Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization devoted to recruiting and training emerging leaders in global health equity. Join three GHC alumni and one current fellow for a lively discussion on what leadership means in the current global health landscape and the need for new voices and perspectives, including non-traditional backgrounds, in moving the needle on some of the most complex challenges in global health. Panelists will share insights from their experience as GHC fellows and their work in global health and social justice since, and moderator Brittany Cesarini will share more on GHC’s vision for a new global health leadership paradigm, including how to get involved.
GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and the United States. United by the belief that health is a human right, the GHC community is nearly 750-strong and is the changing the face of leadership in global health.
Applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship class open November 8!
Phales Milimo is currently an Atlas Corps Fellow serving at World Vision International as a Research Coordinator for Disability and Social Inclusion in Washington D.C, where her work focuses on vulnerable children living with disabilities. Phales previously worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for Afya Mzuri in Lusaka, Zambia on an adolescent sexual and reproductive health project. Phales led monitoring and evaluation efforts for the World Vision Sinazongwe area development program. As a Global Health Corps Fellow in 2014-2015, Phales served as a technical adviser at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Zambia. She graduated from the University of Zambia with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Education and has a passion for the health and rights of children and youth.
Melissa Mazzeo has seven years of experience in relationship management, fundraising, and communications with international organizations in Africa and the United States, and is currently a Consultant with Partners In Health in Boston, USA. Most recently, she was the Health Sector Recovery Associate with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Previously, she was the Director of Communications at African Leadership Network in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was also a Global Health Corps fellow in Kampala, Uganda, where she served as the Resource Mobilization Officer at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda. Melissa began her career with Partners In Health in Boston, USA and holds a BA in Communication and International Studies from Boston College.
Erica Crittendon is a current Global Health Corps fellow and an AmeriCorps VISTA member working as an HIV/AIDS Program Implementation Specialist with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In this role, Erica is involved with the implementation and expansion of HIV care interventions across clinics citywide, including the breakthrough ‘Undetectables’ project. Additionally, her role includes research and development of instruments to measure the quality of HIV care in New York City. Prior to her current position, Erica spent two years as a high school Biology teacher in Baltimore city through Teach for America. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Brittany Cesarini is the External Communications Associate at Global Health Corps. In her role, she coordinates media and public engagement efforts and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the organization’s publication AMPLIFY. Before joining the GHC team, Brittany worked on communications and legislation for a New York City Council Member in the Bronx, and as a Princeton Project 55 fellow in the foster care/adoption department at New Alternatives for Children. Brittany holds a B.A. in Public Policy, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and African Studies from Princeton University. Following graduation, Brittany launched the Shikamana initiative in Dar es Salaam, working to train Tanzanian activists to educate youth on conflict resolution, family planning, and disease prevention.
Panel Discussion: 4:30-6pm // Dinner: 6-7pm
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This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health & Wellbeing and its Global Health Program.