INFLUENCER | COMMUNITY CATALYST | STRATEGIST
OBY NWABUZOR is a business brain met with a heart of service and is a proud millennial native of the City of Milwaukee. She now serves as the Director of Community Impact, for the American Heart Association, to build health equity and address social determinants within minority communities. With the AHA, she currently oversees the metro Milwaukee and Northern Chicago areas to develop programs and strategies to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke risk factors in emerging populations in these regions. This is done through implementation of AHA’s culturally appropriate programs and awareness campaigns, messaging, working with collaborators and community-based organizations, and cross-functional integration of minority health Initiatives with other AHA diversity related initiatives.
In her time working in the non-profit sector with organizations such as ALIVE, Inc. Milwaukee and the Argosy Foundation, Oby has assisted in funding community organizations and initiatives totaling more than $1 million in grants and support;;. As an advocate for Milwaukee's youth she serves as a mentor for ALIVE Inc. Milwaukee, and on the Board of Directors for The Friendship House of Milwaukee and Malaika Early Learning Center. Additionally, she is a Committee Chair for ONE MKE, an Advisory Board Member for The Progress Center for Black Women, and member of TEMPO Milwaukee’s Emerging Women Leaders. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Business Administration in Business Strategy from Cardinal Stritch University.
Envision Self LLC arose out of what looked like failure but instead was a reroute towards purposeful change. What Oby didn't realize was that the road less traveled would be her pathway to early on success. Her pathway to purpose. A lot of times we have expectations upon us based off of what is considered the traditional narrative or what everyone before you or after you will do. Envision Self exemplifies the narrative that there is joy in being set apart from your companions. We live in a world that has become very specialized, but there is real merit in non-traditional paths. When you envision self outside of the boxes and parameters that others have confined you in, your perspective becomes useful in creating value and solutions.