Dr. Samy Bendjemil MD, MPH earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M in 2011 and Medical Degree & Masters of Public Health from University of Texas School of Medicine in 2016. A Fulbright Scholar, he lived in Burkina Faso developing and implementing community health programs in 2015. His involvement in global health and leadership surpasses a decade, regularly representing the United States internationally. He is currently a surgeon in California and is starting fellowship in trauma, emergency surgery, and critical care at Stanford Medicine.
Rina Gandhi, Esq., graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2014 from William and Mary Law School with an emphasis on immigration law. Her passion for law is rooted in a deep conviction to ensure justice encompasses many different aspects of human rights and extends even to the most vulnerable and impoverished. She traveled to Burkina Faso in the spring of 2015 and spearheaded the implementation of the Soap Project in Dierma. She is currently a partner and lead attorney at Murray Osorio PLLC, handling cases across the spectrum of immigration law with an emphasis on humanitarian and family based cases.
Dr. Moumini Niaoné MD, MPH is a Physician and Burkina Faso’s National Director of Community Health. He earned his Medical Degree from University of Ouagadougou School of Medicine and his Masters of Public Health from University of Indiana. He is a Fulbright Scholar, the founder of Burkina Faso's Medical Student Association, and the coordinator of Africa’s Federation of Medical Students Association. He led the implementation of Burkina Faso's community health club programs and continues to work intimately with the communities to support their expansion. He is currently concluding his Masters of Sexual and Reproductive Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In fall of 2023, he will begin his PhD in Community & Behavioral Health at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
Dr. Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, MPH is a Public Health Professional with nearly 20 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating international and domestic community health education programs. He earned his Masters in Public Health from Emory University and his Doctorate of Public Health from University of North Carolina. A Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, he has served as the Assistant Director for Global Health at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at University of Texas San Antonio for over a decade and joined their faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2019.
Dr. Jerry P. Abraham, MD, MPH is a Physician and President of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. He received his Masters in Public Health from Emory University and Medical Degree from University of Texas School of Medicine. He is a tireless advocate for equal access to healthcare, during the COVID -19 pandemic he oversaw the vaccination program for over 300,000 members of the South Los Angeles Community. In 2021, he was awarded the ‘Hero of Family Medicine Award’ and ‘Compassionate Physician of the Year Award’ by the California Medical Association. He currently serves on faculty at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, Charles Drew University School of Medicine, and University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine.
Kyle Swinsky, MBA is the CEO of AMOpportunities (AMO), earning his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. As the co-founder, AMO focuses on supporting healthcare professionals, with thousands of students, 120 prestigious universities, and 240 teaching sites as clients. Prior to AMO, he created the world’s largest conference for medical students with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), served as president and founder of University of Wisconsin's American Medical Student Association (AMSA), national exchange officer for AMSA, and co-chair of IFMSA's international general assembly.