Our team

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

Alice Bayingana

Prior to joining the GHC team, Alice completed the joint MSc in Global Mental Health at King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical

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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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Edwin Chen

Prior to joining GHC, Edwin worked for The Fresh Air Fund for two summers. As a seasonal staff, Edwin empowered campers & youths by facilitating

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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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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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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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Lena Derisavifard

In her role as GHC’s Alumni Program Manager, Lena curates and designs inclusive programming for the GHC alumni community that fosters collective action, communication, and

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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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