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...
Director of Healthcare Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations
Daniel Mistak is acting president and director of Health Care Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations at Community Oriented Correctional Health Services. Dan connects community systems of care to services provided in jails to improve care on both sides of the wall...
Public Health Epidemiology Researcher
Dr. Nonsikelelo Mathe is a public health epidemiology researcher, whose research focuses on understanding the relationships between lifestyle and risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes. She has worked with different populations globally, including adults in the UK, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya, Indigenous Canadians and women who previously had gestational diabetes in pregnancy, to identify barriers and opportunities for intervention development for improved health outcomes...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Brooklyn, New York
Dr. Qusai Hammouri is 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. They are a founding member of the ETALO initiative with the mission to develop low-cost surgical simulators to teach basic orthopaedic procedures which will be first deployed in Uganda...
Dr. Pratiksha Dhungana is a dental surgeon with Nyaya Health Nepal, a non-profit organization based in Nepal. In her current role, she ensures that vulnerable populations in rural Nepal receive dignified and evidence-based care. She is raising awareness and delivering evidence-based integrated oral, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and nutritional interventions in rural Nepal, working with community health workers...