About us


Oluwatosin Olateju, DrPH, MSN-CPHN, BSN, RN. Board Chair Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Oluwatosin Olateju is the Founder of FCFA and a grass-roots community/public health leader with 10+ years of experience in clinical nursing, teaching, and public health administration. She is seasoned in pioneering and managing various evidence-based community/public health programs that focus on infectious disease prevention & control, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, and food security for diverse populations.

She attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Community & Public Health Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Olateju also holds a Doctor of Public Health degree from Morgan State University, School of Community Health and Policy, specializing in Health Policy and Management. Dr. Olateju currently works as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Coppin State University. Most recently, Dr. Olateju was appointed by Governor Wes Moore to serve as a State Commissioner and co-chair for the Maryland Commission on Public Health.

Dr. Olateju is an alumnus of the Paul Ambrose Scholarship Program completed in 2015 and has won numerous honors, including a recognition by the University of Maryland School of Nursing as “an accomplished alumnus in public health” (2017, 2022); Top Nurses 2020 Award by Baltimore Magazine for Excellence in Nursing in two categories: Community Care/Ambulatory Care, and Management/Nurse Executives; recognition of her philanthropic efforts among a series of giving profiles by the Women Giving Circle of Howard County in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month (2021); an acknowledgement by the Integrative Providers Association (IPA) of Dr. Olateju being among “an exceptional group of nurses” (2021); and was named Maryland Local Hero by Tmobile & Patch (2022).