Dr. Jan Aura Laurelle Llevado is the Chief of the Cancer Control and Mental Health Divisions in the Department of Health. She leads the Secretariat of the National Integrated Cancer Control Council and the Philippine Council for Mental Health.
Her career in public health started when she served as a doctor to the Barrio in a far-flung island municipality in the Philippines...
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...
Laila Zulema García Ulloa is working as a pediatrician in Mexico. Since she first arrived in 2015, she was convinced that this was the kind of work she wanted for her life. She was born in a big city in the north of Mexico and since she was a child, being the daughter of a mother and father who were doctors, she realized that some people did not have the same access to health services or the same quality of care...
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...
Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor
Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a multiple Pulitzer Center grantee and an award-winning broadcast journalist and news presenter in Ghana. He is a regular contributor on the U.S. public radio program The World as a freelance journalist reporting on science, global health inequities, racism, and sustainable development...
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...
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...
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...
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...