Speakers

Alyssa Smaldino

Senior Associate at Living Cities

Alyssa Smaldino is Senior Associate at Living Cities, where she manages projects that advance inclusive economic growth and racial equity in service of closing racial wealth gaps in US cities. She previously worked in global health leadership development, most notably as Executive Director of GlobeMed, ...
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Amali Fernando

Academic Tutor at Loyola University Chicago

Amali Fernando currently serves as the External Co-President for the Loyola University Chicago Chapter. In her tenure as Co-President, and formerly as Partnerships Co-Director, the chapter has built a thriving partnership with the local organization Centro Romero. This community-based organization seeks to bridge the Latinx ...
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Amma Boateng

NothingButNets, United Nations Foundation


Amrit Dhillon

Associate Director, The Bridge at The Aspen Institute at The Aspen Institute

Amrit Dhillon is responsible for designing, developing and implementing new initiatives and strategic communications. She is tasked with helping grow the award-winning Race Card Project by building a new public space for conversations and establishing partnerships across sectors to help encourage dynamic dialogue. Dhillon has ...
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Bella Chavez

Marbella, or Bella, Chavez is an Indiana University GlobeMed alumni where she was Director of Campaign’s for 2 years and Co-President for one. She graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology in 2017. Post graduation she moved back to Elkhart, IN and has since been part ...
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Carly Gatto

Executive Producer at Period. End of Sentence.

Carly Gatto is a freshman at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in the School of Nursing, with plans to become a Nurse Practitioner. For the past four years she's been involved in the Pad Project, a non-profit that produced, "Period. End of Sentence." ...
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Daysi Funes

Director at Centro Romero


Gerald Guevarra

Founder, CEO at To Be Defined, LLC

With more than 10 years of content experience discussing gender and masculinity, Gerald is the Founder and CEO of To Be Defined — a creative agency leveraging the power of storytelling to expand the narrative of masculinity today. Since taking the helm of his own ...
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Jaylan Abd Elrahman

Safe Spaces Program Manager at GirlForward

Jaylan is passionate about encouraging youth to recognize their power and use their voices to create necessary change in the world around them! She completed her B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, where she began her journey exploring the intersections of positive youth identity formation, ...
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Josh & Sheri Flanders

Co-Founder at Flanders Counsulting

osh Flanders holds a Masters from Northwestern University with a 4.0 GPA. Since 2000, Josh has worked in the nonprofit industry as a nonprofit founder, Executive Director, Development Director and Board member. Josh began his career working as a teacher. He quickly progressed to working ...
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Ken Patterson

Director of Global Grassroots Advocacy at RESULTS

Ken Patterson is the Director of Grassroots Advocacy for RESULTS U.S. He joined RESULTS staff in June of 2005 after several years as a volunteer. As Director he provides coaching, training, and support to a national network RESULTS of chapters advocating for equitable access to ...
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Lakai Legg

Co President at GlobeMed at Howard University


Lucy Ruderman

Alumni at GlobeMed at University of Southern California

Lucy just completed her 27 month service with Peace Corps Botswana as an HIV/AIDS Civil Society Capacity Building Specialist. There she worked at Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA), the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) affiliate NGO. At BOFWA, she worked to expand access to adolescent ...
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Margaret McDonnell

Executive Director, Nothing But Nets at United Nations Foundation

Margaret is the Executive Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, which is committed to saving lives and defeating malaria. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations ...
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Martine Caverl

co-founder at Ujimaa Medics

Ujimaa Medics (UMedics) is a volunteer-based health collective that was developed in response to health disparities and the problems that follow widespread historical and immediate trauma in our city’s Black community. While our communities work hard to change to the systemic causes of such violence, ...
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Morgan Elise Johnson

Co-Founder, Creative Director at The Triibe

Morgan Elise Johnson is an independent filmmaker and publisher who recently co-founded The TRiiBE (www.thetriibe.com), a digital publication and media company that is reshaping the narrative of Black Chicago. She is also co-producing Unapologetic, a documentary that centers women and feminist voices within the Movement ...
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Ngozi Elobuike

Co-President at GlobeMed at Howard University


Olivia LaFond

Program Administrator at Public Health Institute

Olivia LaFond is the Program Administrator for Global Health Leaders, a fellowship program of the Public Health Institute (PHI). At PHI, Olivia manages operations and marketing for the Global Health Leaders program, while also contributing to program evaluation and design. She works closely with the ...
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Paris Prince

Alum at National Office

Paris Prince is a Chicago born diversity executive who holds an MBA in Social Change from Clark University (Worcester, MA). Mr. Prince has accomplished social impact in a variety of capacities and contexts. He has been sought in national media outlets such as Color Lines, ...
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Payal Morari

Co-President at GlobeMed at University of Rochester


Priya Fremerman

Executive Director at GlobeMed HQ

Priya Fremerman serves as the Executive Director of GlobeMed. GlobeMed was founded in 2006 to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to advance the health of people living around the world. GlobeMed mobilizes a network of ...
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Sarah Alharsha

Co-President at Loyola University Chicago

Sarah believes that maintaining a sense of humility in service and engaged learning cultivates an organic, positive change. She has worked with teams in support of Loyola University Chicago’s annual Hunger Week, Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Florida, and Advocates for Women’s Health ...
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Sasha Fisher

Co-Founder & Executive Director at Spark MicroGrants


Tanner Metcalfe

globalhealthU Coordinator at GlobeMed at University of Rochester

Tanner is the ghU Coordinator for GlobeMed at the University of Rochester. Originally from Toronto, Tanner is a junior majoring in neuroscience and chemistry, and is also involved in the hockey team on campus as well as research in a neurosurgery lab. In his spare ...
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Victor Roy

Research Fellow at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Victor is a sociologist and physician-in-training, focused on biomedical innovation and health delivery for vulnerable patients and populations. Currently completing his MD training from Northwestern University, his clinical training has taken him from urban Chicago to rural West Bengal, India to the townships of Cape ...
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