National Leadership

National President – Prof. Joyce Ashuntantang

Prof. Joyce Ashuntantang, fondly known as Dr. J, graduated from Saker Baptist College in 1983, leaving a legacy as a budding poet and actress. The celebrated Saker songbook still carries one of her juvenilia. She joined ExSSA USA in 2005 and since then has been a hardworking and passionate trailblazer of the association, serving variously as:

Public Relations Officer, 2007-2011

Organizing Secretary, 2011-2013,

Vice President, 2015-2017 and now, National President.

A founding member of ExSSA USA’s Members at Large (MAL) chapter, Dr. J has also pioneered and served on several committees, including – the website, public relations, national scholarship, and the celebrated Dreamers Scholarship Committees. She has consistently leveraged her artistic talents and public relations skills by directing and hosting major association events.

A graduate of universities on three continents, Dr. Ashuntantang received a B.A. in English with a minor in Theater Arts from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon, multiple Master’s degrees from universities in the U.K., Cameroon, and the USA, and a Ph.D. in English/African Literature from the City University of New York, USA. She is an award-winning poet, actress, interdisciplinary scholar, life coach, and full professor of English at the University of Hartford. She is the author of many scholarly and creative publications and has appeared as an invited poet worldwide. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Bangla, Arabic, Romanian, and Portuguese.

She is a mother of two accomplished young men, Ako and Tanjong. For further information, click on any of the social media sites below:



Instagram: @dr.Joyceash

YouTube: @DrJoyceAsh

National Vice President – Geraldine Essombe

Geraldine Essombe graduated from Saker Baptist College in 1992 and is a proud member of the Divine Divas (DDs).  She is an active member of the ExSSA Los Angeles branch where she served as president from 2017 – 2022. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea and then a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

She then migrated to France and earned a “Diplôme D’Étude de Troisième Cycle” in Journalism in 1999. After spending a few years in France working for TV5 and Télé Sud, she migrated to Los Angeles where she briefly worked as a teacher and then went into Behavior Analysis. She earned a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the California State University Los Angeles in 2005.

She is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has worked in this capacity for over ten years. She currently owns her own Behavioral agency and provides services to schools and regional centers in the LA Area.

Geraldine is an active volunteer in her Los Angeles community and a full-time soccer mom. She serves as a board member for the American Youth Soccer Organization Region 1031, volunteers in The Children’s Ministry at her local church, is a member of her children’s school PTA and an active member in the Cameroonian community in Los Angeles. More than half of her time is spent on the soccer field, cheering for her 3 kids’ teams and refereeing games. She enjoys traveling to different tournaments around the country with her family. On non-soccer seasons, you can catch her on a bike ride.

National Secretary – Rosy-Belle Besong

Rosy-Belle Etta Mbu Besong is a dynamic member of two batches of Saker Baptist College, the Class of 2002 and the class of 2003, with whom she graduated. She joined ExSSA USA as a member of ExSSA Houston, serving as Secretary until her election as National Secretary. She earned an LLB with a minor in Political Science from the University of Yaoundé 2, Cameroon.
She moved to the US and worked as a translator for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Austin, Texas. Later, she served as an Executive Administrator to a tier-one group of researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She currently works as a Power BI/SQL/Data Analyst.

Rosy-Belle lives in Houston with her husband and four daughters aged 18, 10, 6, and 5.

National Treasurer – Nelly Enone

Nelly Enone is serving a second term as Treasurer of ExSSA USA. A graduate of the 1986 batch, she joined ExSSA USA in 2006. She is an active member of ExSSA DC Metro, serving as Financial Secretary from 2013-2015 and Treasurer from 2017-2019.

A numbers phenom, Ms. Enone, earned a BSC in Math, becoming a math Teacher in Secondary schools in Cameroon and the USA. She transitioned to the health field as a Nurse and earned a BSN, MSN, and FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner). She worked as a Registered Nurse for ten years and now works as an FNP for Optimized Health.

She lives in Randallstown, Maryland. She loves to travel, read and spend time with family.

National Financial Secretary – Fende Eseme

Fende Eseme graduated from Saker Baptist College in 1997 with an “O” Level GCE certificate. Since then, her passion for problem-solving has led her to a career in accounting, a field she has worked in since earning her degree from Kennesaw State University in GA.

She is an active member of the EXSSA GA chapter, where she has served as the secretary and treasurer. 

She loves seeking new experiences, spending time with her family, and advocating for causes close to her heart.

Fende’s desire to support the growth and stability of EXSSA -USA is a crucial reason why she chooses to volunteer her time and skills.

National Chaplain – Adeline Viyuoh

I graduated from Saker in 1984 and completed my high school education in CCAST Bambili. After high school, I moved to Nigeria where I obtained a BSc in Physical Therapy. By the Grace of God, I moved to the US and graduated from medical school in 1996 from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I proceeded to complete residency program and practiced as a hospitalist for 10+ years, then transitioned to outpatient primary care where I continue to practice.

My purpose for serving as a National Chaplain is to obey God’s call, partake in kingdom building with Him. Help ignite that fire in our members to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalms 34:8); grow in love/do life together as sisters….making our association truly a place where love grows.

My husband and I are blessed with three children. 

National Organizing Secretary – Ambit Atanga-Ndumu

Ambit Atanga-Ndumu is from the graduating class of 1990, a.k.a WINNERS. She joined EXSSA USA in 2018 as a member of the Washington DC Metro Area Chapter and hit the ground running by becoming the organizing Secretary.

She capped her tenure as an organizing secretary with a stellar performance as one of the key organizers of ExSSA USA’s 2022 convention dubbed the “Trifecta,” celebrating 60 years of Saker Baptist College, 40 years of the Alumni, and 21 years of EXSSA USA.

Mrs. Atanga -Ndumu moved to the United States in 1995 and studied Computer Information Systems (CIS). She is a 20-year+ veteran of the industry and one of the veritable pioneers in that field in our community.

Chief Whip – Besem Ebai Ngassa

Besem Ebai Ngassa Esq. is graduating class of 1990, a.k.a WINNERS. She joined Exssa USA in 2018 as a member of Exssa Houston, serving as financial secretary from 2020-2022. Before ExSSA USA, she was an active EXSSA Douala, Cameroon member.

Ebai-Ngassa, daughter of legal luminaries in Cameroon, earned an LL.B from UB, Cameroon, and a Master’s in Business Law from the University of Leeds, UK. She also trained at the iconic Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos. A Managing Partner of Ebai Law firm, Limbe, She was called to the Bar in Cameroon and Nigeria. Currently works as a legal contracts and compliance Analyst in Houston, TX.


Acting National Public Relations Officer – Dr. Helen Ayuk Ashuntantang Arrey

Dr. Helen Ayuk Ashuntantang Arrey is a member of the class of  1990 a.k.a Winners. She joined ExSSA USA in 2006 as a MAL member and later joined ExSSA Dallas in 2015. Before assuming the role of the National Public Relations officer, she was the Organizing secretary for ExSSA Dallas from 2017 to 2019.

Helen is a trained Public Health Pharmacist and presently works as a Sr. Medical Science Liaison at bioMérieux. CEO of Emerald Delites, a fruit artistry company, she describes herself as a Scientist with an artistic flair. Branding ExSSA USA and Saker Baptist College is her dream.

National Music Director – Elvira Khan Tasi Ambe

Elvira Khan Tasi Ambe graduated from Saker Baptist College in 1994/96 and was a memorable member of the highly selective Saker Baptist college choir during her time. Since leaving Saker, She has been able to sing in many prestigious choirs in Cameroon and the USA.

When Elvira and her family moved to the U.S., she joined EXSSA USA, first as a member of the New York/ New Jersey chapter and then ExSSA Georgia Southern Bells, where she served as Chaplain from August 2021 to September 2022.

Elvira is a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. She loves singing, cooking, dancing, acting, and traveling.

She is married to Dr. Fergus Ambe, and their union is blessed with eight children.