Meet the WomenLift Health team
Powering change.
Amie Batson - President, WomenLift Health

Amie Batson


Akhona Tshangela, Southern Africa Director, WomenLift Health

Akhona Tshangela

Southern Africa Director

Ayesha Chaudhary - Director of India, WomenLift Health

Ayesha Chaudhary

India Director

Ling Liang

Operations Director

Lizz Ntonjira

Communications and Engagement Director

Norah Obudho

East Africa Director

Samara Andrade, Director, North America

Samara Andrade

North America Director

Shereen Bhan, Leadership Development & North America Director

Shereen Bhan

Leadership Development Director

Meet the WomenLift Health team​

Edith Cadena

Operations Coordinator, Cross Regional

Sanaya Chandar

Senior Coordinator, Strategic Communications, India

Rupinder Chawla

Operations Coordinator, Cross Regional

Operations Coordinator, Cross Regional

Rupinder is an experienced administrative professional with over two decades of Operations experience, including organising and coordinating corporate events. Rupinder has had an impressive career working with several Fortune 500 companies and International Organizations, where she not only provided operational support but also executed several end-to-end corporate events ranging from large scale international exhibitions to coordinating high-level visits to India by board members and dignitaries.


Rupinder is a voracious learner who is constantly striving to improve her abilities in a variety of areas. She enjoys contributing to people’s well-being by inspiring and motivating them and spreading positive energy. She enjoys travelling, listening to music, and reading books.

Senior Coordinator, Strategic Communications, India

Sanaya is a strategic communications professional, specialising in content creation, editorial planning, and social media. She has over four years of experience working in public relations, journalism, and development communications.

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Sanaya worked as a Senior Communications Associate at J-PAL South Asia, where she helped formulate and execute the organisation’s communications strategy. Sanaya has worked as a reporter at Quartz India, covering the intersection of renewable energy and mobility in India as well as popular technology and new media trends in the region. She has also worked with Antenna Group in New York City, a public relations firm specialising in communications for cleantech, advanced mobility, and other smart technology startups in North America.Sanaya holds a double Master’s in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Southern California. She also holds a BSc in Economics from the Symbiosis School of Economics.

Operations Coordinator, Cross Regional

Edith Cadena is a spanish-bilingual professional with a strong background in community outreach, program coordination, and collaborative work. With over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector, Edith consistently demonstrates dedication to promoting inclusivity, equity, and sustainability in all aspects of her work

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Edith made significant contributions at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. She successfully developed and launched pivotal interventions, expanding food access points through strategic partnerships with public schools, community clinics, and the establishment of the first rural Mobile Pantry program.

She holds a BA in Feminist Studies, with a concentration in Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of California Santa Cruz. 

Neha Dass

Facilitator, India

Morgan Denno

Program Coordinator, North America

Avantika Dhingra

Program Lead, India

Zandile Dunge, Finance Administrator – Cross Regional

Zandile Dunge

Finance Administrator, Cross Regional

Niamh Fitzgerald, Development Officer

Niamh Fitzgerald

Development Officer

Facilitator, India

Neha is an experienced professional with over 18 years of experience in Leadership Development, Learning and Development and Talent Management.

She has worked with reputed IT MNCs, Media Houses and the Healthcare sector, leveraging end to end initiatives to strengthen the leadership pipeline, developing high potentials and other talent pools.

 An MBA specializing in Human Resources and Organization Behaviour, Neha is also a Psychometric Practioner, an Image Consultant and a Storyteller.


Program Coordinator, North America

As the Program Coordinator, North America, Morgan supports the WomenLift Health North America Director and Program Lead to design, build, and implement the systems and processes to efficiently track and support the signature training program, The Leadership Journey. Morgan is incredibly passionate about inclusivity and derives meaning from her role, empowering incredible mid-career women leaders in global health in the U.S. and Canada. She enjoys creating a positive culture of kindness, is always on the hunt for process improvements, and strives to free up her team to focus on the work that they love most.  


Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Morgan worked in Coordinator roles and Assistant roles within diverse industries, including health, architecture, and engineering. She studied Journalism at San Diego State University and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. 

Program Lead, India

Avantika has over 14 years of experience, most of which has been focused on human capital development.

Before joining WomenLift Health, Avantika was a Senior Manager at J-PAL where she worked on a national programme to build capacity and support career journeys of public officials using a competency-driven approach. Prior to that, she led the classroom instruction & practice team at Central Square Foundation, where she worked with private foundations, nonprofits and government institutions, to improve foundational literacy and numeracy outcomes for students.
Avantika holds a MA in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.

Development Officer

Niamh has over a decade of experience working in global health partnerships, advocacy, and communications. Most recently, she served as Director for Global Health Strategies (GHS) in Nairobi, Kenya, where she oversaw the expansion of GHS’s East Africa Office and led programs on immunization, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and universal health coverage. She also worked for GHS in New York, USA, and New Delhi, India, where she supported government partners and policymakers to introduce new vaccines and build capacity for vaccine decision-making. Prior to her time at GHS, Niamh worked with Africa Impact Group, a non-profit research and advisory firm specializing in impact investing in sub-Saharan Africa. She has also worked with the Clinton Global Initiative and as a research assistant at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toronto with a BA in Political Science. Niamh is passionate about gender equity and creating a space for women leaders to grow, thrive, and drive meaningful change.

Finance Administrator, Cross Regional

Zandile Dunge, widely known as Zandi, joins the Operations team as a Finance Administrator, based out of Pretoria, South Africa. Zandi is a seasoned Finance, Administration, and Grants Officer with over 20 years of accounting and finance expertise within the NGO sector, with a strong focus in Public Health. Zandi excels in identifying operational deficiencies and opportunities to improve processes. Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Zandi worked with several NGOs, including the Olive Leaf Foundation, PACT SA, John Snow Incorporated, Futures Group, and the Institute of Health Programs & Systems. Her responsibilities have ranged from providing crucial accounting, administration, and program support to implementing project accounting systems aimed at bolstering financial controls.

Zandi holds a National Diploma in Cost & Management Accounting, specializing in Financial and Management Accounting, from the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, and a Diploma in Project Management. Beyond her professional achievements, Zandi enjoys spending time with loved ones, exploring her culinary talents, and getting lost in a good book.

Stephany Fong - Communications Manager, North America

Stephany Fong

Communications Manager, North America

Irene Gitonga

Senior Program Coordinator, East Africa

Sandhya Gupta, Alumnae Program Lead – Cross Regional

Sandhya Gupta

Alumnae Lead – Cross Regional

Wangari (Jemima) Karugu

Wangari Karugu

HR Manager, Cross Regional

Angel Katusya

Media Relations Manager, Cross Regional

Communications Manager, North America

Stephany Fong is a health communications professional with over 10 years of experience in strategic communications, philanthropy, and public health.   

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, she served as Communications Officer at the New York Health Foundation, where she managed internal and external communications strategies to raise the visibility of the Foundation and its impact on public health in New York State. Previously, Stephany served as Health Promotion Assistant at Columbia Health, where she developed and implemented health initiatives to improve physical activity, nutrition, and healthy relationships among students.

Stephany holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.

Senior Program Coordinator, East Africa

Irene brings in nine years of program coordination experience; working with clients in the public, private and development sector. Prior to joining Womenlift Health, she was an associate program coordinator for a HR consultancy firm which specializes in organizational development capacity building. Irene was key in handling all logistic operations for participants from across Africa, UK, US and Indonesia. 

Irene’s early career was as a program officer where she grew her passion in coordinating programs, developing leadership materials for teenage girls and organize leadership workshops for youth in low incomes areas. 

In her spare time, she is engaged in different initiatives geared towards bringing awareness and 

advocating for children with special needs. She believes that changing society’s mindset towards this group will encourage others to treat them with dignity and respect and see them as equal to the task in contributing to the societyIrene holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management with a minor in Psychology. She is also a certified life coach and PAGS practitioner (a special needs assessment tool) 

Irene believes in creating spaces for women where they can nurture their skills and meet with other like-minded women who are occupying spaces of key decision making like boards where they can make the change they want to see with boldness. 

Alumnae Lead, Cross Regional

Sandhya joins WomenLift Health after 15 years of managing programs for international non-profits. She has a human rights, social justice, and education background and is a skilled facilitator of intercultural dialogue. Sandhya manages the cross-regional alumnae program at WomenLift Health, where she leads on the design and implementation of the alumnae strategy. 

Prior to WomenLift Health, Sandhya spent a decade with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change where she managed government partnerships while based out of New Delhi, India. As Senior Education Advisor for Asia, she oversaw several projects focused on mainstreaming dialogue skills into national government curricula. She trained the Ministries of Education of Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malyasia and the Philippines on the prevention of violent extremism through education and managed a network of several hundred schools across South Asia engaged in dialogue training. 

Other previous roles include Program Officer for South Asia at America Jewish World Service, where Sandhya managed a portfolio of human rights and social justice grants. Her grant making experience spans a variety of fields including sexual and reproductive health and rights, natural resource rights and gender justice. 

Sandhya graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in history and holds an M.A.L.D. in International Conflict Resolution and Negotiation from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She currently lives in Northern Virginia where she enjoys the beautiful hiking and walking trails of the region.

HR Manager, Cross Regional

Wangari is a seasoned HR Leader with a wealth of experience spanning over 12 years, dedicated to providing strategic HR expertise. Her professional journey has been marked by a strong passion for enhancing the employee experience and architecting robust systems and processes.

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Wangari served as the Head of Talent & Human Capital at GrowthAfrica Foundation, where she played a pivotal role in talent development and acquisition strategies. She also contributed significantly as a Regional HR Business Partner at Turner & Townsend, driving HR excellence across multiple locations. Her earlier experience as a Senior HR Lead at Dalberg Advisors allowed her to hone her skills in HR leadership and management.

She has a BA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Nairobi, complemented by HR certifications from CHRM and HRCi. Wangari is an active global HR member of SHRM. Wangari is an avid reader and a lover of crime thriller TV shows.

Media Relations Manager, Cross Regional

Angel is a globally exposed Communications Specialist and Brand Storyteller with a focus on crafting and implementing cutting-edge corporate and development communications strategies, public relations plans, and digital communication strategies. She has provided leadership and strategic guidance at local, multi-country, and global levels for both corporate entities and development organizations.

With over 14 years of experience, Angel  possesses an in-depth understanding of the media industry. She has led media campaigns that transcend international boundaries and have effectively positioned brands on the global stage through precise media placement. Throughout her career, she has expanded her skill set beyond communication to include advocacy, project management and partnership management

Most recently, Angel served as the Communications Lead at White Ribbon Alliance Kenya, a women-led movement advocating for women’s health rights and gender equality. Prior to this role, she worked as a Senior Public Relations Account Manager at Ogilvy and Mather, following a successful seven-year career as a news and features journalist with Kenya Television Network (KTN) and Royal Media Services Citizen TV.

In her current role as a Media Relations Manager, Angel brings a wealth of expertise to designing and executing strategic media engagements and campaigns that will thrust her organization into the global spotlight.

Currently, she is pursuing an MBA in Media Leadership at the University of Cumbria and holds a BA in Media and Journalism Studies from the University of Nairobi.She is an Alumni of Moth and a member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya.

Angel is passionate about gender equality, women empowerment, and mentorship. She is deeply driven by a fervent commitment to making a meaningful difference in the world through her work. Impact is the guiding principle that fuels her professional journey. Whether advocating for women’s health rights and gender equality or crafting strategic communications that bring about positive change, she firmly believes that every effort should leave a lasting imprint on society. She is dedicated to harnessing the power of communication to drive transformative change.

Dr Terry Kigundu Photo

Terry Kigundu, PhD

Senior Facilitator, East Africa

Liberty Kituu

Communications Manager, East Africa

Annette Kote

Events Manager- Cross Regional.

Alistair Lindawson

Program Lead, North America

Johnasies McGraw

Operations Lead, Cross Regional

Senior Facilitator, East Africa

Dr. Terry Kigundu is a versatile Facilitator and an Accredited Executive Coach. She has broad-based experience putting together needs based training packages. Adept at; assessing skills, curriculum development and delivery of tailor made capacity building initiatives for complex international development programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and Global at large. Dr. Kigundu is mission-driven and exceptionally seasoned transformational leader possessing 17 years of proven experience in providing training and coordination related to Leadership development and program management. She is passionate about women leadership, mentorship, and coaching, all aimed at advancing Gender Equality. Dr. Kigundu is a determined, results-driven leader who excels at tackling significant change initiatives and is masterful at collaboration and agility.

Dr. Kigundu deploys integrative and multidisciplinary approach in leadership and offers sound strategic directions. She has in-depth understanding of the political, social, and economic landscape of Africa having designed and implemented leadership development programs for senior and mid-level career women in over 60% of Africa.

Dr. Kigundu’s background has consistently been characterized by her steadfast dedication to training and capacity building programs for the development sector, governments, civil societies, Private sector, academia, NGO’s, and Multilaterals.  She represents sound analysis and inspiring ideas anchored on transformational leadership that aims at unlocking the potential of individuals and organizations, for that is what she stands for and would go out of the traditional confines to using innovative and transformative approaches in leadership development.

Dr. Kigundu is a Senior Facilitator, with WomenLift Health- EA Hub, based in Nairobi Kenya. At WomenLift Health She, leads in the implementation of the Signature journey, facilitates monthly virtual learning touch points, in-person learning residencies that are focused on key elements of the signature Leadership Journey for mid-career women in health. She also facilitates additional sessions for the alumnae community and broader audiences including institutional partners, and quarterly Power-ups Workshops that are open to the public.  Dr. Kigundu also develops and contributes to the creation of new modules, in women leadership.

She has earned several Leadership Style Assessment Certifications including, Benchmark 360, WorkPlace Big Five™, Influence Style indicator, Conflict Dynamic Profile and Work life Indicator.  She has also acquired various short courses in Leadership and Gender issues. Dr. Kigundu holds a PhD in Gender and Development Studies, she is a wife, a mother of two girls and a Kenyan national living in Nairobi- Kenya.

Communications Manager, East Africa

Liberty is a multifaceted Communications Specialist with experience in the design and implementation of communications strategies, as well as the strategic use of multimedia channels such as print, radio, television, and digital to help organizations achieve strategic goals.

He has over ten years of experience in diverse industries, including mainstream media, civil society movements, local governments and international development institutions working in East Africa for the emancipation of girls and women’s rights organisations (WROs).

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, he worked as the communications lead at The Mawazo Institute, a women-led African organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a presence in the United States supporting early-career women researchers as they work to find solutions to local and global development challenges, and as a communications officer and strategist at the Community Advocacy and Awareness (CRAWN) Trust, a change catalyst that provides African women and girls with the tools, voice and platforms through which they can effect change. He has a BA in development communications, ongoing MA in diplomacy, development and international security.

Events Manager, Cross Regional.

Annette possesses extensive expertise spanning more than 9 years in Communications, Project Management, and Operations Management.

Annette’s enthusiasm lies in the realm of overseeing projects and organizing events. She has amassed a wealth of proficiency in handling intricate projects concurrently fostering productive communication among internal and external teams and stakeholders. She takes pride in her adeptness at devising plans, coordinating efforts, and collaborating harmoniously with multifunctional groups to realize project objectives.

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Annette worked as a Communications Associate, Internal Engagement and Coordination at Amref Health Africa. In this role, she took charge of mapping out, coordinating, and executing events and conferences, all while effectively supervising projects, formulating and executing strategies, and ensuring the streamlined management of operations.

Annette holds a Master’s degree in Project Planning and Management from The University of Nairobi, alongside a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Moi University.

Program Lead, North America

Alistair brings ten years of experience working in global and public health. Most recently, she served as the Associate Director for Research Programs at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS) where she curated, managed, and evaluated PHS’ portfolio of sponsored research. Prior to her time at PHS, Alistair served as a Senior Program Manager at the UCSF Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) where she oversaw MEI’s engagement strategy with the Elimination 8 (E8) Regional Initiative, an eight-country initiative used for joint planning and accountability towards malaria elimination across southern Africa. Prior to joining UCSF, Alistair served as a Program Assistant for the U.S. Agency for International Development President’s Malaria Initiative (USAID/PMI) where she provided headquarter support to the PMI Uganda country team. Alistair holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University in Washington, DC and a BA in International Studies from the University of California, San Diego.

Operations Lead, Cross Regional

Johnasies brings over a decade of experience working with a number of community-driven organizations where he has held a variety of support roles.   Most recently he worked as Operations and Contracts Manager at MPact, Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights (formerly the Global Forum on MSM & HIV), an advocacy organization based in Oakland, California that brought funding, policy, and research support to regional and in-country LGBT-led organizations across 62 countries.  Prior to this role, he worked as an Operations Manager at Lotus Bloom Child and Family Center which provided child and family programs throughout Oakland, such as multicultural playgroups and nutrition workshops for families with children ages 0-5 . 

Johnasies also spent the early part of his career working with commercial district revitalization programs and administering an AmeriCorps program that provided support to local community development corporations and other community-serving organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Johnasies has a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Urban Studies and continues to maintain his interests in community development and global issues.

Gythan Munga

Webmaster, Cross Regional

Audrey Muttimos

Operations Coordinator, Cross Regional

Prachi Sharma

Senior Program Manager, India

Taylor Scult

Senior Program Manager, Cross-regional

Operations Coordinator, Cross Regional

Audrey is a veteran administrative professional with a decade-plus experience in executive office management and coordination. She is a natural organizer, an efficient and reliable team player who thrives on team success, has boundless energy, and has a relentless drive for continuous learning and development.

Audrey has led an impressive career working in the hospitality and FMCG industries. She was a finalist for the 2022 Office Management Awards – International Office Manager of the Year category, held by the UK-based Office Management Group. She is also a recipient of the 2020 ‘Be The Ultimate Assistant’ (BTUA) workshop scholarship in Paris, France, and a finalist in the 2019 East Africa PA Awards. While serving as the Executive Secretary at Radisson Blu Hotel, Upperhill Nairobi, Audrey played a role in championing a favorable environment for working mothers in the hotel.

Audrey holds a BSc degree in International Business Administration from the United States International University in Nairobi, where she was also the School of Business Representative for the class of 2004. She enjoys building bonds with family and friends, outdoor activities, and culinary tourism in her free time.


MEL Lead

Lopamudra Ray Saraswati is a trained Demographer and Statistician with over 15 years of professional experience working in the development sector, including public health, gender, migration, and climate change. Within public health, she has conducted research on neglected tropical diseases, HIV, cancer, child health, and nutrition. She has designed, implemented, and disseminated several projects involving monitoring-learning-evaluation, operations research, randomized controlled trial, large-scale surveys, and formative studies. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and has authored book chapters.

Most recently, she was Senior Manager – Health with RTI International in their India office. Prior to RTI, she was with Population Council as Program Officer. Before that, she worked with various academic and research institutes. A native of India, she also has experience working with international colleagues from Bangladesh, Germany, Kenya, Nepal, and the United States.

Lopamudra is a science graduate from University of Calcutta with Honors in Mathematics, and a Masters in Statistics and Computer Applications from T.M. Bhagalpur University. She completed her MPhil from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. During her academic career, she has conducted extensive research on migration and poverty. Her interest areas include health systems strengthening, gender equity, cost-effectiveness analysis of developmental interventions, gender transformative evaluation, and scientific writing. She is committed to meaningfully contribute to the WomenLift Health’s strategic objective of promoting women’s leadership for enhancing health outcomes globally.

Senior Program Manager, India

Prachi comes with eight years of experience in program management, knowledge management, and advocacy. Her expertise range across several thematic areas including sexual reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, violence against women and education across India and Africa. Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Prachi worked with Piramal Foundation on the Aspirational Districts Programme and The Tribal Health Collaborative where she extensively engaged with NITI Aayog, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the Government of India and various leading development partners. A proud feminist, Prachi was recognised as a young gender leader by the Swedish Institute in 2019.

She holds a master’s degree in Women Centred Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has also been a GRO GEST Scholar at the University of Iceland. Always on the lookout for crime thrillers, she is an avid consumer of cinema. 

Senior Program Manager, Cross-regional

Taylor is passionate about the implementation of equitable, sustainable, community-driven policy and programming at the intersection of health, environmental, and social justice. Spanning the private and public sectors, she has experience in program management, strategic planning, public speaking/facilitation, curriculum development, communications, and continuous process improvement.

Prior to working at WomenLift Health, Taylor served as the Program Manager for the “Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL)” program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; worked as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP in the Government and Public Services (GPS) sector; and served as a Teacher’s Assistant at Harvard Extension School for the course “Transforming the Built Environment for Sustainability and Resilience in Communities.”

Taylor received her BA in International Studies from Kenyon College and will be pursuing her Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Brown University.

Rachel Knopf Shey

Instructional Design Lead, Cross Regional

Cassie Stoodt

Executive Assistant

Whitney Wanderi

Social Media Manager, Cross Regional

NtombiZandile (Zed) Xaba

Facilitator, Southern Africa

Executive Assistant

As the Executive Assistant, Cassie provides administrative and operational support to the WomenLift Health President and contributes to the organization’s ambitious strategy and work program. Cassie is passionate about WomenLift Health’s mission of expanding the power and influence of women in global health and achieving gender equality in leadership. 

Cassie has a BS in Education from Western Michigan University and brings over 15 years of experience across a variety of industries, including education, finance, philanthropy, and health. She likes a good challenge and is always looking for ways to improve efficiency and productivity. She enjoys contributing to a positive culture and being part of a dynamic team working together toward a common goal.

Cassie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys lifting weights, running, boxing, HIIT, and going for walks with her family and two dogs.

Facilitator, Southern Africa

Ms NtombiZandile (Zed) Xaba is an independent consultant, and a highly experienced Trainer and Facilitator with over 35 years training and facilitation experience. Zed is also a Conflict Coach and Mediator. She consults to national and multi-national business organizations, as well as to government and the non-government sectors.

Zed designs and facilitates Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning journeys in organizations, as well as trains trainers in the facilitation of DEI. She is passionate about race and gender issues and has designed and facilitated Women’s Leadership programmes at universities in South Africa, as well as for women leaders it the public sector.

Zed has facilitated conflict transformation sessions with many teams that are experiencing conflict. She also conducts individual conflict coaching and mediation between individuals.

As a black woman who grew up in South Africa under apartheid, Zed is passionate about reconciliation, and has been involved in this work on a pro bono basis with university students and community groups.

Zed designed and facilitated an Anti-Racism Allyship Programme for an international group of white people, and continues to partner with white people who strive to be allies. In 2017 Zed recorded a TEDx Talk on Internalised Oppression, and subsequently produced a mini-documentary on Internalized Oppression.

Zed holds a Masters in Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change from the Process Work Institute, Portland, USA.

Social Media Manager, Cross Regional

Whitney is a creative Communications professional with an impressive career spanning over 6 years. She brings a diverse background and experience in designing and implementing digital communications strategies.

Whitney started her career in 2016, working as a Digital Content Creator at 4UP Digital and later, as a Content Writer at Opera News. She went on to co-found In-Mic Digital; an online video platform for musicians in Kenya, working as the Lead Producer and Video Editor.

Whitney devotes her time to social justice movements particularly, women empowerment and gender equality. In 2022, Whitney worked with UN Women, East and Southern Africa Office (ESARO), providing Communication support for the International Women’s Day and 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence social media campaigns.

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Whitney worked as a Social Media Specialist at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), creating content for multiple social media channels, and supporting the implementation of the organization’s digital strategies.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Electronic Media and, a Minor in Psychology from Daystar University.

Instructional Design Lead, Cross Regional

Rachel has spent her 15+ year career bridging public health theory and practice while working to achieve health equity. Prior to taking her dream job at WomenLift Health, Rachel was a clinician in the South Bronx where she worked holistically with an international population throughout the lifespan. Directing the public health program at The New School, she worked collaboratively to create and support a leadership program very similar to the WomenLift Health Leadership Journey: a cohort-based program with mentoring, coaching, peer support, alumni co-facilitation, and impactful leadership projects. As a founding member of The Faculty Center at The New School, Rachel supported a global faculty with an emphasis on compassion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and foundational pedagogy.

Rachel earned her BS in Community Nutrition, and her MPH from the University of Michigan, has trained at the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and practices mindfulness meditation.


Interested in joining the WomenLift Health Team?

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Our mission is to expand the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyze systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership.


Our vision is a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform global health outcomes.

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