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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Disability & Accessibility

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye

Non-profit Leader
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye is the founder and executive director of ZuZu for health and education, a non-profit organization based in Ethiopia, which aims to provide free mental health resources and promote inclusive education. In this role, she designs various projects and teaching manuals that promote mental health for women and youth, as well as audio educational materials for blind and visually impaired students...

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Felicia Mburu

Disability Rights Activist
Nairobi

Kenya

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Felicia Mburu holds a masters in international human rights law from American University, Washington College of Law. Felicia is interested in pursuing the rights of persons with disabilities to live and be included in the community on an equal basis with others. In the past, Felicia has worked with various civil societies in Kenya, Latvia, Hungary, the United States and across Africa on intersectional matters of gender and disability justice...

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Nonsikelelo Mathe

Public Health Epidemiology Researcher
Alberta

Canada

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Dr. Nonsikelelo Mathe is a public health scientist and healthcare entrepreneur whose research focuses on understanding the relationships between lifestyle and risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes. Nonsikelelo has worked with different populations globally, including adults in the UK, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya, Indigenous Canadians and women who previously had gestational diabetes in pregnancy...

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Belaynew Adugna Endeshaw

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Bahir Dar

Ethiopia

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Belaynew Adugna is a lecturer and pioneer of the undergraduate physiotherapy program at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. He is the owner of Bahir Dar Physiotherapy Specialty Clinic — the only private physiotherapy clinic in the region — and the founder of One Love Day Service Center, a non-profit therapeutic center for profoundly disabled children...

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­­­Paige Knowlson

Physical Therapy
Charleston, South Carolina

United States

Paige Knowlson is the Executive Director of Pattison’s Academy, an organization providing comprehensive services to children with severe disabilities in Charleston, South Carolina. Paige’s passion lies in building collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, programs and communities that collectively promote childhood health and development...

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­­­Scott Howell

Oral Health & Public Health Education
Phoenix, Arizona

United States

Dr. Scott Howell is a board certified public health dentist and director of public health dentistry & teledentistry at A.T. Still University. His work in health equity focuses on developing innovative models in the field of teledentistry to help increase access to oral health care...

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­­­Kate Daugherty

Community Director
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

Kate Daugherty is an accomplished community leader leveraging a unique combination of international experience, formal training and trauma-informed practice to create transformational change in communities. In her previous role, Kate oversaw the Youth Healing Team, a youth-led business providing training and capacity building to organizations across the country...

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­­­Mildred Adhiambo Omino

Disability Justice Advocate & Administrator
Nairobi

Kenya

Mildred Adhiambo Omino is the Disability Liaison Officer at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. Inspired by her lived realities as a woman with a disability coupled with several years of professional experience, Mildred works extensively to advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights of girls and women with disabilities through self and collective advocacy...

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­­­Shubha Nagesh

Doctor & Public Health Specialist
Dehradun

India

Dr. Shubha Nagesh, WGH Chapter Development Manager, is a medical doctor by training and a public health specialist based in the Himalayan state of India. She presently holds the position of Chapter Development Manager for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at Women in Global Health...

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James Huang

Family Physician
Washington, DC

United States

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Dr. James Huang is a family medicine physician. After graduating from the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, he completed his Social and Family Medicine Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, where he also served as chief resident...

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