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.

Laura Bellis

Laura Bellis

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
OK, United States

Laura Bellis is a community health access strategist and organizer who focuses on breaking down social and political resource barriers. As the Executive Director of the…

Jenniffer Kerubo Maroa

Jenniffer Kerubo Maroa

Health
Kenya

Jenniffer spent 16 years as a HIV-1 basic science researcher. Her research broadly focused on understanding host innate and immune factors that modulate HIV-1 transmission…

Priyanka Jain

Priyanka Jain

Governance
India

Priyanka Jain is an Indian labour rights activist focused on the right of workers to safe workplaces. She supports a growing movement of workers against…

Denis Chopera

Denis Chopera

Health
Zimbabwe

Denis is the Executive Manager for a TB/HIV research capacity development program (SANTHE) across six African countries. He is responsible for the implementation of the…

Kennedy Odede

Kennedy Odede

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
Kenya

Kennedy is one of Africa’s best- known community organizers and social entrepreneurs. For twenty-three years Kennedy lived in the Kibera Slum, the largest slum in…

Stephanie Musho

Stephanie Musho

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Kenya

Stephanie Musho is an accomplished human rights lawyer currently working on financing for the SDGs and global financial architecture reform.  She previously worked on gender…

Brian Atuhaire

Brian Atuhaire

Health
Uganda

Brian has close to ten years’ experience in public health work having started his career as a front-line community health worker helping communities devastated by…

Janet Midega

Janet Midega

Health
Kenya

Janet is a scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program in Kilifi, Kenya and currently holds a research associate position between KWTRP and the University…

Damaris Matoke-Muhia

Damaris Matoke-Muhia

Health
Kenya

Damaris is a molecular biology scientist working on the control of vector borne diseases. She holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine and a Masters in…

Maxwell Gomera

Maxwell Gomera

Environment, Governance
Zimbabwe

Maxwell brings over 15 years of national and international experience in biodiversity, wildlife management and socio-economic development. He has extensive experience with natural resource management institutions in…

Aly Faye

Aly Faye

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
Senegal

Aly Faye est un professionnel de la communication, avec une dizaine d’années d’expérience, qui aide les organisations et autres acteurs de développement à améliorer leur…

Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa, Esq.

Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa, Esq.

Gender, Governance
Zambia

Jacqueline’s law firm represents investors in Africa as well as governments, but she increasingly finds herself engaged as another kind of advocate. “I want to…

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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.