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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Leadership

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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Anthonika Titus

Medical Director
Petion-Ville

Haiti

Dr. Anthonika Titus had the opportunity to enter the field of medicine and health management and has held positions such as supervisor, project manager, and administrator. She is currently working as the general manager and medical director of God’s Littlest Angels, providing her managerial expertise...

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Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri

Psychiatrist
Lagos

Nigeria

Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, popularly referred as the "Celebrity Shrink" is a multiple award-winning mental health physician, advocate and coach who is passionate about people’s mental wellness and provides workable tools to ensure that. Maymunah is a leading voice in Nigeria on mental health and wellness and has almost 20 years of experience as a practicing physician...

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Shatyam Issur

Human Rights Advocate
Vacoas-Phoenix

Mauritius

Shatyam Issur is a human rights advocate whose career focuses on harm reduction, social and mental well-being, and HIV prevention and treatment for key populations, including people who use/inject drugs, sex workers, LGBTQIA+ community, and people living with HIV. Currently, Shatyam is the director of the Collectif Urgence Toxida, a local NGO that provides harm reduction services to people who use drugs...

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Gulnar Feerasta

Director of Programs/ Non-profit Practitioner
Cleveland, Ohio

United States

Currently the director of programs for the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Gulnar Feerasta (she/they) is passionate about promoting empowerment, resiliency, and leadership throughout marginalized communities. With advocacy and outreach at the forefront of her vision, her goal is to build strong support systems while improving the quality of life through long-term policy and social change...

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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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Geminn Louis Apostol

Environmental Health Specialist
Manila

Philippines

Dr. Geminn Louis Apostol is a physician, educator, and researcher specializing in environmental public health, climate-resilient health systems, and socio-ecological determinants of health. He currently serves as a scientist for the Philippine Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (IACEH) where he helps convene government, academia, civil society and the private sector towards generating evidence, developing policies, and operationalizing programs for environmental protection and public health promotion...

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Rana Al-Qawsmi

Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist
Jerusalem

Palestine

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...

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Gloria Annette Aguirre

Artist & Community Advocate
San Francisco, California

United States

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...

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­­­Marx Itabelo Lwabanya

Hospital Medical Director
Nundu

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...

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