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.



Emma Strauss

Emma Strauss is the Public Policy Manager for On Lok, a family of nonprofit organizations with the common mission of empowering older...

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Emmanuel Genda

Emmanuel Genda comes from Lilongwe, Malawi where he has engaged in an exciting career in monitoring, evaluation, and data management. Prior to...

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Erioluwa Jesunifemi

Erioluwa Jesunifemi Alimi

A native of Ibadan, Nigeria, Erioluwa Jesunifemi Alimi is a strong believer in the proper development and maintenance of equitable healthcare for...

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Ethan Penha

Ethan Penha is currently an Associate in Health Sector Strategy for Partners In Health, where he lends his background in STEM to...

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Faith Chebet

Originally from Kampala, Uganda, Faith Chebet is a staunch advocate for transforming lives through the development of equitable health principles. Prior to...

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Faith Namame

Born in Liwonde, Malawi and raised in Thyolo, Malawi, Faith Namame is a hardworking technology professional who has worked to ensure that...

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Farrukh Saah

Farrukh Saah calls Abura, Ghana home and it’s where he has served as a champion for community empowerment and health equity through...

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Firaol Mesfin

Firaol Mesfin Ayele

Mental health specialist Firaol Mesfin Ayele calls Addis Ababa, Ethiopia home. It’s there that he supports the mental health and psychosocial capabilities...

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Frank Mwale

Frank Mwale comes from Blantyre, Malawi and has sought opportunities to solve problems in social and health equity within his capacity as...

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Fumbani Banda

Born in Nkhata Bay, Malawi and raised in Lilongwe, Malawi, Fumbani Banda is a software engineer who is passionate about using technology...

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Gideon Abako

Gideon Abako originates from Abuja, Nigeria where he has worked towards more equity in health and social justice by championing initiatives for...

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Gomezga Chitsulo

A native of Lilongwe, Malawi, Gomezga Chitsulo is a data analyst who applies his aptitude for numbers and data to solve problems...

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Isha Padhye

Isha Padhye is a Research Associate at NORC at the University of Chicago in the Health Care Evaluations department. She recently graduated...

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Jean Nepomuscene

Jean Nepomuscene Uwurukundo

A proud native of the Mukama sector of Nyagatare District in Rwanda, Jean Nepomuscene Uwurukundo is passionate about nutritional wellness and has...

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Jessie Mphande

Born in Zomba, Malawi, Jessie Mphande is a passionate contributor to health research and the provision of impactful health interventions for all...

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John Peter

John Peter Ndikubwimana

Based in Kigali, Rwanda, John Peter Ndikubwimana is a healthcare professional who has committed himself to the promotion and advancement of health...

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Jolynn Meza Wynkoop

Jolynn Meza Wynkoop currently serves as the Project Director/Data Coordinator for the Helping Impact Women and Youth Grant with Samaritan Health Services...

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Josselyn Zavala

Josselyn currently works as a Research Coordinator at NYU Langone Health-Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department in various clinical investigations on substance use disorders....

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Joviah Nagawa

Born in Kampala, Uganda and raised in Wakiso District, Uganda, Joviah Nagawa is a professional demographer and a passionate advocate for global...

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Joy Talemwa

Joy Talemwa hails from Kampala, Uganda where she has used her affinity for storytelling, photography, and audio-visual art to advocate for inclusive...

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Ketema Birhane

Ketema Birhane Zergaw

Ketema Birhane Zergaw comes from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he has worked to provide tuberculosis, HIV, COVID-19, maternal, neonatal, and adolescent health...

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Landon Myers

For the past three years, Landon has been a passionate advocate for health equity working as an Associate with the Infectious Diseases...

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Madeline Carwile

Currently based in New York City, Madeline Carwile is committed to using data and evidence to improve healthcare outcomes. Madeline serves as...

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Maggie Phiri

Hailing from Lilongwe, Malawi, Maggie Phiri is a dedicated human resources professional who has worked to establish equitable and inclusive hiring practices...

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