Governor Baker Swears In Dr. Noreen “Chioma” Okwara to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees 09.10.18 Pic :Photo Courtesy Flickr/massgovernor
Photos:Kenyan immigrant and former Lowell resident Dr. Noreen “Chioma” Okwara has been selected member of the UMass Board of Trustees
Former Lowell resident joins UMass Board of Trustees
LOWELL — A year after graduating from UMass Medical School, Kenyan immigrant and former Lowell resident Dr. Noreen “Chioma” Okwara has been selected as a member of the UMass Board of Trustees.
Currently an internal medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Okwara was sworn in to the 19-member board Monday, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
“Dr. Okwara is a hardworking and dedicated individual who will bring experience and passion to the University of Massachusetts,” Gov. Charlie Baker stated in the release. “I am proud to appoint her to the Board of Trustees and am confident that she will serve with distinction.”
While living in Mombasa, Kenya as a teenager, Okwara’s 9-year-old brother died from injuries suffered in a car accident due to a lack of medical care.Read more: