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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Disability and 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

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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Belaynew Adugna Endeshaw

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Bahir Dar

Ethiopia

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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Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman

Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor
Accra

Ghana

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a Pulitzer Center grantee and a multiple award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor working for EIB Network in Ghana. He is a regular contributor on the US Public Radio program, "The World,'' as a freelance journalist reporting on health inequities, social justice and sustainable development...

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­­­Paige Knowlson

Non-profit Leader
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

Public Health Dentist & Associate Professor
Phoenix, Arizona

United States

Dr. Scott Howell is an Associate Professor and Director of Public Health Dentistry & Teledentistry at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) and a clinical advisor for MouthWatch. His experiences with unique models of care prior to dental school in Michigan, during dental school, and then in his hospital residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, cultivated his passion for the development and implementation of non-traditional healthcare delivery models to decrease/eliminate barriers to care...

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­­­Kate Daugherty

Community Impact 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 role, Kate oversees 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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Bertrand Moses

Psychotherapist and Counselor
Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago

Bertrand Moses is the National Coordinator of Child Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago. In this role, he implements national child protection, development and wellbeing initiatives through programs, strategies and policies such as coordinating the development of the first National Child Policy in the Eastern Caribbean...

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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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