Dr. Mehari through his p2p leadership has been instrumental in the establishment of Neurology residency program, Emergency Medicine Residency program at Black Lion Hospital, and Social Work Master /PhD program at AAU.
In 2005, He founded the People's’ Free Clinic in Morehead, Kentucky, to provide free healthcare for the working poor.
In 2006, Dr. Mehari won a distinguished service award from the Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora (SEED), and in 2007, he was nominated as a CNN Hero— awarded by the cable network to everyday people around the globe who have made a major impact in the world. In addition, he was awarded a Humanitarian Award by the Black Hall of Fame, and the 2010 Patient Advocate award by the American Academy of Neurology.
He has been granted the highest commendation by the Kentucky Governor’s office, Senate of the State of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been commended by the US House of Congress, and was awarded the Abebe Bikila Award by Bikila Organization for his working community service.
Dr. Mehari is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry, a diplomate of Neurology, Inc., and is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is an adjunct Clinical Professor of Neurology at Meharry School of Medicine , PikeVille University, AAU and Bahir Dar University. His other engagements include chairman of the diaspora health care and higher education advisory council, co founder and board member for both ARTS TV and Arif Pay Financial Institute .
Dr. Zelalem Attlee is a Medical Doctor from Addis Ababa University-GCMS, with additional Masters in Healthcare Management (USA) and Doctorate in public health (USA). Dr Zelalem has a diverse experience in organizational leadership, business development, fund raising, health systems strengthening, epidemiology, advocacy, policy, health care management and public health programs leadership, grants management, providing technical support, consultation, training and research. Dr Zelalem has extensive international experience of leading and managing large scale bilateral and non-governmental agency programs funded by USAID, CDC, UN bodies and private foundations in public health programs such as reproductive health, Family planning, MNCH, HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. He led multimillion dollar funded programs in sub-Saharan Africa and conducted STTAs in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leon, Tanzania, USA, and France in the last 31 years. Currently he consults on COVID-19 prevention in the US and works as a CEO of P2P-USA.
He is a graduate of Gondar College of Medical Sciences, Addis Ababa University where he received his MD degree. He completed his residency training at the Saint Vincent Medical College, affiliate of New York Medical college program in internal Medicine. He then completed a three-year hematology-Medical oncology fellowship at University of Minnesota. He is boarded in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. Dr. Begna has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in top specialty journals and has been the Principal investigator at Mayo Clinic for several clinical trials. He reviewed a booklet on acute myeloid leukemia for use by patients, care givers which is distributed worldwide by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He with Global bridge oncology synthesizes patient education material on chronic myeloid leukemia with a potential for world wise use.
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Kebede's past and present clients include, Kaiser Permanente, 20th Century Studios, Broadway Federal Bank, Burrell Communications, and U.S. State Department Art in Embassies (AIE) Program, among other private and corporate entities. In 2020 Kebede was named among "The Top Five Black Women You Should Know in the Art World" by Fortune Magazine. She is involved with a number of nonprofits, including Early Childhood Education Ethiopia, Watts Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club, and Theater of Hearts Youth First, among others.
Kebede co-produced the documentary film on the renowned American sculptor, Richard Hunt, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art (M0MA) New York. She is currently working on a film about the acclaimed late painter, Edward Clark (1926 - 2019)
Kebede is a graduate of Linfield University. She received her B.A. in history with a minor in art. She is a regular practitioner of the Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi.
Yoseph is employed by Churchill Downs Technologies and responsible guiding and leading a team of software developers to deliver highly available and fault tolerant software for key segment of the company. Currently Yosephâ€™s two main focus of software includes architecting cloud-based software systems and building and maintaing iOS apps.
His attention to details, deep knowledge of software development cycle and his ability to work well with others allowed him to continue grow his career as top software developer in his company.