PIH Engage Steering Committee:
Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
Hannah Lieberman - Hannah is a recent graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine where she earned her MPH focused on health services management and policy. She now works at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care in the Commonwealth. She co-founded the Tufts University chapter of PIH Engage and served as co-Team Coordinator until January 2016. Hannah is dedicated to issues of justice and equity and excited to continue working with PIH Engage to build the right to health movement. She can be reached via email here.
Annika Van Gilder - Annika started the University of Washington PIH Engage team when she was an undergraduate, and was Team Coordinator from 2013-2016. She studied Medical Anthropology and Global Health, before graduating in 2016. She now works at Washington state's largest community health center as an executive assistant, and has been a co-chair of the PIH Engage Steering Committee since January 2017. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, listening to political podcasts, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest. She can be reached via email here.
Margaux Amara - Margaux is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut where she studied Molecular & Cell Biology and Human Rights. She founded the UConn chapter in 2016 and served as the Team Coordinator until 2018. During her time at UConn, she worked to build the right to health movement on campus and within the community. When she is not talking about global health with anyone and everyone, she is taking a ballet class or cooking vegan food.
Chelsea Breed - Chelsea currently serves as the Vice President and Assistant to the Team Coordinator of the Binghamton University Chapter of PIH Engage. Previously, she served as the Advocacy Lead of the Binghamton Chapter. Chelsea is majoring in Integrative Neuroscience with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She was first drawn to PIH because of its sensitivity to both medicine and culture from a biomedical anthropology standpoint. Chelsea feels passionately about the right to health movement, especially maternal and child health, and hopes to provide members with the skills to educate others and implement real policy change.
Grace Chen - Grace served as team coordinator for the Harvard PIHE chapter for 2016-17. Originally from NJ, she is an undergraduate at Harvard College studying Statistics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Grace is excited to work with PIHE chapters across the country to grow our impact and network over the next year.
Elliot Elton - Elliot is in his second year on the Steering Committee and is a member and former Advocacy Lead of Harvard’s chapter of Partners in Health Engage. He is a junior in the college and studies Chemical and Physical Biology. He is interested in immersing himself at the intersection of bench research, bedside medicine, and community policymaking. He has seen how Engagers have powerful voices and can change the status quo. He is excited to help teams achieve their full potential in advocacy, fundraising, and community building campaigns.
Ryan Fredette - Ryan is finishing his undergraduate degree in Biology at Northeastern University. He served as Team Coordinator for Partners in Health Engage at Northeastern from 2016-2017 and has been involved with PIH Engage since 2015. Ryan’s interests lies at the cross-section of clinical medicine and global health. He has clinical experience working in geriatrics and pediatrics as a nursing and medical assistant. He has also worked in the public health sector through the 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Currently, he is pursuing new ways to expand global health advocacy on his campus.
Julianna Lee - Julianna is a junior at Harvard studying Chemical and Physical Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. She has been a part of Harvard’s PIH Engage team for almost three years and served as their Fundraising Lead from 2016-2017. Julianna is a part of other global health groups on campus and is excited to work on the Steering Committee to work towards greater health equity and health as a human right.
Vincent Lin - Vincent is a member of the Harvard College PIH Engage Team and a senior studying global health and health policy, anthropology, and biology at Harvard. He also serves the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors as International Outreach Coordinator. He's focused on justice, equity, and building the movement for the right to health.
Aisha Obeidallah - Aisha is currently a senior at Brown University studying Biology. She was the Education Lead during her sophomore year before becoming the Team Coordinator from 2016-2018. For the past two years, she has been a research assistant at the Center for International Health Research (CIHR) where researchers work to understand the mechanisms that cause tropical infectious diseases, such as malaria and schistosomiasis, in order to develop improved treatments and vaccines. She is driven by her belief in PIH’s mission: providing high quality health care to those most in need of it because, undoubtedly, “Health is a Human Right.” In her free time, you can find her cooking, café hopping, or running.
Nick Seymour - Nick has been involved with the Harvard College PIH Engage team since 2014. He has studied medical education and referral systems in Mexico with PIH sister organization Compañeros En Salud and is part of a coalition of Boston area students and health professionals advocating for better healthcare for individuals experiencing homelessness. Nick has been trying to explore the city and improve his salsa moves (in vain), but nothing excites him more than working with other young people to support health as a human right.
Jade Tso -Jade is a third year undergraduate at Duke University and a Biology major with Chemistry and Global Health minors. At Duke, she works at the Poss Lab, researching heart regeneration and is also a volunteer in the cardiology unit of Duke University Hospital. She is interested in how cutting edge research in science translates into people realizing their human right to health. During her undergraduate career, working for nonprofits in Argentina and Costa Rica, she has seen how to be poor means to be bereft of opportunity, to be at risk for nutritional deficiencies and neglected tropical diseases, unable to realize one’s full potential to health. She believes optimism for the future is a moral obligation, one that empowers us to fight for a better world, and enables us to believe, as Jim Yong Kim wrote, “that every country, community, and person is worth helping.” She is dedicated to spending the rest of her life to helping people realize their full potential to health.
Lauren Wu -Lauren studied Medical Anthropology and Global Health at the University of Washington and was on the PIH Engage team there for three years. She enjoyed her role as Advocacy Lead and then Team Coordinator, and working with an enthusiastic and passionate team. She now works at Medical Consultants Network, an independent review organization that plays a part in federal, state, and commercial healthcare appeals. Lauren is currently on the Seattle Young Professionals PIH Engage team, and loves yoga, biking, traveling, and good coffee. She strongly believes in the power of grassroots change and advocacy, and looks forward to advancing the Right to Health Movement together!