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OUR TEAM

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Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
Co-Lead
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Dr. Onye Nnorom
Co-Lead
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Samiya Abdi
Executive Director
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Dr. Delia Douglas
Board Member
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Dr. Barbara Hamilton-Hinch
Board Member
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Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed
Board Member
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Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu
Board Member
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Dr. Amisah Bakuri
Volunteer
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Rosie Mensah
Program Manager
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Raha Mahmoudi
Project and Program Coordinator
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Deborah Baiden
Research Assistant
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Samah Osman
Research Assistant
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Shirley Hodder
Research Assistant
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Clémence Ongolo-Zogo
Research Assistant
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Aya Khalafalla
Intern
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Javiera-Violeta Durán
Administrative & Research Assistant
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Prof. Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
Executive Director - on leave
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Past Members
Bemnet Teferi
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Early Contributors
Ms. LLana James​, Dr. Akwatu Khenti & Dr. Roberta Timothy

Land and Ancestral Acknowledgment

The Black Health Education Collaborative acknowledges with gratitude the Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island who continue to thrive and resist colonial violence while striving for self-determination and decolonial futures. We live, work and play in various territories including the lands of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississauga’s of the Credit River; Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, the Anishinaabe, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation; Kanien:keha’ka and Mi’kmaq.

We remember our ancestors, forcibly displanted Africans, brought to Turtle Island as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the histories and legacies of colonialism and neo-colonialism which continue to impact African Peoples and the descendants of the Black diaspora across the world. 

We recognize that racial colonial violence harm Black and Indigenous Peoples through both common and distinct logics and actions. We recognize our responsibility and obligations as African Peoples to be good guests on these lands. We offer thanks to our elders and communities from whom we learn. May your wisdom inform our actions towards a more just future.