Disability Rights Activist
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...
Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist
Rana al Qawasmi is a Palestinian nutritionist, public health specialist, and Hubert Humphrey alumna for Public Health Policies and Management. She works as a health systems strengthening consultant for the Stability, Services and Reform Program by DFID. In her role Rana works on strengthening and developing healthcare status and services for Palestinians through policies, despite political and social barriers...
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...
Pediatrician & Medical Director
Dr. Regina Duperval is pediatrician and the current Medical Director of Kay Mackenson (KM) Clinic, a non-for-profit organization based in Haiti, which aims to give all children with diabetes free access to regular medical evaluation, diabetes education as well as medical supplies...
Public Health Physician
White Nile State
Dr. Sara Lavinia Brair is a medical doctor from Sudan. She works at the Ministry of Health as a public health physician and is the Director General for the White Nile State, where she is working to reform the healthcare system. She focuses on strengthening primary health care through addressing social inequalities that affect access to health care in rural areas and refugee camps...
Infectious Disease Physician & State Politician
Des Moines, Iowa
Dr. Megan Srinivas is an infectious disease physician who focuses on addressing disparities in health resource allocation in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She is working with Project ECHO that uses telecommunications to extend clinical reach to underserved and rural communities in the state...
Public Health Physician
Peter Gan Kim Soon is a multidisciplinary public health physician and an amateur humanitarian. He works at the nexus between providing primary care and developing and advocating evidence-based health policy and research. Additionally, he aspires to use public health to disrupt the system in a responsible way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals through health for all...
Psychotherapist and Counselor
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Bertrand Moses is the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Specialist at UNICEF for the Eastern Caribbean Area, for 12 countries and territories. In this role, he works to strengthen their MHPSS programmes, policies and strategies for children and youth in the health, education, child protection, social and emergency/disaster sectors...
Brandi Payton, MSHCA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She is also of Cheyenne, Arapaho and Hopi descent. She serves as the Clinic Administrator of the Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center (CHC) which she helped open in 2015. Before this new facility, American Indian people in this area were commuting over an hour to seek some medical services...
Public Health & Emergency Management
Los Angeles, California
Jes Milberg-Haydu is a planner, systems thinker and connector currently serving as Director of National Office Emergency Preparedness for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Working at the intersection of public health and emergency management, she brings an innovative and human-centered approach to building culture around public health preparedness to nurture more equitable and resilient organizations and communities...