Laila Zulema García Ulloa is working as a pediatrician in rural Chiapas with Partners in Health 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...
Director of Programs/ Non-profit Practitioner
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...
Lecturer in Physiotherapy
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...
Clinical Social Worker
Sarah Chambers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing at the intersection of neuroscience, integrated medicine, and health promotion. She currently works as an interdisciplinary team member in the Department of Neurology at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois where she provided psychotherapeutic care to patients with neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders...
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 Managing Director with Right to Health Action (R2HA), a health advocacy group. In this role, she recruits and trains 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...
Ana Cecilia Ortega Dominguez is a psychologist working with Compañeros en Salud (CES)—the sister organization of Partners in Health—in the Sierra region of Chiapas, Mexico. In this organization, she trains and supervises community mental health workers on the delivery of PM+ (a trans-diagnostic psychological intervention) and builds capacity among physicians to provide quality mental health care in rural clinics...
Charleston, South Carolina
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...