John Cape, Vice President of Programs
There is no place for timidity in the response to social injustice, which is why I am proud to be part of a community of audacious and empathetic changemakers working together to realize the fundamental right to health for all.
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 national policy change to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ+ people in the Global South. Before AJWS, John coordinated the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, an immersive learning program for graduate students. Previously, John worked as an Outward Bound lead instructor for struggling adolescents and as a group challenge facilitator at Seeds of Peace, supporting young people from regions in conflict as they developed as leaders. John also spent time teaching English in Costa Rica as a WorldTeach educator. He has a bachelor’s degree in government and religious studies from Cornell University and lives in New York City with his partner and three children.
Fun Fact: Growing up, John was inspired by the movie Apollo 13 and wanted to be an astronaut! Although he has never had the chance to walk on the moon, he has always had a flare for adventure.