organization. She has extensive experience with healthcare lean management, business planning and operations, finance, and strategic projects. Megan completed her Master of Healthcare Administration at University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dr. Christine Wachira

Dr. Chris Wachira

Board member/Executive Director

Healthcare quality improvement professional with leadership skills and 10+ years of clinical expertise to change practice, influence clinical processes, and systems. Extensive clinical outcomes improvement and team management experience. Experienced multidisciplinary team coach using lean methodologies to improve practice.

Board Member

Yohan Lee

ICE-Africa Board Member

Yohan Lee, MBOE

Yohan Lee joined a leading healthcare institution January 2013 and is responsible for leading initiatives that improve the quality and delivery of patient care as well as create a culture of patient safety.  

Prior to joining the healthcare institution, Yohan was a Process Improvement Consultant for The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.  In that role, Yohan worked on Operating Room efficiency and process improvement initiatives.  Yohan also taught as a Six Sigma DMAIC instructor for OSUWMC’s in house training for clinical staff and leaders.  In addition, Yohan worked for Honda of America Manufacturing as a New Model Engineer in supply chain and purchasing operations. 

Yohan received his BSBA in Operations Management & Logistics and Masters in Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) from The Ohio State University in 2010.   Yohan has been certified as a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

FUN FACT:   Yohan was born in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada and enjoys watching sports especially the Ohio State Buckeyes football games.   

Dr. Charlie Spell ICE Africa Board Member

Dr. Charlie Spell

ICE-AFRICA Board member

Dr. Charlie G. Spell, has served the state of South Carolina as an Educator/Administrator for the past forty-six years. Many individuals have benefited from his long years of service to the Orangeburg community.
Dr. Spell retired from Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five in 2006.  In 2006- 2017 he returned to his alma mater South Carolina University where he has served in the following positions:  Associate Professor Educational Leadership, Interim Chair the Department of Education and Interim Chair the Department of Educational Leadership. Presently, Dr. Spell is serving as Interim Chair in the Department of Education.

Dr. Joseph Morris

Dr. Joseph Morris

ICE-Africa Board Member

With nearly 20 years of experience, Dr. Morris has a diverse leadership background in academia, administration, clinical practice, and community outreach.  To many he is noted as an “Agent of Change” and Transformational Leader.  He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  In addition, Dr. Morris obtained his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and Bio-Behavior.  In 2017, he was awarded UCLA School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.