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Celina Chinyere Okpaleke

Celina Chinyere Okpaleke, Nigerian, American medical technologist, physician assistant, health facility administrator. Certified physician assistant; licensed in medical technical. Member Nigerian Women Association (event coordinator since 1996).


  • Okpaleke, Celina Chinyere was born on December 30, 1960 in Amesi, Anambra, Aguata, Nigeria. Came to the United States, 1980. Daughter of Edwin and Patricia Umeh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Tennessee State University, 1985. Bachelor of Science in Medicine, University Florida, 1996.


    • Lab technologist St. Luke/Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, 1986-1989, Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Florida, 1990-1993. Lab manager and supervisor Manatee Rural Health Services, 1991-1994, quality improvement coordinator, 1992-1994, physician assistant, since 1996. Chief Executive Officer, president, administrator Faith Home Health, Inc., Tampa, Florida, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Certified physician assistant. Licensed in medical technical.


    Member Nigerian Women Association (event coordinator since 1996).



    Ping pong/table tennis, long tennis, reading, swimming, travel.


    • Married Andrew Chidi Okpaleke, November 26, 1980. Children: Lillian, Nnonye, Chi-Chi, Ifedma, Nkiru, Okwy, Chinelo.
    • father: Edwin Umeh
    • mother: Patricia Umeh
    • spouse: Andrew Chidi Okpaleke
    • children: Lillian Okpaleke
    • Nnonye Okpaleke
    • Chi-Chi Okpaleke
    • Ifedma Okpaleke
    • Nkiru Okpaleke
    • Okwy Okpaleke
    • Chinelo Okpaleke
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    Born December 30, 1960
    (age 56)