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.

Dr. Janel Pasley

Dr. Janel Pasley

Health
OK, United States

Dr. Janel Pasley, is a visual artist, writer, innovator, and community advocate who works to strengthen the non-profit sector and challenge existing systems to achieve equity…

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…

Veron Blue

Veron Blue

Health
TX, United States

Veron Blue, Founder and Executive Director of Faith & Community Wellness Center, Inc., is a local pastor, mental health coach and advocate whose passion is…

Sara Mosud

Sara Mosud


TX, United States

Sara Masoud is a former family caregiver and researcher who creates spaces for communities impacted by dementia to gather, collaborate, educate, and advocate for research…

Alex Bailey

Alex Bailey

Environment
TX, United States

Alex Bailey, Founder of Black Outside, Inc., is an educator and third-generation outdoor enthusiast, who uses his radical imagination to re-envision outdoor programming for Black…

Jamar Hill

Jamar Hill

Health
AR, United States

Jamar Hill, Founder of Gamers Baseball Alaska/RBI Alaska, is a former professional baseball player and current youth coach whose lived experiences empowers him to provide access…

Alana Peterson

Alana Peterson

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
AR, United States

Alana Peterson, Executive Director of Spruce Root, is an entrepreneur and non-profit leader whose lived experience brings together indigenous values with Western economic systems to build towards…

Stephen Lucke

Stephen Lucke

Food Security
TX, United States

Stephen Lucke, Founder of Gardopia Gardens, is food systems expert and activist focusing on health and environmental justice who educates and empowers communities on how to…

Ashli Sims

Ashli Sims

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Health
OK, United States

Ashli Sims is a storyteller who breaks down barriers and opens doors so Black entrepreneurs can build wealth for themselves, their families, and future generations….

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 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.