Rachel Watkins is the Senior Nursing Director of Medicine and Behavioral Health Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 912- bed hospital in Washington, DC. Her nursing experience includes Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner...
Nyabony Gat is a Program Director for the Peer Leader Navigators Program at Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) focusing on health outreach, connection and navigating healthcare and social services. She supports individuals in building language skills at ALP, and collaboratively works on building integrated career pathways for limited English proficient populations and she co-leads an ESL focused pre-apprenticeship training in health care program...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Public Health Program Analyst
Shannon Jordan is a program analyst at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Health Equity (OHE) which works to understand and eliminate health disparities among Veterans. She serves as the OHE engagement lead disseminating health equity resources to care providers, researchers, Veterans, and the public|also supporting workforce diversity and cultural competency at VHA...
Public Health Dentist & Associate Professor
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...
Pediatric Spine Surgeon
Brooklyn, New York
Dr. Qusai Hammouri is a Pediatric Spine Surgeon at NYU Langone Health. Previously, they were the Director of Pediatric Orthopaedics in the Northwell Health System on Staten Island. They developed the pediatric spinal surgery program and performed the first pediatric spinal deformity surgeries on the Island...