Meet Our Fellows

Since 2009, GHC has trained, supported, and amplified the impact of over 1,000 health equity leaders through our leadership development programs. Get to know the diverse changemakers who are part of our powerful, growing network.



Abiola Abu-Bakr

Abiola Abu-Bakr was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but considers Nigeria home. She believes that everyone should be equipped with the...

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Brian Ahimbisibwe

Brian Ahimbisibwe hails from the Kabale District of rural Southwestern Uganda. He is a health program beneficiary turned programmer and implementer. Prior...

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Bridget Hartnett

Bridget Hartnett was born and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey, and recently moved back to Hoboken, New Jersey. She is an advocate...

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Caila Brander

Caila Brander hails from Normal, Illinois and recently has lived in Washington, DC and London, England. She is a fierce advocate for...

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Darlene Ineza

Darlene Ineza is from Kigali, Rwanda and attended high school and college in the U.S. She is passionate about fostering home-grown solutions...

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Daryl Stephens

Daryl Stephens grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and is passionate about access to affordable, equitable, quality health services. She is a medical...

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Effort Kamnkhwani

Effort Kamnkhwani is from Lilongwe, Malawi and currently resides in Blantyre. He is an information systems professional who is passionate about using...

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Emma Twagirumukiza

Hailing from Rwanda, Emma Twagirumukiza is passionate about strengthening the use of information and communications technology to promote health equity and deliver...

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Emmanuel Mwanza

Emmanuel Mwanza is from Ntchisi, Malawi. He is passionate about using technology and arts to break through barriers in health equity, as...

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Enock Nsokolo

Enock Ng’onga Nsokolo was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia and currently lives in Mpika. He is a passionate public health advocate...

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Hannah Lieberman

Hannah Lieberman was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She is passionate about supporting community-based workforces including community health workers and peer...

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Helen Tazelaar

Helen Tazelaar was born and raised in Minnesota, worked in Washington, D.C., and now resides in Amman, Jordan. She supports the monitoring...

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Ilyena Kozain

Ilyena Kozain was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany, and has been living in New Hampshire for the past four years working...

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Jemimah Nyirongo

Jemimah Nyirongo is from Blantyre, Malawi, and believes in building and maintaining lasting relationships. Prior to GHC, Jemimah was a M&E Consultant...

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Jules Ubarijoro

Jules Ubarijoro was born and raised in Kirehe, Rwanda and has spent the last ten years living in Kigali. He is a...

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Kullein Ankunda

Kullein Ankunda hails from Kampala, Uganda. She has experience in community engagement, human-centered design, and social behavioral change communication. Additionally, she is...

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Chibo Shinagawa

Chibo Shinagawa was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Ithaca, New York. She is a reproductive justice activist, global health policy...

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Lily Ngarambe

Lily Ngarambe was born in India and raised in Rwanda after the genocide. She has been living in Kigali for most of...

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Madeleine Dimarco

Maddie Dimarco grew up in Seattle, Washington. She is a passionate advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and first became...

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Madeline Stark

Madeline Stark was born in New York City and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. She has since moved back to and currently...

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Monica Macheca

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Monica Macheca moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Boston College in 2012 and has been...

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Moureen Asimire

Moureen Asimire is from Mbarara, Uganda. She is ardent about defending the rights of vulnerable groups and upholding their dignity to ensure...

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Nancy Choka

Nancy Choka is originally from Mpika, Zambia and has lived in Lusaka for the last ten years. She is a passionate advocate...

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Nicholas Carney

Nick Carney was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and spent six years in Philadelphia and Boston before moving back home....

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