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.

Senior 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
Entrepreneur focused on brain health and equity; owner of Three Home Village Assisted Living facility
Adam Waskow

Entrepreneur focused on brain health and equity; owner of Three Home Village Assisted Living facility

Memory Dog Inc

Focus:

Researching how animalassisted therapies and interventions could affect care and improve outcomes in a variety of environments and applications; in particular, the use of therapy dogs with dementia patients.

Lives in:

United States

Memory Dog Inc
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Adit Friedberg
Research fellow, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Adit Friedberg

Research fellow, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

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
Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Center, Universidad de San Andres; associate researcher, Faculty of Humanities, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Adolfo Garcia

Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Center, Universidad de San Andres; associate researcher, Faculty of Humanities, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Focus:

Combining neuroscience and language science to capture early markers of neurodegenerative disorders.

Lives in:

Argentina

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Adrià Rofes
Assistant professor, University of Groningen
Adrià Rofes

Assistant professor, University of Groningen

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, Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat), Universidad Adolfo Ibanez; research associate professor, Trinity College Dublin
Agustin Ibanez

Director, Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat), Universidad Adolfo Ibanez; research associate professor, Trinity College Dublin

Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience

Focus:

Empowering Latin American networks and researchers to fight dementia collaboratively.

Lives in:

Chile

Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience
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Alejandra Guerrero Barragán
Neurologist, Clinica de la Sabana, Instituto Roosevelt
Alejandra Guerrero Barragán

Neurologist, Clinica de la Sabana, Instituto Roosevelt

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:

Using photography to create social awareness of how older Peruvians living in different regions of the country age, focusing on how different living conditions influence the aging process for better or worse.

Lives in:

Peru

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Alissa Bernstein
Assistant professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Alissa Bernstein

Assistant professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

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
Neuropsychologist
Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado

Neuropsychologist

Focus:

Introducing technologybased cognitive assessments and support to the Cuban population.

Lives in:

Cuba

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Anna Brugulat-Serrat
Neuropsychologist and postdoctoral researcher, Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center
Anna Brugulat-Serrat

Neuropsychologist and postdoctoral researcher, Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center

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 well-being, University of Washington
Anne Browning

Assistant dean for well-being, University of Washington

The University of Washington

Focus:

Promoting resilience, brain health and well-being 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
Sphere Scholar, School of Public Health, Trinity College Dublin
Arianna Almirall Sánchez

Sphere Scholar, School of Public Health, Trinity College Dublin

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 trajectories of frailty and cognitive decline among older adults in Ireland and how these trajectories impact on patterns and costs of care, functional decline and caregiver burden.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Aya Ashour
Lecturer and consultant of neurology, Ain Shams University
Aya Ashour

Lecturer and consultant of neurology, Ain Shams University

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
Coordinator of the MMENTE Program Head of clinical intervention at LatAmFINGER - Perú, Hospital Central Fuerza Aérea del Perú Instituto Peruano de Neurociencias
Beatriz Marcela Mar Meza

Coordinator of the MMENTE Program Head of clinical intervention at LatAmFINGER - Perú, Hospital Central Fuerza Aérea del Perú Instituto Peruano de Neurociencias

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
Director, Moriguchi Institute; vice president, Brazilian Geriatrics Society
Berenice Werle

Director, Moriguchi Institute; vice president, Brazilian Geriatrics Society

Focus:

Creating friendly and accessible environments for people with dementia, caregivers and family members of people with dementia.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Boon Lead Tee
Assistant professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Boon Lead Tee

Assistant professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Developing an anatomicalspecific and linguistically adapted Chinese Language Assessment in PPA battery for the Chinese-speaking population. Studying impacts 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, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre
Bárbara Costa Beber

Assistant professor of speech and language pathology, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre

Focus:

Raising awareness of dementia in 40,000 speech and language therapists in Brazil and studying methods for improving communication among people with neurological diseases.

Lives in:

Brazil

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre
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Carlos Chechetti
Social Entrepreneurship, Revivendo Memorias social program (NGO)
Carlos Chechetti

Social Entrepreneurship, Revivendo Memorias social program (NGO)

Focus:

Developing a social program that uses passion—such as sport, music, movie, poetry, and art—as cognitive stimulation to increase socialization to improve quality of life for older adults and people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.

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, Wishing Well Music LLC; host/ producer of audio program “Can You Hear Me?”
Cheyenne Mize

Music therapist and owner, Wishing Well Music LLC; host/ producer of audio program “Can You Hear Me?”

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
Postdoctoral researcher, National University of Ireland Galway
Christine FitzGerald

Postdoctoral researcher, National University of Ireland Galway

Focus:

Exploring the role of community services such as Alzheimer cafés 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
Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, California Institute of Technology
Cindy Weinstein

Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

Focus:

Recently published “Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain,” written with Dr. Bruce Miller, based on her experience of coming to terms with her father's diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Lives in:

United States

California Institute of Technology
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Claire McEvoy
Senior lecturer in nutrition and aging research, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Centre for Public Health, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast
Claire McEvoy

Senior lecturer in nutrition and aging research, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Centre for Public Health, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast

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, Alzheimer's Association
Claire Sexton

Director, Scientific Programs and Outreach, Alzheimer's Association

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, Servicio Galego de Saúde
Clara Dominguez Vivero

Neurologist, Servicio Galego de Saúde

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 and sub investigator, Neuroscience Group of Antioquia
Claudia Patricia Ramos-Perez

Psychiatrist and sub investigator, Neuroscience Group of Antioquia

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Colombia

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Corrina Grimes
Advance care planning lead, Department of Health, Northern Ireland; head of Business Change, Encompass Northern Ireland (Health and Social Care Board)
Corrina Grimes

Advance care planning lead, Department of Health, Northern Ireland; head of Business Change, Encompass Northern Ireland (Health and Social Care Board)

Ecompass Northern Ireland (Health & Social Care Board)

Focus:

Engaging in health and social care policy development and implementation; and currently developing an advance care planning policy for Northern Ireland.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

Ecompass Northern Ireland (Health & Social Care Board)
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Cristiano Schaffer Aguzzoli
Neurologist, São Lucas Hospital of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
Cristiano Schaffer Aguzzoli

Neurologist, São Lucas Hospital of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

Focus:

Spreading knowledge about prodromal manifestations of neurodegenerative disorders across disciplines and fighting stigma by changing the narrative of dementia from deficit to proficit.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Dana Walrath
Writer, artist and anthropologist
Dana Walrath

Writer, artist and anthropologist

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United States

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David Loughrey
Postdoctoral fellow, Trinity College Dublin
David Loughrey

Postdoctoral fellow, Trinity College Dublin

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
Clinical research fellow and Ph.D. candidate, Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford
Dearbhla Kelly

Clinical research fellow and Ph.D. candidate, Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Focus:

Researching the overlap between renal and neurological diseases.

Lives in:

United States

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Derya Durusu Emek-Savas
Associate professor, Departments of Psychology and Neurosciences, Dokuz Eylul University
Derya Durusu Emek-Savas

Associate professor, Departments of Psychology and Neurosciences, Dokuz Eylul University

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 professor and neurologist, Dokuz Eylul University
Didem Öz

Associate professor and neurologist, Dokuz Eylul University

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
Director, Creative Aging International; curator/producer of Creative Brain Week; and arts officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Dominic Campbell

Director, Creative Aging International; curator/producer of Creative Brain Week; and arts officer, Irish Hospice Foundation

Creative Aging International

Focus:

Developing and sustaining 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, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Fresno; affiliated researcher, California Institute of Rural Studies
Dvera Saxton

Assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Fresno; affiliated researcher, California Institute of Rural Studies

California State University

Focus:

Developing communitybased 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
Assistant professor in intellectual disability, Trinity College Dublin
Eimear McGlinchey

Assistant professor in intellectual disability, Trinity College Dublin

Focus:

Including people with Down syndrome in all aspects of dementia research.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Elaine Howard
Independent consultant, Dementia Focus
Elaine Howard

Independent consultant, Dementia Focus

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 in NeuroRehab (Physical and Rehab Medicine), Sorbonne Université; Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital
Eleonore Bayen

Assistant professor in NeuroRehab (Physical and Rehab Medicine), Sorbonne Université; Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

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
Assistant Neurologist, Hospital das Clínicas UFMG-EBSERH; assistant professor, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais
Elisa de Paula França Resende

Assistant Neurologist, Hospital das Clínicas UFMG-EBSERH; assistant professor, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais

Focus:

Studying the effects of latelife 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
Division Chief Sleep & Memory Center and scientific director, Neurological Institute of Athens
Elissaios Karageorgiou

Division Chief Sleep & Memory Center and scientific director, Neurological Institute of Athens

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, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Elizabeth Dzeng

Assistant professor of medicine and sociology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Examining the influence of structural racism, culture and ethics of neoliberalism on the provision of goaldiscordant end-of-life care in older adults with and without dementia in the U.S. and U.K.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Emi Kiyota
Associate professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Emi Kiyota

Associate professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Ibasho

Focus:

Creating socially integrated communities that value elders through Ibasho (a notfor-profit organization) and consulting in the design of communities and cities.

Lives in:

Singapore

Ibasho
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Emily Adrion
Lecturer (assistant professor) of global health policy, University of Edinburgh
Emily Adrion

Lecturer (assistant professor) of global health policy, University of Edinburgh

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
Clinical lecturer in ageing in the Centre for Public Health and consultant geriatrician, Queen's University Belfast and Belfast Trust
Emma Cunningham

Clinical lecturer in ageing in the Centre for Public Health and consultant geriatrician, Queen's University Belfast and Belfast Trust

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
Postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Faheem Arshad

Postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences

Focus:

Working to understand the pathophysiological and structural underpinnings of frontotemporal dementia.

Lives in:

India

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Fernando Aguzzoli-Peres
Coordinator of “age-friendly cities” protocols, International Longevity Center Brazil; Director in Successful Aging and Dementias, Crônicos do Dia a Dia
Fernando Aguzzoli-Peres

Coordinator of “age-friendly cities” protocols, International Longevity Center Brazil; Director in Successful Aging and Dementias, Crônicos do Dia a Dia

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
Managing director, DDS Architects Ltd.
Fiona Walsh

Managing director, DDS Architects Ltd.

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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Fionnuala Sweeney
Journalist; multimedia editor, Atlantic Institute
Fionnuala Sweeney

Journalist; multimedia editor, Atlantic Institute

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:

United Kingdom

Atlantic Institute
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Francesca Farina
Research assistant professor, Northwestern University; visiting researcher, Trinity College Dublin
Francesca Farina

Research assistant professor, Northwestern University; visiting researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Focus:

Researching early risk factors for dementia and working with community partners to promote brain health and well-being across the lifespan.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Funmi Akindejoye
Consultant
Funmi Akindejoye

Consultant

Focus:

Promoting Alzheimer's disease awareness, supporting existing dementia care, and researching the epidemiology and environmental risk factors of brain health.

Lives in:

Nigeria

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Gabri Christa
Associate professor of professional practice; director of Movement Lab, Barnard College, Colombia University
Gabri Christa

Associate professor of professional practice; director of Movement Lab, Barnard College, Colombia University

Colombia University

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United States

Colombia University
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Geeske Peeters
Senior researcher, Radboud University Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine; scientific coordinator, Radboudumc Alzheimer Centre
Geeske Peeters

Senior researcher, Radboud University Medical Centre, Department of Geriatric Medicine; scientific coordinator, Radboudumc Alzheimer Centre

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
Principal architect, DDS Architects Ltd.
Greg Walsh

Principal architect, DDS Architects Ltd.

DDS Architects Ltd

Focus:

Designing inclusive environments to support the health and well-being of people with dementia.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

DDS Architects Ltd
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Gráinne Hope
Artistic director and founder, Kids' Classics CLG
Gráinne Hope

Artistic director and founder, Kids' Classics CLG

Focus:

Working to improve the experience and quality of life for those living with dementia through music.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Hanan Khalil
Associate professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences
Hanan Khalil

Associate professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

Focus:

Working to increase awareness, improve patient care and improve understanding of mental health through epidemiological and intervention research.

Lives in:

Jordan

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Hany Ibrahim
Consultant geriatrician and senior lecturer, Ain Shams University Hospital
Hany Ibrahim

Consultant geriatrician and senior lecturer, Ain Shams University Hospital

Ain Shams University Hospital

Focus:

Working to use modern technology and software platforms for early detection of dementia and cognitive training. Co-founder of Ain Shams Cognitive Training Lab.

Lives in:

Philippines

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 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 researcher/creative director, NGO Socialiniai meno projektai; co-founder and lead, Association Dementia Lithuania; research assistant, Global Brain Health Institute
Ieva Petkutē

Arts researcher/creative director, NGO Socialiniai meno projektai; co-founder and lead, Association Dementia Lithuania; research assistant, Global Brain Health Institute

Socialinai meno projektai

Focus:

Leading local and international arts, health and well-being initiatives developed with heart and shaped considering accessibility, inclusivity, based on cross-disciplinary collaboration and aiming for societal change.

Lives in:

Lithuania

Socialinai meno projektai
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Ignacio Illán Gala
Neurologist, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Ignacio Illán Gala

Neurologist, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

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
Geriatric resident, Clalit Medical Services inMeir Medical Center
Inbal Mayan

Geriatric resident, Clalit Medical Services inMeir Medical Center

Focus:

Practicing and building different models of care, trying to find a balance between giving the patients the best care, reducing hospitalization, and tailoring personal treatment options.

Lives in:

Israel

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Ioannis Tarnanas
Chief scientific officer, Altoida Inc.
Ioannis Tarnanas

Chief scientific officer, Altoida Inc.

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Greece

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Irina Kinchin
Health economist, Trinity College Dublin
Irina Kinchin

Health economist, Trinity College Dublin

University of Technology Sydney

Focus:

Strengthening local health and social care planning in the face of limited resources through the use of economic evaluation towards outcomeorientated provision by commissioners and providers of health and care services.

Lives in:

Ireland

University of Technology Sydney
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Jalayne Arias
Associate professor, Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences School of Public Health, Georgia State University
Jalayne Arias

Associate professor, Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences School of Public Health, Georgia State University

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Investigating the legal and ethical challenges associated with the individual and social burden linked 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, Neurology Today
Jamie Talan

Science writer, Neurology Today

Focus:

Developing and implementing an online monthly lecture series and a U.S. 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
Assistant professor of ethnomusicology; chair, Applied Intercultural Arts Research, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, University of Arizona
Jennie Gubner

Assistant professor of ethnomusicology; chair, Applied Intercultural Arts Research, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, University of Arizona

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
International Sleep Research Training Program Fellow, Psychiatry Department, Sleep Division, Stanford University
Jenny Zitser

International Sleep Research Training Program Fellow, Psychiatry Department, Sleep Division, Stanford University

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Investigating nonmotor 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
Clinical Fellow in Stroke and Emergency Care, NHS Scotland
Jerónimo Martin

Clinical Fellow in Stroke and Emergency Care, NHS Scotland

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Jonathan Adrián Zegarra Valdivia
Postdoctoral researcher at Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience; Cajal Institute, CSIC; and School of Medicine, UAM, Madrid, Spain
Jonathan Adrián Zegarra Valdivia

Postdoctoral researcher at Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience; Cajal Institute, CSIC; and School of Medicine, UAM, Madrid, Spain

Focus:

Working to identify biomarkers for early detection of mild cognitive impairment and dementia through the study of neurobiology, metabolism and brain health physiology.

Lives in:

Spain

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Joni Gilissen
Postdoctoral researcher, Endof-Life Care Research Group, Dept of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
Joni Gilissen

Postdoctoral researcher, Endof-Life Care Research Group, Dept of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Engaging in mixed-methods research and development of interventions to address (palliative) care needs and improve quality of life throughout the care trajectory of older adults, including those with dementia and other serious illnesses.

Lives in:

Belgium

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Jorge Llibre Guerra
Assistant professor, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; assistant director for Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIANTU); cognitive neurologist
Jorge Llibre Guerra

Assistant professor, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; assistant director for Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIANTU); 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, Hospital Clinica Biblica
Jorge Mario Leon Salas

Neuro-psychiatrist, Hospital Clinica Biblica

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
Patient and public involvement and communications/Dissemination Coordinator, HRB Dementia Clinical Trials Network Ireland (Dementia Trials Ireland or DTI)
Karen Meenan

Patient and public involvement and communications/Dissemination Coordinator, HRB Dementia Clinical Trials Network Ireland (Dementia Trials Ireland or DTI)

Focus:

Working with people living with dementia and their carers, developing theater and radio broadcasts. In particular working with people affected with Lewy Body Disorders and their caregivers to raise awareness of this disease and build community.

Lives in:

Ireland

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Karin Diamond
Artistic director, Re-Live
Karin Diamond

Artistic director, Re-Live

Re-Live

Focus:

Exploring the health and well-being 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
Head Psychologist , Neurological Institute of Athens; Staff Psychologist, Athens Medical Center
Konstantina Sykara

Head Psychologist , Neurological Institute of Athens; Staff Psychologist, Athens Medical Center

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
Associate professor and Medicine Associate Director of Training in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies Program
Krista Harrison

Associate professor and Medicine Associate Director of Training in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies Program

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Developing evidence and interventions to address palliative care needs of people with dementia, prion disease, and other serious illnesses through clinical interventions, care system or equitable policy.

Lives in:

United States

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Krystal L. Culler
Founder and creative director, Virtual Brain Health Center
Krystal L. Culler

Founder and creative director, Virtual Brain Health Center

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
Geriatric physician; volunteer (geriatrician), Fundación Venciendo Fronteras
Kuripacha Tituaña Vega

Geriatric physician; volunteer (geriatrician), Fundación Venciendo Fronteras

Focus:

Developing programs that serve older people living with dementia, especially in Indigenous people living in poverty.

Lives in:

Ecuador

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Lais Fajersztajn
Associate researcher, University of São Paulo
Lais Fajersztajn

Associate researcher, University of São Paulo

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 fellow, Centre for Dementia Research, Leeds Beckett University
Laura Booi

Research fellow, Centre for Dementia Research, Leeds Beckett University

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 of nursing, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Lauren Hunt

Assistant professor of nursing, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

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
Assistant professor in neurology, Paris-Est University
Laurent Cleret de Langavant

Assistant professor in neurology, Paris-Est University

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, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Lenisa Brandao

Associate professor, Department of Health and Communication, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

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
Research Associate, Neuroscience Group of Antioquia
Lina Velilla

Research Associate, Neuroscience Group of Antioquia

Focus:

Developing strategies to address the 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
Institutional psychiatrist, Fundación Valle del Lili
Lina Zapata

Institutional psychiatrist, Fundación Valle del Lili

Focus:

Working to improve brain health care, focusing on dementia prevention, dementia diagnosis, individualized treatments, and genetics research of neurodegenerative diseases in diverse populations.

Lives in:

Colombia

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Lingani Mbakile Mahlanza
Assistant professor and neuropsychologist, University of Botswana
Lingani Mbakile Mahlanza

Assistant professor and neuropsychologist, University of Botswana

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
Neuropsychology and assistant lecturer, Private clinic/FUMEC
Luciano Mariano

Neuropsychology and assistant lecturer, Private clinic/FUMEC

Focus:

Using research to improve diagnosis and to make cognitive-behavioral evaluation simpler and more accurate.

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. Promoting dementia awareness and early diagnosis in Mexico.

Lives in:

Mexico

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Magda Kaczmarska
Dancer, researcher and creative aging teaching artist
Magda Kaczmarska

Dancer, researcher and creative aging teaching artist

Focus:

Building creative communities for people living with cognitive impairment through the transformative power of dance.

Lives in:

United States

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Maira Okada de Oliveira
Neuropsychologist, Hospital Santa Marcelina Private Clinic
Maira Okada de Oliveira

Neuropsychologist, Hospital Santa Marcelina Private Clinic

Hospital Santa Marcelina

Focus:

Developing strategies to evaluate cognition in populations with low levels of education. Working on developing screening tools to identify cognitive decline in individuals with low levels of schooling.

Lives in:

Brazil

Hospital Santa Marcelina
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Maria Martha Unaucho Pilalumbo
Neurophysiologist; and neurologist, Hospital Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja
Maria Martha Unaucho Pilalumbo

Neurophysiologist; and neurologist, Hospital Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja

Focus:

Improving the lives of people living with dementia through neurological diagnosis and management.

Lives in:

Ecuador

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Mariana Longoria Ibarrola
Faculty, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Mariana Longoria Ibarrola

Faculty, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery

West Hill Institute

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Mexico

West Hill Institute
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Maritza Pintado-Caipa
Neurologist and researcher, Instituto Peruano de Neurociencias
Maritza Pintado-Caipa

Neurologist and researcher, Instituto Peruano de Neurociencias

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Focus:

Specializing in dementia prevention, timely diagnosis, and proper management; seeking to make transcendental changes to contribute to the reduction of health inequities among vulnerable populations.

Lives in:

Peru

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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Marius Čiurlionis
Adviser, Ministry of Health
Marius Čiurlionis

Adviser, Ministry of Health

Focus:

Advising long-term care coordination and implementation at the Ministry of Health of The Republic of Lithuania.

Lives in:

Lithuania

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María Carmona-Iragui
Faculty neurologist, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
María Carmona-Iragui

Faculty neurologist, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Spain

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Alberto Retana
President and chief executive officer, Community Coalition
Community Coalition
Alberto Retana

President and chief executive officer, Community Coalition

Community Coalition

Focus:

Building a multiracial 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
Legal policy adviser, Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa
Alexandra Fitzgerald

Legal policy adviser, Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa

Focus:

Serving as a legal policy adviser at the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Alicia Garza
Principal, Black Futures Lab
Black Futures Lab
Alicia Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab

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
Pastor, The Church by the Side of the Road
Ambrose Carroll

Pastor, The Church by the Side of the Road

Focus:

Leading The Church By The Side of The Road as moderator of the Home & Foreign Mission District Association and vice president at large of the California State Baptist Convention.

Lives in:

United States

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Aria Florant
Co-founder, Liberation Ventures
Aria Florant

Co-founder, Liberation Ventures

Focus:

Serving as a co-founder of a U.S. nonprofit organization that is building momentum toward a comprehensive financial and nonfinancial federal racial repair program by providing resources to truth, reconciliation and reparations efforts.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000MtAXd
Arissa Hall
Abolitionist, movement leader and storyteller, Blackseed
Arissa Hall

Abolitionist, movement leader and storyteller, Blackseed

Focus:

Utilizing experiences as a leader and organizer in the movement for liberation to grow BlackSeed, a cannabis equity consultant company that supports equity and justice through a reparative framework.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh9N
Asanda Benya
Senior lecturer of sociology, University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
Asanda Benya

Senior lecturer of sociology, University of Cape Town

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
Former general secretary, Social Justice Coalition
Axolile Notywala

Former general secretary, Social Justice Coalition

Focus:

Serving as an activist and the former general secretary of the Social Justice Coalition, a grassroots social movement campaigning for safe, healthy, and dignified communities in some of South Africa's most underdeveloped townships.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Betsy Hodges
Adviser, Betsy Hodges LLC
Betsy Hodges LLC
Betsy Hodges

Adviser, Betsy Hodges LLC

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

0034J00000GJhAl
Bongiwe Lusizi
Founding director, Creative Academy
Creative Academy
Bongiwe Lusizi

Founding director, Creative Academy

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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Brandon Nicholson
Executive director, The Hidden Genius Project
Brandon Nicholson

Executive director, The Hidden Genius Project

Focus:

Promoting equity in education as founding executive director of an organization that trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.

Lives in:

United States

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Brian Kamanzi
Independent researcher, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research
Tricontinental Institute for Social Research
Brian Kamanzi

Independent researcher, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Busisiwe Dlamini
Dialogue practitioner, Democracy Works Foundation
Democracy Works Foundation
Busisiwe Dlamini

Dialogue practitioner, Democracy Works Foundation

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
Social impact leader
Cedric Brown

Social impact leader

Focus:

Promoting leadership development in social impact and cultural spaces globally, with a special interest in the African diaspora.

Lives in:

United States

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Christopher John
Social responsibility and funding officer, AFDA, The School of Creative Economies
AFDA, The School of Creative Economies
Christopher John

Social responsibility and funding officer, AFDA, The School of Creative Economies

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, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research
Boston University
Christopher Petrella

Associate director for advocacy, Boston University 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

0034J00000GJhAg
Constance Mogale
Water resources manager and aquatic ecologist
Rural Democracy Trust
Constance Mogale

Water resources manager and aquatic ecologist

Rural Democracy Trust

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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Danai Mupotsa
Senior lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand
Danai Mupotsa

Senior lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Serving as a senior lecturer in African literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. Also, a feminist teacher, researcher and recently published poet.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Dany Sigwalt
Executive director, Power Shift Network
Dany Sigwalt

Executive director, Power Shift Network

Focus:

Cultivating leadership of movements that foster effective, powerful coalitions and cross-issue solidarity; currently supporting youth power and building power across the climate and racial justice movements.

Lives in:

United States

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Daranee Petsod
Senior adviser, Hyphen
Daranee Petsod

Senior adviser, Hyphen

Focus:

Developing high-impact, public-philanthropic partnerships and collaborations to address urgent issues facing the United States and advance long-term solutions to achieve equitable outcomes for all.

Lives in:

United States

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Dela Wilson
Founder, Axl Impact Studio
Axl Impact Studios
Dela Wilson

Founder, Axl Impact Studio

Axl Impact Studios

Focus:

Leading strategies to decolonize development efforts through the redirection of capital, cultural influence and opportunity.

Lives in:

United States

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Devon Carbado
Associate vice chancellor and professor of law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Devon Carbado

Associate vice chancellor and professor of law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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
Incarceration Nations Network
Devon Simmons

Global ambassador for education programs; and research assistant, Incarceration Nations Network

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

0034J00000GJhAj
Dorah Marema
Head of Municipal Sustainability, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
GenderCC Southern Africa-Women for Climate Justice
Dorah Marema

Head of Municipal Sustainability, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

GenderCC Southern Africa-Women for Climate Justice

Focus:

Leading sustainability efforts with a range of stakeholders in sectors including small-scale agriculture, environment, climate change, renewable energy, gender and land rights at local, national and international levels.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Dylan Valley
Filmmaker and educator, University of the Witwatersrand
University of the Witwatersrand
Dylan Valley

Filmmaker and educator, University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Creating visual stories that imagine a world free of discrimination.

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000MtAXg
Edgar Villanueva
Principal, Decolonizing Wealth Project
Edgar Villanueva

Principal, Decolonizing Wealth Project

Focus:

Leading Decolonizing Wealth Project, which aims to collectively promote a world vision in which everyone can live their best lives, thrive in their cultures and bring about healing from generations of colonial trauma.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJhAf
Elana Needle
Principal and founder, Elana Needle Consulting and adjunct assistant professor, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
UnidosUS
Elana Needle

Principal and founder, Elana Needle Consulting and adjunct assistant professor, Silver School of Social Work, New York University

UnidosUS

Focus:

Leading partnership development, strategy, organizing and campaign support for racial justice organizations fighting for an equitable multiracial democracy.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJhAV
Holiday Simmons
Founder, Southern Soul Wellness
Southern Soul Wellness
Holiday Simmons

Founder, Southern Soul Wellness

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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Jennifer Njuguna
Chief operating officer, Common Future
Jennifer Njuguna

Chief operating officer, Common Future

Focus:

Empowering Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, strengthening the internal practices of organizations that partner with them on strategy, organizational culture, diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000MtAXh
Jessica Feierman
Senior managing director, Juvenile Law Center
Jessica Feierman

Senior managing director, Juvenile Law Center

Focus:

Co-leading a national effort to end the harmful and discriminatory practice of imposing fines and fees in the juvenile justice system.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000MtAXi
Jessica Mofield
Executive director, New York Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence
Jessica Mofield

Executive director, New York Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence

Focus:

Leading the city's efforts to synchronize its anti-gun violence initiatives that respond to the individual, familial and communitybased needs of historically disinvested and marginalized communities of color.

Lives in:

United States

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Jitu Brown
National director, Journey for Justice Alliance
Journey for Justice Alliance
Jitu Brown

National director, Journey for Justice Alliance

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

0034J00000GJhAw
Joel Modiri
Professor of law and head of Department of Jurisprudence, University of Pretoria
University of Pretoria
Joel Modiri

Professor of law and head of Department of Jurisprudence, University of Pretoria

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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Karen-Ann Daniels
Director of programming and artistic director, Folger Theatre
Karen-Ann Daniels

Director of programming and artistic director, Folger Theatre

Focus:

Widening access to the experiences of creating and seeing theater to communities that historically have not had access, including incarcerated communities; telling stories as an actor, director, playwright, vocalist and musician.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh9O
Kelly-Eve Koopman
Director and co-creator, Coloured Mentality
Coloured Mentality
Kelly-Eve Koopman

Director and co-creator, Coloured Mentality

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
Community organizer; senior pastor, Holman United Methodist Church
Community Health Councils, Los Angeles
Kelvin Sauls

Community organizer; senior pastor, Holman United Methodist Church

Community Health Councils, Los Angeles

Focus:

Deconstructing and dismantling schemes, systems and structures that violate the humanity and dignity of Black people to achieve a more just and equitable world.

Lives in:

United States

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Kevin Beckford
Co-founder, The Hustlers Guild
Kevin Beckford

Co-founder, The Hustlers Guild

Focus:

Supporting policy and outreach for the public school network; also the co-founder of The Hustlers Guild, a nonprofit that uses hip hop to expand access and opportunity to Black and Latinx youth in the innovation space.

Lives in:

United States

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Khayelihle Sithole
Accountant, academic, activist and independent analyst
Khayelihle Sithole

Accountant, academic, activist and independent analyst

Focus:

Working with civil society and advocacy organisations on matters relating to youth development, education, land reform and economic justice, as a chartered accountant, writer and academician.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Khwezi Mabasa
Senior researcher, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)
Khwezi Mabasa

Senior researcher, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

Focus:

Serving a senior researcher at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and a part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kiran Kaur Bains
Director of community impact, SA2020
Kiran Kaur Bains

Director of community impact, SA2020

Focus:

Directing SA2020's community impact program, supporting the organization's mission to drive progress toward a shared community vision in San Antonio.

Lives in:

United States

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Koketso Moeti
National coordinator, Rural Democracy Trust
amandla.mobi
Koketso Moeti

National coordinator, Rural Democracy Trust

amandla.mobi

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lindiwe Nkutha
Operations and finance manager, Institute for Economic Justice
Lindiwe Nkutha

Operations and finance manager, Institute for Economic Justice

Focus:

Empowering Black women and youth to tell their stories as a founder and co-director at Osibakhulu Development Initiatives; also working as operations and finance manager at the Institute for Economic Justice.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lovelyn Nwadeyi
Inclusion strategy manager EMEA, Netflix
LN Advisors
Lovelyn Nwadeyi

Inclusion strategy manager EMEA, Netflix

LN Advisors

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Netherlands

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Mahoro Semege
Postgraduate associate research supervisor, African Film and Dramatic Arts Academy (AFDA)
Mahoro Semege

Postgraduate associate research supervisor, African Film and Dramatic Arts Academy (AFDA)

Focus:

Serving as a supervisor at a leading film school in South Africa; researching civic intervention documentary, postcolonial theory and African philosophy.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Marlon Peterson
President, The Precedential Group
The Precendential Group
Marlon Peterson

President, The Precedential Group

The Precendential Group

Focus:

Improving services and leadership capacity of organizations working toward criminal justice reform. Founder and CEO of The Precedential Group Social Enterprises, and host of the DEcarcerated Podcast series. In 2021, his book “Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song” was published.

Lives in:

United States

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Mary Hooks
Co-director, Southerners On New Ground
Southerners On New Ground
Mary Hooks

Co-director, Southerners On New Ground

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

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Melissa Jones
Executive director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
Melissa Jones

Executive director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative

Focus:

Driving public and private resources to communities most impacted by racial and economic injustice, with a particular focus on Black communities; sometimes working for municipal government or as an external partner.

Lives in:

United States

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Michael Smith
Chief executive officer, AmeriCorps
Obama Foundation
Michael Smith

Chief executive officer, AmeriCorps

Obama Foundation

Focus:

Leading AmeriCorps, the U.S. federal agency that deploys more than $1 billion and 250,000 AmeriCorps members annually to address the nation's most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement.

Lives in:

United States

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Minhaj Jeenah
Executive Director, My Vote Counts
Minhaj Jeenah

Executive Director, My Vote Counts

Focus:

Coordinating a democratic process to build a broadbased and sustainable alliance that represents community-based organizations, social movements, NGOs and trade unions across South Africa's nine provinces.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Mitchell Little
Executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity
Mayor's Office of the City of Philadelphia
Mitchell Little

Executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Community 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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Monique Miles
Managing director, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
Monique Miles

Managing director, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Focus:

Building diverse, equitable and inclusive systems and economies for out-of-work adults, with an emphasis on marginalized populations.

Lives in:

United States

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Musa Gwebani
Project manager, Open Society Foundation
Musa Gwebani

Project manager, Open Society Foundation

Focus:

Elevating issues of migration, regional integration and the strengthening of a civil society that can add vibrancy to South Africa’s democracy.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nasser Eledroos
Managing director, Center for Law, Information and Creativity, Northeastern University
Nasser Eledroos

Managing director, Center for Law, Information and Creativity, Northeastern University

Focus:

Leveraging technology and data science to advance policies for ending mass incarceration and surveillance; and protecting civil rights and liberties across the United States.

Lives in:

United States

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Nazeer Sonday
Chair, PHA Food & Farming Campaign
Nazeer Sonday

Chair, PHA Food & Farming Campaign

Focus:

Promoting sustainable food sourcing and farming practices that protect farmland against urban sprawl and development that risks farmers’ livelihoods.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Neo Muyanga
Composer-in-residence, National Arts Festival, South Africa; composerin-residence, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival
Neo Muyanga

Composer-in-residence, National Arts Festival, South Africa; composerin-residence, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

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
Executive director, amandla.mobi
Nhlanhla Mnisi

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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Nolwazi Tusini
Interim co-executive director, Iranti
Nolwazi Tusini

Interim co-executive director, Iranti

Focus:

Writing contemporary news stories within the context of South Africa’s racialized past, which continues to have an impact on the country’s racialized and gendered present.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ntombikanina Malinga
President and chief executive officer, Sastela
Sastela
Ntombikanina Malinga

President and chief executive officer, Sastela

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

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Nyle Fort
Minister, activist and scholar; co-director of the Maroon Project
Nyle Fort

Minister, activist and scholar; co-director of the Maroon Project

Focus:

Working with students, organizers and local residents to impact issues of social justice through political education, civic engagements and leadership development.

Lives in:

United States

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Obenewa Amponsah
Coach, facilitator and storyteller, Obenewa Amponsah & Associates
Obenewa Amponsah & Associates
Obenewa Amponsah

Coach, facilitator and storyteller, Obenewa Amponsah & Associates

Obenewa Amponsah & Associates

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ongezwa Mbele
Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Ongezwa Mbele

Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Focus:

Working with young people in townships and incarcerated people to tell Indigenous stories and facilitate theater workshops.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Pinky Mashiane
Work rights advocate
Pinky Mashiane

Work rights advocate

Focus:

Leading the United Domestic Workers of South Africa (UDWOSA), representing the interests of hundreds of domestic workers across South Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Rashad Robinson
President, Color of Change
Color of Change
Rashad Robinson

President, Color of Change

Color of Change

Focus:

Developing an infrastructure of a strategic Black response to the needs and injustices of the Black community; and campaigning for changes in employment, the economy, voting, criminal justice, news and entertainment.

Lives in:

United States

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Rasheedah Phillips
Director of Housing Policy, PolicyLink
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Rasheedah Phillips

Director of Housing Policy, PolicyLink

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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Reggie Shuford
Executive director, American Civil Liberties Union
Reggie Shuford

Executive director, American Civil Liberties Union

Focus:

Leading work to preserve and promote freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom and equal treatment under the law.

Lives in:

United States

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Regina Holloway
Vice president of community impact, Axon
Axon
Regina Holloway

Vice president of community impact, Axon

Axon

Focus:

Leading community engagement efforts to transform relationships between safety officials and the communities they are meant to serve.

Lives in:

United States

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Richard Wallace
Founder and executive director, Equity and Transformation (E.A.T.)
Equity And Transformation (EAT)
Richard Wallace

Founder and executive director, Equity and Transformation (E.A.T.)

Equity And Transformation (EAT)

Focus:

Organizing civil rights activism and leading Equity and Transformation (E.A.T.), 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
People's Advocacy Institute
Rukia Lumumba

Executive director, People's Advocacy Institute

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
Coloured Mentality
Sarah Summers

Co-creator, Coloured Mentality

Coloured Mentality

Focus:

Contributing to national discourses on race, class and gender through various media and artistic interventions, as a playful activist, serious artist and media maverick.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sibonelo Mchunu
Public interest lawyer, Western Cape Department of Economic Development
Sibonelo Mchunu

Public interest lawyer, Western Cape Department of Economic Development

Focus:

Serving as a South African public interest lawyer with the Department of Economic Development in the Western Cape, focused on public policy and regulatory reform.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Siyabonga Shange
Youth pastor, Grace Family Church
Grace Family Church, Durban
Siyabonga Shange

Youth pastor, Grace Family Church

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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Siyanda Siko
Country coordinator, Partnership for Action on Green Economy
Siyanda Siko

Country coordinator, Partnership for Action on Green Economy

Focus:

Supporting countries that wish to put sustainability at the heart of their economic policies to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Staceyann Chin
Writer, activist and performance artist
Staceyann Chin

Writer, activist and performance artist

Focus:

Telling powerful stories as a poet, activist and entertainer, attempting to bridge the divide between African Americans and the Caribbean, between Africa and its fragile connection to its diaspora.

Lives in:

United States

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Sthandiwe 'Stha' Yeni
Ph.D. candidate, University of Western Cape
University of Western Cape
Sthandiwe 'Stha' Yeni

Ph.D. candidate, University of Western Cape

University of Western Cape

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sydelle Willow Smith
Co-founder, Sunshine Cinema
Sydelle Willow Smith

Co-founder, Sunshine Cinema

Focus:

Co-leading Sunshine Cinemas as a documentarian and media advocacy strategist working across Africa and based in Cape Town.

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

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Tembinkosi Bonakele
Commissioner, South African Competition Commission
Tembinkosi Bonakele

Commissioner, South African Competition Commission

Focus:

Positioning the Commission as a world-class regulatory agency and one of South Africa's best performing public institutions. Serving also as an adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law and the Nelson Mandela University Business School.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tess Nolizwe Peacock
Executive director, Equality Collective
Equality Collective
Tess Nolizwe Peacock

Executive director, Equality Collective

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

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Thenmozhi Soundararajan
Executive director, Equality Labs
Equality Labs
Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Executive director, Equality Labs

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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Tshepiso Mokoena
Executive director, Tshepiso Mokoena Foundation
Tshepiso Mokoena

Executive director, Tshepiso Mokoena Foundation

Focus:

Leading a foundation that focuses on programs for women and girls and advocates for the equality and empowerment of Deaf people.

Lives in:

United States

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Ukhona Ntsali Mlandu
Director, Greatmore Studios
Ukhona Ntsali Mlandu

Director, Greatmore Studios

Focus:

Curating festivals, programs and public art interventions to draw attention to the politics of space and place making, spatial and gender justice, heritage and memory.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Wilneida Negron
Strategic adviser, Ford Foundation
Ford Foundation
Wilneida Negron

Strategic adviser, Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United States

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Xena Scullard
Co-founder, Queer Feminist Film Festival
Xena Scullard

Co-founder, Queer Feminist Film Festival

Focus:

Amplifing the voices, stories and creativity of people of color, African LGBTQIAP+ people and feminists.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Zakiya Carr Johnson
Founder, Odara Solutions; founder, Black Women Disrupt
Black Women Disrupt
Zakiya Carr Johnson

Founder, Odara Solutions; founder, Black Women Disrupt

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

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Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari
Advocacy director, New York State Alliance for Quality Education
Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari

Advocacy director, New York State Alliance for Quality Education

Focus:

Serving as the advocacy director of the New York State Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), the leading statewide organization fighting for educational justice in New York State.

Lives in:

United States

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Adam Fletcher
Associate director, NSW/ ACT Indigenous Business and Community, National Australia Bank
Adam Fletcher

Associate director, NSW/ ACT Indigenous Business and Community, National Australia Bank

Focus:

Exploring alternatives to Western debt/equity markets as the basis for an international Indigenous financial capital market.

Lives in:

Australia

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Alex Splitt
Managing director, Bundyi Girri Consulting
Alex Splitt

Managing director, Bundyi Girri Consulting

Focus:

A Kabi Kabi man advancing social and economic outcomes of First Peoples, specializing in the codesign, development and implementation of strategic policy frameworks to facilitate social and economic equity for First Peoples.

Lives in:

Australia

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Alison Bentick
Senior adviser, National Indigenous Australians Agency
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Alison Bentick

Senior adviser, National Indigenous Australians Agency

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

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Angela Rutter
Strategic projects manager, Leadership Victoria; cofounder and director, Common Cause Australia
Angela Rutter

Strategic projects manager, Leadership Victoria; cofounder and director, Common Cause Australia

Focus:

Building collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Victoria.

Lives in:

Australia

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Ariadne Gorring
Chief executive officer, Pollination Foundation
Pollination Foundation
Ariadne Gorring

Chief executive officer, Pollination Foundation

Pollination Foundation

Focus:

Elevating community-based climate solutions, unlocking incentives to sustain nature, and weaving local and global communities of practice to accelerate a just transition to a climate-resilient future.

Lives in:

Australia

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Boyd Broughton
General manager, Te Hā Oranga Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua (Te Hā)
Boyd Broughton

General manager, Te Hā Oranga Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua (Te Hā)

Focus:

Exploring the implementation of Indigenous knowledge, customs, practices, spiritual beliefs, and frameworks as M?ori advocate for autonomy in the delivery of greater health and social service outcomes for M?ori.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Carolyn Barker
Project manager, First Languages Australia
Carolyn Barker

Project manager, First Languages Australia

Focus:

Facilitating national community research and media projects, led by her Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues; developing and publishing tools for innovative language-project design, development and implementation.

Lives in:

Australia

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

Director, Aboriginal Culture and Healing, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

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

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Christian Lugnan
Chief financial officer, Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation
Christian Lugnan

Chief financial officer, Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation

Focus:

Focusing on financial management and, as a Gumbaynggirr man, an ethos of economic selfsustainability for community; participating in the Wajaar Ngaarlu dance group and hosting a radio show with interviews of First Nations men from his community.

Lives in:

Australia

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Damein Bell
Gunditjmara Nation
Damein Bell

Gunditjmara Nation

Focus:

Working on native title, cultural strengthening and heritage, and community development; as a Gunditjmara community member, focusing on recognition and respect for cultural landscapes following World Heritage listing of Budj Bim in 2019.

Lives in:

Australia

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Dameyon Bonson
Independent consultant and suicidology practitioner
Dameyon Bonson

Independent consultant and suicidology practitioner

Focus:

Peace building, with a keen interest in tangibles through constructing, finding and creating meaning, and drawing, as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descendant of the the Jawoyn people and Bari clan.

Lives in:

Australia

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Damien Miller
Minister counsellor for strategic communications, Australian Embassy
Australian Department of Foreign Affiars and Trade (DFAT)
Damien Miller

Minister counsellor for strategic communications, Australian Embassy

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 IndoPacific.

Lives in:

United States

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

Professor and director, Indigenous Nations and Collaborative Futures Research, Jumbunna Institute, University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Australia

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Dean Heta
Principal adviser, Aboriginal Engagement, Melbourne Water
Dean Heta

Principal adviser, Aboriginal Engagement, Melbourne Water

Focus:

Strengthening youth cultural and spiritual connections to Wiradjuri country while promoting their positive selfidentity.

Lives in:

Australia

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Dean Parkin
Director, From the Heart
From the Heart
Dean Parkin

Director, From the Heart

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

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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 and sharing traditional Afghan food to shift boundaries.

Lives in:

Australia

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Ella Havelka
Creative director, The ELLA Foundation & Eco Dancers
Ella Havelka

Creative director, The ELLA Foundation & Eco Dancers

Focus:

Elevating the importance of dance for First Nations communities and exploring how to make Australia's dance industry more inclusive, diverse and accessible.

Lives in:

Australia

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Faye McMillan
Associate professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, University of New South Wales; deputy national rural health commissioner
Charles Sturt University
Faye McMillan

Associate professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, University of New South Wales; deputy national rural health commissioner

Charles Sturt University

Focus:

A proud Wiradjuri yinaa (woman) working on the health and mental health of her mob.

Lives in:

Australia

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Harold Ludwick
Cultural awareness and cultural heritage protection facilitator
Harold Ludwick

Cultural awareness and cultural heritage protection facilitator

Focus:

Designing a project to reveal Indigenous narratives of historical events in Australia by co-authoring a book in which they strongly push for acceptance in the Australian curriculum.

Lives in:

Australia

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Heath Nelson
General manager, Community and Partnerships, Fortescue Metals Group
Fortescue Metals Group
Heath Nelson

General manager, Community and Partnerships, Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals Group

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Australia

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Holly Weir-Tikao
Project manager, Te Waipounamu Improvement Programme for Uplifting M?ori Aspirations in the Hauora M?ori Workforce Industry, South Island project
Holly Weir-Tikao

Project manager, Te Waipounamu Improvement Programme for Uplifting M?ori Aspirations in the Hauora M?ori Workforce Industry, South Island project

Focus:

Working to achieve intergenerational transformation (“flipping the deficit”) by tackling systemic racism and discrimination in the health system, and returning Indigenous knowledge systems to M?ori communities both for them and for generations to come.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Indu Balachandran
Director, Strategic Support, Aboriginal Housing Office
Indu Balachandran

Director, Strategic Support, Aboriginal Housing Office

Focus:

Reimagining lawful relationality with First Australians through cultural and economic collaboration with migrant communities.

Lives in:

Australia

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Jaki Adams
Director, social justice and regional engagement, The Fred Hollows Foundation (Australia and Asia-Pacific)
Jaki Adams

Director, social justice and regional engagement, The Fred Hollows Foundation (Australia and Asia-Pacific)

Focus:

Working with a commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s right to sight and health equity, which extends to improving eye care for Indigenous and tribal peoples globally.

Lives in:

Australia

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Janine Mohamed
Chief executive officer, The Lowitja Institute
The Lowitia Institute
Janine Mohamed

Chief executive officer, The Lowitja Institute

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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Jewelz Petley
Specialist adviser, youth economy, Auckland Council
Jewelz Petley

Specialist adviser, youth economy, Auckland Council

Focus:

Building M?ori and Pacific young people’s well-being and strength through power sharing and sovereignty; working at grassroots and system levels to bring communities together to design their own solutions to socioeconomic challenges.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Jody Barney
Leading consultant, Deaf Indigenous Community Consultancy
Aboriginal Disability Training
Jody Barney

Leading consultant, Deaf Indigenous Community Consultancy

Aboriginal Disability Training

Focus:

Working with many complex Indigenous communications styles, especially for Deaf and Hard of Hearing peoples, as a proud BirriGubba, Woppaburra Deaf woman and qualified disability cultural consultant.

Lives in:

Australia

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Jonathan Kneebone
Head of Advocacy and Growth, Phantm
Indigenous Business Australia
Jonathan Kneebone

Head of Advocacy and Growth, Phantm

Indigenous Business Australia

Focus:

Establishing and enabling collaborations, disrupting entrenched and extractive systems, and advocating for an inclusive and regenerative economy.

Lives in:

Australia

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Jonathon Captain-Webb
Director, Aboriginal cultural heritage, Aboriginal Affairs, New South Wales
Jonathon Captain-Webb

Director, Aboriginal cultural heritage, Aboriginal Affairs, New South Wales

Focus:

Championing Indigenous affairs, justice reinvestment and the South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby team as a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Lives in:

Australia

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Juanita Wheeler
Founder and chief executive officer, Full & Frank; executive director, TEDxBrisbane
Full & Frank
Juanita Wheeler

Founder and chief executive officer, Full & Frank; executive director, TEDxBrisbane

Full & Frank

Focus:

Amplifying the impact of global changemakers by teaching social entrepreneurs, thought leaders and advocates to deliver compelling, strategically-crafted presentations that inspire action and do their ideas justice.

Lives in:

Australia

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Judith (Huti) Watson
Executive director, Jureda
Jureda
Judith (Huti) Watson

Executive director, Jureda

Jureda

Focus:

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

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Karla Brady
Chief executive officer, Inala Wangarra
Karla Brady

Chief executive officer, Inala Wangarra

Focus:

Championing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereignty and advocacy of community-led, peoplecentered social services; starting from a point of strengths, instead of deficits, to sustain social change.

Lives in:

Australia

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Karrina Nolan
Director, Original Power
Original Power
Karrina Nolan

Director, Original Power

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
Senior adviser in service design, Ministry of Social Development NZ
Katrina Smit

Senior adviser in service design, Ministry of Social Development NZ

Focus:

Investigating how whanaungatanga, being relationally connected, could improve social outcomes for M?ori by focusing on what is inherent in our culture.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Kaye-Maree Dunn
Director, Making Everything Achievable, Ahau NZ Limited, Indigital Blockchain Limited
Kaye-Maree Dunn

Director, Making Everything Achievable, Ahau NZ Limited, Indigital Blockchain Limited

Focus:

Working to lift the transformative capability of wh?nau, hap? and iwi to grow collective prosperity through Indigenous-centered design and emergent technologies.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Leanne Miller
Executive director, Koorie Women Mean Business
Koorie Women Mean Business
Leanne Miller

Executive director, Koorie Women Mean Business

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
Learning and program development manager, Aboriginal Carbon Foundation
Lisa McMurray

Learning and program development manager, Aboriginal Carbon Foundation

Focus:

Building an assetsbased, community-driven development (ABCD) planning process for remote Indigenous communities to dismantle the “problem narrative” perpetuated by non-Indigenous decisionmakers.

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
General manager, Indigenous Programs and Community Investment & Chair Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Council, Accor Pacific
Marc Bennie

General manager, Indigenous Programs and Community Investment & Chair Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Council, Accor Pacific

Focus:

Working on better engagement between First Nations peoples and the tourism industry. Creating opportunities for cultural preservation, social and economic equity, and a more authentic tourism story for Australia.

Lives in:

Australia

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Marcus Akuhata-Brown
Pou Whakatere, Deputy Secretary M?ori, Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Government
Tukaha Global Consultancy Ltd
Marcus Akuhata-Brown

Pou Whakatere, Deputy Secretary M?ori, Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Government

Tukaha Global Consultancy Ltd

Focus:

Leading a multidisciplinary business group called ?tea a Rangi, which incorporates the best of strategy, policy, capability development and relationship management to lead the Ministry in its priority to effectively partner with M?ori.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Meriki Onus
Director of First Nations, Foundation of Young Australians
Meriki Onus

Director of First Nations, Foundation of Young Australians

Focus:

Using experience in media and storytelling to share her matriarchal story and the lesson within.

Lives in:

Australia

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Michael Coleman
General manager partnerships, Greenfleet
Michael Coleman

General manager partnerships, Greenfleet

Focus:

Working to provide better environments that provide better lives, based on over 30 years’ experience in natural resource management in Australia and overseas.

Lives in:

Australia

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Michelle Craigie
Assistant secretary, Australian Department of Health
Australian Department of Health
Michelle Craigie

Assistant secretary, Australian Department of Health

Australian Department of Health

Focus:

Leading the COVID-19 primary care response for Indigenous and remote communities, in partnership with the Indigenous health sector, and continuing work to empower women, especially those exiting prison.

Lives in:

Australia

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Michelle Johansson
Kaitiaki (CEO), Ako M?t?tupu: Teach First NZ
Michelle Johansson

Kaitiaki (CEO), Ako M?t?tupu: Teach First NZ

Focus:

Working in education and theater with particular focus on young Brown scholars in South Auckland; serving as kaitiaki (i.e., guardian) of Ako M?t?tupu: Teach First NZ, M?ia Centre for Social Justice, and Black Friars theater company.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Nicholas Eakin
General manager Campaign Sustainability, From the Heart
Jawun
Nicholas Eakin

General manager Campaign Sustainability, From the Heart

Jawun

Focus:

Developing a neuroscienceanchored 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
Center manager, The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
Nicole Jenkins

Center manager, The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre

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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Pania Newton
Community researcher and spokesperson, #ProtectIhumat?o campaign
Pania Newton

Community researcher and spokesperson, #ProtectIhumat?o campaign

Focus:

Campaigning as an activist for M?ori rights, environmental protection and constitutional transformation; recently co-led the #ProtectIhum?tao campaign to protect ancestral land in Auckland from corporate desecration.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Pekeri Ruska
Ph.D. candidate, RMIT University; Co-founder and director, Goompi Projects & Goompi Give and Grow
Goompi Projects Ptd Ltd
Pekeri Ruska

Ph.D. candidate, RMIT University; Co-founder and director, Goompi Projects & Goompi Give and Grow

Goompi Projects Ptd Ltd

Focus:

Exploring models of storytelling 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
Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Penelope Jones

Assistant secretary, Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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 of education, Carumba Institute, Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology
Peter Anderson

Executive director and professor of education, Carumba Institute, Queensland University of Technology

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
Manager Housing and Wellbeing Support, K?inga Ora – Lower South Region
Rachael Galway

Manager Housing and Wellbeing Support, K?inga Ora – Lower South Region

Focus:

Exploring the experience of wh?nau involved in statutory child protection processes to develop resources and supports to improve their participation and equity.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Raylene Nixon
Lecturer in rural Aboriginal health, University of Melbourne
Raylene Nixon

Lecturer in rural Aboriginal health, University of Melbourne

Focus:

Working to address the lack of inclusion and afforded value of Indigenous peoples in their own country; drawing on interest, as a Gunggari woman, in strength-based research and leadership in Aboriginal communities.

Lives in:

Australia

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Raymond Brunker
Director of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane
Raymond Brunker

Director of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane

Focus:

Exploring how to redesign family services to work alongside families in building their restoration.

Lives in:

Australia

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Raymond Orr
Associate professor and department chair, University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
Raymond Orr

Associate professor and department chair, University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

Focus:

Engaging in treatymaking debates in Australia, considering how testimonials about treaties and self-determination from Indigenous and nonIndigenous peoples in the United States and New Zealand would positively affect discussions in Australia.

Lives in:

United States

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Roxanne Bainbridge
Director, Center for Indigenous Health Equity Research
Center for Indigenous Health Equity Research
Roxanne Bainbridge

Director, Center for Indigenous Health Equity Research

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
Chief adviser, Curriculum Futures, Ministry of Education & Chair, N?na Te Ao Charitable Trust
Samuel Hughes

Chief adviser, Curriculum Futures, Ministry of Education & Chair, N?na Te Ao Charitable Trust

Focus:

Empowering future M?ori leaders by motivating rangatahi M?ori into vocational training and educational pathways.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Sarah Morris
Independent consultant
Sarah Morris

Independent consultant

Focus:

Exploring the role of non-Indigenous people in fulfilling the vision of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the 1840 treaty) and dismantling neoliberal systems rooted in white supremacy in Aotearoa.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Sean Gordon
Managing director, Gidgee Group Consulting and Partnerships Pty. Ltd.
Gidgee Group
Sean Gordon

Managing director, Gidgee Group Consulting and Partnerships Pty. Ltd.

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
Chief executive officer, Jawun
Jawun
Shane Webster

Chief executive officer, Jawun

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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Shonella Tatipata
Independent consultant
Shonella Tatipata

Independent consultant

Focus:

Pursuing collaborative pathways that value the narratives and healing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in solution designs, as a Panai, Wuthathi and Kulkalgal descendant.

Lives in:

Australia

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Simba Marekera
Head of investment management, Brightlight Group
Simba Marekera

Head of investment management, Brightlight Group

Focus:

Managing an impact investing fund that is dedicated to transforming lives; specializing in innovative financing and blended finance within infrastructure, real estate and credit/private debt.

Lives in:

Australia

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Stacie Piper
First Nations art curator, cultural dancer and educator, and a consultant
Stacie Piper

First Nations art curator, cultural dancer and educator, and a consultant

Focus:

Facilitating community voices, connecting past and present, and highlighting the continuity and importance of cultural values; empowering community to care for country and heal trauma.

Lives in:

Australia

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Stephanie Salee
Aboriginal cultural coordinator, Bush Heritage Australia
Stephanie Salee

Aboriginal cultural coordinator, Bush Heritage Australia

Focus:

Revisiting the past and identifying key cultural protocols to support selfdetermination as a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman; unpacking intergenerational trauma and using her people’s cultural resilience to empower.

Lives in:

Australia

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Tania Pouwhare
General manager, Community and Social Innovation, Auckland Council
Auckland Council
Tania Pouwhare

General manager, Community and Social Innovation, Auckland Council

Auckland Council

Focus:

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

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Tara Moala
Founder, R?kau Tautoko, and service and system designer, T?maki Regeneration Company
Tara Moala

Founder, R?kau Tautoko, and service and system designer, T?maki Regeneration Company

Focus:

Activating communityled regeneration through Indigenous and place-based practices; creating a new way forward to empower local community and government representatives to collaborate on a location-specific regenerative future.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Te Awa Puketapu
Chief M?ori adviser, Office of the Children’s Commissioner
Te Awa Puketapu

Chief M?ori adviser, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Focus:

Working to get the government to address inequities for tamariki and wh??nau M?ori (M?ori children and families) by genuinely meeting their responsibilities in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, addressing racism and enabling by M?ori for M?ori solutions.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Te Taiawatea Moko-Mead
Tai Moana, Te Ohu Kaimoana
Te Taiawatea Moko-Mead

Tai Moana, Te Ohu Kaimoana

Focus:

Empowering wh?nau-led environmental policy and research, centering our whakapapa relationship with the environment while remedying the violent impacts of settler colonialism.

Lives in:

New Zealand

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Tegan Burns
Co-founder and director, Goompi Give and Grow & Goompi Projects
Tegan Burns

Co-founder and director, Goompi Give and Grow & Goompi Projects

Focus:

Developing a strengthbased approach to identify opportunities and ways to empower the Quandamooka community that ensure members are spiritually and mentally strong, immersed and proud of their culture, and create positive outcomes.

Lives in:

Australia

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Tracy Williams
Journalist and consultant
Tracy Williams

Journalist and consultant

Focus:

Working in philanthropy, social investment and Indigenous affairs to develop approaches for improving collaboration, engagement and knowledge in the sector.

Lives in:

Australia

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Tui Crumpen
Director, Kaiela Institute, and Honorary Fellow, Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne
Tui Crumpen

Director, Kaiela Institute, and Honorary Fellow, Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne

Focus:

Building systems to navigate and bridge the cultural interface in First Nation and Australian institutional and organizational contexts, so that Indigenous people can thrive.

Lives in:

Australia

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Yvonne O'Brien
Executive director, Atlantic Institute
Atlantic Institute
Yvonne O'Brien

Executive director, Atlantic Institute

Atlantic Institute

Focus:

Leading the Atlantic Institute to support Atlantic 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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Aisha Abdulaziz
Energy access specialist
Aisha Abdulaziz

Energy access specialist

Focus:

Providing expertise in projects that aim to increase access to sustainable energy services for households, public facilities and enterprises in eastern and southern Africa.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Allison Corkery
Director of Strategy and Learning, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
Allison Corkery

Director of Strategy and Learning, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

Focus:

Working with activists around the world to translate human rights norms into tools for collective analysis and action on inequalities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Alon-Lee Green
National co-director, Standing Together; co-owner, The Brothers Green Bookshop, Tel Aviv
Standing Together
Alon-Lee Green

National co-director, Standing Together; co-owner, The Brothers Green Bookshop, Tel Aviv

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 Segnini
Climate justice activist and co-founder, Engajamundo
Amanda Segnini

Climate justice activist and co-founder, Engajamundo

Focus:

Building movements and facilitating community engagement to promote systemic change and climate justice.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Amanda Young
Indigenous advocate, University of Melbourne
Amanda Young

Indigenous advocate, University of Melbourne

Focus:

Working as an Indigenous equity practitioner across political, social, economic and environmental spheres.

Lives in:

Australia

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Andrea Encalada García
Economist and higher education policy specialist
Andrea Encalada García

Economist and higher education policy specialist

Focus:

Working toward a nonelitist and non-segregated higher education access and countering the effects of neo-liberal policies on higher education.

Lives in:

Chile

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Anita Peña Saavedra
Research associate, Laboratorio de Transformaciones Sociales; Ph.D. student, Universidad Deigo Portales
Miles
Anita Peña Saavedra

Research associate, Laboratorio de Transformaciones Sociales; Ph.D. student, Universidad Deigo Portales

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
Program manager, The Oxford Character Project, University of Oxford
University of Oxford
Anjali Sarker

Program manager, The Oxford Character Project, University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Focus:

Focusing on systems change and responsible leadership at the Oxford Character Project; previously at BRAC in Bangladesh, leading a project providing one million women with access to digital financial services.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Appu Esthose Suresh
Founder, Pixstory
Pixstory
Appu Esthose Suresh

Founder, Pixstory

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
DalitWomenFight.org
Asha Kowtal

Dalit rights activist and founder, DalitWomenFight.org

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
Consultant and advocate for social and environmental justice; founder, For the Love of Changemaking
Barbara van Paassen

Consultant and advocate for social and environmental justice; founder, For the Love of Changemaking

Focus:

Supporting changemakers in social and environmental justice and women's rights by strengthening analysis, strategy and outreach; and developing initiatives to change the world of changemaking itself.

Lives in:

Italy

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Caroline Kioko
Program coordinator, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, East Africa Office
Caroline Kioko

Program coordinator, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, East Africa Office

Focus:

Providing expertise in human rights law and public international law for gender democracy, human rights, policy and social change advocacy organizations.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Christopher Choong Weng Wai
Deputy director of research, Khazanah Research Institute
Christopher Choong Weng Wai

Deputy director of research, Khazanah Research Institute

Focus:

Researching the everyday reproduction of poverty, inequality and exclusion, with a focus on the political economies of Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Lives in:

Malaysia

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Claire Godfrey
Consultant
Claire Godfrey

Consultant

Focus:

Working for policy change in economic inequality and development finance, and strengthening civil society influence.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Clare MacGillivray
Director, Making Rights Real
Clare MacGillivray

Director, Making Rights Real

Focus:

Working alongside marginalized groups to use the power of human rights for economic, social and cultural change.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Craig Tinashe Dube
Lead trainer, No Means No Worldwide
Craig Tinashe Dube

Lead trainer, No Means No Worldwide

Focus:

Working with a sexual violence prevention organization that supports and trains organizations in highrisk environments to deliver a rape prevention curriculum to boys (intervention and positive masculinity) and girls (empowerment and selfdefence).

Lives in:

Netherlands

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Crystal Simeoni
Director, Nawi: Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective
Nawi: Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective
Crystal Simeoni

Director, Nawi: Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective

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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Daniel Salazar Murillo
Researcher, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Daniel Salazar Murillo

Researcher, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Focus:

Using his investigative journalism background to develop outlets and communication projects related to tax accountability, climate change and media literacy.

Lives in:

0034J00000Z1Ym1
Danilo Curcic
Program coordinator, A11 Initiative for Economic and Social Rights
Danilo Curcic

Program coordinator, A11 Initiative for Economic and Social Rights

Focus:

Tackling housing and other social inequalities among the most vulnerable communities in Serbia, and bringing economic and social rights back to the agendas of decision-makers.

Lives in:

Serbia

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Della Z Duncan
Renegade economist; host of “Upstream” podcast; Right Livelihood coach and facilitator
Della Z Duncan

Renegade economist; host of “Upstream” podcast; Right Livelihood coach and facilitator

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United States

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Elimane Haby Kane
Founding and chairman, LEGSAfrica (Leadership, Ethics, Governance, Strategies for Africa
LEGS-Africa (Leadership, Ethics, Governance, Strategies for Africa)
Elimane Haby Kane

Founding and chairman, LEGSAfrica (Leadership, Ethics, Governance, Strategies for Africa

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
Founder and curator, Safety First for Girls (SAFIGI); founder and chief strategist, Digital Grassroots; inter-agency coordination analyst, UN Women
Digital Grassroots
Esther Mwema

Founder and curator, Safety First for Girls (SAFIGI); founder and chief strategist, Digital Grassroots; inter-agency coordination analyst, UN Women

Digital Grassroots

Focus:

Using art to build tools toward girls' safety (via Safety First for Girls) and increase digital citizenship in local communities (via Digital Grassroots). An expert in internet governance, inequality and innovation.

Lives in:

Zambia

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Everlyn Milanoi Koiyiet
Human rights lawyer; cofounder, Center for Women’s Rights Advocacy (CWRA
Center for Women's Rights Advocacy (CWRA)
Everlyn Milanoi Koiyiet

Human rights lawyer; cofounder, Center for Women’s Rights Advocacy (CWRA

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
Advocacy/planning officer, UNICEF
UNICEF Nigeria
Foluke Adetola Ojelabi

Advocacy/planning officer, UNICEF

UNICEF Nigeria

Focus:

Advocating for children's rights, promoting access, demand and equity for public services needed by children and women, especially the most marginalized.

Lives in:

United States

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Fredrick Ouko Alucheli
Program officer, Disability Rights Program, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa; founder, Riziki Source
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
Fredrick Ouko Alucheli

Program officer, Disability Rights Program, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa; founder, Riziki Source

Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Focus:

Supporting organizations for persons with disabilities in seven Eastern African countries through grantmaking and advocacy to promote disability rights and amplifying the voices of often marginalized parts of society.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Gabriella Razzano
Research fellow, Research ICT Africa; founder of OpenUp South Africa; legal consultant
Gabriella Razzano

Research fellow, Research ICT Africa; founder of OpenUp South Africa; 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
Director and co-founder, Instituto Procomum; strategic dialogue facilitator working for civil society organizations
Georgia Haddad Nicolau

Director and co-founder, Instituto Procomum; strategic dialogue facilitator working for civil society organizations

Focus:

Working for the commons; facilitator in collective construction processes; founder/project director of the Procomum Institute, an organization focused on culture, technology, politics and citizenship.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Hillary Vipond
Ph.D. student in Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science; founding member, Universal Basic Services Taskforce
University of London
Hillary Vipond

Ph.D. student in Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science; founding member, Universal Basic Services Taskforce

University of London

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Hobeth Martínez Carrillo
Researcher on AFSEE's Atlantic Equity Project “Peace and gender (in)equality: lessons from the Colombian Peace Agreement of 2016”
Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia)
Hobeth Martínez Carrillo

Researcher on AFSEE's Atlantic Equity Project “Peace and gender (in)equality: lessons from the Colombian Peace Agreement of 2016”

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

Focus:

Working on the transitional justice process in Colombia and researching how to link redress for human rights violations to the fulfilment of economic, social and cultural rights and the reduction of structural inequalities.

Lives in:

Colombia

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Imogen Richmond-Bishop
Right to Food program coordinator, Sustain: The Alliance For Better Food and Farming
Imogen Richmond-Bishop

Right to Food program coordinator, Sustain: The Alliance For Better Food and Farming

Focus:

Working on socioeconomic rights in the United Kingdom with a particular focus on how better legal protection of these rights would reduce inequalities, especially for marginalized groups.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Irene Wakarindi
Activist and Black feminist and policy analyst, Food for Education
Irene Wakarindi

Activist and Black feminist and policy analyst, Food for Education

Focus:

Working to make refugee policy and governance structures more transparent, accountable and inclusive, with the aim of providing an opportunity for economic integration in host countries/ countries of asylum.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Ishrat Jahan
State Head, Foundational Literacy & Numeracy, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, India
Ishrat Jahan

State Head, Foundational Literacy & Numeracy, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, India

Focus:

Working as development professional, with 11 years of experience in public administration, social policy formulation and analysis in different geographies and sectors such as government, NGOs, academic Institutions and activist organizations.

Lives in:

India

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Jack Nissan
Director, Tinderbox Collective; board member, Music Education Partnership Group/ We Make Music Scotland
The Tinderbox Collective
Jack Nissan

Director, Tinderbox Collective; board member, Music Education Partnership Group/ We Make Music Scotland

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 chief executive officer, Institute of Public Finance Kenya
Institute of Public Finance Kenya
James Muraguri

Founder and chief executive officer, Institute of Public Finance Kenya

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
The Asia Foundation
Jane Sloane

Senior director, Women’s Empowerment, The Asia Foundation

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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Jenny McEneaney
Governance specialist, United Nations Development Program
Jenny McEneaney

Governance specialist, United Nations Development Program

Focus:

Providing expertise for policy and project development on participatory and inclusive governance and gender equality in the private, civil society, public and global sectors in the U.K., U.S. and South Africa.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Jite Phido
Program director, ARDA Development Communication Inc.
Jite Phido

Program director, ARDA Development Communication Inc.

Focus:

Harnessing the power of storytelling and participatory narrative building for social change through media and voice projects in health, gender, livelihoods and peace building.

Lives in:

Nigeria

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Joan Jones
Executive director, SEIU Washington State Labor Council; founder and president, National LGBTQ Workers Center
National LGBTQ Workers Center
Joan Jones

Executive director, SEIU Washington State Labor Council; founder and president, National LGBTQ Workers Center

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
Photographer, Unequal Scenes; News Fellow, Code for Africa; founder, africanDRONE Mukilteo, Wash., United St
africanDRONE
Johnny Miller

Photographer, Unequal Scenes; News Fellow, Code for Africa; founder, africanDRONE Mukilteo, Wash., United St

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:

United States

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Joseph Hasson
Senior program officer for Human Rights, Sigrid Rausing Trust
100 Million Campaign
Joseph Hasson

Senior program officer for Human Rights, Sigrid Rausing Trust

100 Million Campaign

Focus:

Identifying, assessing, and supporting grantee organizations, at local and national levels, to advance universal human rights and justice.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Kevin Liverpool
Administrator, Caribbean Male Action Network
Kevin Liverpool

Administrator, Caribbean Male Action Network

Focus:

Working on advocacy campaigns and community education initiatives to champion gender equality in the Caribbean and end violence against women and girls.

Lives in:

Trinidad and Tobago

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Kitti Baracsi
Learning coordinator, TuTela Learning Network; learning and research consultant
Kitti Baracsi

Learning coordinator, TuTela Learning Network; learning and research consultant

Focus:

Creating spaces of collective learning and creative action to fight urban inequalities, with children, young people and women. Connecting experiences of grassroots activism to spread existing but marginalized models of change.

Lives in:

Portugal

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Kripa Basnyat
Co-founder, Reclaiming Narrative
Kripa Basnyat

Co-founder, Reclaiming Narrative

Focus:

Co-created Reclaiming Narratives, a feminist intersectional collective, to work through feminist research and advocacy, knowledge production, feminist pedagogy and feminist cross-movement building.

Lives in:

Nepal

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Kruskaya Hidalgo Cordero
Founder, Observatorio de Plataformas (Platform Observatory)
Kruskaya Hidalgo Cordero

Founder, Observatorio de Plataformas (Platform Observatory)

Focus:

Researching care work, decolonial feminism, gender, platform economies, migration and labor rights, and challenging the poor working conditions of workers in platform economies through the Observatorio de Plataformas.

Lives in:

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Lauren Burke
Organizing director, Labor Network for Sustainability
Labor Network for Sustainability
Lauren Burke

Organizing director, Labor Network for Sustainability

Labor Network for Sustainability

Focus:

Leading a team to be a relentless force for urgent, science-based climate action by building a powerful laborclimate movement to secure an ecologically sustainable and economically just future where everyone can make a living on a living planet.

Lives in:

United States

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Leanne Sajor
Economic justice program officer, Mama Cash
FRIDA: Young Feminist Fund
Leanne Sajor

Economic justice program officer, Mama Cash

FRIDA: Young Feminist Fund

Focus:

Strengthening solidarities and deepening impact among social justice and human rights movements and organizations globally, to address inequalities from the bottom up.

Lives in:

United States

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

Director, Tax Justice and Human Rights, Tax Justice Network

Tax Justice Network

Focus:

Drawing on research and practice to forge alliances to strengthen the narrative of how tax justice underpins equality, militates against discrimination and supports the realization of human rights.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Louis Olanya Oyaro
Consultant on disability rights (Global South)
Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and Rule of Law
Louis Olanya Oyaro

Consultant on disability rights (Global South)

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
Director of Policy & Programs, Open Ownership
OpenOwnership
Louise Russell-Prywata

Director of Policy & Programs, Open Ownership

OpenOwnership

Focus:

Working on public policy reform at the intersection of anti-corruption and tax justice to increase the accountability of elite individuals and corporations to citizens and societies.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Madhumitha Ardhanari
Senior sustainability strategist, Forum for the Future
Forum for the Future
Madhumitha Ardhanari

Senior sustainability strategist, Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Singapore

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Madhuresh Kumar
Project director, Global Gas Hub
Madhuresh Kumar

Project director, Global Gas Hub

Focus:

Advocating for climate justice and particularly for an urgent and rapid delivery of a global phaseout of fossil fuel.

Lives in:

0034J00000ii9Us
Makmid Kamara
Director, Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund
Makmid Kamara

Director, Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund

Focus:

Working with national and international development and human rights organizations in Africa and the United Kingdom to advance human rights and transitional justice.

Lives in:

Ghana

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Maria Carrasco
Director, Entramada Social Consultancy Company; lecturer in social policy, Talca University
Maria Carrasco

Director, Entramada Social Consultancy Company; lecturer in social policy, Talca University

Focus:

Tackling social inequalities by integrating multidimensional perspectives into social policies; co-founder of Entramada, a cooperative that strengthens local communities via the good living concept.

Lives in:

Chile

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Masana Ndinga-Kanga
Programs director, Sonke Gender Justice
CIVICUS
Masana Ndinga-Kanga

Programs director, Sonke Gender Justice

CIVICUS

Focus:

Responsible for the implementation, management, supervision, and evaluation of Sonke's programmes.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Maureen Sigauke
Social justice, labor and community activist; consultant
Maureen Sigauke

Social justice, labor and community activist; consultant

Focus:

Leading and facilitating community-based initiatives aimed at strengthening community cohesion and participation in interrelated socioeconomic issues, with a special focus on children and youth education. Advocating inclusion and leadership for vulnerable community groups.

Lives in:

Zimbabwe

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Mauro Fernandez
Consultant, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation & FARN (Argentina); columnist, elDiarioAR and Revista Anfibia
Mauro Fernandez

Consultant, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation & FARN (Argentina); columnist, elDiarioAR and Revista Anfibia

Focus:

Building and communicating ecological and social transitions toward fairer, inclusive and sustainable livelihoods for all.

Lives in:

Argentina

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Maximo Ernesto Jaramillo-Molina
Founder, INDESIG (Institute of Studies on Inequality); associate professor, University of Guadalajara
Maximo Ernesto Jaramillo-Molina

Founder, INDESIG (Institute of Studies on Inequality); associate professor, University of Guadalajara

Focus:

Working on a deconstruction of myths of meritocracy and other narratives that justify inequality, with academic research, activism and dissemination though social networks.

Lives in:

Mexico

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Melanie R. Brown
Interim deputy director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; adjunct professor, American University
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Melanie R. Brown

Interim deputy director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; adjunct professor, American University

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Focus:

Leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation engagement with influential constituencies across North America, focusing on public education, economic mobility and public policy. Speaker/ writer on race, gender, inequality and philanthropy.

Lives in:

United States

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Michaela Rafferty
Young persons development officer (school exclusions), Just for Kids Law
Springboard Opportunities
Michaela Rafferty

Young persons development officer (school exclusions), Just for Kids Law

Springboard Opportunities

Focus:

Coordinating campaigns led by young people with lived experience of school exclusions to highlight the underlying inequalities and injustices in school exclusions.

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
Finance and administration officer/ gender focal person, German Development Cooperation (GIZ, Ghana); management consultant; co-founder, WODIF Ghana
Miriam Tay

Finance and administration officer/ gender focal person, German Development Cooperation (GIZ, Ghana); management consultant; co-founder, WODIF Ghana

Focus:

Promoting digital and financial literacy as a sustainable tool for addressing inequalities and alleviating poverty, and supporting development partners with gender mainstreaming initiatives in Ghana.

Lives in:

Ghana

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Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam
Head of programs and campaigns at Oxfam in Ghana; programs coordinator, Institute for Policy Alternatives, Ghana
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam

Head of programs and campaigns at Oxfam in Ghana; programs coordinator, Institute for Policy Alternatives, Ghana

Focus:

Working for social and economic justice via research, policy, and the strengthening of civil society's safe and vibrant spaces in order to hold the powerful to account and uphold human rights.

Lives in:

Ghana

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Myriam Hernandez
Independent campaign producer
Myriam Hernandez

Independent campaign producer

Focus:

Producing storytelling campaigns to address educational inequalities for Indigenous youth in Mexico.

Lives in:

Mexico

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Nicola Browne
Founding coordinator, Act Now - People-Powered Campaigning for Northern Ireland; fellow for peace and leadership, Social Change Initiative
Act Now - People Powered Campaigning for Northern Ireland
Nicola Browne

Founding coordinator, Act Now - People-Powered Campaigning for Northern Ireland; fellow for peace and leadership, Social Change Initiative

Act Now - People Powered Campaigning for Northern Ireland

Focus:

Building a people-powered campaigning community to take coordinated action for progressive change across Northern Ireland; supporting communities in their campaigning for socioeconomic rights.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Oabona Sepora
Lecturer, Institute of Development Management (IDM); executive director, Friends of Diversity
Oabona Sepora

Lecturer, Institute of Development Management (IDM); executive director, Friends of Diversity

Focus:

Advancing the rights of key populations in Botswana within the areas of legal and policy reform, mental health and civic action.

Lives in:

Botswana

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

Senior lecturer, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand

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
Senior research analyst, Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners
Patricio Espinoza

Senior research analyst, Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners

Focus:

Working on research projects related to inequalities, elites and education in Chile.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Pedro Telles
Co-founder and director, Quid; co-founder and board member, Advocacy Hub
Legislative Assembly of Sao Paulo
Pedro Telles

Co-founder and director, Quid; co-founder and board member, Advocacy Hub

Legislative Assembly of Sao Paulo

Focus:

Advocacy, civic engagement and public policy expert with extensive experience of working with civil society organizations, movements, funders and in the public sector.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Priyanka K
Ph.D. student, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge; co-founder, Chitrakoot Collective Cambridge, United Kingdom
Chitrakoot Women's Collective
Priyanka K

Ph.D. student, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge; co-founder, Chitrakoot Collective Cambridge, United Kingdom

Chitrakoot Women's Collective

Focus:

Studying as a doctoral candidate in sociology, and a Gates Scholar, at the University of Cambridge. Co-founded Chitrakoot Collective, a grassroots feminist organisation working on all things gender.

Lives in:

India

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Rafael Barrio de Mendoza
Project coordinator and researcher, Propuesta Ciudadana
Rafael Barrio de Mendoza

Project coordinator and researcher, Propuesta Ciudadana

Focus:

Studying the connections between infrastructure, information and inequality, and seeking to enable processes of critical activism, citizen research and democratic engagement.

Lives in:

Peru

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Rania M. Tarazi
Gender specialist, International Organization; program and policy adviser, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development; program manager, Oxfam
Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development (ARDD)
Rania M. Tarazi

Gender specialist, International Organization; program and policy adviser, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development; program manager, Oxfam

Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development (ARDD)

Focus:

Currently working on gender equality in the Arab region, current and previous interest and experience in research and projects for policy and legal reform, care and informal work and social protection focusing on disadvantaged communities.

Lives in:

Jordan

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Renata Cuk
Program officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Renata Cuk

Program officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe

Open Society Initiative for Europe

Focus:

Focusing on economic justice in gig work and care work, challenges to unregulated “big tech”, and supporting building workers' power through organizing, greater visibility and collective bargaining.

Lives in:

Spain

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Rose Longhurst
Program officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Rose Longhurst

Program officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe

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
Chief executive officer and development director, Rona Foundation
Rona Foundation
Roseline Orwa

Chief executive officer and development director, Rona Foundation

Rona Foundation

Focus:

Building change as a grassroots gender, policy and development champion, with a focus on social, economic and leadership training for widows and schoolgirls, and working with male champions to change harmful traditional practices around widowhood.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Ruby Hembrom
Founder and director, Adivaani
Ruby Hembrom

Founder and director, Adivaani

Focus:

Amplifying the voices of the Adivasi (the Indigenous people of India) and sharing their experiences through her nonprofit organization, Adivaani.

Lives in:

India

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Saida Ali
Gender lead, support to Africa-led movement to end female genital mutilation or cutting, Action Aid UK
Young Women's Leadership Institute
Saida Ali

Gender lead, support to Africa-led movement to end female genital mutilation or cutting, Action Aid UK

Young Women's Leadership Institute

Focus:

Integrating deep understanding of girls' and women's rights and how social norms perpetuate gendered inequalities and unequal power. Providing strategic guidance and management to the program hub, and practical tools, strategies and capacity building.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Sebastian Bock
Team leader for Germany, 350.org
350.org
Sebastian Bock

Team leader for Germany, 350.org

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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Sergio Chaparro Hernandez
Program officer, Center for Economic and Social Rights
Sergio Chaparro Hernandez

Program officer, Center for Economic and Social Rights

Focus:

Working in international human rights organizations and forging alliances across movements and geographies to advance economic justice at a global level.

Lives in:

Colombia

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

Coordinator, Social Action for Community and Development (SACD)

Social Action for Community and Development (SACD)

Focus:

Working toward a just economy, social justice, gender justice, people participatory democracy and systemic change.

Lives in:

Cambodia

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Tanya Charles
Program and impact lead; Senior Fellow engagement, Atlantic Institute
Atlantic Institute
Tanya Charles

Program and impact lead; Senior Fellow engagement, Atlantic Institute

Atlantic Institute

Focus:

Working with Senior Atlantic 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
Founder and head of Product, Open Function Group; co-lead, Information Mediation Group, GovStack initiative (The ITU)
Open Function Group
Taylor Erskine Downs

Founder and head of Product, Open Function Group; co-lead, Information Mediation Group, GovStack initiative (The ITU)

Open Function Group

Focus:

Supporting governments and NGOs as they scale health, humanitarian, and child protection interventions via secure, responsible dataintegration, automation, and interoperability initiatives.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Tracy Jooste
International Budget Partnership (IBP) South Africa; member of the board of directors, Isandla Institute
International Budget Partnership South Africa
Tracy Jooste

International Budget Partnership (IBP) South Africa; member of the board of directors, Isandla Institute

International Budget Partnership South Africa

Focus:

Advising International Budget Partnership South Africa and its grassroot partner organizations. Supporting research and advocacy for improved basic services to informal settlements across South African cities. Calling for greater accountability in how cities spend their budgets.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tyehimba Salandy
Sociologist, Institute of Indigenous Knowledge, Empowerment and Research
Tyehimba Salandy

Sociologist, Institute of Indigenous Knowledge, Empowerment and Research

Focus:

Working on decolonizing global and local spaces and self through dialogue, alternative media and Indigenous knowledge.

Lives in:

Trinidad and Tobago

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Viviana Osorio Pérez
Lawyer, activist and scholar
Viviana Osorio Pérez

Lawyer, activist and scholar

Focus:

Advancing women's economic, social and cultural rights via litigation, evidencebased advocacy, crossmovement solidarity and campaigning.

Lives in:

Colombia

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Zephanie Repollo
Southeast Asia co-director, Just Associates
Zephanie Repollo

Southeast Asia co-director, Just Associates

Focus:

Working with diverse networks in Southeast Asia, particularly those involving rural and Indigenous women and the LGBTQ community in defense of land, water, territories and human rights.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Abongile Davani
Former literacy mentor, Nal’ibali Trust; former approvals evaluator, AIDS Foundation of South Africa
Abongile Davani

Former literacy mentor, Nal’ibali Trust; former approvals evaluator, AIDS Foundation of South Africa

Focus:

Developing the agency of young women and children, and the LGBTIQPA+ community; developing literacy and working toward the inclusion of youth in the provincial economy of the Eastern Cape.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Aldridge Munyoro
Ph.D. candidate, University of the Witwatersrand
Aldridge Munyoro

Ph.D. candidate, University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Building an inclusive society where people living at the far margins of society can equally participate and benefit from the social and economic pipeline.

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000GJh8P
Amanda Phaphama Fononda
Director, TB and HIV Care
TB and HIV Care
Amanda Phaphama Fononda

Director, TB and HIV Care

TB and HIV Care

Focus:

Working with communities in realizing and advocating for their health rights through approaches that seek to promote health based on a knowledge of its range of social determinants.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Amy Green
Editor, Health-e News
Health-e News Service
Amy Green

Editor, Health-e News

Health-e News Service

Focus:

Through socially just media practices and through content in mainstream media that reflects marginalized voices usually inaccessible to traditional media houses, unlike Health-e News.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Andile Mthombeni
Research assistant, University of South Africa (UNISA); Country Champion, ICOYACA-AFCFTA
Plus 94 Research
Andile Mthombeni

Research assistant, University of South Africa (UNISA); Country Champion, ICOYACA-AFCFTA

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, Department of Health
Kheth'Impilo
Anele Sigcau

Pharmacist, Department of Health

Kheth'Impilo

Focus:

Addressing inequity when it comes to access to medication in a rural community by ensuring availability and devising ways to ensure adherence to treatment as a way of eradicating disease burden.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Atholl Kleinhans
Lecturer, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Atholl Kleinhans

Lecturer, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Focus:

Advocating for equal access to health care for LGBTIQ+ communities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Azeeza Rangunwala
Africa regional coordinator, groundWork
Azeeza Rangunwala

Africa regional coordinator, groundWork

Focus:

Intersectional feminist (also known as the Scientivist) focusing on climate change and health.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bayanda Ndumiso
Curriculum developer, Equal Education
Equal Education
Bayanda Ndumiso

Curriculum developer, Equal Education

Equal Education

Focus:

A highly driven individual who is passionate about socioeconomic, health and educational inequalities within South Africa and the continent at large.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bells Twani
Chairperson, coordinator, organizer and field worker
Bells Twani

Chairperson, coordinator, organizer and field worker

Focus:

Fostering a movement for the development of youth in communities; mobilizing community and youth to address policy around land and land occupation.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bernard Mutsago
Nutritionist, public health researcher and activist, South African Medical Association
Bernard Mutsago

Nutritionist, public health researcher and activist, South African Medical Association

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bertha Chiguvare
Program officer, Lawyers for Human Rights; board member, Vumbanani for Peacebuilding
Bertha Chiguvare

Program officer, Lawyers for Human Rights; board member, Vumbanani for Peacebuilding

Focus:

Humanitarian worker with more than 10 years of experience in program management, community development and human rights activism.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla
Managing editor, Health-e News
Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla

Managing editor, Health-e News

Focus:

Bridging the health information divide through journalism that helps individuals make informed health choices and advances health equity.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Bulela Vava
Interim national president, Public Oral Health Forum (POHF)
Bulela Vava

Interim national president, Public Oral Health Forum (POHF)

Focus:

Building an activist oral health workforce, with a focus on grassroots community and peer-topeer 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
Sol Plaatje University
Carina Truyts

Lecturer in social anthropology, Sol Plaatje University

Sol Plaatje University

Focus:

Developing new anthropology courses and program, based on her Master's research that drew on public health, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, and epigenetic findings.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Chaleen Arendse
USAWA Learning & Healing
Women on Farms Project
Chaleen Arendse

USAWA Learning & Healing

Women on Farms Project

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Cincinitia Lebjane
Founder and director, Resoketswe Lebjane Foundation; branch secretary, Treatment Action Campaign
Cincinitia Lebjane

Founder and director, Resoketswe Lebjane Foundation; branch secretary, Treatment Action Campaign

Focus:

Advocating for gender equality and sexual reproductive health rights, as a change driver targeting rural areas in particular.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Cyan Brown
Founder, TuksRes Women in Leadership Academy; Tsuha Fellow, University of Western Australia; founder, Women Leaders Planetary Health South Africa
Cyan Brown

Founder, TuksRes Women in Leadership Academy; Tsuha Fellow, University of Western Australia; founder, Women Leaders Planetary Health South Africa

Focus:

Working at the intersection of health, sustainablity and innovation to catalyze change in South Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Duduzile (Dudu) Dlamini
Advocacy manager for Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force; and founder of Mothers for the Future
Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force
Duduzile (Dudu) Dlamini

Advocacy manager for Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force; and founder of Mothers for the Future

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force

Focus:

Fighting for the decriminalization of sex work. As well as advocating for sex workers, she is an international ambassador of Coalition of Children Affected by AIDS.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Eric Motau
Country director, REPSSI
REPSSI
Eric Motau

Country director, REPSSI

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 and learning manager
Shonaquip Social Enterprise
Erna van der Westhuizen

Impact and 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
Research and policy, African Tobacco Control Alliance; head of research, Institut Superieur pour le Development Rural
Healthy Rural Societies (HRS)
Ganzamungu Zihindula

Research and policy, African Tobacco Control Alliance; head of research, Institut Superieur pour le Development Rural

Healthy Rural Societies (HRS)

Focus:

Consultant at WHO on research and policy to monitor tobacco industries in Africa. Head of Research and professor of public health at Rural Health University in Eastern DRC.

Lives in:

South Africa

0034J00000GJh8z
Harsha Somaroo
Public health medicine specialist, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital; senior lecturer, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand; President, Public Health Association of South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
Harsha Somaroo

Public health medicine specialist, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital; senior lecturer, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand; President, Public Health Association of South Africa

University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Training future public health medicine specialists and working to improve health care and health equity. Advocating for improved clinical and corporate governance, and overall health systems strengthening. Acting to address the social determinants of health.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Haseena Majid
Founder, USAWA for Learning & Healing; senior optometrist, Majid Optometrist; deputy chair, Active Citizens Movement -Pietermaritzburg
Active Citizens Movement
Haseena Majid

Founder, USAWA for Learning & Healing; senior optometrist, Majid Optometrist; deputy chair, Active Citizens Movement -Pietermaritzburg

Active Citizens Movement

Focus:

Public private partnership facilitator for equitable access to primary health services. Affiliated to the uMgungundlovu District Municipality for civil society responses to HIV/AIDS and GBVF.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Innocentia Mgijima
Human rights lawyer, Africa Albinism Network; Ph.D. candidate, University of Witswatersrand
Innocentia Mgijima

Human rights lawyer, Africa Albinism Network; Ph.D. candidate, University of Witswatersrand

Focus:

Advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ivana Merckel
Coordinator
Ivana Merckel

Coordinator

Focus:

Promoting the need for accessible, comprehensive and holistic health education with community participation.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Judiac Ranape
Comprehensive health nurse and nurse trainer, Department of Health
Judiac Ranape

Comprehensive health nurse and nurse trainer, Department of Health

Focus:

Advocating within civil society organizations for improved health of marginalized communities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kanyisa Booi
Founder and campaign manager, Matriarch & Sons
Kanyisa Booi

Founder and campaign manager, Matriarch & Sons

Focus:

Creating and executing health communications campaigns and strategies that are engaging by employing a fusion of pop culture and politics.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Kentse Radebe
Innovation Director, DG Murray Trust (DGMT)
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Kentse Radebe

Innovation Director, DG Murray Trust (DGMT)

Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Focus:

Identifying the processes and levers that reduce social stratification and lead to social innovation and transformation.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Khululwa Jampo
Mother Mentor Programme, Enable
Enable
Khululwa Jampo

Mother Mentor Programme, Enable

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
Women and Girls Leadership Foundation
Kodwa Mpepho

Director, Women and Girls Leadership Foundation

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
Pharmacist, Department of Health; Master's candidate (Public Health), Rhodes University
Kuvashna Singh

Pharmacist, Department of Health; Master's candidate (Public Health), Rhodes University

Focus:

Working toward improving health care in the public sector.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lance Louskieter
Ph.D. candidate; researcher and educator, Health Policy and Systems Research Division, University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
Lance Louskieter

Ph.D. candidate; researcher and educator, Health Policy and Systems Research Division, University of Cape Town

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
Founding member, PHELA Foundation
Lebo Molete

Founding member, PHELA Foundation

Focus:

Facilitating the inclusion of patients as a prominent stakeholder group in the development and implementation of health services and strategic health policies.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lena Stofile
Environmental health manager, City of Cape Town
City of Cape Town
Lena Stofile

Environmental health manager, City of Cape Town

City of Cape Town

Focus:

Advancing policies and programs to reduce chemical and other environmental exposures in air, water, soil and food, to protect people and provide communities with healthier environments.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lindi Mzankomo
Senior budget analyst, Public Finance, National Treasury (Department of Finance)
National Treasury (Department of Finance), South Africa
Lindi Mzankomo

Senior budget analyst, Public Finance, National Treasury (Department of 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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Lindile Ngwenya
Master’s student, University of the Witwatersrand; volunteer and mentor, Refugee Children’s Project
Lindile Ngwenya

Master’s student, University of the Witwatersrand; volunteer and mentor, Refugee Children’s Project

Focus:

Supporting vulnerable individuals through community development and advocacy, and volunteering at a refugee center; this social worker is aiming to complete a master’s degree in migration and displacement.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Lungile Quiny Dube
Director/chairperson, USAWA for Learning & Healing
Nelson Mandela University
Lungile Quiny Dube

Director/chairperson, USAWA for Learning & Healing

Nelson Mandela University

Focus:

Contributing to educational approaches that are empowering and for liberation purposes by understanding the intersectionality of education and health within aspects of adolescent girls and young women.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Luqman Yesufu
Public health inspector, Alberta Health Services (AHS)
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)
Luqman Yesufu

Public health inspector, Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)

Focus:

Assisting in the identification, planning, implementation and evaluation of environmental public health activities.

Lives in:

Canada

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Mafoko Phomane
Environmental health campaign manager, groundWork, South Africa
Panagora Group
Mafoko Phomane

Environmental health campaign manager, groundWork, South Africa

Panagora Group

Focus:

Advocating for environmental justice, working with the health sector and communities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Michelle Brotherton
Advocate, Rhodes University
Rhodes University
Michelle Brotherton

Advocate, Rhodes University

Rhodes University

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Mmabatho Langa
Physiotherapist, Limpopo
Mmabatho Langa

Physiotherapist, Limpopo

Focus:

Ensuring the provision of public health services in rural communities and hospitals; providing physiotherapy services to Limpopo Acadamy of Sport.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Mpho Mogapi
Cluster manager, Soul City Institute for Social Justice
Mpho Mogapi

Cluster manager, Soul City Institute for Social Justice

Focus:

Advocating for social justice for young women and girls and their rights in accessing sexual reproductive health services in a youth-friendly environment underpinned by intersectional feminism.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nangamso Koza
Education development strategist; executive director, Kwankqubela; creative manager, Ingomso
Nangamso Koza

Education development strategist; executive director, Kwankqubela; creative manager, Ingomso

Focus:

Promoting communitydriven and school-focused health education programs in marginalized communities, with a particular interest in providing a decolonized education system and alternative education models.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nikki Green (nee Vermeulen)
Coordinator for community-centered programmes, Centre for Social Development, Rhodes University
Nikki Green (nee Vermeulen)

Coordinator for community-centered programmes, Centre for Social Development, Rhodes University

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
Health Systems Trust
Noluthando Ndlovu

Researcher, Health Systems Trust

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
Kozi Foundation
Nomathamsanqa 'Thami' Mngxekeza

Operations manager, Kozi Foundation

Kozi Foundation

Focus:

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

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nomfundo Mkhaba
Project developer, Waste for Change
Nomfundo Mkhaba

Project developer, Waste for Change

Focus:

Teaching leadership, gender equity and enviromental sustainability.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nonkululeko 'Nkuli' Mbuli
Communications and advocacy strategist, Embrace Movement for Mothers
Nonkululeko 'Nkuli' Mbuli

Communications and advocacy strategist, Embrace Movement for Mothers

Focus:

Using media and communications as a tool for social change.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nonzaliseko Magidiwane
HIV/AIDS counselor and tester, Perinatal HIV Research Unit; health promoter and leader of a community HIV support group
Nonzaliseko Magidiwane

HIV/AIDS counselor and tester, Perinatal HIV Research Unit; health promoter and leader of a community HIV support group

Focus:

Organizing to eradicate gender-based violence in communities and supporting LGBTQI+ communities; Nonzaliseko is a health promoter and support group facilitator for communities in the Eastern Cape province.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nqobizwe Mahlangu
Medical student, University of KwaZulu-Natal; marketing director, Nomandla Leadership Academy
Nqobizwe Mahlangu

Medical student, University of KwaZulu-Natal; marketing director, Nomandla Leadership Academy

Focus:

Improving access to sexual reproductive health rights, with a passion for sanitary dignity, maternal care and preventing gynecological ills; exploring sustainable social entrepreneurial models that provide solutions in Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ntebaleng Morake
Curriculum and education coordinator, Social Justice Coalition
Social Justice Coalition
Ntebaleng Morake

Curriculum and education coordinator, Social Justice Coalition

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
Head of Environmental Health, City of Cape Town
City of Cape Town
Ntombizanele (Zanele) Figlan

Head of Environmental Health, City of Cape Town

City of Cape Town

Focus:

Advocating for environmental health as a determinant of health to be at the center of human health.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Ntombohlanga Mqushulu
Program manager, Next Up
Ntombohlanga Mqushulu

Program manager, Next Up

Focus:

Mentoring youth leaders across South Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Nwabisa Dlova
Social worker, Masimanyane Women's Rights International
Nwabisa Dlova

Social worker, Masimanyane Women's Rights International

Focus:

Advocating for the rights of women, social justice and sexual reproductive health, rooted in intersectional PanAfrican feminism.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Patrick Mdeletshe
Field Researcher, SECTION27
SECTION27
Patrick Mdeletshe

Field Researcher, SECTION27

SECTION27

Focus:

Working with civil society to address inequality and striving for social justice for all. Mobilizing community and building community voice through capacity building. Building civil society voice from below for health system strengthening.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Pinkie Saidy Brown
Provincial lead, She Decides; brand ambassador, Inside My Purse
Pinkie Saidy Brown

Provincial lead, She Decides; brand ambassador, Inside My Purse

Focus:

Advocating for the inclusion of queer women and people living with HIV; providing women and girls space to learn about their bodies and exercise their rights to sexual health.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Precious Mazibuko
Community scholar, University of Kwa Zulu-Natal; project facilitator/coordinator, Durban South Community Peace Builders
Precious Mazibuko

Community scholar, University of Kwa Zulu-Natal; project facilitator/coordinator, Durban South Community Peace Builders

Focus:

Using innovative learning tools to bridge the gap between the law, people and the state around matters relating to environmental ecology.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Razia Vallie
Program manager, Western Cape Health Department
Western Cape Health Department
Razia Vallie

Program manager, Western Cape Health Department

Western Cape Health Department

Focus:

Developing and supporting equitable TB and HIV protection programs.

Lives in:

South Africa

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René Sparks
National RTCQI/CLI Manager, SEAD (Strategic Evaluation, Advisory & Development) Consulting Ltd; director, HACCSA
SEAD (Strategic Evaluation, Advisory & Development) Consulting Ltd
René Sparks

National RTCQI/CLI Manager, SEAD (Strategic Evaluation, Advisory & Development) Consulting Ltd; director, HACCSA

SEAD (Strategic Evaluation, Advisory & Development) Consulting Ltd

Focus:

Strengthening, monitoring and promoting quality HIV and laboratory services in South Africa. Passionate about sexual reproductive health rights, primary health care access and health systems strengthening.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Samson Phakathi
Senior field officer, The Endangered Wildlife Trust
The Endangered Wildlife Trust
Samson Phakathi

Senior field officer, The Endangered Wildlife Trust

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
Lead occupational therapist, private mental health care
University of London
Shannon Morgan

Lead occupational therapist, private mental health care

University of London

Focus:

Developing services and a model of care for mental health care users, supporting recovery and community integration.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Shehnaz Munshi
Research project manager, Sheiham/Wits Family Programme on Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, University of the Witwatersrand
University of the Witwatersrand
Shehnaz Munshi

Research project manager, Sheiham/Wits Family Programme on Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

Focus:

Advocating and mobilizing for policy reform to ensure affordable and accessible health for all. Using an intersectional feminist, decolonial research and praxis lens to advance health systems thinking, eradicate genderbased violence and address intergenerational trauma.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sibongile Mtungwa
Director, women's leadership and training program
Women's Leadership and Training Programme
Sibongile Mtungwa

Director, women's leadership and training program

Women's Leadership and Training Programme

Focus:

Strengthening girls' and women's leadership skills, so they use their agency to dismantle patriarchal structures and systems, advance climate change adaptation strategies, and restore ecosystems in communities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sibusiso Fihlani
Drama therapist, Drama for Life
Drama for Life
Sibusiso Fihlani

Drama therapist, Drama for Life

Drama for Life

Focus:

Using theater and drama therapy with patients to help them overcome emotional trauma and addiction, as well as working with young men to help them deal with their emotions to become better fathers.

Lives in:

South Africa

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

Development and CSI Manager, South African Sugar Association

South African Sugar Association

Focus:

Advancing rural development through job placement opportunities for young people in the sugar cane value chain; bursaries to rural communities studying agriculture, science and engineering; and supporting enterprise initiatives for women and the youth.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Sylvia Siyo
Business case development manager, Transnet Port Terminals
Transnet National Ports Authority
Sylvia Siyo

Business case development manager, Transnet Port Terminals

Transnet National Ports Authority

Focus:

Training, mentoring and inspiring women and girls from underprivileged communities to succeed in industry.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tendai Chisirimunhu
Master’s student in psychology; counselor, AbantuLives; member, executive committee representing South Africa, Global Mental Health Peer Network
Tendai Chisirimunhu

Master’s student in psychology; counselor, AbantuLives; member, executive committee representing South Africa, Global Mental Health Peer Network

Focus:

Addressing mental health for social change, with a decolonial approach that is holistic and communitybased, situating the lived experiences of the people of South Africa and Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Thamsanqa Hamilton Hukwe
Chairperson, Abahlali Base Freedom Park
Abahlali Base Freedom Park
Thamsanqa Hamilton Hukwe

Chairperson, Abahlali Base Freedom Park

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
University of Cape Town
Thania Gopal

Communications officer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

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
Procurement and supply chain mangement specialist, National Department of Health Global Fund
Thato Helmut Mathabathe

Procurement and supply chain mangement specialist, National Department of Health Global Fund

Focus:

Contributing toward medicine access expansion using pharmacy innovation and technology.

Lives in:

South Africa

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

Coordinator, People’s Health Movement South Africa

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
Master's candidate (law), University of Cape Town (UCT); co-chair, MCU Health cluster, Makhanda; house warden/ manager, Allan Gray Residence
Tlamelo Mothudi

Master's candidate (law), University of Cape Town (UCT); co-chair, MCU Health cluster, Makhanda; house warden/ manager, Allan Gray Residence

Focus:

Health advocate for the advancement of health equity with a particular interest in policy, public interest Law, health research, Public Resource Management and Social Accountability Monitoring.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Tracey Malawana
Deputy general secretary, Equal Education
Equal Education
Tracey Malawana

Deputy general secretary, Equal Education

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
Environmental health practitioner, Bongani Regional Hospital
Tshepo Mokhadi

Environmental health practitioner, Bongani Regional Hospital

Focus:

Implementing sustainable hospital green initiatives aimed at reducing the carbon footprint, use of harmful chemicals (especially pesticides) and waste minimization strategies in the health sector.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Vinkey Sibuyi
Social worker, Epilepsy South Africa
Epilepsy South Africa
Vinkey Sibuyi

Social worker, Epilepsy South Africa

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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Vusimuzi Zwane
Program manager, Southern Africa Movement of Mining Affected Communities; national deputy secretary, Sebenza Community Development Group
Vusimuzi Zwane

Program manager, Southern Africa Movement of Mining Affected Communities; national deputy secretary, Sebenza Community Development Group

Focus:

Working within communities and civil society movements to address inequality and strive for social justice for all; mobilizing community and building community voice through capacity building.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Wendy Somlavi
Founder, Wheely in a Wheelie
Wheely in a Wheelie
Wendy Somlavi

Founder, Wheely in a Wheelie

Wheely in a Wheelie

Focus:

Promoting recycling in townships.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Yolisa Lawrence
Programs coordinator, SGS Consulting; assistant lecturer, Nelson Mandela University; research fieldworker, strategic analytics and management
Yolisa Lawrence

Programs coordinator, SGS Consulting; assistant lecturer, Nelson Mandela University; research fieldworker, strategic analytics and management

Focus:

Strengthening literacy, youth leadership and the well-being of young women and girls in communities through engagement programs.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Yvette Andrews
Nurse, Metro Health Services
Yvette Andrews

Nurse, Metro Health Services

Focus:

Working with community health workers on the issue of health care access for marginalized communities.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Zandile Mqwathi
Social behavior change communications manager, Pact SA; program coordinator, Higher Health; facilitator/consultant, International Youth Foundation
Zandile Mqwathi

Social behavior change communications manager, Pact SA; program coordinator, Higher Health; facilitator/consultant, International Youth Foundation

Focus:

Advocating for the use of drama therapy as a key component of the public health system; trying to tackle the issue of mental health in South Africa.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Zimbini Madikiza
Project assistant and community mobilizer, Rural Health Advocacy Project
Zimbini Madikiza

Project assistant and community mobilizer, Rural Health Advocacy Project

Focus:

Building social collective power through equipping rural communities with skills and knowledge of realizing their potential toward the advancement of social change and enhancing their agency to advocate for improved and effective access of health care services.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Abdel Jamal Disangcopan
Attorney/Law Reform Specialist IV, Law Center, University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
Abdel Jamal Disangcopan

Attorney/Law Reform Specialist IV, Law Center, University of the Philippines

University of the Philippines

Focus:

Developing coherent positions, using primarily the rights-based approach, to ensure that government agencies' requests 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
Founder, Independent Living Learning Centre (ILLC)
Academia Progresiva de Manila (APDM)
Abelardo Apollo David Junior

Founder, Independent Living Learning Centre (ILLC)

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

0034J00000GJh4i
Alay Phonvisay
Lecturer, Faculty of Economic and Business Managemen, National University of Laos
National University of Laos
Alay Phonvisay

Lecturer, Faculty of Economic and Business Managemen, National University of Laos

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
Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, Philippines
Alfredo Matugas Coro II

Municipal vice mayor and former mayor, Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, Philippines

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

0034J00000Z1Ylo
Alfrison Paloga
Epidemiologist, Port Health Office of Jayapura
Alfrison Paloga

Epidemiologist, Port Health Office of Jayapura

Focus:

Addressing cross-border health challenges and enhancing the effectiveness of infectious disease prevention.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Amina Evangelista Swanepoel
Executive director, Roots of Health (ROH)
Amina Evangelista Swanepoel

Executive director, Roots of Health (ROH)

Focus:

Empowering women and girls to make informed decisions and advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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

0034J00000Z1Ylc
Angga Dwi Martha
Public policy specialist
Angga Dwi Martha

Public policy specialist

Focus:

Working to implement the United Nations’ system-wide Youth Strategy (Youth2030) and building a network of emerging young leaders in Indonesia focused on equity and justice.

Lives in:

Indonesia

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Ariel Caringal Hernandez
School director, Global Mindanaw Polytechnic
Bangko sa Balay Foundation
Ariel Caringal Hernandez

School director, Global Mindanaw Polytechnic

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
Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
Bawi Mang Lian

Medical officer, National Health Plan Implementation Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar

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
International Justice Mission
Benjamin Lawrence Patrick E. Aritao

Director of Prosecution Department, International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Philippines

0034J00000GJh6P
Beverly Lorraine Ho
Director of Health Promotion and Communications Service, Health Promotion Bureau, Department of Health, Philippines
Department of Health, Philippines
Beverly Lorraine Ho

Director of Health Promotion and Communications Service, Health Promotion Bureau, Department of Health, Philippines

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

0034J00000GJhAm
Blandina Rosalina Bait
Nutrition officer, UNICEF Indonesia
UNICEF Indonesia
Blandina Rosalina Bait

Nutrition officer, UNICEF Indonesia

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 and faculty member, Ramathibodi Medical School, Mahidol University
Mahidol University
Borwornsom (Ack) Leerapan

Health systems researcher and faculty member, Ramathibodi Medical School, Mahidol University

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

0034J00000GJh7S
Bui Thi Thuy
Head of the Nursing Department, Viet Nam National Children's Hospital
Viet Nam National Children's Hospital
Bui Thi Thuy

Head of the Nursing Department, Viet Nam National Children's Hospital

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

Strategic policy adviser, Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion, Timor Leste

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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Celyn Celyn
Senior progam manager, Civil Health and Development Network
Celyn Celyn

Senior progam manager, Civil Health and Development Network

Focus:

Promoting innovative and participatory approaches to improve health access and health equity in hard-toreach communities, with a special focus on women and children.

Lives in:

Myanmar

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

Coordinator for Access to Medicines Campaign, AIDS Access Foundation

AIDS Access Foundation

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Thailand

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Channé Suy Lan
Regional lead, InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia
Channé Suy Lan

Regional lead, InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia

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
Ministry of Health, Cambodia
Chhorvann Chhea

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

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
Kunming Medical University
Deng Rui (Rita)

Associate professor, School of Public Health, Kunming Medical University

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:

Brazil

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Do Thuy Duong
Chief executive officer and founder, TalentPool
TalentPool
Do Thuy Duong

Chief executive officer and founder, TalentPool

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
University Gadjah Mada
Elisabeth Listyani

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

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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Fransiska Falentina Sugi
Researcher and founder of Yayasan Sejuta Harapan (Hands of Hope)
Fransiska Falentina Sugi

Researcher and founder of Yayasan Sejuta Harapan (Hands of Hope)

Focus:

Conducting research into the impacts of climate change. Supporting the poor and marginalized people in East Nusa Tenggara province to enable them to gain better access to education and health services.

Lives in:

Indonesia

0034J00000GJhAX
Gideon Cauton
Director, National Law Enforcement Development, International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission
Gideon Cauton

Director, National Law Enforcement Development, International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Philippines

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Goris Mustaqim
Founder and chief executive officer, Semur Nusantara Consulting
Asgar Muda Foundation (Saving Next Gen Institute)
Goris Mustaqim

Founder and chief executive officer, Semur Nusantara Consulting

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
Executive director, Sun Community Health
Population Services International
Han Win Htat

Executive director, Sun Community Health

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
Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population
Hoang Tu Anh

Founding member/vice director, Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population

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 and director of Center for Population, Hanoi University of Public Health
Hanoi University of Public Health
Hoang Van Minh

Vice-rector and director of Center for Population, Hanoi University of Public Health

Hanoi University of Public Health

Focus:

Publishing widely in 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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Jason Joyce
Lawyer and municipal mayor, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental
Jason Joyce

Lawyer and municipal mayor, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental

Focus:

Improving education and health services delivered to the communities and addressing issues related to HIV, mental health and depression, and LGBTQ concerns.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Jeremy Lim
Partner, Oliver Wyman; cofounder and chief executive officer of AMiLi
AMiLi
Jeremy Lim

Partner, Oliver Wyman; cofounder and chief executive officer of AMiLi

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
Vice chancellor, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
National Health and Family Planning Commission, China
Jiang Fan

Vice chancellor, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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
Chulalongkorn University
Jiruth Sriratanaban

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

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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Joanne Yuen Yie Ngeow
Associate professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University; senior consultant, the National Cancer Centre Singapore.
Joanne Yuen Yie Ngeow

Associate professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University; senior consultant, the National Cancer Centre Singapore.

Focus:

Integrating genomics into routine health care for reducing burden of chronic diseases and health care costs.

Lives in:

Singapore

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Kanapon (Tum) Phumratprapin
Chief executive officer and founder, Health at Home
Health at Home
Kanapon (Tum) Phumratprapin

Chief executive officer and founder, Health at Home

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 and chief executive officer, Porous City Network
Porous City Network
Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Founder and chief executive officer, Porous City Network

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
Preah Vihear Provincial Health Department
Koung Lo

Director, Preah Vihear Provincial Health Department

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
Consultant, Vajira Hospital
Why I Why Group
Kritaya Sreesunpagit

Consultant, Vajira Hospital

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 Khac Bao
Executive vice director of the Medical Education Center, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Le Khac Bao

Executive vice director of the Medical Education Center, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Focus:

Developing high-capacity medical education and improving quality of care at public hospitals. Integrating transformative medical education into medical education reform and building innovative ideas into curriculum development.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Le Thi Nhat
Country project manager, International Committee of the Red Cross MoveAbility Foundation
ICRC MoveAbility Foundation
Le Thi Nhat

Country project manager, International Committee of the Red Cross MoveAbility Foundation

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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Leslie Ann Legaspi Luces
Provincial health officer, Aklan Province Department of Health
Leslie Ann Legaspi Luces

Provincial health officer, Aklan Province Department of Health

Focus:

Achieving health equity and improving the overall health of all Akeanons, especially the underprivileged and the vulnerable. Working to develop and maintain a people-centered health system.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Letchimi Devi Doraisamy
Grants officer, DAI Global LLC
DAI Global LLC
Letchimi Devi Doraisamy

Grants officer, DAI Global LLC

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
Chief executive officer, FamilyDoc Medical Mechnology Co. Ltd.
FamilyDoc Medical Mechnology Co Ltd
Liu Chenhui

Chief executive officer, FamilyDoc Medical Mechnology Co. Ltd.

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
iSEE Institute
Luong The-Huy

Director, iSEE Institute

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
Asjok Fellow; founder and trustee of Rachel House children’s hospice
Assisi Hospice
Lynna Chandra

Asjok Fellow; founder and trustee of Rachel House children’s hospice

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 and chief executive officer, LUKKID/Asian Leadership Academy
LUKKID/Asian Leadership Academy
May Sripatanaskul

Founder and chief executive officer, LUKKID/Asian Leadership Academy

LUKKID/Asian Leadership Academy

Focus:

Developing humancentered work processes that allow people to tackle social challenges through collaboration.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Natalie Phaholyothin
Chief executive officer, World Wide Fund for Nature, Thailand
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Thailand
Natalie Phaholyothin

Chief executive officer, World Wide Fund for Nature, Thailand

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Thailand

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Thailand

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Natarajan Rajaraman
Executive director, Muluk Timo
HealthServe Ltd
Natarajan Rajaraman

Executive director, Muluk Timo

HealthServe Ltd

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Timor-Leste

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Nguyen Quóc Thanh
Artist, curator and founding director, Queer Forever!
Queer Forever!
Nguyen Quóc Thanh

Artist, curator and founding director, Queer Forever!

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

Founder and director, Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)

Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC)

Focus:

Empowering communities of people with disabilities. Having advocated the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, she is actively monitoring its 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
Viet Nam National University
Nguyen Thi Thai Lan

Lecturer, Social Work, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Viet Nam National University

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

Official, Office of People’s Committee of Dong Thap Province

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 fellow, Institute of Global Health, United Nations University
United Nations University
Nicola Pocock

Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Global Health, United Nations University

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 chief executive officer, Travel Sparks; founder and chief executive officer of Taman Bacaan Pelangi
Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens)
Nila Tanzil

Founder and chief executive officer, Travel Sparks; founder and chief executive officer of Taman Bacaan Pelangi

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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Noor Affizan Rahman
Deputy head of ophthalmology, Ministry of Health and consultant eye surgeon
Noor Affizan Rahman

Deputy head of ophthalmology, Ministry of Health and consultant eye surgeon

Focus:

Preserving and restoring sight and reducing avoidable blindness among underprivileged schoolchildren. Also working to promote and solve a diverse range of health equity challenges.

Lives in:

0034J00000GJh7u
Noraida Abdullah Karim
Director for Mindanao Programme, Community and Family Services International
Community and Family Services International
Noraida Abdullah Karim

Director for Mindanao Programme, Community and Family Services International

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

Health field officer, International Committee

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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Nwabisa Zantsi
Founder and director, Fulfill the Dream Academy
Nwabisa Zantsi

Founder and director, Fulfill the Dream Academy

Focus:

Working to improve access to information about genderbased violence, health care and the prevention of injustices relating to sexual and gender-based violence.

Lives in:

South Africa

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Oanh Pham Kieu
Founder and chief executive officer, Center for Social Initiatives Promotion
Center for Social Initiatives Promotion
Oanh Pham Kieu

Founder and chief executive officer, Center for Social Initiatives Promotion

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 chief executive officer, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)
Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)
Pairoj Saonuam

Assistant chief executive officer, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)

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)
Australian Volunteers (Myanmar)
Pan Myat Mon

Country program manager, Australian Volunteers (Myanmar)

Australian Volunteers (Myanmar)

Focus:

Helping bring a sustainable social and development change in Myanmar.

Lives in:

Myanmar

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Panusart (Midnight) Poonkasetwattana
Executive director, APCOM Foundation
APCOM Foundation
Panusart (Midnight) Poonkasetwattana

Executive director, APCOM Foundation

APCOM Foundation

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Thailand

0034J00000GJhAz
Paul Gideon Lasco
Senior lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines Diliman
Ateneo de Manila University
Paul Gideon Lasco

Senior lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines Diliman

Ateneo de Manila University

Focus:

Pursuing ethnographic and qualitative research 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
Chief executive officer, Center for Healthcare Improvement Research
Center for Healthcare Improvement Research
Phan Thi Ngoc Linh

Chief executive officer, Center for Healthcare Improvement Research

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
World Health Organization, Lao PDR country office
Phetdavanh Leuangvilay

Technical officer, WHO Health Emergency Programme, World Health Organization

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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Phetdavanh Sipaseuth
Specialist in land tenure rights and natural resources management
Phetdavanh Sipaseuth

Specialist in land tenure rights and natural resources management

Focus:

Providing interactive coaching and capacity building for civil society groups on various land rights, natural resources, and land governance topics.

Lives in:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Pianporn Deetes
Director Thailand and Myanmar Campaigns, International Rivers
Pianporn Deetes

Director Thailand and Myanmar Campaigns, International Rivers

Focus:

Organizing river communities to slow down dam projects that threaten the local ecosystem and the livelihoods of those who depend on the river and its resources.

Lives in:

Thailand

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

Senior researcher, International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

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
Mahidol University
Ratawit Ouaprachanon

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

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
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Raudah Mohd Yunus

Researcher and public health specialist, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA

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

0034J00000Z1Yls
Renard Siew
Adviser, Center for Governance and Political Studies, Kuala Lumpur
Renard Siew

Adviser, Center for Governance and Political Studies, Kuala Lumpur

Focus:

Combating climate change and transforming society toward sustainability. Striving to find innovative ways to promote more sustainable and equitable opportunities for the elderly.

Lives in:

Malaysia

0034J00000GJhAK
Rennta Chrisdiana
Commissioner, Yogyakarta Hospital Supervisory Board
Yogyakarta Hospital Supervisory Board
Rennta Chrisdiana

Commissioner, Yogyakarta Hospital Supervisory Board

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

0034J00000GJhAG
Sam Oeun Sam
Managing director, Buddhism for Health
Buddhism for Health
Sam Oeun Sam

Managing director, Buddhism for Health

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
Lamsonthi Hospital
Santi Lapbenjakul

Director, Lamsonthi Hospital

Lamsonthi Hospital

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Thailand

0034J00000Z1Ylq
Sara Maria Pereira
National Disability Inclusive Development Adviser, Governance for Development (GfD) Cardno
Sara Maria Pereira

National Disability Inclusive Development Adviser, Governance for Development (GfD) Cardno

Focus:

Supporting the Government of Timor-Leste to achieve sustainable economic and human development goals, and promoting sustainable and equitable opportunities for vulnerable populations in Timor-Leste.

Lives in:

Timor-Leste

0034J00000GJh4k
Satiriantinah (Sati) Bur Rasuanto
Co-founder and chief commercial officer, VIDA Digital Identity
VIDA Digital Identity
Satiriantinah (Sati) Bur Rasuanto

Co-founder and chief commercial officer, VIDA Digital Identity

VIDA Digital Identity

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Indonesia

0034J00000GJhAF
Sean Sok Phay
Executive director, Child Helpline Cambodia
Child Helpline Cambodia
Sean Sok Phay

Executive director, Child Helpline Cambodia

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
REACH Initiative Syria
Sharon Low

Research manager, REACH Initiative Syria

REACH Initiative Syria

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Singapore

0034J00000Z1Ylp
Sherjan Pangato Kalim
Pathologist and head of Blood Bank, Cotabato Regional and Medical Center, Mindanao
Sherjan Pangato Kalim

Pathologist and head of Blood Bank, Cotabato Regional and Medical Center, Mindanao

Focus:

Advocating for Ibadahfriendly health facilities and reforming health education through inclusion of Islamic teachings, mobilizing community leadership, bridging social and economic divides to improve health equity.

Lives in:

Philippines

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

Lecturer, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University

Peking University

Focus:

Focusing on health, food and drug safety across China.

Lives in:

China

0034J00000GJh59
Si Zhanjie
Director, Aizhen
Aizhen
Si Zhanjie

Director, Aizhen

Aizhen

Focus:

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

Lives in:

China

0034J00000Z1Ylu
Sok Teng Tan
Researcher; Ph.D. candidate at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Sok Teng Tan

Researcher; Ph.D. candidate at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Focus:

Researching social injustice and examining the effects of social capital on the wellness of Rohingya refugees. Also trying to understand the health literacy of refugees and build non-communicable disease profiles of refugees.

Lives in:

Singapore

0034J00000GJh4h
Somporn (Nui) Pengkam
Founder and director, Community Health Impact Assessment Platform in Southeast Asia
Community Health Impact Assessment Platform in Southeast Asia
Somporn (Nui) Pengkam

Founder and director, Community Health Impact Assessment Platform in Southeast Asia

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 policymakers, with a focus on mining and coalfired power plants.

Lives in:

Thailand

0034J00000GJh7s
Sophia Benedicta Hage
Clinic manager and founding member, Medifit Clinic
Medifit Clinic
Sophia Benedicta Hage

Clinic manager and founding member, Medifit Clinic

Medifit Clinic

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Indonesia

0034J00000Z1Yla
Sornchai Chatwiriyachai
Founder and artistic director of Malongdu Theatre
Sornchai Chatwiriyachai

Founder and artistic director of Malongdu Theatre

Focus:

Pioneering the practices of “Theatre of the Oppressed” in Thailand and developing the capacity of social changemakers and seekers to stand up for social justice.

Lives in:

Thailand

0034J00000GJh55
Soulivanh Pholsena
Chief physician, Lao Medical Care Center
Lao Medical Care Center
Soulivanh Pholsena

Chief physician, Lao Medical Care Center

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
University of Malaysia
Tharani Loganathan

Medical lecturer, Social and Preventative Medicine Department at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaysia

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

Deputy director general, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam

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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Thorn Pitadol
Lecturer, researcher, and assistant professor, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University
Thorn Pitadol

Lecturer, researcher, and assistant professor, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

Focus:

Supporting community participation to address social development challenges. Also working to apply social and political economy analysis to promote a more equitable society.

Lives in:

Thailand

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Thu Ha Nguyen
Executive director and Morning News producer, Vietnam National Television
Vietnam National Television
Thu Ha Nguyen

Executive director and Morning News producer, Vietnam National Television

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

0034J00000GJh7M
Tiara Marthias
Lecturer, Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, University Gadjah Mada
University of Melbourne
Tiara Marthias

Lecturer, Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, University Gadjah Mada

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 and executive director, myME: Myanmar Mobile Education Project
myME: Myanmar Mobile Education Project
Tim Aye-Hardy

Co-founder and executive director, myME: Myanmar Mobile Education Project

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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Trinh Mai Trang
Concert pianist, music educator, and founder of Wonder
Trinh Mai Trang

Concert pianist, music educator, and founder of Wonder

Focus:

Enabling others to see wonder in the arts and to experience their transformative power, especially through music. Working to promote empathy and social and cultural understanding through the power of music.

Lives in:

Vietnam

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Vannaphone Sitthirath
Media consultant, film producer, journalist and co-founder, Lao New Wave Cinema Production
Lao New Wave Cinema Production
Vannaphone Sitthirath

Media consultant, film producer, journalist and co-founder, Lao New Wave Cinema Production

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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Viengnakhone Vongxay
Public health lecturer and researcher, Faculty of Public Health, University of Health Sciences
Viengnakhone Vongxay

Public health lecturer and researcher, Faculty of Public Health, University of Health Sciences

Focus:

Teaching and researching adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and the relationship between health literacy and health-seeking behaviors in adolescents.

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
Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
Wai Wai Han

Research scientist, Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar

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

0034J00000GJhAH
Xiao Long
Professor and deputy director, Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Peking Union Medical Foundation
Xiao Long

Professor and deputy director, Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Peking Union Medical Foundation

Focus:

Professor and deputy director of Plastic Surgery Department, Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Board member of a nonprofit foundation, Peking Union Medical Foundation.

Lives in:

South Africa

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

Lecturer, Center for Health Development Studies, Peking University

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
President, Evercare Health Group
Evercare Health Group
Zhang Kun

President, Evercare Health Group

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:

South Africa

0034J00000GJhAJ
Zhang Yunting (Edwina)
Associate professor, Child Health Advocacy Institute, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center
Shanghai Children's Medical Center
Zhang Yunting (Edwina)

Associate professor, Child Health Advocacy Institute, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center

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:

South Africa

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

Founder, Environmental Rescue Initiative

Environmental Rescue Initiative

Focus:

Engaging underserved communities to recognize environmental determinants of health and health equity. Adopting innovations that lead to improvement in plastic waste management in Liberia.

Lives in:

Liberia

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Adekemi Kikelomo Adeniyan
Founder and executive director, Dentalcare Foundation
Dentalcare Foundation
Adekemi Kikelomo Adeniyan

Founder and executive director, Dentalcare Foundation

Dentalcare Foundation

Focus:

Leading oral health advocacy and breaking down barriers to oral health for underserved communities to ensure equitable access for all in Nigeria.

Lives in:

Nigeria

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Adrian N. Billings
Chief medical officer, Preventative Care Health Services; associate professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Permian Basin
Preventative Care Health Services
Adrian N. Billings

Chief medical officer, Preventative Care Health Services; associate professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Permian Basin

Preventative Care Health Services

Focus:

Researching health workforce programs to enable more health career students to choose a career caring for patients who otherwise might not receive health care.

Lives in:

United States

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Akshita Siddula
Community organizing director, Right to Health Action
Akshita Siddula

Community organizing director, Right to Health Action

Focus:

Recruiting and training health care activists and organizers to push for policies that create a just health care system.

Lives in:

United States

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Alaq Al-Muwali
Masters of Sciences student, King's College London; resident doctor, Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Baghdad
Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Baghdad
Alaq Al-Muwali

Masters of Sciences student, King's College London; resident doctor, Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Baghdad

Al-Kadhimiya Teaching Hospital, Baghdad

Focus:

Working toward health systems strengthening and inclusivity in Iraq and the MENA region.

Lives in:

United Kingdom

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Amanda Brosnan
Physician assistant, Tarrant County Public Health
Tarrant County Public Health
Amanda Brosnan

Physician assistant, Tarrant County Public Health

Tarrant County Public Health

Focus:

Practicing health care in a local public health department, working primarily in infectious disease management. Serving patients and the community, advocating for health equity for all.

Lives in:

United States

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Angela T. Echiverri
Family and community medicine physician, Contra Costa Health Services; core faculty, Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program
Contra Costa Health Services
Angela T. Echiverri

Family and community medicine physician, Contra Costa Health Services; core faculty, Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program

Contra Costa Health Services

Focus:

Bringing a radical love, tender heart and strident values to reimagine and cultivate spaces of belonging where we can collectively heal, dismantle racism and oppression, and manifest equity and justice.

Lives in:

United States

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Anjali Singh Kulkarni
Public health specialist and adjunct associate professor, Public Health Foundation of India
Public Health Foundation of India
Anjali Singh Kulkarni

Public health specialist and adjunct associate professor, Public Health Foundation of India

Public Health Foundation of India

Focus:

Working with keen interest in reproductive and child health, adolescent health, health communications, health equity and advocacy/ policy.

Lives in:

India

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Anne Laux
Peace officer training compliance officer, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Office of the Ohio Attorney General
Office of the Ohio Attorney General
Anne Laux

Peace officer training compliance officer, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Office of the Ohio Attorney General

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

0034J00000GJh8K
Artanesha L. Jackson
FINDconnect Program Manager, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Artanesha L. Jackson

FINDconnect Program Manager, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

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
National Coordinator of Child Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
Balance 365
Bertrand Moses

National Coordinator of Child Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Balance 365

Focus:

Developing national child/ youth-related policies, programs, strategies and communication campaigns to promote protection, well-being, and holistic development. Promoting mental health/gender equity.

Lives in:

Trinidad and Tobago

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Bilal Asim
Project intern, Johns Hopkins Hospital Center for Telemedicine; master's candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore
Bilal Asim

Project intern, Johns Hopkins Hospital Center for Telemedicine; master's candidate, Johns Hopkins University

Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore

Focus:

Studying public health at Johns Hopkins, focusing on health leadership, global health, and health informatics, and leading the Johns Hopkins Asia Pacific Public Health Network.

Lives in:

United States

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Bram P. Wispelwey
Associate physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Bram P. Wispelwey

Associate physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Focus:

Developing solutions to institutional racism in hospital access. Leading a community health program in Palestinian refugee camps. Refining public health approaches to COVID-19.

Lives in:

United States

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Brandi M. Payton
Clinic administrator, Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center
Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center
Brandi M. Payton

Clinic administrator, Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center

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

0034J00000GJh6Z
Brigit M. Carter
Associate dean for diversity and inclusion, Duke University School of Nursing
Duke University
Brigit M. Carter

Associate dean for diversity and inclusion, Duke University School of Nursing

Duke University

Focus:

Leading efforts that increase understanding and dismantle the historical and current system structures that are barriers to higher education and inclusive practices within those institutions.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh6X
Carla A. Arena Ventura
Full professor, University of São Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
Carla A. Arena Ventura

Full professor, University of São Paulo

University of Sao Paulo

Focus:

Teaching on global health and human rights, the right to health, mental health and the social determinants of health; and coordinating interdisciplinary and international research on these themes.

Lives in:

Brazil

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Caroline Mae Ramirez
Candidate, MMSc Global Health Delivery, Harvard Medical School
Department of Health, Philippines
Caroline Mae Ramirez

Candidate, MMSc Global Health Delivery, Harvard Medical School

Department of Health, Philippines

Focus:

Enhancing mental health service delivery by providing equitable policies grounded in human rights.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Christina T. Rosenthal
Chief executive officer, Paradigm Dental Center LLC
Paradigm Dental Center
Christina T. Rosenthal

Chief executive officer, Paradigm Dental Center LLC

Paradigm Dental Center

Focus:

Practicing general dentistry, directing a youth nonprofit organization to develop a generation of health care leaders to care for underresourced communities, and writing children's books to inspire.

Lives in:

United States

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Claire Thomas
Economic development coordinator, East Side Neighborhood Development Company
Claire Thomas

Economic development coordinator, East Side Neighborhood Development Company

Focus:

Working with community members to design and implement innovative solutions for more inclusive economic systems in community development.

Lives in:

United States

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Danielle Woodhouse Johnson
Manager of Operations, FHI 360
The Oasis Alliance
Danielle Woodhouse Johnson

Manager of Operations, FHI 360

The Oasis Alliance

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United States

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Deborrah G. Liao
Municipal health officer, Rural Health Unit-Gamay
Rural Health Unit-Gamay
Deborrah G. Liao

Municipal health officer, Rural Health Unit-Gamay

Rural Health Unit-Gamay

Focus:

Leading the primary health care program that will ensure provision of quality, accessible, affordable and equitable health care to rural communities in the Philippines.

Lives in:

Philippines

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Elena Rivera
Senior health policy and program adviser, Children's Institute
Children's Institute
Elena Rivera

Senior health policy and program adviser, Children's Institute

Children's Institute

Focus:

Advocating to improve child health by testing innovative community and state solutions, centering equity and anti-racism, and cocreating policy and systems change.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh6T
Eliza Squibb
Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ztwist Design LLC
Eliza Squibb

Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ztwist Design LLC

Focus:

Collaborating with artists and artisans worldwide to create culturallycontextualized patient education tools to improve information equity and health literacy among lowresource populations.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh8L
Elliot Koranteng Tannor
Senior lecturer; consultant nephrologist, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Elliot Koranteng Tannor

Senior lecturer; consultant nephrologist, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Focus:

Promoting kidney health in Ghana and beyond, leading Kidney Health International, researching into kidney disease and championing health equity in the management of kidney diseases globally.

Lives in:

Ghana

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Emily MacDonald
Director, Business Operations, Erie Family Health Centers
Erie Family Health Centers
Emily MacDonald

Director, Business Operations, Erie Family Health Centers

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
Malawi program manager, Give Directly
Emmanuel International
Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa

Malawi program manager, Give Directly

Emmanuel International

Focus:

Leading in the field of social cash transfer to combat social inequities as the Malawi program manager for Give Directly, an organization that focuses on social cash transfers.

Lives in:

Malawi

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Esperanza Felicidad Cantú
Director of Health Initiatives, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Esperanza Felicidad Cantú

Director of Health Initiatives, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Focus:

Partnering across community and health to develop a network and infrastructure to share data, collaborate on care management, and build a proactive and equitable care system that meets people's needs.

Lives in:

United States

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Gabrielle Jackson
Co-founder, UndocuBlack Network
UndocuBlack Network
Gabrielle Jackson

Co-founder, UndocuBlack Network

UndocuBlack Network

Focus:

Increasing accessibility to mental health support through the creation of community spaces and recruitment, training, and development of Black immigrants to be community wellness facilitators.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000Ioea9
Gilberto Lopez
Assistant professor, Arizona State University
University of Rochester
Gilberto Lopez

Assistant professor, Arizona State University

University of Rochester

Focus:

Researching and developing interventions to reduce health inequities.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000bifWv
Haydeé Rumaldo
Project coordinator, Socios En Salud
Haydeé Rumaldo

Project coordinator, Socios En Salud

Focus:

Developing strategies with a comprehensive approach to ensure health care for caregivers and children, promoting early childhood development in Peru.

Lives in:

Peru

0034J00000GJh6s
Hope Elizabeth Rhodes
Interim medical director Children's Health Center-THEARC, Children's National Hospital
George Washington University
Hope Elizabeth Rhodes

Interim medical director Children's Health Center-THEARC, Children's National Hospital

George Washington University

Focus:

Developing pediatric community-based initiatives in concert with community partners. Fundraising and grant writing. Leveraging voices of teens and young adults to inform health care.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000IoeaA
Hyeladzira D. Garnvwa
Senior health financing officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency
National Primary Health Care Development Agency
Hyeladzira D. Garnvwa

Senior health financing officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency

National Primary Health Care Development Agency

Focus:

Promoting quality and equitable access, and delivery of primary health care through developing strategic actions and using evidence to shape national policy.

Lives in:

Nigeria

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Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor
Chief executive officer, EpiAFRIC
EpiAFRIC
Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor

Chief executive officer, EpiAFRIC

EpiAFRIC

Focus:

Developing policies and strategies, researching, writing opinion pieces, advocating for universal health care, decolonizing global health, mentoring and connecting social issues to health care.

Lives in:

Nigeria

0034J00000GJh5u
James Huang
Medical director of Family Medicine, Unity Health Care
Unity Health Care
James Huang

Medical director of Family Medicine, Unity Health Care

Unity Health Care

Focus:

Providing patientcentered primary care to multicultural, urban underserved patients, including Deaf adults and children. Implementing “food as medicine” programs.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GKI77
Jessica Milberg-Haydu
Director of National Office Emergency Preparedness, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Jessica Milberg-Haydu

Director of National Office Emergency Preparedness, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Focus:

Planning and relationshipbuilding at the intersection of public health and emergency management to nurture more equitable, prepared and resilient organizations and communities.

Lives in:

United States

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Joedrecka S. Brown Speights
Professor and chair, family medicine and rural health, Florida State University College of Medicine
Florida State University
Joedrecka S. Brown Speights

Professor and chair, family medicine and rural health, Florida State University College of Medicine

Florida State University

Focus:

Leading in family medicine and rural health to promote health equity for underrepresented communities and champion well-being globally via partnership, engagement, primary care, research and education.

Lives in:

United States

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Jonatan Konfino
Secretary of Health, Municipality of Quilmes
George Washington University
Jonatan Konfino

Secretary of Health, Municipality of Quilmes

George Washington University

Focus:

Living to pursue health equity and social justice in Argentina. Working every day to contribute toward guaranteeing health as a human right.

Lives in:

Argentina

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Jordi Equitable
Group director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of Minority Health (US)
Jordi Equitable

Group director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Office of Minority Health (US)

Focus:

Supporting global LGBTQ+ leaders, championing health equity in government programs and funding opportunities, and curating fashion art that expands society's understanding on gender diversity.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJh6a
Kenneth T. Jones
Supervisory program analyst; data lead, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Health Equity
VHA Office of Health Equity
Kenneth T. Jones

Supervisory program analyst; data lead, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Health Equity

VHA Office of Health Equity

Focus:

Advising on quantitative data and other measures to better understand and address health equity issues for veterans.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJhAc
Kevin Heckman
Director, product development, American Medical Association
America Medical Association
Kevin Heckman

Director, product development, American Medical Association

America Medical Association

Focus:

Identifying and disseminating innovative approaches to U.S. medical schools, including new approaches to recruitment, admissions and retention to build a more representative physician workforce.

Lives in:

United States

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Lesford H. Duncan
Associate executive director, Outdoor Outreach
Outdoor Outreach
Lesford H. Duncan

Associate executive director, Outdoor Outreach

Outdoor Outreach

Focus:

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

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000IoeaB
Liam C. Hein
Associate professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
Liam C. Hein

Associate professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing

University of South Carolina

Focus:

Working toward social justice and health equity for LGBTQ individuals and the community through education, research and health policy.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GKI7B
Lindsey Pollaczek
Vice president of Programs, Fistula Foundation
Fistula Foundation
Lindsey Pollaczek

Vice president of Programs, Fistula Foundation

Fistula Foundation

Focus:

Leading comprehensive programming and teams to improve capacity for obstetric fistula treatment and eradication, in collaboration with partners in more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000GJhAe
Lindsley Jeremiah Villarante
Division chief, Department of Health - Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau
Department of Health, Manila City
Lindsley Jeremiah Villarante

Division chief, Department of Health - Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau

Department of Health, Manila City

Focus:

Improving the Philippine health system through the development and advocacy of legislation that enables a productive, resilient, equitable and peoplecentered health system for universal health care.

Lives in:

Philippines

0034J00000GJh6c
Maria Portela Martinez
Chief of the Family Medicine Section, George Washington University
George Washing Immediate Primary Care Clinics
Maria Portela Martinez

Chief of the Family Medicine Section, George Washington University

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

0034J00000IoeaC
Mary Ajwang
Program officer, UNAIDS
Global Health Corps
Mary Ajwang

Program officer, UNAIDS

Global Health Corps

Focus:

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

Lives in:

Uganda

0034J00000IoeaD
Maureen Milanga
Director, International Policy and Advocacy, Health Global Access Project
Health Global Access Project (GAP)
Maureen Milanga

Director, International Policy and Advocacy, Health Global Access Project

Health Global Access Project (GAP)

Focus:

Advocating for increased access to high-quality HIV treatment, policies and science in collaboration with communities of people living with HIV and key populations.

Lives in:

Kenya

0034J00000IoeaE
Medha D. Makhlouf
Assistant professor, Penn State Dickinson Law
Penn State University
Medha D. Makhlouf

Assistant professor, Penn State Dickinson Law

Penn State University

Focus:

Researching legal and policy issues at the intersection of U.S. health law and immigration law. Advocating for equitable access to health care. Preparing law students to work for health justice.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000IoeaF
Megan L. Srinivas
Infectious disease physician, clinical instructor, and translational health policy research fellow, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Megan L. Srinivas

Infectious disease physician, clinical instructor, and translational health policy research fellow, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

University of North Carolina

Focus:

Utilizing politics and policy to improve health care access in rural U.S., including COVID policy. Researching social innovation for sexual and reproductive health in resource-limited settings globally.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000IoeaG
Mildred Omino
Administrator, University of Nairobi
Women and Realities of Disability Society
Mildred Omino

Administrator, University of Nairobi

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

0034J00000GKI79
Monalisa Padhee
Program head, Women Wellness Initiative, Barefoot College International
Barefoot College
Monalisa Padhee

Program head, Women Wellness Initiative, Barefoot College International

Barefoot College

Focus:

Enabling grassroots leaders to disseminate health information and services by creating inclusive and interactive tools, alongside implementing community codesigned and co-led health initiatives.

Lives in:

India

0034J00000IoeaH
Monique E. Brown
Senior project officer, Healthy Places by Design
Tulane University
Monique E. Brown

Senior project officer, Healthy Places by Design

Tulane University

Focus:

Creating healthy places and supporting equitable community development that ensure the health and wellbeing of all.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000bifxm
Naglaa Fathy Lithy
Senior programs specialist, Center for Development Services
Naglaa Fathy Lithy

Senior programs specialist, Center for Development Services

Focus:

Building capacity for young health care stakeholders to be “champions of change” for health awareness and equity using “gamification”.

Lives in:

0034J00000GJh6e
Neha Raykar
Associate director, IDinsight
Oxford Policy Management
Neha Raykar

Associate director, IDinsight

Oxford Policy Management

Focus:

Leading research and monitoring and evaluation of maternal and child health interventions in India to assess whether rural public health interventions are delivered effectively and equitably.

Lives in:

India

0034J00000IoeaI
Nkemakolem Osian
Public health analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration
The White Dress Project
Nkemakolem Osian

Public health analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration

The White Dress Project

Focus:

Leading efforts to strengthen care coordination strategies to improve access, delivery, and quality of treatment and care in rural communities.

Lives in:

United States

0034J00000big52
Oscar Ramirez
Industrial Engineer, Socios En Salud
Oscar Ramirez

Industrial Engineer, Socios En Salud

Focus:

Creating comprehensive responses to tuberculosis, with a focus on human rights, gender rights, and vulnerable populations.

Lives in:

Peru

0034J00000IoeaJ
Peter Gan Kim Soon
Epidemiology and medical officer of health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
MERCY Malaysia
Peter Gan Kim Soon

Epidemiology and medical officer of health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

MERCY Malaysia

Focus:

Bridging health care, research, and policy with public health by disrupting the system responsibly for a sustainable and equitable future. Providing essential primary care to vulnerable populations.

Lives in:

Malaysia

0034J00000GJh8J
Razel Nikka M. Hao
Director for Policy and Planning, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Department of Health, Philippines
Department of Health, Philippines
Razel Nikka M. Hao

Director for Policy and Planning, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Department of Health, Philippines

Department of Health, Philippines

Focus:

Leading policy and planning for COVID-19 and vaccination program policies, and health systems integration standards for disease prevention and control for universal health care.

Lives in:

Philippines

0034J00000IoeaK
Rose Mary Nakame
Executive director, REMI East Africa
REMI East Africa
Rose Mary Nakame

Executive director, REMI East Africa

REMI East Africa

Focus:

Utilizing diverse tailored approaches ranging from research, innovation, grant advising, advocacy and policy toward attainment of health equity, gender equality and sustainable development.

Lives in:

Uganda

0034J00000GJh6g
Sara Selig
Associate physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard University
Sara Selig

Associate physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard University

Focus:

Supporting Indigenous communities and city, county and state COVID-19 responses with Partners In Health to implement equitable pandemic responses as well as stronger public health systems.

Lives in:

United States

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Sarah Battistich
Associate professor of emergency medicine, Bellevue New York University Medical Center
New York University
Sarah Battistich

Associate professor of emergency medicine, Bellevue New York University Medical Center

New York University

Focus:

Supporting survivors of torture and refugees, advocating and researching the medical and mental health effects of immigration, and looking for new collaborations and vistas.

Lives in:

United States

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Sarah M. Hooper
Executive director and lecturer in law, UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, UC Hastings College of the Law
UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law Science & Health Policy
Sarah M. Hooper

Executive director and lecturer in law, UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, UC Hastings College of the Law

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 Howell
Assistant professor and director of public health dentistry and teledentistry, A.T. Still University
Scott Howell

Assistant professor and director of public health dentistry and teledentistry, A.T. Still University

Focus:

Developing and implementing nontraditional health care delivery models to decrease and eliminate barriers to care.

Lives in:

United States

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Scott Nass
Complex care physician, MedZed
Eisenhower Health
Scott Nass

Complex care physician, MedZed

Eisenhower Health

Focus:

Partnering through telehealth with individuals living medically and socially complex lives to help them navigate the challenges of their health and the health care system.

Lives in:

United States

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Shubha Nagesh
Chapter Development Manager, Asia-Pacific & Middle-East, Women in Global Health
Latika Roy Foundation
Shubha Nagesh

Chapter Development Manager, Asia-Pacific & Middle-East, Women in Global Health

Latika Roy Foundation

Focus:

Leading community followup and research programs in Dehradun, India; and bringing intervention services into the community for families whose children are born with disabilities.

Lives in:

India

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Shubham Choudhary
Founder and chief executive officer, Safe Access
Qequal Foundation
Shubham Choudhary

Founder and chief executive officer, Safe Access

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
Commanding officer, joint medical unit, Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces
Stephen Sevalie

Commanding officer, joint medical unit, Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces

Focus:

Leading medical services for the Sierra Leone army and clinical services for COVID-19.

Lives in:

Sierra Leone

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Syed Mustafa H. Nadir
Co-founder and chief executive officer, Creative Frontiers
Creative Frontiers LLC
Syed Mustafa H. Nadir

Co-founder and chief executive officer, Creative Frontiers

Creative Frontiers LLC

Focus:

Leading a behavior changefocused creative company that reaches underserved communities with effective health messaging that is entertaining, culturally relevant and informative.

Lives in:

Kenya

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Thomas Merrill
Data architect, Derick Dermatology
University of Southern Maine
Thomas Merrill

Data architect, Derick Dermatology

University of Southern Maine

Focus:

Developing data and information flows for operational improvement and the measuring and monitoring for health system quality improvement.

Lives in:

United States

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Toyese Oyeyemi
Executive director, Beyond Flexner Alliance
University of New Mexico
Toyese Oyeyemi

Executive director, Beyond Flexner Alliance

University of New Mexico

Focus:

Leading strategies and community to advance social mission across the training programs and institutions educating and deploying the U.S. health workforce.

Lives in:

United States

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Tyler Spencer
Founder and executive director, Athletes United for Social Justice/The Grassroot Project
The Grassroot Project
Tyler Spencer

Founder and executive director, Athletes United for Social Justice/The Grassroot Project

The Grassroot Project

Focus:

Developing a strategy for reforming school-based health and physical activity in American schools.

Lives in:

Mexico

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V. Kai Kennedy
Vice chair of equity and associate professor, University of California, San Francisco
University of California
V. Kai Kennedy

Vice chair of equity and associate professor, University of California, San Francisco

University of California

Focus:

Challenging the status quo of health care, developing curricula for equity-focused health professions, and pursuing healthier societies.

Lives in:

United States

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Yvonne Yiu
Health systems specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Yvonne Yiu

Health systems specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Focus:

Providing subject matter expertise to support clinical growth among Veteran Affairs hospitals in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Lives in:

United States

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Zeina Saliba
Inpatient medical director for Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services, The George Washington University Hospital
George Washington University Hospital
Zeina Saliba

Inpatient medical director for Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services, The George Washington University Hospital

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 and creative director, Libélula Consulting
LibÚlula Consulting
Zulayka Santiago

Founder and creative director, Libélula Consulting

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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