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Meet the Team

Our Leaders

Our Leaders

Committed to the Cause


Adegboyega Akintade

Adegboyega Akintade is the founder and Executive Director of Aspire to Greatness Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA. Adegboyega has dedicated the last 15 years to the field of human service in Santa Clara County. Over the years, he has served multiple roles as Support Facilitator, Supported Living Coordinator, Quality Assurance Director, and Executive Director in both a nonprofit and for-profit agency. Adegboyega is a graduate of Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, where he earned a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from St Mary’s University Nova Scotia, Canada. Adegboyega enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, fashion, cooking, traveling, and promoting primary and secondary education to West Africa Countries in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. Adegboyega is committed to community integration of adults with intellectual disabilities and quality of services to those served and their families. Adegboyega currently serves as a member of the Service Providers Advisory Committee for San Andreas Regional Center.


Zainab Akintade, LCSW

Zainab M Akintade is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Co-founder of Aspire to Greatness, Silicon Valley. She was born and raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Zainab obtained both her Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health and a Minor in Gerontology at San Jose State University, California. Zainab has approximately fifteen years of providing direct care and clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities. She has worked with a diverse range of people; adults, older adults, minors, and families /children with dual diagnosis in Santa Clara County. Her expertise includes extensive knowledge of the DSM V, Aging, Drug and Alcohol treatment, CBT, Harm Reduction, Suicide Prevention and working with forensic clients. She believes in the preservation of human dignity and equality for all. Zainab is caring, empathetic, and compassionate toward the participants she serves. When Zainab is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, fashion, catching up with old friends, traveling, and staying indoors. Zainab role at ATGSV Quality Assurance and Compliance Officer. She will work in collaboration with San Andreas Regional Center (QI) and affiliates to plan, implement, and improve quality of services through continuous assessment and evaluation with the vision of progressive agency performance.


Timi Warikouru

Timi Warikouru brings 20 years of experience in both nonprofit and for-profit management focused on developmental disabilities. Timi previously worked as an Administrator / Program Manager at Life Service Alternative and Supported Living Program Manager at Spread Your Wings. Timi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Language Arts/Classical Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an Associate Degree in Liberal Art from San Jose City College, California. In addition, she is certified as a Residential Elderly Administrator and Adult Residential Administrator. Timi is currently working on obtaining her Registered Behavioral Technician certification. Timi enjoys travels and volunteers at church activities. Timi's role at ATGSV is a Supported Living Program Manager. She will collaborate with service coordinators, consumers, families, circle of support and other professionals to provide person-centered services. Timi’s professional abilities include conducting assessment and formulating a person-centered individual service Plan. She is passionate about the mission of ATGSV to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to fully integrate into their community.


Deanitza Renteria

Deanitza Renteria is a mother of three beautiful children and a proud owner of a Frenchie.  In the last thirteen years, Deanitza has diligently dedicated her time to serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Deanitza is passionate about serving this population, enjoys making a difference in their lives and being part of a support
team that helps these individuals thrive.

Deanitza is a Case Manager with Aspire to Greatness Silicon Valley. She brings with her patience, compassion, reliability, problem-solving and a Strong Case management skill to multi-task.

When Deanitza is not working, she loves being outdoors and spending quality time with families and friends.

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