Jasmine Maringmei is a tribal youth belonging to the Rongmei Naga community from Manipur, Northeast India. She is a Policy Analyst currently working as a Health Systems and Policy Research Specialist at International Aids Vaccine Initiative under the Exemplars in Global Health Network which seeks to enhance better decisions in global health by understanding positive outliers, thereby informing policy and practice...
Health Policy Analyst
Los Angeles, California
Gladys Arias is a Principal for Health Equity Policy Analysis and Legislative Support at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Cancer Society's nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate. In this role she works to advance public policy that will advance health equity across the cancer care continuum...
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...
Nick Grant, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist currently serving in the U.S. Navy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University, where he worked as a research assistant with the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR). He concurrently completed the LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program at George Washington University...
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...
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...
Artist & Community Advocate
San Francisco, California
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...
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...
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...