Daniel Zoughbie :: Microclinic International
Daniel Zoughbie was an Oxford PhD student who was happily sidetracked by the prospect of spreading health through social networks. After his diabetic grandmother died trying to get from Bethlehem to the hospital, Daniel saw firsthand the value of health education and information about life-savings behaviors. In 2005 he founded Microclinic International, a nonprofit that is revolutionizing how deadly diseases are prevented and managed worldwide.
Arlene Samen :: One Heart Worldwide
Arlene is a Maternal Child Health Nurse Practitioner with deep experience in maternal-and-infant health, and an abiding interest in indigenous cultures. On a trip to India, she was shocked to learn of the alarming mortality rate of Tibetan mothers and infants, but saw clearly what could be done to change it. She launched One Heart to deliver a systematic solution, and saw remarkable changes.
Patricia Zurita :: Conservation Stewards Program
After she was willingly brainwashed by ornithologists at college, Patricia changed course to study conservation economics. A stint with the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment convinced her that there had to be a better way, and looked for simpler, more direct ways to engage local people in conservation.
Losang Rabgey :: Machik
Dr. Losang Rabgey holds a PhD in gender and anthropology from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies where she was the first Tibetan to become a Commonwealth Scholar. Losang and her sister co-founded Machik, whose mission is to seed social innovation in Tibet.
Liza Kimbo :: Sustainable Healthcare Foundation
Liza started her career in banking, and was Head of Division for Business Support Services at Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya. She then established a private retail pharmaceutical and distribution company with annual turnover of $1m in Nairobi. With this expertise, she started the Sustainable Healthcare Foundation.
Andrew Youn :: One Acre Fund
After a close encounter with never-enough-to-eat poverty in rural Africa, Andrew chucked his management consulting job, got an MBA, and started One Acre Fund. He previously lived in Kenya, where the One Acre HQ doubles as a poverty solutions lab for a growing community of overachievers willing to work for nothing. Now he lives in Rwanda, and oversees One Acre Fund's growth across East Africa.