An ecosystem
not an egosystem

The global community of Atlantic Fellows exists to tackle the persistent inequities across the globe through collective action and leadership to achieve systems change. The Fellows are courageous, compassionate, and collaborative thinkers and doers, who collectively seek to bring lasting improvements to their communities and the world. As exceptional leaders in their field of work, they each carry a deep resolve for a more equal and just world.

A connected community of changemakers, growing to a global network of thousands.

Atlantic Fellows are tackling global, systemic inequities. United in their pursuit of equity, they are courageous, compassionate, collaborative thinkers and doers who collectively seek to bring lasting improvements to their communities and the world. Fellows come from all walks of life and each carries a deep resolve for a more equal and just world.

Their lifelong journey begins with a bespoke program experience to enhance each Fellow’s capacity to counter systemic issues impeding equity. As they connect and collaborate through the global network, they think and learn together, incubating and implementing strategies for greater impact. Accelerated by the Atlantic Institute and community support they become collective agents of change.

A connected community of changemakers, growing to a global network of thousands.

Atlantic Fellows are tackling global, systemic inequities. United in their pursuit of equity, they are courageous, compassionate, collaborative thinkers and doers who collectively seek to bring lasting improvements to their communities and the world. Fellows come from all walks of life and each carries a deep resolve for a more equal and just world.

Their lifelong journey begins with a bespoke program experience to enhance each Fellow’s capacity to counter systemic issues impeding equity. As they connect and collaborate through the global network, they think and learn together, incubating and implementing strategies for greater impact. Accelerated by the Atlantic Institute and community support they become collective agents of change.

Narrative Change

Narratives have the ability to change how we see the world and how we move toward change. We work with our community to use narrative to create fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies. We do this by dissolving boundaries and dogmatic beliefs that articulate the inevitability of inequity and work to develop and support those who imagine new alternatives and liberatory futures.

(K)new Solutions

COVID-19 has profoundly changed the way we think and further exposed already glaring inequities. Our ‘normal’ has changed and our imagination draws us to what our (k)new futures might look like. (K)new solutions draw on our longer histories, knowledge, and ways of being, and are made possible by leaps in innovation. We seek to catalyse our community to this (k)new thinking and action.

Policy Change

To foster change, the appropriate policies must be in place at organizational, institutional, local, national and international levels. Our community accelerates this change through its activism; through the arts, organizing, advocacy, legal action, research or from within institutions. To help realize this, Fellows are exposed to cutting edge theory, and practical examples of change from across the world.

GLOBAL IMPACT

Forging a global community for equity
Storytelling
project

The COVID-19 pandemic compelled this young, growing community of Fellows to pivot from their daily work to help alleviate its devastating impact on the already most endangered people in their communities.

More than 50 wide-ranging projects around the world have been funded by the Atlantic Institute to support the Fellows in their work,  including the provision of food products, the dissemination of health and educational informational material and research looking at the impacts of COVID-19.

The community of Atlantic Fellows will grow to thousands

How the
Community Works

Fellows

Working together for One Common
Purpose: Equity.

Working for Impactful Change

The collective leadership of the global community provides a pathway to addressing inequities, something which requires a new and transformative response.

The community does this by harnessing local knowledge, experience and innovation; by contextualizing specific needs and approaches; by hearing and recognizing diverse voices equally, and by connecting across geographies, cultures, and areas of expertise around a shared vision and values.

Through this, the community challenges and changes narratives and policies to create fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies. Fellows accelerate impact by taking many small elegant steps together, which culminate in the disruption of the inequities of the status quo – a revolution for equity.

The Atlantic Institute recognizes that this work of the global community is vital and lifelong, and invests intentionally in building a community of resonance and inclusion, resulting in forms of collaboration that, but for this community, might not have occurred.

Lifelong Fellows

Once Fellows graduate from one of the seven global programs, the Atlantic Institute, based in Oxford, UK provides them with the networks, architecture and resources to connect, learn and act to address the underlying systemic causes of inequity – locally and globally. This helps them to connect with each other, beyond individual programs, so that they might collaborate across disciplines and distances to tackle inequities.

THE ATLANTIC INSTITUTE
Accelerating the eradication of inequities for fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.

The Atlantic Institute supports collaboration across the seven Atlantic Fellows programs leading to outcomes greater than any single individual, or program, could achieve alone. In particular we work with Atlantic Fellows Program staff and recently graduated Fellows who are joining the global Atlantic community.

The Institute invests intentionally in building a community of resonance and inclusion, resulting in a form of collaboration that, but for this community, might not have occurred.

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Meet the Atlantic Fellows

United in their pursuit of equity, Atlantic Fellows come from all walks of life and a variety of professions.

They include advocates, artists, journalists, lawyers,
business professionals, health practitioners, government
officials, academics, and researchers.
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Get to Know the Fellows

Meet our Fellows

01

Equity in Brain Health
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Adam Waskow
Founder
Adam Waskow

Founder

Memory Dog Inc

Focus:

Researching how animal-assisted therapies and interventions could affect care and improve outcomes in a variety of environments and applications, in particular, the use of therapy dogs working with dementia patients and their caregivers.

Lives in:

United States

Memory Dog Inc
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Adit Friedberg
Neurology Specialist
Adit Friedberg

Neurology Specialist

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Focus:

Unraveling the neural mechanisms that underlie the emergence of visual artistic creativity in frontotemporal dementia.

Lives in:

United States

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Adolfo Garcia
Adolfo Garcia

Focus:

Lives in:

Argentina

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Adrià Rofes
Assistant Professor
Adrià Rofes

Assistant Professor

University of Groningen

Focus:

Enhancing our understanding of brain behavior relations and applying this knowledge to improve assessment and treatment protocols for neurological conditions leading to aphasia.

Lives in:

Netherlands

University of Groningen
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Agustin Ibanez
Director
Agustin Ibanez

Director

Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience

Focus:

Empowering Latin American networks and researchers to fight dementia collaboratively.

Lives in:

Argentina

Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience
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Alejandra Guerrero Barragán
Neurologist
Alejandra Guerrero Barragán

Neurologist

Focus:

Conducting epidemiological research to understand better the situation of dementia patients and their caregivers in Bogota. Studying cognitive impairment in different vulnerable populations.

Lives in:

Colombia

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Alex Kornhuber
Photographer
Alex Kornhuber

Photographer

Focus:

Writing books and creating exhibits on the modernist movement in Lima, Pisco, as an element of Peruvian identity; and what it is to be Peruvian.

Lives in:

Peru

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Alissa Bernstein
Medical Anthropologist
Alissa Bernstein

Medical Anthropologist

Focus:

Creating effective interventions tailored to the sociocultural context of patients and their caregivers, with attention to the social determinants that cause and perpetuate ill health and disease.

Lives in:

United States

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Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado
Neuro-Psychologist
Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado

Neuro-Psychologist

Focus:

Introducing technology-based cognitive assessments and support to the Cuban population.

Lives in:

Cuba

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Anna Brugulat-Serrat
Neuropsychologist
Anna Brugulat-Serrat

Neuropsychologist

Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center

Focus:

Developing strategies to increase the understanding of how risk factors render the sex-specific brain vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease pathophysiology. Developing personalized prevention programs.

Lives in:

Spain

Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center
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Anne Browning
Assistant Dean for Wellbeing, School of Medicine
Anne Browning

Assistant Dean for Wellbeing, School of Medicine

The University of Washington

Focus:

Promoting resilience, brain health and wellbeing for health care teams. Developing support for people engaging in equity work, expanding practices and competencies for distress tolerance.

Lives in:

United States

The University of Washington
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Arianna Almirall Sánchez
Biostatistician and Head of Research Projects
Arianna Almirall Sánchez

Biostatistician and Head of Research Projects

National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (Cuba)

Focus:

Researching the relationship between cognitive reserve and cognitive decline by analyzing population data from high, middle and low income countries to identify mid-life risk factors for dementias. Developing a training program for caregivers.

Lives in:

Ireland

National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (Cuba)
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Assistant Professor, NeuropsychologistUniversity of BotswanaLorna Roe
Academic Health Services Researcher
Assistant Professor, NeuropsychologistUniversity of BotswanaLorna Roe

Academic Health Services Researcher

Focus:

Investigating how older people with complex needs access health care and the implications for designing an integrated health care system.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Aya Ashour
Lecturer of Neurology
Aya Ashour

Lecturer of Neurology

Ain Shams University

Focus:

Improving the lives of people living with cognitive impairment by providing the best clinical settings and maximizing the research outcomes to patients with dementia in Egypt.

Lives in:

Egypt

Ain Shams University
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Beatriz Marcela Mar Meza
Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Geriatric Department
Beatriz Marcela Mar Meza

Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Geriatric Department

Air Force Central Hospital (Lima)

Focus:

Working to develop a comprehensive care program for the management of patients with cognitive disorders and caregiver support. Developing geriatric services to optimize care of chronic diseases, such as dementia, affecting the Peruvian elderly.

Lives in:

Peru

Air Force Central Hospital (Lima)
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Berenice Werle
Berenice Werle

Focus:

Lives in:

Brazil

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Boon Lead Tee
Associate Specialist
Boon Lead Tee

Associate Specialist

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Developing an anatomicalspecific and linguistically adapted Chinese Language Assessment in PPA (CLAP) battery for the Chinesespeaking population. Studying the impact of cultural characteristics on social cognitive functions.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Brenda Pérez Cerpa
Geriatric Medicine Specialist
Brenda Pérez Cerpa

Geriatric Medicine Specialist

Focus:

Establishing innovative ways of bringing palliative and supportive care to people with dementia and developing tangible policies or strategies that raise awareness of advanced directives.

Lives in:

Mexico

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Bárbara Costa Beber
Assistant Professor of Speech and Language Pathology
Bárbara Costa Beber

Assistant Professor of Speech and Language Pathology

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre

Focus:

Raising awareness in dementia in 40,000 speech and language therapists in Brazil by examining their current knowledge and awareness of dementia and communication disorders in dementia.

Lives in:

Brazil 2nd

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre
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Carlos Chechetti
Carlos Chechetti

Focus:

Lives in:

Brazil

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Catherine Jordan
Experimental Psychologist
Catherine Jordan

Experimental Psychologist

Focus:

Pursuing the relationship between musical expertise and the development of dementia, and exploring the mechanisms underpinning this association, and music as therapy.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Cheyenne Mize
Music Therapist and Owner
Cheyenne Mize

Music Therapist and Owner

Wishing Well Music LLC

Focus:

Using music for individual and community aims, with a particular interest in equitable access to creative wellness opportunities for people of all ages and levels of ability or experience.

Lives in:

United States

Wishing Well Music LLC
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Christine FitzGerald
Nurse and Psychosocial Researcher
Christine FitzGerald

Nurse and Psychosocial Researcher

Focus:

Exploring the role that community services such as Alzheimer cafés play in supporting social citizenship and developing a psychosocial evaluation strategy to mobilize and enhance psychosocial interventions.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Cindy Weinstein
Vice Provost
Cindy Weinstein

Vice Provost

California Institute of Technology

Focus:

Writing a book based on the personal experiences of her father who had Alzheimer's disease.

Lives in:

United States

California Institute of Technology
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Claire McEvoy
Nutritional Epidemiologist and Dietitian
Claire McEvoy

Nutritional Epidemiologist and Dietitian

Focus:

Investigating the role of diet in brain aging and dementia by analyzing population data and testing scalable dietary interventions for brain health.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Claire Sexton
Director, Scientific Programs and Outreach
Claire Sexton

Director, Scientific Programs and Outreach

Alzheimer's Association

Focus:

Leading research programs and initiatives to accelerate the Alzheimer's Association's scientific agenda.

Lives in:

United States

Alzheimer's Association
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Clara Dominguez Vivero
Neurologist
Clara Dominguez Vivero

Neurologist

Servicio Galego de Saˇde

Focus:

Working for the Galician Health Service as a clinician with an interest in dementia and behavioral neurology. Aiming to improve communication between clinicians and patients, and increase patient access to nonpharmacological care and support.

Lives in:

Spain

Servicio Galego de Saˇde
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Claudia Patricia Ramos-Perez
Psychiatrist - PhD Student, Neuroscience Group of Antioquia
Claudia Patricia Ramos-Perez

Psychiatrist - PhD Student, Neuroscience Group of Antioquia

Focus:

Working to determine factors related to onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Lives in:

Colombia

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Corrina Grimes
Head of Business Change
Corrina Grimes

Head of Business Change

Ecompass Northern Ireland (Health & Social Care Board)

Focus:

Leading business change in a health and social care system initiative that introduces a digital, integrated care record to Northern Ireland, improving patient safety and population health outcomes.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

Ecompass Northern Ireland (Health & Social Care Board)
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Dana Walrath
Writer, Artist, Anthropologist
Dana Walrath

Writer, Artist, Anthropologist

Focus:

Practicing a blend of creative writing, comics, art and anthropology. Believing in the power of the arts for social change. Offering ways to heal from and to end global challenges of dehumanisation, dementia, racism, and genocide.

Lives in:

United States

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David Loughrey
Research Psychologist
David Loughrey

Research Psychologist

Focus:

Researching the relationship between hearing loss and the development of dementia through neurocognitive assessment of older adults with hearing loss.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Dearbhla Kelly
Dearbhla Kelly

Focus:

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Derya Durusu Emek-Savas
Neuroscientist
Derya Durusu Emek-Savas

Neuroscientist

Focus:

Developing and using computerized cognitive training programs as an intervention for people with cognitive impairment and for the prevention of cognitive decline in the aging population.

Lives in:

Turkey

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Didem Öz
Associate Neurologist
Didem Öz

Associate Neurologist

Dokuz Eylul University

Focus:

Developing an electroencephalography model to monitor the electrical activity of the brain for diagnosis and differentiation of dementia, and investigating clinicopathological correlation.

Lives in:

Turkey

Dokuz Eylul University
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Dominic Campbell
Co-founder
Dominic Campbell

Co-founder

Creative Aging International

Focus:

Developing new project prototypes, infused with art and creativity, backed by solid evidence and responding to need and local circumstance to help reduce the fear of age and its related illnesses among elders.

Lives in:

Ireland

Creative Aging International
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Dvera Saxton
Assistant Professor
Dvera Saxton

Assistant Professor

California State University

Focus:

Developing community-based approaches to research design, problem solving, and creative teaching and learning around aging and brain health in rural and immigrant communities in California.

Lives in:

United States

California State University
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Eimear McGlinchey
Intellectual Disability Researcher
Eimear McGlinchey

Intellectual Disability Researcher

Focus:

Developing an intervention program using online cognitive training with adults with Down syndrome to examine the effects on levels of executive function. Identifying early biomarkers of dementia for people with Down syndrome.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Elaine Howard
Founder
Elaine Howard

Founder

Dementia Focus

Focus:

Delivering bespoke consultancy in service reform and training solutions to dementia service providers and innovators who seek to provide personalized care and support for people living with dementia.

Lives in:

Ireland

Dementia Focus
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Eleonore Bayen
Assistant Professor
Eleonore Bayen

Assistant Professor

Sorbonne UniversitÚ

Focus:

Designing, testing and validating new prototypes monitoring cognitive disorders; studying patterns of disability, clinical evolution, and unmet care needs; analyzing socioeconomics datasets.

Lives in:

France

Sorbonne UniversitÚ
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Elisa de Paula França Resende
Neurologist
Elisa de Paula França Resende

Neurologist

Focus:

Studying the effects of late-life literacy acquisition as a dementia prevention tool through improving memory and increasing connections between brain areas.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Elissaios Karageorgiou
Behavioural and Sleep Neurologist, Sleep and Memory Center
Elissaios Karageorgiou

Behavioural and Sleep Neurologist, Sleep and Memory Center

Neurological Institute of Athens

Focus:

Elucidating brain rhythm patterns of dementia syndromes across the sleepwake cycle, with the goal of improving diagnosis, prognosis and treatment response, and promoting dementia health.

Lives in:

Greece

Neurological Institute of Athens
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Elizabeth Dzeng
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology
Elizabeth Dzeng

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Examining the influence of cultures and ethics of neoliberalism on the provision of non-beneficial, high-intensity, life-sustaining treatments near the end of life in older adults with dementia in the US and UK.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Emi Kiyota
President and Founder
Emi Kiyota

President and Founder

Ibasho

Focus:

Creating socially integrated communities that value elders through Ibasho (a not-for-profit organization) and consulting in the design of communities and cities.

Lives in:

United States

Ibasho
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Emily Adrion
Global Health Policy Lecturer
Emily Adrion

Global Health Policy Lecturer

University of Edinburgh

Focus:

Improving understanding of the impact of health and social care system design on patterns of care and spending for those with dementia and their families/ caregivers. Aiming to reduce the devastating financial toll of dementia.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

University of Edinburgh
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Emma Cunningham
Academic Geriatrician
Emma Cunningham

Academic Geriatrician

Focus:

Advancing perioperative research and care. Contributing to the global literature on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in early Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Faheem Arshad
Faheem Arshad

Focus:

Lives in:

India

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Fernando Aguzzoli-Peres
Writer and Demetia Advocate
Fernando Aguzzoli-Peres

Writer and Demetia Advocate

Vovž Nilva

Focus:

Exploring positive ways to communicate dementia with empathy and compassion in different settings, from books to social networks, to connect different generations.

Lives in:

Brazil

Vovž Nilva
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Fiona Walsh
Principal Architect
Fiona Walsh

Principal Architect

DDS Architects Ltd

Focus:

Designing inclusive environments to support the health and wellbeing of people with dementia.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

DDS Architects Ltd
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Fionnuala Sweeney
Multimedia Editor
Fionnuala Sweeney

Multimedia Editor

Atlantic Institute

Focus:

Hearing from a wide range of people working in the dementia space, her podcast series, Dementia is Global, aims to raise global awareness about brain health to change attitudes and policies.

Lives in:

Ireland

Atlantic Institute
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Francesca Farina
Francesca Farina

Focus:

Lives in:

Ireland

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Funmi Akindejoye
Funmi Akindejoye

Focus:

Lives in:

Nigeria

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Gabri Christa
Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Director of Movement Lab, Barnard College
Gabri Christa

Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Director of Movement Lab, Barnard College

Colombia University

Focus:

Facilitating art initiatives focused on understanding one another's humanity. Curating dance, education and film events aimed at removing stigmas around age and race.

Lives in:

United States

Colombia University
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Geeske Peeters
Senior Researcher, Dept of Geriatric Medicine
Geeske Peeters

Senior Researcher, Dept of Geriatric Medicine

Radboud University Medical Center

Focus:

Understanding and improving strategies to promote physical and cognitive functioning and prevent functional decline, falls, fear of falling and dementia.

Lives in:

Netherlands

Radboud University Medical Center
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Greg Walsh
Managing Director
Greg Walsh

Managing Director

DDS Architects Ltd

Focus:

Translating research and inclusive building design principles into everyday use to ensure they are accessible to people living with cognitive and/or sensory impairments.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

DDS Architects Ltd
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Gráinne Hope
Gráinne Hope

Focus:

Lives in:

Ireland

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Hanan Khalil
Hanan Khalil

Focus:

Lives in:

Jordan

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Hany Ibrahim
Geriatric Medicine Consultant and Senior Lecturer
Hany Ibrahim

Geriatric Medicine Consultant and Senior Lecturer

Ain Shams University Hospital

Focus:

Working to use modern technology and software platforms for early detection and diagnosis of dementia. Co Founder of Ain Shams Cognitive Training Lab.

Lives in:

Egypt

Ain Shams University Hospital
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Heidi Clare Lambert
Music Educator and Performer
Heidi Clare Lambert

Music Educator and Performer

Focus:

Producing a radio program with high-profile musicians and clinical scientists about aging and the creative process, showing how brains benefit from musical engagement. Also developing a musical curriculum for adult day health.

Lives in:

United States

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Ieva Petkutē
Arts Director
Ieva Petkutē

Arts Director

Socialinai meno projektai

Focus:

Implementing local and international arts projects that aim for social change.

Lives in:

Lithuania

Socialinai meno projektai
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Ignacio Illán Gala
Neurologist
Ignacio Illán Gala

Neurologist

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Focus:

Researching and leading a multidisciplinary clinic to improve the diagnosis and clinical care of people living with frontotemporal dementia and their families.

Lives in:

Spain

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
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Inbal Mayan
Inbal Mayan

Focus:

Lives in:

Israel

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Ioannis Tarnanas
Neuroscientist
Ioannis Tarnanas

Neuroscientist

Focus:

Developing computational biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease and developing a responsible strategy to implement this technology and utilize machine intelligence for disease prevention.

Lives in:

United States

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Irina Kinchin
Senior Research Fellow
Irina Kinchin

Senior Research Fellow

University of Technology Sydney

Focus:

Applying a broad range of health economic methods towards ensuring more efficiency, cost-effectiveness and supportive care needs for priority populations.

Lives in:

Ireland

University of Technology Sydney
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Jalayne Arias
Assistant Professor, Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology
Jalayne Arias

Assistant Professor, Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Investigating the legal and ethical challenges associated with the individual and social burden associated with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias through public policy initiatives.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Jamie Talan
Science Writer
Jamie Talan

Science Writer

Focus:

Developing and implementing an online monthly lecture series and a US support group for patients with posterior cortical atrophy and their caregivers.

Lives in:

United States

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Jane Bentley
Music Specialist
Jane Bentley

Music Specialist

Focus:

Developing engagement in accessible participative music as a resource for social inclusion, building communicative partnerships, and community integration across the lifespan.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Jennie Gubner
Chair, Applied Intercultural Arts Research, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
Jennie Gubner

Chair, Applied Intercultural Arts Research, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

University of Arizona

Focus:

Promoting models of dementia education through music, filmmaking and service-learning. Building bridges between ethnomusicology and the health sciences.

Lives in:

United States

University of Arizona
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Jenny Zitser
Neurologist
Jenny Zitser

Neurologist

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Investigating non-motor manifestations of synucleinopathies, including cognitive, sleep and autonomic disturbances to be used as biomarkers for this specific group of diseases.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Jerónimo Martin
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Jerónimo Martin

Emergency Medicine Specialist

Focus:

Improving the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of stroke. Developing multi-center studies and programs to diminish stroke risk factors, and work to identify populations at high risk of stroke.

Lives in:

Mexico

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Jonathan Adrián Zegarra Valdivia
Jonathan Adrián Zegarra Valdivia

Focus:

Lives in:

Spain

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Joni Gilissen
Social Health Scientist & Social Worker, Global Brain Health Institute
Joni Gilissen

Social Health Scientist & Social Worker, Global Brain Health Institute

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Working primarily on research of palliative care in older people, specifically regarding communication about the end of life.

Lives in:

Belgium

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Jorge Llibre Guerra
Cognitive Neurologist
Jorge Llibre Guerra

Cognitive Neurologist

National Institute of Neurology (Cuba)

Focus:

Researching admixture, ethnicity and health-social disparities in dementia. Developing a program in Cuba to train health care providers and educate the community about aging, mental health and dementia.

Lives in:

United States

National Institute of Neurology (Cuba)
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Jorge Mario Leon Salas
Neuro-psychiatrist
Jorge Mario Leon Salas

Neuro-psychiatrist

Hospital Clinica Biblica

Focus:

Developing mental health strategies for successful aging and leading efforts to understand and optimize treatments for people living with dementia

Lives in:

Costa Rica

Hospital Clinica Biblica
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Josh Kornbluth
Monologuist, Filmmaker and Video Host
Josh Kornbluth

Monologuist, Filmmaker and Video Host

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Connecting brain science with social justice by hosting, writing, and producing the video series, Citizen Brain, and by creating a theatrical monologue about empathy and democracy.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Karen Meenan
Karen Meenan

Focus:

Lives in:

Ireland

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Karin Diamond
Co-founder and Artistic Director
Karin Diamond

Co-founder and Artistic Director

Re-Live

Focus:

Exploring the health and wellbeing benefits of participating in arts in health practice for people living with dementia and their families.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

Re-Live
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Kirsty Bobrow
Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist
Kirsty Bobrow

Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist

Focus:

Developing and testing mobile phone messaging through clinical trials to support treatment adherence in adults with high blood pressure and diabetes in primary care settings.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kirti Ranchod
Neurologist
Kirti Ranchod

Neurologist

Focus:

Making brain health practical and relevant. Promoting an understanding of traditional and cultural practices which promote brain health.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Konstantina Sykara
Clinical Psychologist
Konstantina Sykara

Clinical Psychologist

Focus:

Evaluating whether cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is an effective treatment intervention in patients with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers.

Lives in:

Greece

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Krista Harrison
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics & Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
Krista Harrison

Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics & Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Developing mixed-methods evidence and interventions to address palliative care needs of people with dementia, prion disease, and other serious illnesses through clinical interventions, systems of care, or equitable policy supporting quality of life.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Krystal L. Culler
Founder and Director
Krystal L. Culler

Founder and Director

Your Brain Health Matters

Focus:

Developing innovative brain health and memory programs and services. Implementing population health approaches for individuals and carers, aimed at dementia risk prevention.

Lives in:

United States

Your Brain Health Matters
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Kuripacha Tituaña Vega
Kuripacha Tituaña Vega

Focus:

Lives in:

Ecuador

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Lais Fajersztajn
Researcher, Laboratory of Environmental Air Pollution
Lais Fajersztajn

Researcher, Laboratory of Environmental Air Pollution

University of Sao Paulo

Focus:

Investigating urban and environmental health to understand the effects of air pollution on neurodegenerative diseases.

Lives in:

Brazil

University of Sao Paulo
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Laura Booi
Research Associate
Laura Booi

Research Associate

Newcastle University

Focus:

Leading efforts to build inclusive communities through co-producing research with people living with dementia and developing social entrepreneurial ventures to connect and support dementia-focused leaders.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

Newcastle University
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Lauren Hunt
Assistant Professor, San Francisco School of Nursing
Lauren Hunt

Assistant Professor, San Francisco School of Nursing

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Evaluating existing and developing new models of hospice and palliative care for older adults with dementia and their caregivers.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Laurent Cleret de Langavant
Neurologist
Laurent Cleret de Langavant

Neurologist

Focus:

Analyzing large, populationbased cohort studies to generate a global perspective on dementia risk factors in the general population in two different continents.

Lives in:

France

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Lenisa Brandao
Associate Professor, Department of Health and Communication
Lenisa Brandao

Associate Professor, Department of Health and Communication

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Focus:

Promoting the social inclusion of older adults living with aphasia and raising awareness of health professionals to the power of art in improving communication and the quality of life.

Lives in:

Brazil

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
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Lina Velilla
Psychologist and Epidemiologist
Lina Velilla

Psychologist and Epidemiologist

Focus:

Developing strategies to address the caregiver-stress and burden-related stigma among caregivers of patients with early onset dementia caused by the e280a mutation in Antioquia.

Lives in:

Colombia

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Lina Zapata
Lina Zapata

Focus:

Lives in:

Colombia

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Lingani Mbakile Mahlanza
Assistant Professor, Neuropsychologist
Lingani Mbakile Mahlanza

Assistant Professor, Neuropsychologist

University of Botswana

Focus:

Leading efforts to improve dementia diagnosis by translating, culturally adapting and validating tablet-based and paper-based cognitive and functional assessments for the Botswana population.

Lives in:

Botswana

University of Botswana
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Luciano Mariano
Luciano Mariano

Focus:

Lives in:

Brazil

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Luis Arnoldo Muñoz Nevárez
Geriatric and Internal Medicine Specialist
Luis Arnoldo Muñoz Nevárez

Geriatric and Internal Medicine Specialist

Focus:

Improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for older adults living with HIV and HIVassociated neurocognitive disorder, as well as promoting dementia awareness and early diagnosis in Mexico.

Lives in:

Mexico

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Magda Kaczmarska
Magda Kaczmarska

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Maira Okada de Oliveira
Neuropsychologist
Maira Okada de Oliveira

Neuropsychologist

Hospital Santa Marcelina

Focus:

Developing strategies to evaluate cognition in low education populations. Working on the development of screening tools for cognitive impairment to identify cognitive decline in individuals with low schooling.

Lives in:

Brazil

Hospital Santa Marcelina
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Maria Martha Unaucho Pilalumbo
Maria Martha Unaucho Pilalumbo

Focus:

Lives in:

Ecuador

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Mariana Longoria Ibarrola
Psychiatrist and Professor at Medicine School
Mariana Longoria Ibarrola

Psychiatrist and Professor at Medicine School

West Hill Institute

Focus:

Part of 10/66 Dementia Research Group, carrying out population-based research into dementia in low income and middle income countries, focusing on frontotemporal dementias research and neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia.

Lives in:

Mexico

West Hill Institute
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Maritza Pintado-Caipa
Neurologist
Maritza Pintado-Caipa

Neurologist

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Addressing the fact that many diseases like dementia are ignored by society and the authorities, and a lack of epidemiological data on dementia in Peru.

Lives in:

Peru

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Marius Čiurlionis
Marius Čiurlionis

Focus:

Lives in:

Lithuania

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María Carmona-Iragui
Cognitive Neurologist
María Carmona-Iragui

Cognitive Neurologist

Focus:

Researching cognitive impairment and biomarkers in the continuum of sporadic Alzheimer's disease and in Down syndrome to provide insights into the biological and epidemiological contributors to Alzheimer's disease.

Lives in:

Spain

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Maëlenn Guerchet
Epidemiologist
Maëlenn Guerchet

Epidemiologist

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development

Focus:

Developing new aging and brain health research in sub-Saharan Africa to better understand the burden of dementia and raise awareness. Encouraging initiatives that support caregivers and train health care professionals.

Lives in:

France

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development

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Alberto Retana
President and CEO
Community Coalition
Alberto Retana

President and CEO

Community Coalition

Focus:

Building a multi-racial organizing model that increases the ability of Black and Brown residents to win policy change, resource redistribution and neighborhood improvements.

Lives in:

United States

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Alexandra Fitzgerald
Alexandra Fitzgerald

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Alicia Garza
Principal
Black Futures Lab
Alicia Garza

Principal

Black Futures Lab

Focus:

Building the movement for Black lives by engaging in narrative change efforts and direct action organizing.

Lives in:

United States

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Ambrose Carroll
Ambrose Carroll

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Arissa Hall
Arissa Hall

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Asanda Benya
Lecturer
University of Cape Town
Asanda Benya

Lecturer

University of Cape Town

Focus:

Lecturing in sociology at the University of the Cape Town where her thesis was on the construction of gendered identities of women who work in the mines.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Axolile Notywala
Axolile Notywala

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Betsy Hodges
Advisor
Betsy Hodges LLC
Betsy Hodges

Advisor

Betsy Hodges LLC

Focus:

Building a framework based on compassion through which white people effectively work with one another on whiteness and racism, then scale up to have systemic impact.

Lives in:

United States

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Bongiwe Lusizi
Founding Director
Creative Academy
Bongiwe Lusizi

Founding Director

Creative Academy

Focus:

Promoting African bow music, as well as arts, crafts, dance, poetry, creative writing and other creative activities to build a progressive heritage movement.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Brian Kamanzi
Independent Researcher
Tricontinental Institute for Social Research
Brian Kamanzi

Independent Researcher

Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Focus:

Contributing to local and international debates on social justice issues. Co-founded the Alternative Energy Popular Education Programme.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Busisiwe Dlamini
Dialogue Practitioner
Democracy Works Foundation
Busisiwe Dlamini

Dialogue Practitioner

Democracy Works Foundation

Focus:

Creating sustainable models for social justice work and cross-sectoral collaboration, and facilitating dialogues focused on race, social justice and transformation.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Cedric Brown
Community Investor and Advisor
Cedric Brown

Community Investor and Advisor

Focus:

Creating and supporting equitable growth opportunities for people of color (with a special interest in the African diaspora) through philanthropy, arts and culture, community initiatives, racial justice, and civic participation.

Lives in:

United States

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Christopher John
Social Responsibility and Funding Officer
AFDA, The School of Creative Economies
Christopher John

Social Responsibility and Funding Officer

AFDA, The School of Creative Economies

Focus:

Developing community projects and funding to assist talented people from disadvantaged communities to access education in the creative industries, and helping in grassroots training and economic development in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Christopher Petrella
Associate Director for Advocacy, Center for Antiracist Research
Boston University
Christopher Petrella

Associate Director for Advocacy, Center for Antiracist Research

Boston University

Focus:

Collaborating with young people for a more just, humane world. Exploring the histories of racialization and resistance, and the ways that race is constructed and contested.

Lives in:

United States

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Constance Mogale
National Coordinator
Rural Democracy Trust
Constance Mogale

National Coordinator

Rural Democracy Trust

Focus:

Leading organizational campaigns for land rights, mining-affected communities and livelihoods in South Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Danai Mupotsa
Danai Mupotsa

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Dela Wilson
Founder
Axl Impact Studios
Dela Wilson

Founder

Axl Impact Studios

Focus:

Advancing efforts to diversify funding pipelines, realign workplace cultures, drive impactful innovation and create inclusive economies.

Lives in:

United States

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Devon Carbado
Associate Vice Chancellor & Professor of Law
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Devon Carbado

Associate Vice Chancellor & Professor of Law

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Focus:

Working to advance an intersectional approach to racial justice. Also creating and sustaining inclusive, equitable learning environments.

Lives in:

United States

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Devon Simmons
Global Ambassador for Education Programs and Research Assistant
Incarceration Nations Network
Devon Simmons

Global Ambassador for Education Programs and Research Assistant

Incarceration Nations Network

Focus:

Creating new narratives of those formerly incarcerated while using education as the integral tool to help empower marginalized communities worldwide.

Lives in:

United States

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Dorah Marema
Director
GenderCC Southern Africa-Women for Climate Justice
Dorah Marema

Director

GenderCC Southern Africa-Women for Climate Justice

Focus:

Working at the forefront for gender equality, women's rights and global climate justice and economic transformation.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Dylan Valley
Filmmaker & Educator
University of the Witwatersrand
Dylan Valley

Filmmaker & Educator

University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Creating visual stories that imagine a world free of discrimination.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Edgar Villanueva
Edgar Villanueva

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Elana Needle
Director, Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative
UnidosUS
Elana Needle

Director, Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative

UnidosUS

Focus:

Leading groundbreaking collaborations with national civil rights and racial justice organizations to foster increased civic participation by people of color in elections and the Census 2020 count.

Lives in:

United States

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Holiday Simmons
Founder
Southern Soul Wellness
Holiday Simmons

Founder

Southern Soul Wellness

Focus:

Facilitating mediation for group conflicts, convening healers to support the wellness of frontline organizers and those most impacted by trauma and oppression.

Lives in:

United States

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Jessica Feierman
Jessica Feierman

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000MtAXi
Jessica Mofield
Jessica Mofield

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Jitu Brown
National Director
Journey for Justice Alliance
Jitu Brown

National Director

Journey for Justice Alliance

Focus:

Building power in Black communities for over 25 years. Using community organizing to win equity in public education.

Lives in:

United States

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Joel Modiri
Lecturer
University of Pretoria
Joel Modiri

Lecturer

University of Pretoria

Focus:

Teaching critical race theory to deliver graduates who are historically and politically literate and engaged with inequality and injustice.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kelly-Eve Koopman
Director & Co-Creator
Coloured Mentality
Kelly-Eve Koopman

Director & Co-Creator

Coloured Mentality

Focus:

Driving social transformation through Coloured Mentality, a community media platform that has become a unique interactive storytelling space for the colored community.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kelvin Sauls
Director for Interfaith Communities
Community Health Councils, Los Angeles
Kelvin Sauls

Director for Interfaith Communities

Community Health Councils, Los Angeles

Focus:

Developing & deploying strategies in sacred resistance and reimagination to deconstruct and dismantle schemes, systems and structures that violate the humanity and dignity of BIPOC to achieve a more just and equitable world.

Lives in:

United States

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Kevin Beckford
Kevin Beckford

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Khayelihle Sithole
Khayelihle Sithole

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Khwezi Mabasa
Khwezi Mabasa

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kiran Kaur Bains
Kiran Kaur Bains

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Koketso Moeti
Executive Director
amandla.mobi
Koketso Moeti

Executive Director

amandla.mobi

Focus:

Harnessing the power of low-income Black women for collective action through amandla.mobi, a mobile phone civic engagement tool.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lovelyn Nwadeyi
Founder & Director
LN Advisors
Lovelyn Nwadeyi

Founder & Director

LN Advisors

Focus:

Working to see social justice embedded and normalized in business, academic and religious spaces.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Marlon Peterson
President
The Precendential Group
Marlon Peterson

President

The Precendential Group

Focus:

Improving the services and leadership capacity of organizations working towards criminal justice reform. Hosting a podcast, Decarcerated, which highlights resilience, redemption and success of formerly incarcerated people.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh9Q
Mary Hooks
Co-Director
Southerners On New Ground
Mary Hooks

Co-Director

Southerners On New Ground

Focus:

Building the leadership capacity of the LGBTQ community in the South through direct action efforts and dynamic campaigns.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh9R
Michael Smith
Executive Director, My Brother's Keeper Alliance
Obama Foundation
Michael Smith

Executive Director, My Brother's Keeper Alliance

Obama Foundation

Focus:

Leading the Obama Foundation's efforts to scale the My Brother's Keeper initiative and align efforts focused on boys and men of color; creating pathways of opportunity from cradle to college, career and beyond.

Lives in:

United States

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Minhaj Jeenah
Minhaj Jeenah

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Mitchell Little
Executive Director, Commhnity Empowerment & Opportunity
Mayor's Office of the City of Philadelphia
Mitchell Little

Executive Director, Commhnity Empowerment & Opportunity

Mayor's Office of the City of Philadelphia

Focus:

Spearheading initiatives to support low-income people and communities.

Lives in:

United States

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Neo Muyanga
Composer-in-residence
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival
Neo Muyanga

Composer-in-residence

Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

Focus:

Using storytelling and music to transcend the barriers erected by apartheid between diverse communities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nhlanhla Mnisi
Water Resources Manager and Aquatic Ecologist
Nhlanhla Mnisi

Water Resources Manager and Aquatic Ecologist

Focus:

Working on how water monitoring tools can be indigenized to incorporate practical linguistic tools and local cultures.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ntombikanina Malinga
President & CEO
Sastela
Ntombikanina Malinga

President & CEO

Sastela

Focus:

Creating new narratives to invoke soul consciousness as a tool for shaping private and public sector leadership in Africa. Imagining new political economic paradigms for ending racial injustice globally.

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000MtAXo
Nyle Fort
Nyle Fort

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh9B
Obenewa Amponsah
Coach, Facilitator, Storyteller
Obenewa Amponsah & Associates
Obenewa Amponsah

Coach, Facilitator, Storyteller

Obenewa Amponsah & Associates

Focus:

Advancing racial and gender equity through training and workshops to help organizations become more diverse and inclusive spaces in which everyone can thrive; supporting individuals/ teams through coaching, management, and leadership development.

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000MtAXp
Pinky Mashiane
Pinky Mashiane

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Rashad Robinson
President
Color of Change
Rashad Robinson

President

Color of Change

Focus:

Developing an infrastructure of a strategic, powerful Black response to the needs and injustices of the Black community. Developing campaigns to change the rules in employment, the economy, voting, criminal justice, news and entertainment.

Lives in:

United States

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Rasheedah Phillips
Managing Attorney
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Rasheedah Phillips

Managing Attorney

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Focus:

Addressing racial inequity in community redevelopment, preservation of affordable housing and disinvestment from neighborhoods.

Lives in:

United States

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Regina Holloway
Vice President of Community Relations
Axon
Regina Holloway

Vice President of Community Relations

Axon

Focus:

Driving the strategic and day- to-day operational leadership related to racial equity and inclusion internally as well as in Axon's products, services and community engagement.

Lives in:

United States

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Richard Wallace
Founder and Executive Director
Equity And Transformation (EAT)
Richard Wallace

Founder and Executive Director

Equity And Transformation (EAT)

Focus:

Organizing civil rights activism and leading Equity and Transformation (EAT), a nonprofit organization that won the first recreational cannabis policy to include reparations for the war on drugs.

Lives in:

United States

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Rukia Lumumba
Executive Director
People's Advocacy Institute
Rukia Lumumba

Executive Director

People's Advocacy Institute

Focus:

Incubating initiatives that transform our response to violence, challenge the need for prisons, and centers community-led governance.

Lives in:

United States

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Sarah Summers
Co-Creator
Coloured Mentality
Sarah Summers

Co-Creator

Coloured Mentality

Focus:

Co-creating Coloured Mentality, an online platform with 20,000 followers who engage in conversations around Coloured identity in post-apartheid South Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sibonelo Mchunu
Sibonelo Mchunu

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Siyabonga Shange
Youth Pastor
Grace Family Church, Durban
Siyabonga Shange

Youth Pastor

Grace Family Church, Durban

Focus:

Mentoring, pastoring and hosting restorative conversations to empower and educate people in the lowest levels of society to have equal opportunities and combat racism.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Staceyann Chin
Staceyann Chin

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Sthandiwe 'Stha' Yeni
PhD Candidate
University of Western Cape
Sthandiwe 'Stha' Yeni

PhD Candidate

University of Western Cape

Focus:

Researching meanings of land and agrarian livelihoods of Black people who were dispossessed of their land and stripped off their property rights by colonial and apartheid regimes, and exploring the implications for agrarian change today.

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000MtAXs
Sydelle Willow Smith
Sydelle Willow Smith

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Talila Lewis
Community Lawyer and Organizer
Talila Lewis

Community Lawyer and Organizer

Focus:

Developing a framework to situate ableism as central to every form of systemic oppression while leading efforts to dismantle all carceral institutions.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000MtAXt
Tembinkosi Bonakele
Tembinkosi Bonakele

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000GJhAC
Tess Nolizwe Peacock
Executive Director
Equality Collective
Tess Nolizwe Peacock

Executive Director

Equality Collective

Focus:

Innovating to advance access to justice and building the capacity and infrastructure for collective participation in rural areas. Working for quality and equality in education and early childhood development services.

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000GJh9K
Thenmozhi Soundararajan
Executive Director
Equality Labs
Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Executive Director

Equality Labs

Focus:

Building the power of Black and Dalit movements to overcome white supremacy and caste apartheid.

Lives in:

United States

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Wilneida Negron
Strategic Advisor
Ford Foundation
Wilneida Negron

Strategic Advisor

Ford Foundation

Focus:

Working on the frontlines of fostering new multi- issue and cross-disciplinary approaches and solutions to our increasingly complex, socio-technical world.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh8D
Zakiya Carr Johnson
Founder
Black Women Disrupt
Zakiya Carr Johnson

Founder

Black Women Disrupt

Focus:

Leveraging over 20 years of public policy experience to create economic empowerment and investment opportunities for historically marginalized communities.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000MtAXu
Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari
Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari

Focus:

Lives in:

United States

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Adam Fletcher
Adam Fletcher

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Alex Splitt
Independent Consultant
Alex Splitt

Independent Consultant

Focus:

Advancing social and economic outcomes of First Peoples, specializing in the co-design, development and implementation of strategic policy frameworks which seek to facilitate social and economic equity for First Peoples.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000GJh7A
Alison Bentick
Senior Advisor
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Alison Bentick

Senior Advisor

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Focus:

Co-designing strategies with Indigenous regional governance bodies to achieve equity. Seeking to close the gap in disadvantage through policies aimed at decision-making rights and empowerment.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000Z1oBq
Angela Rutter
Angela Rutter

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000GJhBD
Ariadne Gorring
Executive Director
Pollination Foundation
Ariadne Gorring

Executive Director

Pollination Foundation

Focus:

Establishing a Global Knowledge Network to connect leaders and organizations working on nature-based solutions to climate change, with a focus on Indigenous leadership and place-based economies.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000Z1nwM
Boyd Broughton
Boyd Broughton

Focus:

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Charles O'Leary
Director Aboriginal Culture and Healing
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet VIC
Charles O'Leary

Director Aboriginal Culture and Healing

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet VIC

Focus:

Delivering evidenced-based Indigenous Australian strategy and outcomes, supported by the ability to develop trusting and ethical relationships with the Indigenous community and colleagues from across the sector.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000GJhBE
Damien Miller
Assistant Secretary of the Soft Power, Partnerships and Research Branch
Australian Department of Foreign Affiars and Trade (DFAT)
Damien Miller

Assistant Secretary of the Soft Power, Partnerships and Research Branch

Australian Department of Foreign Affiars and Trade (DFAT)

Focus:

Developing a hub for best practice policy to improve socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous peoples, particularly in the Indo-Pacific.

Lives in:

United States

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Daryle Rigney
Professor & Director, Indigenous Nations and Collaborative Futures Research at Jumbunna Institute
University of Technology Sydney
Daryle Rigney

Professor & Director, Indigenous Nations and Collaborative Futures Research at Jumbunna Institute

University of Technology Sydney

Focus:

Focusing on developments in Indigenous nation building and governance following colonization.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000Z1o4L
Dean Heta
Dean Heta

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000GJhBF
Dean Parkin
Director
From the Heart
Dean Parkin

Director

From the Heart

Focus:

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organizations and communities to craft their own narratives and lead their own change and development.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000GJhBG
Durkhanai Ayubi
Writer and Restaurateur
Durkhanai Ayubi

Writer and Restaurateur

Focus:

Working to decode what power could look like based on a reconstructed sense of identity, and communicating this through speaking and writing. Making/sharing traditional Afghan food to shift boundaries.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000Z1o38
Ella Havelka
Ella Havelka

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000GJhBH
Faye McMillan
Director of Djirruwang Program
Charles Sturt University
Faye McMillan

Director of Djirruwang Program

Charles Sturt University

Focus:

Developing a mental health app that creates a community of support, based on people identified within an individual's mobile phone contact list.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000Z1o6W
Harold Ludwick
Harold Ludwick

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000GJh6z
Heath Nelson
Manager, Community Development
Fortescue Metals Group
Heath Nelson

Manager, Community Development

Fortescue Metals Group

Focus:

Building Indigenous business capability through the implementation of Indigenous procurement targets and strategies. Opening the doors of opportunities to Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Lives in:

Australia

0034J00000Z1ndF
Indu Balachandran
Indu Balachandran

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Janine Mohamed
Interim Chief Executive Officer
The Lowitia Institute
Janine Mohamed

Interim Chief Executive Officer

The Lowitia Institute

Focus:

Developing The International Alliance of First Nations Nurses, connecting and fostering their sense of resilience and mutual commitment to increase recognition, value and voice of First Nations nurses at an international level.

Lives in:

Australia

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Jody Barney
Coordinator
Aboriginal Disability Training
Jody Barney

Coordinator

Aboriginal Disability Training

Focus:

Examining how Deaf and Hard of Hearing Indigenous women can increase their own personal, community, educational and employment growth, and be key women in their communities, nurturing future leaders.

Lives in:

Australia

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Jonathan Kneebone
Director, Policy & Research
Indigenous Business Australia
Jonathan Kneebone

Director, Policy & Research

Indigenous Business Australia

Focus:

Establishing better links, mechanisms and incentives to mobilize private capital to flow to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers, enterprises, projects and ventures.

Lives in:

Australia

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Juanita Wheeler
Founder & Strategist
Full & Frank
Juanita Wheeler

Founder & Strategist

Full & Frank

Focus:

Developing and implementing innovative, impact-focused strategies to help social enterprises, charities, purpose-driven organizations and the broader for-purpose sector to achieve their missions sooner.

Lives in:

Australia

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Judith (Huti) Watson
Executive Director
Jureda
Judith (Huti) Watson

Executive Director

Jureda

Focus:

Developing an innovative locally driven health promotion program to strengthen and develop Indigenous community- led approaches to health improvement, and increase community engagement and ownership of wellness.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Karrina Nolan
Director
Original Power
Karrina Nolan

Director

Original Power

Focus:

Building the power of Indigenous peoples through organizing and campaigning. Working in partnership with existing campaigns, allies, networks and initiatives to power people, campaigns, and solutions.

Lives in:

Australia

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Katrina Smit
Katrina Smit

Focus:

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Kaye-Maree Dunn
Kaye-Maree Dunn

Focus:

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Leanne Miller
Executive Director
Koorie Women Mean Business
Leanne Miller

Executive Director

Koorie Women Mean Business

Focus:

Building an Aboriginal-led national peak body to lead and inform approaches to ethical research, protection of traditional knowledge, and sustainable, ethical business with Aboriginal landholders for Aboriginal products.

Lives in:

Australia

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Lisa McMurray
Lisa McMurray

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Maggie Kavanagh
Independent Consultant
Maggie Kavanagh

Independent Consultant

Focus:

Working with Aboriginal people from remote desert communities to establish a leadership and governance knowledge center in Alice Springs.

Lives in:

Australia

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Marc Bennie
Marc Bennie

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Marcus Akuhata-Brown
Director
Tukaha Global Consultancy Ltd
Marcus Akuhata-Brown

Director

Tukaha Global Consultancy Ltd

Focus:

Leading an Indigenous Youth Leadership Development Programme for 25-35 year old rangatahi Mā'ori to further advance the space rangatahi M'ori play as active agents in all spheres of development in New Zealand and beyond.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Meriki Onus
Meriki Onus

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Michelle Craigie
Director
Australian Department of Health
Michelle Craigie

Director

Australian Department of Health

Focus:

Assisting women on their exit from prison, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and helping increase their self- esteem.

Lives in:

Australia

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Nicholas Eakin
General Manager Partnerships
Jawun
Nicholas Eakin

General Manager Partnerships

Jawun

Focus:

Developing a neuroscience- anchored multidisciplinary measurement and evaluation framework of Human Flourishing to inform self- determined social equity from personal, organizational and policy objectives.

Lives in:

Australia

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Nicole Jenkins
Centre Manager
The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
Nicole Jenkins

Centre Manager

The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre

Focus:

Helping establish a skillset that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to the workforce that has not been acquired through formal education/training.

Lives in:

Australia

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Pekeri Ruska
Co-Founder and Director
Goompi Projects Ptd Ltd
Pekeri Ruska

Co-Founder and Director

Goompi Projects Ptd Ltd

Focus:

Exploring models of story- telling of First Nations' resilience to reclaim the telling of our own stories whilst empowering today's generation of young people to reflect, transform and be proud of their identity, culture and existence.

Lives in:

Australia

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Penelope Jones
Assistant Secretary
Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Penelope Jones

Assistant Secretary

Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Focus:

Providing strategic advice on education, skills and employment policy and programs across Australia through a senior executive role in government.

Lives in:

Australia

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Peter Anderson
Executive Director and Professor, Carumba Institute
Queensland University of Technology
Peter Anderson

Executive Director and Professor, Carumba Institute

Queensland University of Technology

Focus:

Developing dynamic approaches to embedding First Nation perspectives into western educational systems through professional development capacity building, using digital pedagogies and curriculum frameworks.

Lives in:

Australia

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Rachael Galway
Rachael Galway

Focus:

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Raymond Brunker
Raymond Brunker

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Raymond Orr
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma
Raymond Orr

Associate Professor

University of Oklahoma

Focus:

Engaging in treaty-making debates in Australia, considering how testimonials about treaties and self- determination from Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples from the US and NZ would positively affect treaty discussions in Australia.

Lives in:

United States

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Roxanne Bainbridge
Director
Center for Indigenous Health Equity Research
Roxanne Bainbridge

Director

Center for Indigenous Health Equity Research

Focus:

Developing and evaluating the social and emotional learning strategies implemented in Queensland boarding schools, to help remote Indigenous students better engage in life and learning.

Lives in:

Australia

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Samuel Hughes
Samuel Hughes

Focus:

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Sean Gordon
Managing Director
Gidgee Group
Sean Gordon

Managing Director

Gidgee Group

Focus:

Working on the social and economic disparity of Indigenous Australians, ensuring that legislation, policy and programs have a positive impact, leading to opportunities for Indigenous economic empowerment and independence.

Lives in:

Australia

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Shane Webster
Regional Director
Jawun
Shane Webster

Regional Director

Jawun

Focus:

Supporting First Nations to become digitally empowered, enabling them to prosper from the new digital economy.

Lives in:

Australia

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Tania Pouwhare
Social Intrapreneur, The Southern Initiative
Auckland Council
Tania Pouwhare

Social Intrapreneur, The Southern Initiative

Auckland Council

Focus:

Disrupting dominant economic discourse by demonstrating how entrepreneurial public servants can enable just, inclusive, circular and regenerative economic development for the M'ori and Pasifika urban diaspora.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Te Taiawatea Moko-Mead
Te Taiawatea Moko-Mead

Focus:

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Tegan Burns
Tegan Burns

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Tracy Williams
Tracy Williams

Focus:

Lives in:

Australia

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Yvonne O'Brien
Executive Director
Atlantic Institute
Yvonne O'Brien

Executive Director

Atlantic Institute

Focus:

Leading the Atlantic Institute to support Fellows across the world to accelerate the eradication of inequities for fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Allison Corkery
Program Director, Rights Claiming and Accountability
Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
Allison Corkery

Program Director, Rights Claiming and Accountability

Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

Focus:

Working with human rights activists on ways to translate international legal norms into concrete, analytical tools that can support collective action to tackle inequalities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Alon-Lee Green
National Co-Director
Standing Together
Alon-Lee Green

National Co-Director

Standing Together

Focus:

Organizing people with the aim of building a political alternative of social justice, equality and peace. Coordinating struggles against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, and injustices and inequalities.

Lives in:

Israel

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Amanda Young
Indigenous Advocate
Amanda Young

Indigenous Advocate

Focus:

Creating opportunities to allow Indigenous peoples to flourish and escape poverty, with a particular focus on Indigenomics; previously CEO of First Nations Foundation.

Lives in:

Australia

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Andrea Encalada García
Andrea Encalada García

Focus:

Lives in:

Chile

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Anita Peña Saavedra
Executive Director
Miles
Anita Peña Saavedra

Executive Director

Miles

Focus:

Building the free exercise of sexual and reproductive rights across Latin America and the Caribbean. Fighting for the recognition of sexual and reproductive rights in the Chilean constitution.

Lives in:

Chile

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Anjali Sarker
Skoll Scholar and MBA candidate, Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Anjali Sarker

Skoll Scholar and MBA candidate, Saïd Business School

University of Oxford

Focus:

Focusing on strategy and social impact as a Skoll Scholar; previously at BRAC in Bangladesh, leading a financial inclusion project providing one million women with access to digital financial services.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Appu Esthose Suresh
Founder
Pixstory
Appu Esthose Suresh

Founder

Pixstory

Focus:

Creating the space to build people's narratives which are alternative, non-singular, personal and political.

Lives in:

India

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Asha Kowtal
Dalit Rights Activist and Founder
DalitWomenFight.org
Asha Kowtal

Dalit Rights Activist and Founder

DalitWomenFight.org

Focus:

Leading a grassroots campaign addressing structural violence against the most marginalized women.

Lives in:

India

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Barbara van Paassen
Barbara van Paassen

Focus:

Lives in:

Italy

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Christopher Choong Weng Wai
Christopher Choong Weng Wai

Focus:

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Claire Godfrey
Claire Godfrey

Focus:

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Craig Tinashe Dube
Adolescent Mental Health Advocate
Craig Tinashe Dube

Adolescent Mental Health Advocate

Focus:

Previously working to provide psychosocial support program for adolescents living with HIV across south and east Africa, before taking up an organization effectiveness traineeship with Oxfam UK.

Lives in:

Netherlands

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Crystal Simeoni
Director
Nawi: Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective
Crystal Simeoni

Director

Nawi: Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective

Focus:

Working to influence macrolevel economic policies from a pan-African feminist analysis, across regional and global spaces.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Danilo Curcic
Danilo Curcic

Focus:

Lives in:

Serbia

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Della Z Duncan
Renegade Economist/Host of the Upstream Podcast/Right Livelihood Caoch/Alternative Economics Consultant and Teacher
Della Z Duncan

Renegade Economist/Host of the Upstream Podcast/Right Livelihood Caoch/Alternative Economics Consultant and Teacher

Focus:

Inviting paradigm and worldview shifts to contribute to the just transition to more equitable and sustainable economies through storytelling, coaching, consulting and teaching.

Lives in:

United States

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Elimane Haby Kane
Founder and Chairman
LEGS-Africa (Leadership, Ethics, Governance, Strategies for Africa)
Elimane Haby Kane

Founder and Chairman

LEGS-Africa (Leadership, Ethics, Governance, Strategies for Africa)

Focus:

Nurturing leadership against inequality through democratic and economic governance policies and systems monitoring, research into public-private power relations in extractive industries, and promoting of young entrepreneurs.

Lives in:

Senegal

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Esther Mwema
Founding President
Digital Grassroots
Esther Mwema

Founding President

Digital Grassroots

Focus:

Creating tools for underrepresented youth to participate in solutions to issues such as putting dignity in safety processes, safety education, internet governance, research, governance, digital literacy and capacity building.

Lives in:

Zambia

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Everlyn Milanoi Koiyiet
Co-founder
Center for Women's Rights Advocacy (CWRA)
Everlyn Milanoi Koiyiet

Co-founder

Center for Women's Rights Advocacy (CWRA)

Focus:

Working toward gender equality and an end to violence against women and girls, including those with disabilities; mentoring of young women and girls in pastoral communities; advancing the rights of the marginalized.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Foluke Adetola Ojelabi
Social Policy Officer
UNICEF Nigeria
Foluke Adetola Ojelabi

Social Policy Officer

UNICEF Nigeria

Focus:

Working for poverty reduction and social inclusion, using innovative social protection interventions, and promoting equity and access to services for girls and women.

Lives in:

United States

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Fredrick Ouko Alucheli
Program Officer, Disability Rights Program
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
Fredrick Ouko Alucheli

Program Officer, Disability Rights Program

Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Focus:

Leading grantmaking in seven Eastern African countries to promote the rights of persons with disabilities by providing resources and amplifying voices of often marginalized parts of society.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Gabriella Razzano
Legal consultant
Gabriella Razzano

Legal consultant

Focus:

Working on issues of digital inequalities in Africa, as well as advancing human rights (particularly access to information and privacy) in digital and innovation contexts.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Georgia Haddad Nicolau
Georgia Haddad Nicolau

Focus:

Lives in:

Brazil

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Hillary Vipond
PhD Student in Economic History Department, London School of Economics and Political Science
University of London
Hillary Vipond

PhD Student in Economic History Department, London School of Economics and Political Science

University of London

Focus:

Researching why improvements to technological efficiency have been primarily into increased consumption, rather than leisure, focusing on climate change and inequality implications.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Hobeth Martínez Carrillo
Principal Researcher
Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia)
Hobeth Martínez Carrillo

Principal Researcher

Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia)

Focus:

Working on the transitional justice process in Colombia as a way to put an end to nearly 60 years of an internal armed conflict.

Lives in:

Colombia

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Imogen Richmond-Bishop
Imogen Richmond-Bishop

Focus:

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Irene Wakarindi
Irene Wakarindi

Focus:

Lives in:

Kenya

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Jack Nissan
Director
The Tinderbox Collective
Jack Nissan

Director

The Tinderbox Collective

Focus:

Building a collective of young people, musicians, artists and youth workers. Finding creative and collaborative ways of bringing people together, building community and opening up opportunities for children and young people.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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James Muraguri
Founder and CEO
Institute of Public Finance Kenya
James Muraguri

Founder and CEO

Institute of Public Finance Kenya

Focus:

Focusing as a public finance practitioner on how public finance management can address inequalities at both national and subnational government level.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Jane Sloane
Senior Director, Women's Empowerment
The Asia Foundation
Jane Sloane

Senior Director, Women's Empowerment

The Asia Foundation

Focus:

Working to advance gender equality globally. Currently writing a book on activism at home and in the world to address inequalities.

Lives in:

United States

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Joan Jones
Founder and President
National LGBTQ Workers Center
Joan Jones

Founder and President

National LGBTQ Workers Center

Focus:

Cultivating a voice for working people in the Pacific Northwest. Leading an LGBTQ movement for economic justice and workers’ rights.

Lives in:

United States

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Johnny Miller
Founder
africanDRONE
Johnny Miller

Founder

africanDRONE

Focus:

Working to creatively communicate systems and processes relating to economic, environmental and social justice issues. Managing an NPO dedicated to creating a drone community 'for good'.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Joseph Hasson
Activist Training Manager
100 Million Campaign
Joseph Hasson

Activist Training Manager

100 Million Campaign

Focus:

Training youth activists on every continent to mobilize an end to violence against children, eradicate child labour and deliver the right to education for all.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Kitti Baracsi
Kitti Baracsi

Focus:

Lives in:

Portugal

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Kripa Basnyat
Freelance Consulant, Gender, equality and social inclusion expert
Kripa Basnyat

Freelance Consulant, Gender, equality and social inclusion expert

Focus:

Supporting Hamro Chahana Nepal (HCN), a feminist human rights organization, on issues of bodily integrity, economic justice, learning and knowledge production, rapid response and feminist movement building.

Lives in:

Nepal

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Lauren Burke
Organizing Consultant
Labor Network for Sustainability
Lauren Burke

Organizing Consultant

Labor Network for Sustainability

Focus:

Directing the network education and action program at the Labor Network for Sustainability; organizing and supporting trade union engagement for climate action.

Lives in:

United States

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Leanne Sajor
Adviser
FRIDA: Young Feminist Fund
Leanne Sajor

Adviser

FRIDA: Young Feminist Fund

Focus:

Leading a grassroots campaign addressing structural violence against the most marginalized women.

Lives in:

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Liz Nelson
Director, Tax Justice and Human Rights
Tax Justice Network
Liz Nelson

Director, Tax Justice and Human Rights

Tax Justice Network

Focus:

Drawing on research and practitioner knowledge to forge new alliances to deepen awareness and strengthen the narrative of how tax injustice creates and exacerbates inequalities.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Louis Olanya Oyaro
Consultant (South Sudan Project)
Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and Rule of Law
Louis Olanya Oyaro

Consultant (South Sudan Project)

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and Rule of Law

Focus:

Focusing on research, training and policy intervention to support the realization of the rule of law and access to justice in South Sudan, working directly with the government of South Sudan.

Lives in:

Germany

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Louise Russell-Prywata
Senior Programs and Policy Manager
OpenOwnership
Louise Russell-Prywata

Senior Programs and Policy Manager

OpenOwnership

Focus:

Working on public policy reform at the intersection of anti-corruption and tax justice, making information about who owns and controls companies more open and accountable.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Madhumitha Ardhanari
Sustainability Strategist
Forum for the Future
Madhumitha Ardhanari

Sustainability Strategist

Forum for the Future

Focus:

Working towards climate justice and resource equity, and pursuing an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science (LSE) to understand how climate injustice intersects with other dimensions such as race, poverty and gender.

Lives in:

Singapore

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Maria Carrasco
Maria Carrasco

Focus:

Lives in:

Chile

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Masana Ndinga-Kanga
Crisis Response Fund and MENA Advocacy Lead
CIVICUS
Masana Ndinga-Kanga

Crisis Response Fund and MENA Advocacy Lead

CIVICUS

Focus:

Managing a fund focused on supporting civil society in crisis around their rights to free assembly and association. Leading on Middle East/North Africa and Women Human Rights Defender advocacy.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Maureen Sigauke
Social Justice and Labor Activist, Consultant
Maureen Sigauke

Social Justice and Labor Activist, Consultant

Focus:

Participating in initiatives aimed at ensuring equal access to wealth, opportunities and privileges within society. Focusing on climate change and the just transition; informality and the future of work; youth inclusion and leadership.

Lives in:

Zimbabwe

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Mauro Fernandez
Mauro Fernandez

Focus:

Lives in:

Argentina

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Maximo Ernesto Jaramillo-Molina
Maximo Ernesto Jaramillo-Molina

Focus:

Lives in:

Mexico

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Melanie R. Brown
Senior Program Officer, Global Policy and Advocacy
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Melanie R. Brown

Senior Program Officer, Global Policy and Advocacy

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Focus:

Engaging the public, governments and philanthropic community in the Foundation's advocacy strategies in global health and development, education and mobility from poverty.

Lives in:

United States

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Michaela Rafferty
Youth Development Worker
Springboard Opportunities
Michaela Rafferty

Youth Development Worker

Springboard Opportunities

Focus:

Working on the transitional justice process in Colombia as a way to put an end to nearly 60 years of an internal armed conflict.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Milena Abrahamyan
Feminist Justice and Peace Activist
Milena Abrahamyan

Feminist Justice and Peace Activist

Focus:

Supporting local and international organizations with capacity building, facilitation and research on feminist peace and gender justice.

Lives in:

Armenia

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Miriam Tay
Miriam Tay

Focus:

Lives in:

Ghana

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Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam

Focus:

Lives in:

Ghana

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Nicola Browne
Project Co-ordinator
Act Now - People Powered Campaigning for Northern Ireland
Nicola Browne

Project Co-ordinator

Act Now - People Powered Campaigning for Northern Ireland

Focus:

Working with an independent, people-powered campaigning community to take coordinated action for progressive change across Northern Ireland; supporting communities in their campaigning for socio- economic rights.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Oabona Sepora
Oabona Sepora

Focus:

Lives in:

Botswana

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Olufolahan (Fola) Adeleke
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
University of the Witwatersrand
Olufolahan (Fola) Adeleke

Senior Lecturer, School of Law

University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Working on transparency and corporate accountability; current focus is on the monetization of our personal data and its impact on the right to privacy and access to information.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Patricio Espinoza
Research Analyst
Chambers and Partners
Patricio Espinoza

Research Analyst

Chambers and Partners

Focus:

Laying plans for further research into the role of elites in reproducing inequalities in Chile.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Pedro Telles
Chief of Staff for Bancada Ativista (Activist Caucus)
Legislative Assembly of Sao Paulo
Pedro Telles

Chief of Staff for Bancada Ativista (Activist Caucus)

Legislative Assembly of Sao Paulo

Focus:

Working as chief of staff at an innovative State Deputy mandate focusing on human rights, equity and environmental protection policies.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Priyanka K
Researcher at Pixstory
Chitrakoot Women's Collective
Priyanka K

Researcher at Pixstory

Chitrakoot Women's Collective

Focus:

Co-creating alternative media futures, women's media collectives, spaces and platforms for equal opportunity. Broadly working on intersections of caste and gender inequalities in the Indian subcontinent.

Lives in:

India

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Rania M. Tarazi
Programme and Strategy Advisor
Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development (ARDD)
Rania M. Tarazi

Programme and Strategy Advisor

Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development (ARDD)

Focus:

Doing research and assessments, and developing projects and policies for reducing inequalities and addressing the concerns of refugees and disadvantaged groups.

Lives in:

Jordan

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Renata Cuk
Program Officer
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Renata Cuk

Program Officer

Open Society Initiative for Europe

Focus:

Focusing on issues of economic exclusion in Europe, supporting collective actions at the community level that can be scaled up to produce systemic policy change.

Lives in:

Spain

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Rose Longhurst
Program Officer
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Rose Longhurst

Program Officer

Open Society Initiative for Europe

Focus:

Supporting democratic innovation across Europe. Championing participatory decision-making as an approach to equity.

Lives in:

Germany

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Roseline Orwa
CEO and Development Director
Rona Foundation
Roseline Orwa

CEO and Development Director

Rona Foundation

Focus:

Lobbying for policy change in the areas of widows' rights and the education, care and support of orphans; supporting gender equality, social justice and grassroots development initiatives.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Saida Ali
Strategy and Organizational Development Advisor
Young Women's Leadership Institute
Saida Ali

Strategy and Organizational Development Advisor

Young Women's Leadership Institute

Focus:

Working to centralize the voice and influence of a younger generation of feminists in challenging the inequalities experienced by diverse groups of women and girls. Providing advocacy strategy development in Africa.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Sebastian Bock
Team Leader for Germany
350.org
Sebastian Bock

Team Leader for Germany

350.org

Focus:

Building and strengthening grassroots movements fighting the coal, oil and gas industry; working to stop financial flows into fossil fuel companies and infrastructure.

Lives in:

Germany

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Sophea Chrek
Coordinator
Social Action for Community and Development (SACD)
Sophea Chrek

Coordinator

Social Action for Community and Development (SACD)

Focus:

Working as part of the people’s movement in Cambodia, directly and indirectly supporting women’s organizations and groups, farmers, young people and communities to achieve gender and economic justice and people’s democracy.

Lives in:

Cambodia

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Tanya Charles
Senior Fellow Engagement Lead
Atlantic Institute
Tanya Charles

Senior Fellow Engagement Lead

Atlantic Institute

Focus:

Working with Senior Fellows and program staff from across the seven Atlantic Fellows programs to facilitate collective actions that address global inequities through co-created thematic gatherings and workshops.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Taylor Erskine Downs
CEO
Open Function Group
Taylor Erskine Downs

CEO

Open Function Group

Focus:

Working on interoperability and data integration in non-profit/government spaces. Giving social justice interventions what they need to streamline, automate and make sense of data-heavy processes.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Tracy Jooste
Senior Advocacy Officer
International Budget Partnership South Africa
Tracy Jooste

Senior Advocacy Officer

International Budget Partnership South Africa

Focus:

Supporting grassroots organizations to advocate for improved basic services in informal settlements across South Africa. Calling for greater accountability in how cities spend their budgets.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tyehimba Salandy
Tyehimba Salandy

Focus:

Lives in:

Trinidad and Tobago

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Viviana Osorio Pérez
Viviana Osorio Pérez

Focus:

Lives in:

Colombia

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Aldridge Munyoro
Aldridge Munyoro

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Amanda Phaphama Fononda
Assistant Programme Manager
TB and HIV Care
Amanda Phaphama Fononda

Assistant Programme Manager

TB and HIV Care

Focus:

Leading efforts to end TB through advocacy where people affected by TB contribute to improving health outcomes and quality of care.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Amy Green
Senior writer
Health-e News Service
Amy Green

Senior writer

Health-e News Service

Focus:

Reporting on non-communicable diseases and food security and how the two intersect.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Andile Mthombeni
Project Manager
Plus 94 Research
Andile Mthombeni

Project Manager

Plus 94 Research

Focus:

Assisting the South African National Aids Council as Trustees Member, also appointed as a student representative in the Ministerial Technical Task Team for Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in Institutions of Higher Learning (2017).

Lives in:

South Africa

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Anele Sigcau
Pharmacist, Coordinator
Kheth'Impilo
Anele Sigcau

Pharmacist, Coordinator

Kheth'Impilo

Focus:

Developing strategies to ensure that people living with HIV and other chronic conditions have access to treatment and are able to adhere to it.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Atholl Kleinhans
Lecturer
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Atholl Kleinhans

Lecturer

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Focus:

Working to improve access to health care for all sexual minority, gender and sexually diverse groups.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Azeeza Rangunwala
Azeeza Rangunwala

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bayanda Ndumiso
Curriculum Developer
Equal Education
Bayanda Ndumiso

Curriculum Developer

Equal Education

Focus:

Striving for quality and equality in South African education through analysis and activism.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bernard Mutsago
Nutritionist, Public Health Researcher and Activist
Bernard Mutsago

Nutritionist, Public Health Researcher and Activist

Focus:

Advocating for a South Africa where primary health care takes centre stage and all South Africans have access to affordable, quality health care.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bertha Chiguvare
Bertha Chiguvare

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla
Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bulela Vava
Public Sector Dentist
Bulela Vava

Public Sector Dentist

Focus:

Building an activist oral health workforce with a focus on grassroots community and peer-to-peer engagement to realize, preserve and protect society's right to quality oral health services.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Carina Truyts
Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Sol Plaatje University
Carina Truyts

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Sol Plaatje University

Focus:

Developing new anthropology courses and program, based on her nourishment MA research drawing on public health, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, and epigenetic findings.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Chaleen Arendse
Program Officer
Women on Farms Project
Chaleen Arendse

Program Officer

Women on Farms Project

Focus:

Advancing the rights and improving the lives of young people and women living on farms, through the experiential knowledge of growing up on a farm herself. Addressing social injustices and inequalities through a human rights context.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Cyan Brown
Medical Doctor
Cyan Brown

Medical Doctor

Focus:

Leading efforts to create healthier and more sustainable communities that uplift, protect and enable young women and girls to reach their full potential in South Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Duduzile (Dudu) Dlamini
Human Rights Defender, Advocacy and Law Reform Programme Team
Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force
Duduzile (Dudu) Dlamini

Human Rights Defender, Advocacy and Law Reform Programme Team

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force

Focus:

Fighting for the decriminalization of sex work.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Eric Motau
Country Director
REPSSI
Eric Motau

Country Director

REPSSI

Focus:

Advocating for access to community-based mental health care and treatment services in underserved communities. Addressing bottlenecks in the health system with design strategies that enhance service delivery.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Erna van der Westhuizen
Impact & Learning Manager
Shonaquip Social Enterprise
Erna van der Westhuizen

Impact & Learning Manager

Shonaquip Social Enterprise

Focus:

Leading efforts to build ecosystems for inclusion for people with disabilities, their families and service providers.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ganzamungu Zihindula
Founder
Healthy Rural Societies (HRS)
Ganzamungu Zihindula

Founder

Healthy Rural Societies (HRS)

Focus:

Developing a care model for older people based in rural areas as one of the ways to combat the problems of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that are highly prevalent among the elderly.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Harsha Somaroo
Public Health Medicine Specialist, School of Public Health
University of the Witwatersrand
Harsha Somaroo

Public Health Medicine Specialist, School of Public Health

University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Advancing health equity as a public health medicine specialist.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Haseena Majid
Public Health Project Consultant
Active Citizens Movement
Haseena Majid

Public Health Project Consultant

Active Citizens Movement

Focus:

Developing strategies to address the backlog of patients requiring essential health services in the public sector in uMgungundlovu, KwaZulu-Natal. Her specific focus is cataract surgery services and universal eye health.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Innocentia Mgijima
Innocentia Mgijima

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ivana Merckel
Ivana Merckel

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Judiac Ranape
Judiac Ranape

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kanyisa Booi
Kanyisa Booi

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kentse Radebe
Project Manager, Systems Innovation
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Kentse Radebe

Project Manager, Systems Innovation

Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Focus:

Identifying the processes and levers that lead to social innovation across various sectors, with a focus on health and mental health in the global south.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Khululwa Jampo
Mother Mentor programme
Enable
Khululwa Jampo

Mother Mentor programme

Enable

Focus:

Providing support, counselling and basic health education to pregnant women, with a focus on chronic treatment adherence, mostly related to HIV and AIDS.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kodwa Mpepho
Director
Women and Girls Leadership Foundation
Kodwa Mpepho

Director

Women and Girls Leadership Foundation

Focus:

Promoting access to sexual and reproductive health and justice for girls and women in rural and peri-urban areas through advocacy and strengthening leadership skills.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kuvashna Singh
Kuvashna Singh

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lance Louskieter
PhD Candidate, Researcher, Educator, Health Policy and Systems Research Division
University of Cape Town
Lance Louskieter

PhD Candidate, Researcher, Educator, Health Policy and Systems Research Division

University of Cape Town

Focus:

Advocating for health systems' responsiveness and championing sexual and reproductive justice for sex workers and queer persons through influencing policy and implementation.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lebo Molete
Lebo Molete

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lena Stofile
Environmental Health Manager
City of Cape Town
Lena Stofile

Environmental Health Manager

City of Cape Town

Focus:

Addressing issues of access to basic sanitation, water and a healthy environment for all, with special focus on identifying conditions posing an environmental health risk and addressing access to effective and dignified basic services.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lindi Mzankomo
Senior Budget Analyst, Public Finance
National Treasury (Department of Finance), South Africa
Lindi Mzankomo

Senior Budget Analyst, Public Finance

National Treasury (Department of Finance), South Africa

Focus:

Developing social assistance models, budgets and policy advancements for improved health and education outcomes for the poor.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lungile Quiny Dube
Master's Student
Nelson Mandela University
Lungile Quiny Dube

Master's Student

Nelson Mandela University

Focus:

Contributing to the development of educational approaches that are empowering and for liberation purposes by understanding gendered dimensions of alternative forms of work.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Luqman Yesufu
Africa Coordinator, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Initiative
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)
Luqman Yesufu

Africa Coordinator, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Initiative

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)

Focus:

Developing strategies to address the health sector's climate footprint through research, training and the implementation of sustainable health care practices in Africa. Building relationships and developing policies to address environmental health issues.

Lives in:

Canada

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Mafoko Phomane
Project Specialist
Panagora Group
Mafoko Phomane

Project Specialist

Panagora Group

Focus:

Providing novel and integrated solutions in health for communities in remote places, in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning and Technical Support Services for USAID/ South Africa's Health Office.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Mandisa Mashego
Mandisa Mashego

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Michelle Brotherton
Advocate
Rhodes University
Michelle Brotherton

Advocate

Rhodes University

Focus:

Specializing as an advocate in international human rights, health rights, and health care systems. Currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Mpho Mogapi
Mpho Mogapi

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nikki Green (nee Vermeulen)
Health Equity & Community Development Consultant
Nikki Green (nee Vermeulen)

Health Equity & Community Development Consultant

Focus:

Reimagining the ways in which corporate and NGO spaces can be connected and developed to enhance access to resources and opportunities for social change.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Noluthando Ndlovu
Researcher
Health Systems Trust
Noluthando Ndlovu

Researcher

Health Systems Trust

Focus:

Conducting evidence-based research that contributes to policy strengthening health systems in South Africa, using predominantly quantitative data to address health equity.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nomathamsanqa 'Thami' Mngxekeza
Operations Manager
Kozi Foundation
Nomathamsanqa 'Thami' Mngxekeza

Operations Manager

Kozi Foundation

Focus:

Providing support and guidance to women-led, not-for-profit organizations on good governance and best financial management practices. Advocating for the parental involvement in sexual and reproductive health education.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nomfundo Mkhaba
Nomfundo Mkhaba

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nonkululeko 'Nkuli' Mbuli
Nonkululeko 'Nkuli' Mbuli

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ntebaleng Morake
Curriculum and Education Coordinator
Social Justice Coalition
Ntebaleng Morake

Curriculum and Education Coordinator

Social Justice Coalition

Focus:

Building a South Africa that addresses the injustices of the past while seeking alternatives for a just and equal society.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ntombizanele (Zanele) Figlan
Principal Environmental Health Practitioner
City of Cape Town
Ntombizanele (Zanele) Figlan

Principal Environmental Health Practitioner

City of Cape Town

Focus:

Pursuing a health activism agenda to change people's quality of life for the better.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ntombohlanga Mqushulu
Ntombohlanga Mqushulu

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nwabisa Dlova
Nwabisa Dlova

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Patrick Mdeletshe
Researcher
SECTION27
Patrick Mdeletshe

Researcher

SECTION27

Focus:

Working to address inequality and social justice. Mobilizing community by building the voice and capacity of civil society from below for health system strengthening.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Razia Vallie
Program Manager
Western Cape Health Department
Razia Vallie

Program Manager

Western Cape Health Department

Focus:

Developing and supporting equitable TB and HIV protection programs.

Lives in:

South Africa

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René Sparks
RTCQI/CLI Provincial Project Coordinator
SEAD (Strategic Evaluation, Advisory & Development) Consulting Ltd
René Sparks

RTCQI/CLI Provincial Project Coordinator

SEAD (Strategic Evaluation, Advisory & Development) Consulting Ltd

Focus:

Supporting HIV prevention programmes for key and vulnerable populations in South Africa. Active in numerous civil society roles, and passionate about access to quality health services.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Samson Phakathi
Senior Field Officer
The Endangered Wildlife Trust
Samson Phakathi

Senior Field Officer

The Endangered Wildlife Trust

Focus:

Mobilizing communities in rural South Africa to engage with conservation projects that provide environmentally friendly alternative livelihoods.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Shannon Morgan
Master's Student (Global Mental Health), London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine and King's College London
University of London
Shannon Morgan

Master's Student (Global Mental Health), London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine and King's College London

University of London

Focus:

Exploring the field of global mental health, with a special interest in learning about the integration of mental health into primary care.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Shehnaz Munshi
Research Project Manager for the Sheiham/Wits Family Programme on Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity
University of the Witwatersrand
Shehnaz Munshi

Research Project Manager for the Sheiham/Wits Family Programme on Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Advocating for affordable and accessible health for all by engaging in research and social mobilization to reform health systems and policy.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sibongile Mtungwa
Director
Women's Leadership and Training Programme
Sibongile Mtungwa

Director

Women's Leadership and Training Programme

Focus:

Strengthening girls' and women's leadership skills, so they use their agency to dismantle the patriarchal and structural norms and systems that oppress them.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sibusiso Fihlani
Drama Therapist
Drama for Life
Sibusiso Fihlani

Drama Therapist

Drama for Life

Focus:

Using theatre and drama therapy with patients to help them overcome emotional trauma and addiction.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sipamandla Mpikeleli
Development and CSI Manager
South African Sugar Association
Sipamandla Mpikeleli

Development and CSI Manager

South African Sugar Association

Focus:

Advancing rural development by supporting young people to participate in placements throughout the sugar cane value chain.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sylvia Siyo
Business Case Development Manager
Transnet National Ports Authority
Sylvia Siyo

Business Case Development Manager

Transnet National Ports Authority

Focus:

Training, mentoring and inspiring women and girls from under-privileged communities to succeed in industry.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Thamsanqa Hamilton Hukwe
Chairperson
Abahlali Base Freedom Park
Thamsanqa Hamilton Hukwe

Chairperson

Abahlali Base Freedom Park

Focus:

Organizing and mobilizing communities in the southern region of Johannesburg around land, housing and other socioeconomic issues.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Thania Gopal
Communications Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Thania Gopal

Communications Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Cape Town

Focus:

Exploring the role of the media in influencing and developing more equitable and socially just health systems.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Thato Helmut Mathabathe
Thato Helmut Mathabathe

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tinashe T. Njanji
Coordinator
People's Health Movement South Africa
Tinashe T. Njanji

Coordinator

People's Health Movement South Africa

Focus:

Promoting socioeconomic justice for all, including addressing social determinants for health.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tlamelo Mothudi
Tlamelo Mothudi

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tracey Malawana
Deputy General Secretary
Equal Education
Tracey Malawana

Deputy General Secretary

Equal Education

Focus:

Advocating for social justice and human rights through education and policy change/ introduction, grassroot organizing and mobilization, building alliances and community resilience.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tshepo Mokhadi
Tshepo Mokhadi

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Vinkey Sibuyi
Social Worker
Epilepsy South Africa
Vinkey Sibuyi

Social Worker

Epilepsy South Africa

Focus:

Advocating for the right to education for children with learning impairments. Collaborating with other stakeholders to develop learning tools that could be used to accommodate their learning needs.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Wendy Somlavi
Founder
Wheely in a Wheelie
Wendy Somlavi

Founder

Wheely in a Wheelie

Focus:

Promoting recycling in townships.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Zimbini Madikiza
Zimbini Madikiza

Focus:

Lives in:

South Africa

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Health Equity in Southeast Asia
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Abdel Jamal Disangcopan
Attorney/Law Reform Specialist IV, Law Center
University of the Philippines
Abdel Jamal Disangcopan

Attorney/Law Reform Specialist IV, Law Center

University of the Philippines

Focus:

Developing coherent and compelling positions, using primarily the rights-based approach, to ensure that requests of government agencies for legal assistance to their bills, rules and regulations are in line with the constitution and laws.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Abelardo Apollo David Junior
Executive Director
Academia Progresiva de Manila (APDM)
Abelardo Apollo David Junior

Executive Director

Academia Progresiva de Manila (APDM)

Focus:

Advancing access to quality and inclusive health and education resources that equip children of all abilities and needs.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Alay Phonvisay
Lecturer, Faculty of Economic and Business Management
National University of Laos
Alay Phonvisay

Lecturer, Faculty of Economic and Business Management

National University of Laos

Focus:

Focusing on trade and poverty reduction.

Lives in:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Alfredo Matugas Coro II
Municipal Vice Mayor and Former Mayor
Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, Philippines
Alfredo Matugas Coro II

Municipal Vice Mayor and Former Mayor

Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, Philippines

Focus:

Innovating local governance in areas of public health, focusing on social determinants such as education, climate change, environmental management, and income and social protection.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Ana P. Santos
Journalist
Ana P. Santos

Journalist

Focus:

Writing about culturally taboo topics such as sexual and reproductive health to bridge the gap between vulnerable women in Philippine society and legislators who draft policies that affect their rights.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Ariel Caringal Hernandez
Managing Director
Bangko sa Balay Foundation
Ariel Caringal Hernandez

Managing Director

Bangko sa Balay Foundation

Focus:

Combating rural poverty and promoting equity-based development and sustainable peace.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Bawi Mang Lian
Medical Officer, National Health Plan Implementation Monitoring Unit
Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
Bawi Mang Lian

Medical Officer, National Health Plan Implementation Monitoring Unit

Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar

Focus:

Focusing on monitoring Myanmar's National Health Plan, toward improving the allocation of health resources in Myanmar, especially the distribution of health facilities.

Lives in:

Myanmar

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Benjamin Lawrence Patrick E. Aritao
Director of Prosecution Department
International Justice Mission
Benjamin Lawrence Patrick E. Aritao

Director of Prosecution Department

International Justice Mission

Focus:

Rescuing victims of trafficking from places of exploitation and using casework lessons to derive systemic remedies.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Beverly Lorraine Ho
Director of Health Promotion and Communications Service, Health Promotion Bureau
Department of Health, Philippines
Beverly Lorraine Ho

Director of Health Promotion and Communications Service, Health Promotion Bureau

Department of Health, Philippines

Focus:

Helping put into operation the mandate of the Universal Health Care Act in the Philippines, ensuring all Filipinos are health literate and have healthy living and working conditions.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Blandina Rosalina Bait
Nutrition Officer
UNICEF Indonesia
Blandina Rosalina Bait

Nutrition Officer

UNICEF Indonesia

Focus:

Leading field implementation of UNICEF's landmark research project on the management of severe acute malnutrition, which contributed to the effective scale up process of this life-saving intervention for children.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Borwornsom (Ack) Leerapan
Health Systems Researcher/Faculty Member, Ramathibodi Medical School
Mahidol University
Borwornsom (Ack) Leerapan

Health Systems Researcher/Faculty Member, Ramathibodi Medical School

Mahidol University

Focus:

Applying systems thinking to solve complex issues, such as regional governance of Thailand's Universal Health Coverage, communitybased health interventions for vulnerable populations, and patient safety in health workforce planning.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Bui Thi Thuy
Head of the Nursing Department
Viet Nam National Children's Hospital
Bui Thi Thuy

Head of the Nursing Department

Viet Nam National Children's Hospital

Focus:

Developing training programs and policies to support community health, such as those ensuring patient safety and supporting parents in caring for and understanding their child's medical care needs.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Carmeneza Dos Santos Monteiro
Strategic Policy Adviser
Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion, Timor Leste
Carmeneza Dos Santos Monteiro

Strategic Policy Adviser

Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion, Timor Leste

Focus:

Working toward a just and equal society through fair, inclusive public policy formulation and implementation.

Lives in:

Timor-Leste

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Chalermsak Kittitrakul
Coordinator for Access to Medicines Campaign
AIDS Access Foundation
Chalermsak Kittitrakul

Coordinator for Access to Medicines Campaign

AIDS Access Foundation

Focus:

Working to ensure that policies on the promotion of access to HIV and HCV treatment are developed and implemented effectively and systematically.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Channé Suy Lan
Regional Lead
InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
Channé Suy Lan

Regional Lead

InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia

Focus:

Designing solutions to help people elevate their dignity and living conditions through improvements in health, education and economic development.

Lives in:

Cambodia

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Chhorvann Chhea
Director, National Institute of Public Health
Ministry of Health, Cambodia
Chhorvann Chhea

Director, National Institute of Public Health

Ministry of Health, Cambodia

Focus:

Leading research into maternal and child health and the health system in Cambodia. Leading in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Working to develop a national health management and leadership training curriculum.

Lives in:

Cambodia

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Deng Rui (Rita)
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Kunming Medical University
Deng Rui (Rita)

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Kunming Medical University

Focus:

Teaching students and conducting research contributing to the improvement of health for ethnic minorities, especially women and young girls.

Lives in:

China

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Do Thuy Duong
CEO and Founder
TalentPool
Do Thuy Duong

CEO and Founder

TalentPool

Focus:

Designing and implementing leadership development programs to enhance the quality of women's lives.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Elisabeth Listyani
Researcher, Center for Health and Policy Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing
University Gadjah Mada
Elisabeth Listyani

Researcher, Center for Health and Policy Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing

University Gadjah Mada

Focus:

Supporting hospitals to improve services in collaboration with local government to strengthen Indonesia's health system. Researching the inequitable distributions of hospitals and health services of remote areas in Indonesia.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Gideon Cauton
Director, National Law Enforcement Development
International Justice Mission
Gideon Cauton

Director, National Law Enforcement Development

International Justice Mission

Focus:

Building the capacity of public law enforcement to rescue and protect children in vulnerable communities against violent offenders. His current project focuses on the online sexual exploitation of children.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Goris Mustaqim
Founder
Asgar Muda Foundation (Saving Next Gen Institute)
Goris Mustaqim

Founder

Asgar Muda Foundation (Saving Next Gen Institute)

Focus:

Building solutions to tackle maternal deaths using big data analytics. Driving up community empowerment across Indonesia to improve the local economy, a social determinant of health equity.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Han Win Htat
Deputy Country Director
Population Services International
Han Win Htat

Deputy Country Director

Population Services International

Focus:

Strengthening health systems to tackle health and social inequity issues for the poor and vulnerable populations through the strategic purchasing of primary health care services to improve quality in the non-public sector.

Lives in:

Myanmar

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Hoang Tu Anh
Founding Member/Vice Director
Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population
Hoang Tu Anh

Founding Member/Vice Director

Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population

Focus:

Empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and enhancing state accountability.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Hoang Van Minh
Vice-Rector/Director of Center for Population
Hanoi University of Public Health
Hoang Van Minh

Vice-Rector/Director of Center for Population

Hanoi University of Public Health

Focus:

Publishing widely in national and international scientific journals; undertaking research studies on health and health care in Viet Nam on topics including the social determinants of health, non-communicable diseases, and universal health coverage.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Jeremy Lim
Co-founder & CEO
AMiLi
Jeremy Lim

Co-founder & CEO

AMiLi

Focus:

Working on increasing the use of technology to improve health equity and access to care.

Lives in:

Singapore

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Jiang Fan
Consultant
National Health and Family Planning Commission, China
Jiang Fan

Consultant

National Health and Family Planning Commission, China

Focus:

Researching social and environmental change and child health, and taking part in a national large-scale early child development intervention program in Shanghai and rural western China.

Lives in:

China

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Jiruth Sriratanaban
Director, Thailand Research Center for Health Service Systems
Chulalongkorn University
Jiruth Sriratanaban

Director, Thailand Research Center for Health Service Systems

Chulalongkorn University

Focus:

Focusing on health service systems in Thailand, including universal coverage, quality management, health sector financing, and health security schemes. Also working to promote equity and quality in education.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Kanapon (Tum) Phumratprapin
CEO/Co-Founder
Health at Home
Kanapon (Tum) Phumratprapin

CEO/Co-Founder

Health at Home

Focus:

Combining expertise in geriatric medicine with a passion for home health care technology to serve Thailand's growing elderly population.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Kotchakorn Voraakhom
Founder/CEO
Porous City Network
Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Founder/CEO

Porous City Network

Focus:

Working to tackle climate change and increase urban resilience in Thailand and Southeast Asian cities through landscape architecture.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Koung Lo
Director
Preah Vihear Provincial Health Department
Koung Lo

Director

Preah Vihear Provincial Health Department

Focus:

Working to improve access to health information and health services, especially for remote patient populations. Spearheaded an initiative to support high-risk pregnant women.

Lives in:

Cambodia

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Kritaya Sreesunpagit
Founder and Board Member
Why I Why Group
Kritaya Sreesunpagit

Founder and Board Member

Why I Why Group

Focus:

Creating networks of support for health care professionals to remove obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Le Thi Nhat
Country Project Manager
ICRC MoveAbility Foundation
Le Thi Nhat

Country Project Manager

ICRC MoveAbility Foundation

Focus:

Aiming to ensure access to quality and affordable physical rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Viet Nam.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Letchimi Devi Doraisamy
Grants Officer
DAI Global LLC
Letchimi Devi Doraisamy

Grants Officer

DAI Global LLC

Focus:

Supporting Malaysia's reform toward a more democratic, inclusive and accepting home for all its people.

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Liu Chenhui
CEO
FamilyDoc Medical Mechnology Co Ltd
Liu Chenhui

CEO

FamilyDoc Medical Mechnology Co Ltd

Focus:

Advancing use of mobile technology to help 1.5 million doctors deliver high quality primary care for everyone, anytime, anywhere, across China.

Lives in:

China

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Luong The-Huy
Director
iSEE Institute
Luong The-Huy

Director

iSEE Institute

Focus:

Advocating for LGBTI in Viet Nam, focusing on raising public awareness, legal advocacy for law makers, media, youth, public and private sectors.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Lynna Chandra
Board Member
Assisi Hospice
Lynna Chandra

Board Member

Assisi Hospice

Focus:

Bringing humanity to medicine with compassionate and excellent care for all. Founded first pediatric palliative care service in Indonesia.

Lives in:

Singapore

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May Sripatanaskul
Founder/CEO
LUKKID/Asian Leadership Academy
May Sripatanaskul

Founder/CEO

LUKKID/Asian Leadership Academy

Focus:

Developing human-centered work processes that allow people to tackle social challenges through collaboration.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Natalie Phaholyothin
CEO
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Thailand
Natalie Phaholyothin

CEO

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Thailand

Focus:

Leading the organization towards conservation excellence and efficiency. Protecting biodiversity and preserving its habitats, combatting illegal wildlife trade, as well as implementing plastic pollution reduction programs in major coastal cities.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Natarajan Rajaraman
Head of Medical Services
HealthServe Ltd
Natarajan Rajaraman

Head of Medical Services

HealthServe Ltd

Focus:

Providing low cost primary care to migrant workers in Singapore; and strengthening the health systems in Timor-Leste.

Lives in:

Singapore

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Nguyen Quóc Thanh
Artist, Curator, Founding Director
Queer Forever!
Nguyen Quóc Thanh

Artist, Curator, Founding Director

Queer Forever!

Focus:

Exploring issues of queer aesthetics and activism, working through art and film projects, and exhibitions that are usually collaborative, and participatory.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Nguyen Thi Lan Anh
Founder and Director
Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)
Nguyen Thi Lan Anh

Founder and Director

Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)

Focus:

Empowering communities of people with disabilities. She advocated the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is actively monitoring the implementation.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Nguyen Thi Thai Lan
Lecturer, Social Work, University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Viet Nam National University
Nguyen Thi Thai Lan

Lecturer, Social Work, University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Viet Nam National University

Focus:

Creating change through supporting access to health and social services for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, such as children in special circumstances, persons with disabilities, HIV/AIDs patients and marginalized groups

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Nguyen Tran Nguyen
Official
Office of People's Committee of Dong Thap Province
Nguyen Tran Nguyen

Official

Office of People's Committee of Dong Thap Province

Focus:

Working to expand health insurance coverage and health service provision, with a focus on the growing elderly population.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Nicola Pocock
Postdoctoral Fellows, Institute of Global Health
United Nations University
Nicola Pocock

Postdoctoral Fellows, Institute of Global Health

United Nations University

Focus:

Working on migration, forced labor, and health, especially the health needs of trafficked fishermen.

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Nila Tanzil
Founder and CEO
Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens)
Nila Tanzil

Founder and CEO

Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens)

Focus:

Nurturing children's habit of reading and improving their literacy skills in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia, having set up over 100 libraries and trained thousands of local teachers.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Noraida Abdullah Karim
Director for Mindanao Programme
Community and Family Services International
Noraida Abdullah Karim

Director for Mindanao Programme

Community and Family Services International

Focus:

Working to improve the resilience of the Internally Displaced Persons. Training para-social workers to serve as a social service catalyst in the Bangsamoro communities.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Nur Khaulah Fadzil
Health Field Officer
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Nur Khaulah Fadzil

Health Field Officer

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Focus:

Focusing on health care in detention and health policy for refugees.

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Oanh Pham Kieu
Founder/CEO
Center for Social Initiatives Promotion
Oanh Pham Kieu

Founder/CEO

Center for Social Initiatives Promotion

Focus:

Helping build a new sector for social entrepreneurship in Viet Nam and the region.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Pairoj Saonuam
Assistant CEO
Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)
Pairoj Saonuam

Assistant CEO

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)

Focus:

Seeking to empower individuals and organizations for a healthy society and environment.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Pan Myat Mon
Country Program Manager
Australian Volunteers (Myanmar)
Pan Myat Mon

Country Program Manager

Australian Volunteers (Myanmar)

Focus:

Helping bring a sustainable social and development change in Myanmar.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Panusart (Midnight) Poonkasetwattana
Executive Director
APCOM Foundation
Panusart (Midnight) Poonkasetwattana

Executive Director

APCOM Foundation

Focus:

Developing a broad range of projects to advance the health, rights and wellbeing of people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Paul Gideon Lasco
Research Fellow, Development Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University
Paul Gideon Lasco

Research Fellow, Development Studies Program

Ateneo de Manila University

Focus:

Pursuing ethnographic and qualitative researches on medical, social, and environmental issues relevant to the Philippines and the region. Writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and other publications.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Phan Thi Ngoc Linh
CEO
Center for Healthcare Improvement Research
Phan Thi Ngoc Linh

CEO

Center for Healthcare Improvement Research

Focus:

Bringing together all available resources, domestically and internationally, to support the improvement of health care services in Viet Nam.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Phetdavanh Leuangvilay
Technical Officer, WHO Health Emergency Programme
World Health Organization, Lao PDR country office
Phetdavanh Leuangvilay

Technical Officer, WHO Health Emergency Programme

World Health Organization, Lao PDR country office

Focus:

Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response capacity through engaging with stakeholders to implement the national health security plan, ensuring equitable access to health services.

Lives in:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Rapeepong Suphanchaimat
Senior Researcher, International Health Policy Program
Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Rapeepong Suphanchaimat

Senior Researcher, International Health Policy Program

Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Focus:

Focusing on research into universal health coverage, especially in low and middle income countries. Researching the health of migrants and vulnerable populations, applying epidemiology and econometrics.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Ratawit Ouaprachanon
Educator, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies
Mahidol University
Ratawit Ouaprachanon

Educator, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies

Mahidol University

Focus:

Educating and conducting research to promote peace, human rights, reconciliation and conflict transformation in Thailand and neighboring countries.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Raudah Mohd Yunus
Researcher and Public Health Specialist, Faculty of Medicine
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Raudah Mohd Yunus

Researcher and Public Health Specialist, Faculty of Medicine

Universiti Teknologi MARA

Focus:

Conducting research and advocating for the rights and protection of older adults, refugees and migrant workers. Building and training young minds to stand up for equity and social justice from the health perspective.

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Rennta Chrisdiana
Commissioner
Yogyakarta Hospital Supervisory Board
Rennta Chrisdiana

Commissioner

Yogyakarta Hospital Supervisory Board

Focus:

Improving quality health care and empowering patients through collaborative works with providers, health practitioners, government, and society.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Sam Oeun Sam
Managing Director
Buddhism for Health
Sam Oeun Sam

Managing Director

Buddhism for Health

Focus:

Improving access to quality health care services for the poor and vulnerable. Strengthening capacity of local government officials in developing responsive local investment plans and accountability.

Lives in:

Cambodia

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Santi Lapbenjakul
Director
Lamsonthi Hospital
Santi Lapbenjakul

Director

Lamsonthi Hospital

Focus:

Working with the government to train caregivers and redirect health care resources toward home care.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Satiriantinah (Sati) Bur Rasuanto
Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer
VIDA Digital Identity
Satiriantinah (Sati) Bur Rasuanto

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

VIDA Digital Identity

Focus:

Enabling Digital Trust and catalyzing financial inclusion through VIDA, an earlystage technology company providing a frictionless and secure digital identity system. Supporting entrepreneurs, investing and health equity issues.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Sean Sok Phay
Executive Director
Child Helpline Cambodia
Sean Sok Phay

Executive Director

Child Helpline Cambodia

Focus:

Advocating for child protection law and cybercrime law to criminalize online child sexual exploitation in Cambodia. Developing the online helpline platform to give children increased protection.

Lives in:

Cambodia

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Sharon Low
Research Manager
REACH Initiative Syria
Sharon Low

Research Manager

REACH Initiative Syria

Focus:

Supporting assessment, evaluation, and research projects in fragile and conflict-affected states.

Lives in:

Singapore

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Shi Nan
Lecturer, Peking University First Hospital
Peking University
Shi Nan

Lecturer, Peking University First Hospital

Peking University

Focus:

Focusing on health, food, and drug safety across China.

Lives in:

China

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Si Zhanjie
Director
Aizhen
Si Zhanjie

Director

Aizhen

Focus:

Addressing the psychological, physical, social and economic problems of people affected by leprosy in China.

Lives in:

China

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Somporn (Nui) Pengkam
Founder and Director
Community Health Impact Assessment Platform in Southeast Asia
Somporn (Nui) Pengkam

Founder and Director

Community Health Impact Assessment Platform in Southeast Asia

Focus:

Leading efforts to empower communities to carry out health impact assessments to encourage them to negotiate with policy makers, with a focus on mining and coal-fired power plants.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Sophia Benedicta Hage
Clinic Manager/Founding Member
Medifit Clinic
Sophia Benedicta Hage

Clinic Manager/Founding Member

Medifit Clinic

Focus:

Focusing on issues of sexual and gender-based violence and on promoting healthy lifestyles.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Soulivanh Pholsena
Chief Physician
Lao Medical Care Center
Soulivanh Pholsena

Chief Physician

Lao Medical Care Center

Focus:

Strengthening primary health care by focusing on the community-based health service through private sector involvement. Running two community medical centers, providing over 100,000 outpatient visits a year.

Lives in:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Tharani Loganathan
Medical Lecturer, Social and Preventative Medicine Department at the Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaysia
Tharani Loganathan

Medical Lecturer, Social and Preventative Medicine Department at the Faculty of Medicine

University of Malaysia

Focus:

Focusing on achieving universal health coverage, and providing financial risk protection to households.

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Thi Thuy Tram Phan
Deputy Director General
Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
Thi Thuy Tram Phan

Deputy Director General

Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam

Focus:

Practicing social justice through ideas and implementation of the Community Development Program and the White Cane Initiative for the Blind in Viet Nam.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Thu Ha Nguyen
Executive Director and Morning News Producer
Vietnam National Television
Thu Ha Nguyen

Executive Director and Morning News Producer

Vietnam National Television

Focus:

Overseeing content development for national television on social issues, including gender and domestic violence, women's health and HIV/AIDS.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Tiara Marthias
PhD Student, Nossal Institute for Global Health
University of Melbourne
Tiara Marthias

PhD Student, Nossal Institute for Global Health

University of Melbourne

Focus:

Assessing geographical equity in reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Tim Aye-Hardy
Co-Founder/Executive Director
myME: Myanmar Mobile Education Project
Tim Aye-Hardy

Co-Founder/Executive Director

myME: Myanmar Mobile Education Project

Focus:

Providing education via mobile classrooms to children in Myanmar who are in indentured servitude at teashop restaurants. Working to develop policies and strategies to address inclusivity and equity in education.

Lives in:

Myanmar

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Vannaphone Sitthirath
Media Consultant, Film Producer, Journalist and Co-Founder
Lao New Wave Cinema Production
Vannaphone Sitthirath

Media Consultant, Film Producer, Journalist and Co-Founder

Lao New Wave Cinema Production

Focus:

Producing socially responsible documentaries of life in Laos and Southeast Asia, with a focus on social, health and environmental issues.

Lives in:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Wai Wai Han
Research Scientist, Department of Medical Research
Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
Wai Wai Han

Research Scientist, Department of Medical Research

Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar

Focus:

Enhancing social justice in health through research of vulnerable populations. Initiating efforts to improve the practice of evidencebased policy-making by mentoring and facilitating data to the policy program in Myanmar.

Lives in:

Myanmar

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Xiao Long
Board Member
Peking Union Medical Foundation
Xiao Long

Board Member

Peking Union Medical Foundation

Focus:

Professor and Deputy Director of Plastic Surgery Department, Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Board member of a non- profit foundation, Peking Union Medical Foundation.

Lives in:

China

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Xu Jin
Lecturer, Center for Health Development Studies
Peking University
Xu Jin

Lecturer, Center for Health Development Studies

Peking University

Focus:

Working to bring greater recognition to the importance and feasibility of reducing health inequities and facilitating China's contribution to global health equity.

Lives in:

China

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Zhang Kun
Presid
Evercare Health Group
Zhang Kun

Presid

Evercare Health Group

Focus:

Developing the group strategy and strong relationships with local communities. Leading, inspiring and managing the top leadership teams. Ensuring the company's profitable growth.

Lives in:

China

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Zhang Yunting (Edwina)
Associate Professor, Child Health Advocacy Institute
Shanghai Children's Medical Center
Zhang Yunting (Edwina)

Associate Professor, Child Health Advocacy Institute

Shanghai Children's Medical Center

Focus:

Establishing an early child development monitoring system, identifying a target population with equity analysis and carrying out interventions to improve child health and development.

Lives in:

China

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Abraham L. B. Freeman
Founder
Environmental Rescue Initiative
Abraham L. B. Freeman

Founder

Environmental Rescue Initiative

Focus:

Recycling plastic waste into construction materials and creating awareness of plastic pollution. Sampling and testing environmental monitoring points to ensure compliance.

Lives in:

Liberia

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Adekemi Kikelomo Adeniyan
Founder and Executive Director
Dentalcare Foundation
Adekemi Kikelomo Adeniyan

Founder and Executive Director

Dentalcare Foundation

Focus:

Promoting, optimizing, and fostering oral health equity in the Nigerian health care system and exploring oral health-related issues and culture of underserved communities.

Lives in:

Nigeria

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Adrian N. Billings
Chief Medical Officer
Preventative Care Health Services
Adrian N. Billings

Chief Medical Officer

Preventative Care Health Services

Focus:

Advocating for less disparate health care resources for rural patients and providers. Building more capacity for health care infrastructure along the United States-Mexico border.

Lives in:

United States

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Alaq Al-Muwali
Resident Doctor
Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Baghdad
Alaq Al-Muwali

Resident Doctor

Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Baghdad

Focus:

Practicing medicine and working to reduce sexual harassment and women's rights violations in the workplace by promoting the gender provisions of the Iraqi labor law.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Amanda Brosnan
Physician Assistant
Tarrant County Public Health
Amanda Brosnan

Physician Assistant

Tarrant County Public Health

Focus:

Practicing health care in a public health department, working primarily in infectious disease management. Cultivating a passion for providing care for the community's underserved population.

Lives in:

United States

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Angela T. Echiverri
Family Physician & Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Contra Costa Health Services
Angela T. Echiverri

Family Physician & Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Contra Costa Health Services

Focus:

Practicing family and community medicine and partnering with families in Contra Costa County, California, to help people lead healthy and well lives. Cultivating leaders and change agents in young people and learners.

Lives in:

United States

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Anjali Singh Kulkarni
Public Health Specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi
Public Health Foundation of India
Anjali Singh Kulkarni

Public Health Specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi

Public Health Foundation of India

Focus:

Teaching a public health program for postgraduate students, focusing on health equity. Developing a communication strategy for one division of a state in India to increase health information access to low-literate populations.

Lives in:

India

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Anne Laux
Field training Compliance Officer, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
Office of the Ohio Attorney General
Anne Laux

Field training Compliance Officer, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission

Office of the Ohio Attorney General

Focus:

Researching the availability and accessibility of mental health wellness services for law enforcement officers in Ohio, and developing a resource guide for creating and funding wellness bureaus.

Lives in:

United States

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Artanesha L. Jackson
FINDconnect Program Manager
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Artanesha L. Jackson

FINDconnect Program Manager

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Focus:

Improving access to resources addressing social determinants of health to eliminate health disparities among adolescents with complex trauma in Oakland, California.

Lives in:

United States

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Bertrand Moses
Founder
Balance 365
Bertrand Moses

Founder

Balance 365

Focus:

Developing national child-related policies, programs, strategies, and communication material to promote child protection, wellbeing, and holistic development. Promoting mental health and wellness through workshops.

Lives in:

Trinidad and Tobago

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Bilal Asim
Assistant Director Planning & Business Development
Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore
Bilal Asim

Assistant Director Planning & Business Development

Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore

Focus:

Working with the corporate partners of Fatima Memorial Hospital to increase revenue to extend free or subsidized quality care to those most affected by high health care expenditures.

Lives in:

Pakistan

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Bram P. Wispelwey
Associate Physician
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Bram P. Wispelwey

Associate Physician

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Focus:

Researching and implementing strategies to eliminate racial inequities in hospital triage. Designing and building a community health program alongside Palestinian refugees living in camps.

Lives in:

United States

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Brandi M. Payton
Clinic Administrator
Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center
Brandi M. Payton

Clinic Administrator

Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center

Focus:

Leading efforts to re-envision primary care training that focuses on the integration of behavioral health into primary care.

Lives in:

United States

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Brigit M. Carter
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, School of Nursing
Duke University
Brigit M. Carter

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, School of Nursing

Duke University

Focus:

Working to ensure the Duke University School of Nursing celebrates diversity and enhances inclusive practices for all members of the community.

Lives in:

United States

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Carla A. Arena Ventura
Full Professor, College of Nursing
University of Sao Paulo
Carla A. Arena Ventura

Full Professor, College of Nursing

University of Sao Paulo

Focus:

Advocating for human rights education among vulnerable groups and building capacity for participatory research on health equity.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Caroline Mae Ramirez
Medical Officer IV, Health Facility Development Bureau
Department of Health, Philippines
Caroline Mae Ramirez

Medical Officer IV, Health Facility Development Bureau

Department of Health, Philippines

Focus:

Developing policies as well as future leaders who champion health equity in the Philippines.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Christina T. Rosenthal
Owner/CEO
Paradigm Dental Center
Christina T. Rosenthal

Owner/CEO

Paradigm Dental Center

Focus:

Practicing dentistry and connecting under-represented or under-resourced youth to mentors and the resources needed to become health care professionals.

Lives in:

United States

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Danielle Woodhouse Johnson
Founder
The Oasis Alliance
Danielle Woodhouse Johnson

Founder

The Oasis Alliance

Focus:

Improving the lives of trauma survivors by co-creating personal spaces that promote mental health and wellbeing.

Lives in:

United States

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Deborrah G. Liao
Municipal Health Officer
Rural Health Unit-Gamay
Deborrah G. Liao

Municipal Health Officer

Rural Health Unit-Gamay

Focus:

Providing primary health care and advocating for health equity through universal health care in a rural and remote area in the Visayas region of the Philippines.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Elena Rivera
Senior Health Policy and Program Advisor
Children's Institute
Elena Rivera

Senior Health Policy and Program Advisor

Children's Institute

Focus:

Advocating to improve child health and wellbeing in Oregon. Uniting the voices of communities directly affected by early health and learning disparities and co-creating solutions to ensure healthy and thriving children.

Lives in:

United States

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Eliza Squibb
Co-Founder and Art Director
Ztwist Design LLC
Eliza Squibb

Co-Founder and Art Director

Ztwist Design LLC

Focus:

Collaborating with artists and artisans worldwide to create culturally contextualized patient education tools to improve information equity and health literacy among low-resource populations.

Lives in:

United States

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Elliot Koranteng Tannor
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Elliot Koranteng Tannor

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Focus:

Advocating reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases, especially kidney disease, and health disparities in the diagnosis.

Lives in:

Ghana

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Emily MacDonald
Director, Health Center Clinical Operations
Erie Family Health Centers
Emily MacDonald

Director, Health Center Clinical Operations

Erie Family Health Centers

Focus:

Strengthening clinical operations to optimize health outcomes and workforce development at a federally qualified health center that provides care in underresourced communities in Chicago.

Lives in:

United States

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Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa
Gender Specialist
Emmanuel International
Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa

Gender Specialist

Emmanuel International

Focus:

Engaging communities to develop authentic efforts that strengthen the health care system and promote equitable access for all.

Lives in:

Malawi

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Esperanza Felicidad Cantú
Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Esperanza Felicidad Cantú

Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Focus:

Mobilizing resident involvement in decisionmaking to ensure efforts are driven by community needs and assets. Developing strategies to support public health infrastructure.

Lives in:

United States

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Gabrielle Jackson
Co-Founder and Co-Director
UndocuBlack Network
Gabrielle Jackson

Co-Founder and Co-Director

UndocuBlack Network

Focus:

Training and ensuring the development of community mental health facilitators to support undocumented immigrant communities nationwide.

Lives in:

United States

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Gilberto Lopez
Research Assistant Professor, Medical Center
University of Rochester
Gilberto Lopez

Research Assistant Professor, Medical Center

University of Rochester

Focus:

Focusing on the relationships between socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and disease in Latinx populations.

Lives in:

United States

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Hope Elizabeth Rhodes
Associate Medical Director, Children's Health Center
George Washington University
Hope Elizabeth Rhodes

Associate Medical Director, Children's Health Center

George Washington University

Focus:

Advocating for improved access to teen-friendly and culturally sensitive reproductive health services for high-risk teens in under-resourced communities.

Lives in:

United States

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Hyeladzira D. Garnvwa
Health Specialist, Nigeria State Health Investment Project
National Primary Health Care Development Agency
Hyeladzira D. Garnvwa

Health Specialist, Nigeria State Health Investment Project

National Primary Health Care Development Agency

Focus:

Working in the national government to facilitate access to quality primary health care for women and children in underserved communities.

Lives in:

Nigeria

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Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor
Chief Executive Officer
EpiAFRIC
Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor

Chief Executive Officer

EpiAFRIC

Focus:

Advocating for active citizenship for health in Nigeria to create a critical mass of Nigerians who can demand improved health care for all and hold the government accountable.

Lives in:

Nigeria

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James Huang
Medical Director of Family Medicine
Unity Health Care
James Huang

Medical Director of Family Medicine

Unity Health Care

Focus:

Providing comprehensive medical care for immigrant and deaf communities through direct patient care, education, and quality improvement. Advocating for healthy food access for all communities.

Lives in:

United States

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Jessica Milberg-Haydu
Director of National Office Emergency Preparedness
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Jessica Milberg-Haydu

Director of National Office Emergency Preparedness

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Focus:

Supporting organizations with training, technical assistance, organizational management, program management, and strategic planning expertise. Addressing social determinants of health.

Lives in:

United States

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Joedrecka S. Brown Speights
Associate Professor and Chair of Family Medicine, College of Medicine
Florida State University
Joedrecka S. Brown Speights

Associate Professor and Chair of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

Florida State University

Focus:

Working to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity, especially in maternal and child health and address black infant mortality.

Lives in:

United States

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Jonatan Konfino
Professional Lecturer
George Washington University
Jonatan Konfino

Professional Lecturer

George Washington University

Focus:

Building a local health system with both a social justice and equity perspective and a political perspective for health discussions and decisions.

Lives in:

Argentina

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Jordi Equitable
Director, Program Alignment and Partner Engagement Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of Minority Health (US)
Jordi Equitable

Director, Program Alignment and Partner Engagement Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Office of Minority Health (US)

Focus:

Working across Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to embed equity into the agency's programs, policies, models, and demonstrations.

Lives in:

United States

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Kenneth T. Jones
Supervisory Program Analyst
VHA Office of Health Equity
Kenneth T. Jones

Supervisory Program Analyst

VHA Office of Health Equity

Focus:

Advancing health equity for military veterans and ensuring the availability of data and tools to understand health, social, and economic needs.

Lives in:

United States

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Kevin Heckman
Director, Product Development
America Medical Association
Kevin Heckman

Director, Product Development

America Medical Association

Focus:

Improving the diversity of medical students by gathering and sharing examples and evidence of equitable admissions processes and tools.

Lives in:

United States

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Lesford H. Duncan
Senior Director of Programs
Outdoor Outreach
Lesford H. Duncan

Senior Director of Programs

Outdoor Outreach

Focus:

Introducing at-risk, underrepresented, and systeminvolved youth to the transformative and healing power of the outdoors.

Lives in:

United States

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Liam C. Hein
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
Liam C. Hein

Associate Professor, College of Nursing

University of South Carolina

Focus:

Advancing LGBTQ social justice and health equity on a local level in partnership with the community and on a national level through policy. Advocating and educating for transgender health care access.

Lives in:

United States

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Lindsey Pollaczek
Vice President of Programs
Fistula Foundation
Lindsey Pollaczek

Vice President of Programs

Fistula Foundation

Focus:

Championing holistic programs dedicated to the elimination of childbirth injury obstetric fistula, a gross inequity that affects more than a million women and girls worldwide.

Lives in:

United States

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Lindsley Jeremiah Villarante
Team Leader for Sectoral Planning and Budget Allocation, Department Legislative Liaison Specialist
Department of Health, Manila City
Lindsley Jeremiah Villarante

Team Leader for Sectoral Planning and Budget Allocation, Department Legislative Liaison Specialist

Department of Health, Manila City

Focus:

Improving the system of health planning in the Philippines to attain universal health coverage goals, such as equitable health financing, responsive health systems, and better health outcomes.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Maria Portela Martinez
Medical Director
George Washing Immediate Primary Care Clinics
Maria Portela Martinez

Medical Director

George Washing Immediate Primary Care Clinics

Focus:

Leading efforts to re-envision primary care training focused on transforming health care delivery systems aimed at improving access, quality of care, and cost effectiveness for vulnerable populations.

Lives in:

United States

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Mary Ajwang
Consultant
Global Health Corps
Mary Ajwang

Consultant

Global Health Corps

Focus:

Engaging in advocacy, technical assistance, and program coordination to improve public health in Uganda.

Lives in:

Uganda

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Maureen Milanga
Associate Director International Policy and Advocacy
Health Global Access Project (GAP)
Maureen Milanga

Associate Director International Policy and Advocacy

Health Global Access Project (GAP)

Focus:

Improving access for key populations and pediatrics in the Kenyan HIV program to ensure marginalized populations are included in the efforts to eliminate health disparities.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Medha D. Makhlouf
Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State's Dickinson Law
Penn State University
Medha D. Makhlouf

Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State's Dickinson Law

Penn State University

Focus:

Researching and advocating for equitable solutions to legal and policy issues at the intersection of US health law and immigration law. Preparing law students to work for health justice.

Lives in:

United States

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Megan L. Srinivas
Infectious Disease Clinical Instructor and Research Fellow, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Megan L. Srinivas

Infectious Disease Clinical Instructor and Research Fellow, School of Medicine

University of North Carolina

Focus:

Utilizing politics and heath policy to improve health care access in the rural United States. Researching social innovation and entrepreneurship for sexual and reproductive health in resource-limited settings around the world.

Lives in:

United States

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Mildred Omino
Founder, Advocacy & Partnerships Officer
Women and Realities of Disability Society
Mildred Omino

Founder, Advocacy & Partnerships Officer

Women and Realities of Disability Society

Focus:

Advocating for the sexual and reproductive health rights of girls and women with disabilities in Kenya.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Monalisa Padhee
Program Head, Women Wellness Initiative
Barefoot College
Monalisa Padhee

Program Head, Women Wellness Initiative

Barefoot College

Focus:

Designing and implementing health initiatives to disrupt the cycle of poor health in girls and women in rural India through a community-driven model.

Lives in:

India

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Monique E. Brown
Program Manager, Healthy Neighbourhoods Project, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Tulane University
Monique E. Brown

Program Manager, Healthy Neighbourhoods Project, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Tulane University

Focus:

Co-creating a sustainability plan with an underserved community to address vacant or abandoned properties, mitigate gentrification and displacement, and increase placemaking in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lives in:

United States

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Neha Raykar
Senior Consultant (Health, WASH and Nutrition)
Oxford Policy Management
Neha Raykar

Senior Consultant (Health, WASH and Nutrition)

Oxford Policy Management

Focus:

Leading evaluations of public health and nutrition programs on maternal and child health in rural India.

Lives in:

India

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Nkemakolem Osian
Board Member
The White Dress Project
Nkemakolem Osian

Board Member

The White Dress Project

Focus:

Increasing national awareness through education and advocacy about the uterine fibroid epidemic that plagues women and disproportionately affects women of color.

Lives in:

United States

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Peter Gan Kim Soon
Ex-Officio
MERCY Malaysia
Peter Gan Kim Soon

Ex-Officio

MERCY Malaysia

Focus:

Improving public health through health literacy for individuals, their local community, and colleagues within the health sector by prioritizing social determinants of health.

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Razel Nikka M. Hao
Medical Specialist II, Health Facilities and Infrastructure Development Team, Office of the Undersecretary
Department of Health, Philippines
Razel Nikka M. Hao

Medical Specialist II, Health Facilities and Infrastructure Development Team, Office of the Undersecretary

Department of Health, Philippines

Focus:

Developing strategic policy interventions and linkages to ensure equitable distribution and efficient management of health facilities in the Philippines.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Rose Mary Nakame
Executive Director/Founder
REMI East Africa
Rose Mary Nakame

Executive Director/Founder

REMI East Africa

Focus:

Implementing a multifaceted approach for tackling teenage pregnancy in Uganda.

Lives in:

Uganda

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Sara Selig
Associate Physician, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Sara Selig

Associate Physician, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Harvard University

Focus:

Working to eliminate health disparities and improve the wellbeing of American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

Lives in:

United States

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Sarah Battistich
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical Center
New York University
Sarah Battistich

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical Center

New York University

Focus:

Overseeing the delivery of comprehensive medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services to survivors of torture and war trauma.

Lives in:

United States

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Sarah M. Hooper
Executive Director
UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law Science & Health Policy
Sarah M. Hooper

Executive Director

UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law Science & Health Policy

Focus:

Developing medical-legal collaborations in education, research, and clinical service that advance equity in the care of older adults.

Lives in:

United States

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Scott Nass
Program Director, Eisenhower Family Medicine
Eisenhower Health
Scott Nass

Program Director, Eisenhower Family Medicine

Eisenhower Health

Focus:

Advocating for equitable health policies and access to care for LGBTQ patients. Providing primary care and HIV services to the Southern California desert community

Lives in:

United States

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Shubha Nagesh
Director, Community Follow Up and Research Programs
Latika Roy Foundation
Shubha Nagesh

Director, Community Follow Up and Research Programs

Latika Roy Foundation

Focus:

Striving to make childhood disabilities a global health priority, with a focus on young children with developmental disabilities in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.

Lives in:

India

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Shubham Choudhary
Founder/CEO, Safe Access Project
Qequal Foundation
Shubham Choudhary

Founder/CEO, Safe Access Project

Qequal Foundation

Focus:

Building an ecosystem to advance equitable health care for the LGBTQ community in India through education, advocacy, and community organizing.

Lives in:

India

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Stephen Sevalie
Psychiatrist and Public Health Officer
Stephen Sevalie

Psychiatrist and Public Health Officer

Focus:

Working to establish collaboration, local and international, to support mental health, substance abuse and epilepsy services, and reduce treatment gaps in Sierra Leone.

Lives in:

Sierra Leone

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Syed Mustafa H. Nadir
Founder and CEO
Creative Frontiers LLC
Syed Mustafa H. Nadir

Founder and CEO

Creative Frontiers LLC

Focus:

Leading an awardwinning startup focused on storytelling and conflict communication. Working on media content aimed at fostering health equity, tolerance, and countering destructive narratives.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Thomas Merrill
Senior Data Analyst, Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine
Thomas Merrill

Senior Data Analyst, Muskie School of Public Service

University of Southern Maine

Focus:

Designing, developing, and managing projects within the Muskie School of Public Service. Assisting with publications and dissemination, collecting and analyzing data, and mentoring graduate assistants.

Lives in:

United States

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Toyese Oyeyemi
Faculty
University of New Mexico
Toyese Oyeyemi

Faculty

University of New Mexico

Focus:

Leading an organization that provides grant writing and program evaluation for community-based, equity-driven nonprofits.

Lives in:

United States

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Tyler Spencer
Founder and President
The Grassroot Project
Tyler Spencer

Founder and President

The Grassroot Project

Focus:

Advancing health equity by recruiting and training NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) athletes to bring health education and physical activity back into American schools.

Lives in:

Mexico

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V. Kai Kennedy
Vice Chair of Equity and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of California
V. Kai Kennedy

Vice Chair of Equity and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

University of California

Focus:

Teaching principles of equity, professionalism, and leadership to physical therapy trainees and multidisciplinary health equity champions.

Lives in:

United States

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Yvonne Yiu
Program Manager
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Yvonne Yiu

Program Manager

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Focus:

Empowering leadership to utilize data to drive quality improvement initiatives throughout the health care system.

Lives in:

United States

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Zeina Saliba
Psychiatrist and Family Physician, Inpatient Medical Director for Psychiatric and Behavioural Health Services
George Washington University Hospital
Zeina Saliba

Psychiatrist and Family Physician, Inpatient Medical Director for Psychiatric and Behavioural Health Services

George Washington University Hospital

Focus:

Improving health care access and quality across multiple domains by overseeing consultation and inpatient psychiatric services. Working to decrease stigma in mental health and caring for marginalized populations.

Lives in:

United States

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Zulayka Santiago
Founder & Creative Director
LibÚlula Consulting
Zulayka Santiago

Founder & Creative Director

LibÚlula Consulting

Focus:

Providing inspiration, instigation, and support for projects, organizations, and foundations focused on equity, social justice, and authentic community engagement.

Lives in:

United States

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