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The Team

Meet the Senior Leadership Team behind the plans and projects that are fulfilling the vision of LIVN Global


Ayo Sage

Founder & CEO

Ayo oversees and is ultimately responsible for all organisational and operational strategies, including strategic leadership,operations, business development, fundraising, networking & partnerships, policies & governance, reporting and all programme deliverables.


Ayo holds an executive MBA and is currently a doctoral student. His employment background includes Microsoft,, and EON, to name a few. He is passionate about making a difference in this world and helping those with little to no voice to be heard. Aside from the day-to-day responsibilities of leading the organisation, Ayo is an avid Chelsea FC fan, loves to play football, eat lots and read a lot.

Antonia Barnes-Christian

Operations Director

Antonia works hand in hand with the CEO to establish strategies, processes and timelines for the effective delivery of all LIVN Global’s short and long-term objectives. Antonia collaborates with the different departments to make decisions for operational activities, and she oversees the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress.


Antonia has a heart to help people from all walks of life. Her vision is of a world wherein everyone’s basic needs are met and they have the facilities needed to live their lives to the fullest.


“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” - John Holmes


Deborah Sage

Co-Founder, Director

Deborah oversees the all marketing and communications ensuring that the message and vision of LIVN Global Foundation is coherent and consistent across all mediums.


Deborah takes joy in being an instrument in helping others achieve their aims in whatever capacity that may be and this desire led to many years of service within the P.A profession. She is also an all-round creative who enjoys any outlet that allows her to express her gift such as drawing, writing and graphic design.

Osariemen Egharevba-Buckman

Policy, Projects & Volunteers

Osariemen supports project implementations and policy advancements that benefit communities and all key stakeholders. She brings her expertise in the medical field to champion health and other relevant policies that will benefit all prisoners, widows, orphans, and all disadvantaged people in rural communities.

Osariemen became interested in helping communities in Africa when visiting her home country Nigeria. She desires to be an advocate for policy changes that benefit and help vulnerable members of the community.

As a passionate Pharmacist, she hopes to see medical aid incorporated into policies within disadvantaged communities.


Ruth Symmons

Fundraising & Projects

Ruth supports project implementations, fundraising, and healthcare strategies. She works with Ayo to explore and deliver on all fundraising activities whilst bringing her expertise as an advanced nursing practitioner to provide strategic guidance on all LIVN Global healthcare requirements. 


Ruth has a special interest in public health and development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, completing a Master's thesis in Public Health Systematic literature. 

Ruth is passionate about seeing positive change in the lives of people across Southern Africa and working closely with others who share the same passion. In her teens, she played football competitively at club and district levels, but nowadays, she loves to run and dance.

Our Trustees

Ayo Sage (Chair)

Gabriel Adams

Antonia Barnes-Christian

Emily Mapfuwa

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