We work to create an environment for African physicians to bring hope to the suffering. Our focus is on returning to our homeland and making healthcare a reality for many.
Ruth Gado Coleman & Dr. Samkon Gado
Samkon Gado MD.
Co-founder | Board Chairman
Dr. Gado attended Liberty University from 2001 to 2005, where he completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotions with Honors. After completing his undergraduate studies, he played in the National Football League from 2005 to 2010.
He retired from the NFL and pursued a career in medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2015. He completed his Ear, Nose, Throat residency at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2015. Dr. Gado is a Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery partner in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Gado is married to Rachel, and they have four sons.
Ruth Gado Coleman
Co-founder | CEO
Mrs. Coleman has a MA in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Business, B.S. Bible, and BSW. She is currently a doctoral student at Columbia International University with a Ph.D. in organizational leadership.
She has over 15 years of experience in organizational development, project management, and the non-profit sector. Ruth’s purpose in life is to bring hope and healing to individuals and communities suffering. Ruth is married to Jason, and they have two daughters.
Rev.(Dr.)Jeremiah & Grace Gado
TJI Nigeria Executive Directors
Rev. Jeremiah Gado has a BA in Education, Masters in Education, MA in Missions, MDiv, and Doctor of Ministry. Grace Gado has a Bachelor of Education in Educational Administration and Planning and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
Grace Gado has over 30 years of working as a teacher and administrator in the Nigerian and American school systems. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah and Grace Gado have five children and six grandchildren.
We are Christ-centered
Jesus is the reason why we do what we do. We live to make Him known.
We are people of integrity
We hold ourselves to the highest standards.
We are pro-poor
In everything we do, we do it for the least of these.
We are community-led
We are committed to partnering with native communities in addressing the healthcare crisis in Nigeria.
We are data-driven
We value quality and innovation and take the time and do what is needed to obtain both.
We will leave a lasting legacy
We believe in sustainability. We're playing the long game.
At The Jonah Inheritance, we create solutions that leverage opportunities and resources for African physicians to serve at all levels of care.
We believe in working for the best interests of the most vulnerable people. We create sustainable and scalable healthcare networks by building on the strengths of our physicians and their communities. This involves partnering with in-country doctors and medical staff and equipping them with the knowledge and resources needed to properly treat those most in need.
Driven by Christ-centered evidence-based models, we’re focused on improving Nigerians’ communities and long-term health.
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