Community

We support locally-rooted, globally networked innovative leaders around the globe through our Fellowship programs and government partnerships. Explore our community database below to learn more.

Ashlee Wisdom

Ashlee Wisdom

Health
NY, United States

Ashlee Wisdom is a public health innovator. She is the Co-founder & CEO of Health In Her HUE, a digital platform that connects Black women…

LaBrisa Williams

LaBrisa Williams

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
OK, United States

LaBrisa Williams is the Executive Director of the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative, an organization whose mission is to equip families in Tulsa to have healthy…

Sheyda Brown

Sheyda Brown

Governance, Social Justice - Equity
OK, United States

Sheyda Brown is an Iranian-American political organizer and strategist who works with communities to build collective power to influence people and systems. She works in…

Lachelle King

Lachelle King

Health
OK, United States

Lachelle King is a storyteller, researcher, and autist. After being diagnosed at an adult age, she became an advocate for improving health outcomes for other…

Monique Castro

Monique Castro

Health
CA, United States

Monique Castro is a citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation and Xicana. She was born and raised on the ancestral homelands of the Tongva People…

Dorian Burton

Dorian Burton

Social Justice - Equity
NC, United States

Dr. Dorian Burton is a husband, father, and faith-driven investor with nearly two decades of experience in social and impact investing. Growing up in Rialto,…

Adrienne Crawford

Adrienne Crawford

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
DC, United States

Adrienne Crawford is a Certified Nurse Midwife who believes black women thrive with culturally competent care. She practices at Community of Hope in Washington DC, where some…

Genoveva Islas

Genoveva Islas

Health
CA, United States

Genoveva is the Founder & CEO of Cultiva La Salud. Genoveva is a public health advocate fighting to advance heath equity in California’s San Joaquin Valley…

Nikia Grayson

Nikia Grayson

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
TN, United States

Dr. Nikia Grayson, DNP, MSN, MPH, MA, CNM, FNP-C (she/her/hers) is a Reproductive Justice informed public health activist, anthropologist, and family nurse-midwife who has devoted…

Jerry Blassigname

Jerry Blassigname

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
SC, United States

Jerry Blassingame is founder and CEO of Soteria Community Development Corporation in Greenville, SC, where he trains previously incarcerated individuals during their reentry process. After dropping out…

Omare Jimmerson

Omare Jimmerson

Health
OK, United States

Omare Jimmerson, Executive Director of the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative  is the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant and also a mother of two, working to save the lives…

Dr. Christopher McNeil

Dr. Christopher McNeil

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Health
OK, United States

Dr. Chris McNeil, Founder of Youth Medical Mentorship, is an Emergency Medicine Physician and School Board Member who is creating pathways to medical education for BIPOC…

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The Aspen Global Innovators Group supports two flagship fellowship programs. These fellowships enable leaders to amplify their voices, visibility and impact. Leaders bring expertise from all sectors and include entrepreneurs, community organizers and local experts who are both proximate to the greatest health and development challenges of our time and also bring lived and learned experience to their solutions.