Barrie Adedeji is a Certified Public Accountant in private practice and holds a Masters degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from The School for International Training in Vermont. She lives in Harlem and has established herself as someone who is concerned about the welfare of people of the African Diaspora. She is the Financial Controller/Treasurer of AORTIC in New York, an organization formed by expatriate African cancer care workers, scientists and their friends, which is dedicated to the promotion of cancer control in Africa. She travels extensively to Africa, Europe and the Caribbean and was part of a team that convened a conference in Accra, Ghana in 2003 that focused on cancer care and early detection. As the Executive Director of ENHICA International, Inc. a research and advocacy based foundation, she has developed and organized workshops and seminars that address health and environmental issues in Africa and the Caribbean. Ms. Adedeji also finds time to be a mentor/advisor to professional women's groups in the international community and is an active member of Riverside Church. She joined FACES NY in 1989 and continues to serve because she sees the social issues that impact HIV/AIDS in Harlem as part of a global issue that still needs to be addressed.