Tomilola Akinfe,

Tomilola Akinfe, DNP, APHN, RN

Member at Large

(she/her/hers)

Illinois Department of Public Health

Over the course of Tomilola’s career, she has combined her passions for nursing and public health, serving in roles that provide access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations.

In her current position as Director of the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP), Tomilola oversees all operational components of the CDC funded grant which include the management of compliance measures and quality improvement and assurance initiatives. Since 1995, IBCCP has provided access to life-saving prevention and early detection services for those that are uninsured and underinsured in communities across Illinois.

In previous roles, Tomilola worked at community based ambulatory clinics on the South and West sides of Chicago that provided access to care for undeserved adolescents and women, primarily addressing their reproductive health needs. She utilized population based care approaches and strategies to coordinate, manage, and evaluate clinical service delivery and identify social determinants of health factors that directly impact health outcomes.

Tomilola received her BSN from Marquette University in 2012 and completed her DNP at Rush University in 2018. Tomilola enjoys traveling, discovering new music, and trying new cuisines in her free time.

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