Fellows from the Cohort Year: 2019

­­­Danielle Woodhouse Johnson

Director of Operations & Non-profit Leader
Woodbridge, Virginia

United States

Danielle Woodhouse Johnson is a team oriented, entrepreneurial problem solver, leveraging 13 years of experience working with a variety of mission-driven non-profit organizations. Her talent, creativity, dedication, and optimism provide a strong foundation for her role as a Director of Operations at FHI 360, a large international development non-profit...

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­­­Artanesha Jackson

Clinical Social Worker
Oakland, California

United States

Artanesha Jackson is a proud native of Oakland, CA and a product of public schools. As a Clinical Social Worker, she has over sixteen years of direct service experience and prides herself on being a mentor and leader in her community. As part of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, she found the opportunity to combat health inequity through the Center for Child & Community Health...

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­­­Razel Nikka Hao

Director for Policy and Planning
Quezon City


Bringing a decade of expertise in health system governance and financing, Dr. Nikka Hao commenced her career in PhilHealth's (Social Health Insurance) Primary Care Benefit Team. Transitioning to the Department of Health in 2015, she has held pivotal roles in different DOH offices incuding the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, Field Implementation and Management Cluster, and Health Facilities Infrastructure Development Team...

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­­­Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa

Development Practitioner


Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa is currently the Malawi Program Manager at Give Directly — an organization that focuses on social cash transfers. Prior to her work in the social cash transfer arena, Esnatt was the Gender Specialist on a maternal and child health program that was being implemented in Malawi, Ghana and Rwanda...

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­­­Esperanza Cantú

Director of Health Initiatives
Detroit, Michigan

United States

Esperanza Felicidad Cantú is the director of health initiatives at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, where she partners with community organizations and public health agencies to improve community health. In addition to supporting United Way’s Community Information ExchangeTM efforts, she helped direct nearly $2 million in grants and technical assistance to organizations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in under-resourced communities in Southeast Michigan...

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­­­Adrian Billings

Rural Health & Education
Alpine, Texas

United States

Dr. Adrian Billings is Associate Academic Dean of Rural Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Permian Basin and Senior Fellow of the F. Marie Hall Rural and Community Health Institute at TTUHSC. He is a full spectrum family medicine physician with Preventative Care Health Services (PCHS), a federally qualified health center, practicing in rural Alpine, Marfa and Presidio, Texas along the Texas-Mexico border...

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­­­Alaq Al-Muwali

London, England

United Kingdom

Dr. Alaq Al-Muwali is a medical doctor from Iraq. She previously served as Program Assistant at Partners Iraq, a field office of the DC-based non-profit Partners Global, where she worked to ensure the protection of Iraqi women from violence and discrimination through the promotion of the gender provisions of national Iraqi laws...

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Adekemi Adeniyan

Oral Health & Arts
Ado Ekiti


Adekemi Adeniyan is a visionary rural dentist on a mission to break down barriers and ensure equitable access to oral health for underserved communities in Nigeria. As the founder and executive director of the Dentalcare Foundation, she is at the forefront of promoting oral health equity through the provision of free dental education and services in areas that have long been neglected...

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