Clinical Social Worker
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...
Director for Policy and Planning
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...
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...
Director of Health Initiatives
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...
Rural Health & Education
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...
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...
Oral Health & Arts
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...