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2023 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellows

The Aspen Ideas: Health Fellows are a diverse group of health leaders who are selected for their work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action. Get to know the 2023 cohort!

  • May 22nd 2023

The 2023 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellows are a group of leaders from some 72 cities in 31 states in the United States and seven other countries who were selected for their accomplishments and ability to transform ideas into action. They were nominated by Aspen Ideas: Health advisors, former Fellows, and others with knowledge, expertise, and experience across the health and healthcare spectrum. Their participation is made possible through the contributions of individuals, organizations, and Aspen Ideas Festival Patron passholders whose support underwrites the Fellows program. Aspen Ideas: Health is proud to honor and host these rising stars and is most grateful to all those whose donations have made this extraordinary opportunity possible.

2023 Aspen Ideas: Health Fellows

Ayrenne Adams, Medical Director, Galileo Health 

Maria Judith Alvarez Quiroz, Director, Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance

Aliza Auces, Senior Health Policy Analyst, MITRE Corporation 

Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Healthcare 

Effanesia Baker, Chief Accounting Officer, The Roam Collective 

Marissa Barrera, Deputy Health Policy Director (Majority Staff), US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

Marcus Biddle, Health Equity Fellow, WHYY 

Veron Blue, Founder and Executive Director, Faith and Community Wellness Centers

Marna Borieux, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Inova Health System 

Caliste Boswell Chong, Manager, Practice and Prevention, Nemours Children's Health 

Matthew Broad, Senior Program Manager, Trenton Health Team 

Carine Carmy, Co-Founder and CEO, Origin 

Alex Castillo Smith, Deputy Secretary, New Mexico Human Services Department

Nathan Chomilo, Medicaid Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services 

Yamicia Connor, CEO and Founder, Race to Better Health 

Stacy Contreras, Family Resource Center Manager, Full Circle of Lake County 

Aaron Doades, CEO, Swap Health 

Christian Dunbar, Chief, Innovation and Strategy, Soteria 

Anissa Durham, Health Data Reporter, Word In Black 

Oladapo “Dapo” Durojaiye, Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Health System 

Honey Estrada, President, North Carolina Community Health Worker Association 

Javier Evelyn, Founder and CEO, Alerje 

Eli Feret, Tillman Scholar, Pat Tillman Foundation; Team Leader, McKinsey & Company 

Lorena Ferrara, Director, Public Policy, Takeda 

Liza Fryberger, Head of Product, Cityblock Health 

Roopan Gill, Executive Director, Vitala Global Foundation 

Josh Golomb, CEO, Hazel Health 

Laikyn Gonzalez, Director, Network Initiatives, Optum, United Healthgroup 

Ramdwin González-Otero, Creative Director, Ciencia Puerto Rico

Tina Haines, Artist and Educator, Tina Haines Ceramics 

Vannessa Harrison, Health Equity and Patient Affairs Program Lead, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Loudmila Hassan, Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Health System 

Gabrielle Hausfeld, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 

Cesar Herrera, Co-Founder and CEO, Yuvo Health 

Jamar Hill, President, RBI Alaska, Gamers Basketball Alaska

Melanie Igwe, Chief Operating Officer, ViuHealth 

Jerreed Ivanich, Assistant Professor, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado

Omare Jimmerson, Executive Director, Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative 

Marvia Jones, Health Director, City of Kansas City, Missouri

David Jordan, President and CEO, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund 

Omair Khan, MD and PhD Candidate, Stanford University 

Lenjo Kilo, Administrative Fellow, Mount Sinai Health System 

Julie Kim, Senior Program Manager, American Hospital Association 

Sandeep Kishore, Physician, University of California, San Francisco 

Stephanie LeBlanc, Physician Assistant, Pediatrics West 

Patience Lee, Associate Director for Clinical Oversight, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service 

Bre Loughlin, CEO, Nurse Disrupted 

Stephen Lucke, CEO, Gardopia Gardens 

Esihle Lupindo, Advocacy Manager, OurEquity NPC; PhD Sociology Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Kendall Lyons, Senior Strategic Advisor, Pride Data Insights 

Kelsey Maguire, Managing Director, Blue Venture Fund 

Kathleen Malloch, Engagement Manager, Oliver Wyman 

Nancy Mandujano, Founder, Abobo Tech 

Alister Martin, CEO, A Healthier Democracy 

King Martins, Co-Founder and CTO, Peercapsule 

Sara Masoud, Program Manager, UT Health San Antonio 

Anurati Mathur, CEO, Sempre Health 

Faye McCray, VP & Head of Health Equity and Social Impact, Healthline

Emilie “Mia” Mathura, Medical Student, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Rocky Vista University

Glenn McMillan, Community Health Worker, Columbia University 

Chris McNeil, Executive Director, Youth Medical Mentorship 

Greta Meyer, CEO, Sequel 

Emily Miller, Associate Professor and Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University 

Noa Mills, Implementation Specialist, Wayspring 

Jairo Munoz, Administrative Fellow, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System 

Berenice Nuñez Constant, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Civic Engagement, AltaMed Health Services 

Toba Osagie, PhD Candidate, Queens University, Belfast

Payal Parikh, Principal, Unseen Capital 

Janel Pasley, Program Officer, Ascension St. John 

Kiera Peoples, Policy Analyst, Nemours Children's Health 

Alana Peterson, Executive Director, Spruce Root 

Sheena Ramazanu, Research Fellow, National University of Singapore 

Carlos Ramos, Health Policy Principal Domain Specialist, The MITRE Corporation

Sarah Rodman-Alvarez, Associate Provost of Research and Well-Being, University of La Verne 

Tijani Salami, Postgraduate Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Quinny Sanchez Lopez, Manager, Equitable Investments Initiative, RockHealth.org

Andrea Schwab-Galindo, CEO, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center 

Kimberly Seals Allers, Executive Director, Narrative Nation 

Raj Urvish Shah, Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships and Impact, Redicine Medsol 

Conor Sheehey, Senior Health Policy Advisor, US Senate Committee on Finance 

Ashli Sims, Managing Director, Build in Tulsa 

Rachel Sismar, Head of Program, Alight 

Jessica Souza Silva, Analyst Supply Chain, Takeda Pharmaceuticals 

Lauren Stadler, Senior Philanthropy Associate, Lever for Change 

Wendy Sun, Chief Emergency Medicine Resident Physician, Yale New Haven Health 

Ryan Tolbert, Chief of Digital Marketing and Process Improvements, Tru-Colour Products

Chelsea Wesner, Research Instructor and Doctoral Student, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 

Sahaletou Yelebo New, Development and Communication Coordinator, Integrate Health 

Natalina Zisa, Digital Health Operations Manager, Nemours Children’s Health 

Colorado Health Foundation Fellows

Fernando Branch, Executive Director, Colorado Men of Color Collaborative

Sylvia DeLay, Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Garcia, Project Manager, Big Sky Care Connect

Cynthia Hazel, Executive Director, Gyedi Project

Noah Jansen, Youth Engagement Specialist, Hub for Justice-Centered Youth Engagement

Maria de los Angeles Mendez, Regional Director, Project Protect Food Systems

Christian Nesbitt, Director of Wellness and Recovery Programs, The Gathering Place

Phillip Roybal, Founder, Homies For Health

Namrata Shrestha, Assistant Director, West Mountain Regional Health Alliance

Shawn Walcott, Director of Collective Impact, United Way of Weld County

Ifill Fellows, in Memory of Gwen Ifill

Jasmine Amjad, Senior Producer, NowThis News

Shefali Luthra, Health Care and Gender Reporter, The 19th

Zoya Teirstein, Staff Writer, Grist

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