Our Board

Healthier & Happier Life Foundation has leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing a great wealth of ideas, wisdom, insight and experience to the organisation. The leadership is headed by the Founder, who is the CEO

Mr. Dominic Dormenyo Gadeka.

Mr. Gadeka is a Public Health Specialist, Principal Oncology Radiographer and a Health Advocate. He is a Fellow, patient scholar and patient inclusion representative/ consumer representative at the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), a member of ISQua Regions and LMIC committee, a member of ISQua African Community of Practice, a member of Global Patient review panel of ISQua Principles, a member of World Health Organization (WHO) Global Learning Laboratory for Quality Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a former Delegate of Young Diplomats of Ghana, an ambassador of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a member of West African Network of Emerging Leaders (WANEL). He is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Health Policy Planning and Management (HPPM) of the University of Ghana School of Public Health (UG-SPH). He has taught /trained fellow Ph.D. Candidates, masters, undergraduates and diploma/certificate level students, worked on several projects and conducted research on relevant health and social issues. He has several years of experience working in both the private and public health care system in Ghana. He has as well carried out several community level health interventions in Ghana.


Dr. Esena is currently the Head of Department & Senior Lecturer [Health Policy, Planning & Management], University of Ghana School of Public Health. As a Public Health consultant, he has worked on several projects including, UNDP/FAO Project (Disease Control in Tanzania- Mbeya & Zanzibar), Ministry of Health, Ghana (Malaria Control Unit), African Development Bank (Value for Money in Health Care Training in Africa), CHEPSAA, CDC/AFENET and WHO (Advisor on Health Policy & Systems Research).


Dr. Sackey has over 42 years of experience in the health sector at district, regional, national and international levels. In the last two decades, Dr. Samuel Oko Sackey has applied his clinical, managerial and epidemiological experience in both communicable and non-communicable diseases control, working in Ghana, Lesotho and Liberia. WHO Representative on several occasions. He is presently with the Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit of the University of Ghana, School of Public Health. He is the Chairman of the Diseases Epidemics Committee of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Technical Working Group on Malaria Vaccine Initiative for Ghana. He is also the Deputy Chair of the One Health Network (Ghana Consortium). He was the coordinator of the SMDP/AFENET Center for Management and Leadership Development, field coordinator for the Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP).


Dr. Appiah-Adjei is a playwright, actor, director and a scholar. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ghana. He is the founder of the Palace Players theatre company. He is also the founder and artistic director of The Keepers Theatre which produces literature set-books for schools and colleges. His major research works among others is to dramatize findings from scientific research on the environment and health issues. He has written and produced many plays including, Aids is no respecter of persons, The Bleeding flower (a play advocating for compassion for people living with H.I.V Aids), Death on Trial, The Tears of Lucifer, The slave ship, Instant justice, Funeral ahead of time, Freedom in chains, A virgin once again, The Future president (The Girl in ICT), My son’s Birth day gift (Novel) etc.