Board of Directors

Shereefat Balogun

Shereefat is Compliance Manager at State Employees Credit Union of Maryland, where she oversees and manages all compliance and legal matters.  She received her undergraduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School after being awarded a full scholarship.  Before joining SECU, Shereefat practiced law with the Financial Services practice group of Locke Lord and later joined the National Association of Federal Credit Unions where she provided regulatory compliance advice for federal and state chartered credit unions.  She is admitted to practice law in New York and Illinois.

Shereefat has been a member of the Nigerian Lawyers Association since 2013.  She served as Vice President from 2014-2016, and was later elected Chair of the Board of Directors.

Mariam Sanni-Adigun


Mariam Sanni- Adigun is currently a Principal Court Attorney for the Honorable Michelle A. Armstrong, Supervising Judge of Criminal Court of the City New York–Queens County and Supervising Court Attorney for the Law Department- Queens County.  Mariam in her dual capacities is responsible for researching and analyzing uniquely intricate, complex and sensitive legal issues and questions and providing other personal and confidential assistance to the Judge as well as supervising a law department consisting of three (3) or more subordinate court attorneys, including Principal Court Attorneys and/or Court Attorneys-Referee, in courts with a service population exceeding 400,000.  She make assignments, review work product, develop policy, oversee all law department operations, research and analyze complex legal issues and questions for the court and perform other related duties.

Mariam obtained her B.A. in Political Science, from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her J.D from New York law school. Following graduation, she practiced as an Assistant District Attorney for Bronx County, where she prosecuted Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Sex Crimes.

Outside of her legal practice, Mariam is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and was the Vice President of the Black Bar Association-Bronx County, where she supported the President and its executive board in assisting citizens of Bronx County NY with their legal and socio-economical needs.

Olayinka Dansalami

One of the founding members of the Nigerian Lawyers Association, Yinka has served as an executive and board member throughout the organization’s existence. Yinka is currently a senior staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society.


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