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.



Malala Mulavu

Hailing from Lusaka, Zambia, Malala Mulavu is a champion for health services and the improvement of health service delivery. Prior to joining...

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Maria Plata

Maria Plata is a natural-born storyteller who uses her gift to uplift stories of her community’s diversity through her blog, Roots of...

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Matilda Fortunate

Matilda Fortunate Namboozo

Matilda Fortunate Namboozo hails from Kampala, Uganda where she has provides solutions for young women to take care of their menstrual health...

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Meagan Dunham

Meagan Dunham is a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and public health enthusiast. She has dedicated interests in data analysis and mental...

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Melissa Mukalumamba

Melissa Mukalumamba Haketa

A medical doctor from Lusaka, Zambia, Melissa Mukalumamba Haketa is a passionate advocate for community health education, womens’ rights, climate change, and...

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Moses Mukiibi

A pharmacist from Kampala, Uganda, Moses Mukiibi has channeled his passion for clinical pharmacy into a career focused on creating equitable access...

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Mtende Mwandira

Mtende Mwandira is a native of Euthini, Malawi and has been actively engaged in the mission of health equity and social justice...

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Mukumbuta Nawa Talama

Born in the small town of Kabwe, Zambia, Mukumbuta Nawa Talama has leveraged her role as a doctor to provide equitable healthcare...

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Nickolas Gold-Leighton

With over 10 years of experience in community health initiatives, Nickolas Gold-Leighton is committed to making a positive impact on a local...

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Oluwatosin Ogunsola

Oluwatosin Ogunsola currently works as a Mitigation Specialist at the Virginia Department of Health, focusing on COVID-19 and infectious disease control. In...

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Paris Acosta

Paris Acosta is a trained doula from Kyle, Texas committed to improving postpartum care for new mothers and families, as well as...

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Precious Chidozie

Precious Chidozie Azubuike

Precious Chidozie Azubuike is a proud native of Umuahia, Nigeria who has made it his focus to refine community health research and...

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Precious Ukaegbu

Precious Ukaegbu is an emerging preventive medicine and public health leader passionate about harnessing health innovation in tackling pressing health and disease...

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Rebecca Mzungu Saeluzika

Born and raised in Lilongwe, Malawi, Rebecca Mzungu Saeluzika is an engineer who believes in the power of innovation and technology as...

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Rejoice Namale

Hailing from Blantyre, Malawi, Rejoice Namale is a passionate advocate for youth and women’s empowerment dedicated to promoting education and adequate health...

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Richon Ohafia

Richon Ohafia is based in Houston, Texas with a background in telehealth and health informatics. In her current role as Care Navigation...

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Ruth Vellemu

Ruth Vellemu is a maternal and child health advocate from Lilongwe, Malawi working to combat the different facets of health inequality at...

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Shivam Bhargava

A passionate advocate based in Chicago, Illinois, Shivam Bhargava earned a B.S. in Neuroscience with minors in Social and Economic Justice and...

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Simone Snead

Simone Snead is a maternal health advocate dedicated to decreasing the rates of maternal mortality in the U.S. among Black women. Throughout...

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Stephanie Blitzer

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Stephanie Blitzer is a Senior Project Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. In her current role, she coordinates the implementation...

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Sydney McMaster

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Sydney McMaster has served as an Engagement Specialist for the All of Us Research Program within the...

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Tamera Travis

Tamera Travis received her Honours Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health at the University of East London, where she primarily focused on...

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Timothy Kavuma

A native of Kampala, Uganda, Timothy Kavuma has spent several years dedicated to promoting adequate health systems in his community and surrounding...

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Verinda Sood

Verinda Sood has cultivated an interest in public health and service through roles with nonprofits and grassroot and campus organizations. Currently, Verinda...

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