Labor Researcher & Activist
Christy Adeola Braham is a researcher and activist working at the intersection of health, labor and migration. She serves as workers' health coordinator at Women in Informal Employment - Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a global research-policy-action network dedicated to improving working conditions for the working poor within the informal economy...
Environmental Health Specialist
Dr. Geminn Louis “Gelo” Apostol is a Filipino physician, educator, and researcher specializing in environmental public health, climate-resilient health systems, and socio-ecological determinants of health. He currently leads the Head of the Environmental Health Program of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) where he and his team generate landmark evidence on the impact of environmental pollution and climate change on health outcomes...
St. Paul, Minnesota
Sagal Ali is a product manager at UnitedHealth Group, a healthcare and insurance company which aims to help people live healthier lives and helps make the health system work better for everyone. In her current role, she is responsible for identifying and advancing health equity initiatives across products and services in the organization...
Artist & Community Advocate
San Francisco, California
Gloria Aguirre is an artist and community advocate in San Francisco, serving as program manager for community outreach at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Advocating for long term investments to improve health literacy and access to care in often marginalized communities, she believes that humanity’s most powerful tools for change are curiosity and creativity...
Economic Development Coordinator & Political Activist
Claire Thomas is an Economic Development Coordinator for the East Side Neighborhood Company. In this role, she works with community members to design and implement innovative solutions for more inclusive economic systems for BIPOC-owned small businesses and equitable community development...
Akshita Siddula is a public health professional based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of The 6th Branch. Previously, she was Managing Director with Right to Health Action (R2HA), a health advocacy group. In this role, she recruited and trained healthcare activists and organizers around the country to push for policies to create a just healthcare system...
Nutritionist & Program Coordinator
Haydeé "Nancy" Rumaldo is a nutritionist and a Project Coordinator at Socios En Salud Sucursal Perú, a subsidiary of Partners In Health, which provides health care to people living in poverty through comprehensive interventions. She has implemented the community accompaniment model for child health projects in urban and rural contexts...
Ana Cecilia Ortega Dominguez is a psychologist working with Compañeros en Salud (CES)—the sister organization of Partners in Health—in the Sierra region of Chiapas, Mexico. In this organization, she trains and supervises community mental health workers on the delivery of PM+ (a trans-diagnostic psychological intervention) and builds capacity among physicians to provide quality mental health care in rural clinics...
Hospital Medical Director
Democratic Republic of Congo
Dr. Marx Itabelo Lwabanya is the Medical Director at Nundu Deaconess Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His research focuses on improving maternal and newborn health in limited resource settings. In 2017, he won the Brown Master’s Award for Professional Excellence for his effort to improve neonatal care by developing an online training for neonatal care nurses and establishing a peer-mentoring program for at-risk mothers at the Van Norman Clinic in Bujumbura...