Behind The PurposeMeet Dr. Nkem

Dr. Nkem, a seasoned entrepreneur and physician executive, offers over 20 years of expertise spanning various fields including public health, leadership, and business administration.

Her unique approach, dubbed "Ripplets of Value", addresses key life aspects like Health, Entrepreneurship, Cultural Harmony, Legacy, and Kaizen 101, tailored to individual needs.

Dr. Nkem’s value-based expertise and efforts have led to enhancing health outcomes and health equity, while saving over $150 Million in operational & healthcare costs. She has also paid it forward by mentoring young leaders and supporting fellow entrepreneurs.

Born in Pittsburgh, Dr. Nkem grew up in West Africa before returning to the U.S for education and industry consultation. She currently advises Executive Leaders and serves on boards & advisory councils for Johns Hopkins Health Plan, Lasell Village, Black Women's Health Imperative, and the Maryland's Health Care Commission for Primary Care transformation. Dr. Nkem is also a faculty affiliate at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Nkem is passionate about entrepreneurship, primary care, women's health, professional development, and global equity. She sees herself as a “ripple maker”, guided by one of her favorite quotes: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”. ~ MT


  • Value Creation Strategist & Coach 100%
  • Entrepreneurship 95%
  • Healthcare Transformation Strategist 99%
  • Executive Leadership95%
  • Healthcare Finance 90%
  • Community Development 90%

Value 360 Knowledge

During the past two decades, Dr. Nkem garnered a medical degrees, a variety of masters-level degrees from the nation's preeminent universities, and a variety of certifications. During this time, she has been featured as a resourceful public speaker for her expertise in a variety of subject matters pertaining to public health, business, and healthcare transformation, and has consulted with leaders across the country & globally.


Dr. Nkem has grown not one but 2 multi-million dollar companies in 3 years! She has a strong on-the-ground knowledge of business development and growth and is the best guide for peers and rising entrepreneurs seeking to build the next successful company. She has received multiple awards for her business prowess and community development impacts.


Carrying a philosophy of Kaizen, or “continuous improvement,” With her international background, Dr. Nkem has channeled her considerable skill set into cultivating a second-to-none strategic approach to self-professional development, leverage the power of legacy and cultural harmony.


Entrepreneur & Physician Executive Award-Winning Expert

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