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...
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...
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...
Labor Researcher & Activist
Christy Adeola Braham is a researcher and activist working at the intersection of health, labor and migration. She serves as workers' health coordinator at Women in Informal Employment - Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a global research-policy-action network dedicated to improving working conditions for the working poor within the informal economy...
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...
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...
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...