Dr. Stella Enyi Okereke-Nwokeji, Founder/President, DSEN Foundation
Dr. Stella Enyi Okereke-Nwokeji, Ph.D., J.D., was born into one of the oldest and prominent Royal families in Imo-State, Nigeria, The Okereke Royal Family of Ngor-Okpala. She relocated to the United States in the summer of 1995 to join her husband, Dr. Emmanuel Nwokeji, M.D.
Since her childhood, Her Royal Highness, Princess Amina Enyi as she is popularly called has devoted her life to helping those who are less fortunate. She grew up seeing her parents who were both born into privileged lives devote their lives serving the disadvantaged. Her paternal grandmother, a daughter of a king who married a king but chose to live her live serving others, had a profound influence on Dr. Okereke-Nwokeji. She taught her to devote her life serving others in humility. According to her grandmother, "To whom much is given, a lot more is expected. A life lived uplifting others is more fulfilling than wealth."
Following the death of Dr. Okereke-Nwokeji's father, she decided to continue her father's humanitarian legacy and outreach in Nigeria. After many years of helping restore hope and dignity to indigent families through her work, she incorporated a non profit 501 C3 organization in 2018 in Germantown, Tennessee called DSEN Foundation. DSEN means Dr. Stella Enyi Nwokeji Foundation. Dr. Okereke-Nwokeji travels to Nigeria frequently for medical missions and humanitarian outreach. She is commitment and determined to make a difference in the lives of indigent families (women and children) in Imo-State, Nigeria.
Faith brought her to her husband who was also brought up at a very young age to serve humanity despite his prosperous childhood. They have devoted their lives to a purposeful life of serving others to the glory of God.
Dr. Stella Enyi Okereke-Nwokeji, a devoted cradle Catholic has three mantras that guide her life.
The first mantra was coined by the Late Danny Thomas, the Founder of St. Jude Children Cancer Research Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Thomas believed that, "Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."
The second mantra is a biblically quote, "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." HEBREWS 13:16
Her third mantra is hers, "Live A Purposeful Life Devoted To Serving God and Others."... Dr. Stella Enyi Nwokeji
To help others understand the country, Nigeria were she was born, Dr. Stella Okereke-Nwokeji has written a book about the history of Nigeria. To learn more about Nigeria, grab a copy of her book, "The Nigerian History..." All proceeds from the book help provide meals to indigent families in Nigeria suffering food security.