Ortal Ullman | Community Organizing Team Leader
Ortal is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California, where she studied public health. Ortal has been deeply involved in and dedicated to building movements for social justice for years. At USC, she took leadership roles in building queer-friendly spaces in USC's religious community and creating a safer environment for women on campus. She also helped lead GlobeMed at USC, which committed her to the fight for global health equity for life. After working as a Community Organizer for the Student Global AIDS Campaign and Health GAP after college, she is excited to be working with the PIH team to grow and strengthen the work of the PIH Engage communities.
Justin Mendoza | Community Organizer & Policy Analyst
Justin graduated in 2015 from the Yale School of Public Health with a master’s degree in Health Policy. As a community organizer, Justin is excited to help build up momentum for the movement for the right to health and help ensure that PIH Engage teams develop into strong and effective advocates. As a policy analyst he hopes to find and report answers to big questions of global health policy and priorities that can lead to huge wins for the poorest people on earth.
Justin built his passion for organizing and global health through organizing local, national, and international campaigns with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines from 2010 to 2015. Justin’s history also includes working with public interest organizations in Washington, DC and Connecticut. In addition, he holds a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and neuroscience from Central Michigan University. Justin is excited to work with PIH Engage teams all around the country as well as the national team to fight for the right to health and support the core visions of Partners In Health.