Our team

Developing a generation of great leaders takes great leaders. Meet our global team.

Alida Bivegete

Prior to joining GHC, Alida spent three years with World Vision, a Christian organization dedicated to sustain the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.

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Anita Namuyaba

Prior to joining GHC, Anita volunteered in the health care systems planning and resource mobilization departments of the AIDS Support Organization where she assisted in

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Bailey Borchardt

Prior to joining GHC, Bailey worked for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York in both Organizing and Communications roles. As an Organizer, Bailey led efforts

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Brittany Cesarini

In leading GHC’s communications efforts, Brittany brings a love of words and an unwavering belief in the power of narrative to help people imagine and

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Eleanor Grams

Prior to joining GHC in 2018 as a full time staff member, Eleanor was the Operations Intern in 2016. She graduated from Northeastern University in

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Emmanuel Waiswa

Prior to joining GHC, Emmanuel was a regional manager at STiR Education, an international NGO focused on supporting education systems to reignite intrinsic motivation among

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Fauzia Dawood

Prior to joining GHC, Fauzia spent three years working at GHC partner site, the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) based in northern Rwanda. At

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Gaby Lopez

Prior to joining GHC, Gaby worked as the Senior Generalist, People and Culture Team at 350.org, an international global movement working to end the age

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Hannah Howroyd

Prior to joining GHC, Hannah was the Prospect Research and Development Coordinator at the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH). At NIRH, she oversaw moves

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Hannah Taylor

Prior to joining GHC, Hannah accumulated years of global health experience working on community health programs in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo,

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Hannah Wood

Prior to joining GHC, Hannah spent more than three years working in Rwanda in youth engagement and community health program coordination. At Never Again Rwanda,

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Heather Anderson

As GHC’s CEO, Heather provides leadership, management, and vision to drive GHC’s mission to mobilize a global community of health equity leaders. Since 2012, she

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Hoclay Mganga

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Jean René Shema

Prior to joining GHC, Shema worked as the National Volunteering Program Manager at Voluntary Service Overseas, where he also managed a Multicultural Global Exchange program

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John Cape

Prior to joining GHC, John co-created the Global Justice Fellowship at American Jewish World Service (AJWS), training leaders to organize their communities in support of

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Livia Foo

Prior to GHC, Livia was Director, Business Operations at the Washington Trails Association (WTA) leading Human Resources, Finance, Technology and Administration with a focus on Diversity,

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Mlezi Mtambalika

Prior to joining GHC, Mlezi worked with Health Policy Plus (HPPlus) as a Program Associate. Her work focused on planning and development of training programs

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Mweene Chibbonta

Prior to joining GHC, Mweene worked with Living Water International in Zambia where she led fundraising efforts as well as supported project design and implementation

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Naeha Vora

Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Naeha joined GHC in 2014 as an Operations Intern before transitioning to a full time staff member. She graduated from

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Namuyamba Muyunda

Prior to joining GHC as a full time staff member, Namuyamba (Nana) worked with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia where she focused

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Patricia Akullo

Prior to working at GHC, Patricia worked as Program Manager for Try Medics Uganda. Here she over saw the team geared towards creating mentorship experiences

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Phillip Kakande

Prior to joining GHC, Philip worked in partnership with UNFPA and the Government of Kiribati to develop a results-based capacity training that was presented to

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Rose Merritt

Prior to joining GHC, Rose served with the Peace Corps from 2017-2019 as the NGO Advising Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. In this position,

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Ruth Achillah

Prior to joining GHC, Ruth worked as a business development strategist, providing entrepreneurs with the training and business tools they needed to be competitive and

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Sarah Endres

Sarah is an experienced program and project manager, process improver, and design thinker, with a special love for building order out of chaos. Prior to

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Sheila Sibajene

Prior to joining GHC, Sheila worked to support public health initiatives through training, knowledge transfer, research and collaborative ventures with the Zambian government, German and

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Simon Simkoko

Prior to joining GHC, Simon worked for Japan International Cooperation Agency where he managed the volunteer program, facilitating the development of projects in public health

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Victoria Choong

Prior to joining GHC, she was the Budget Analyst at Open Society Foundations, which focuses on building civil societies through its work in human rights,

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