Enawgaw Mehari, MD President/Founder
Dr. Enawgaw Mehari has a distinguished reputation for leadership in healthcare, most notably as founder and president of People to People, Inc., which has been in existence for approximately twenty five years. He is also internationally recognized as an expert in neurology, pain management, and Neuro-AIDs. He earned his medical degree from Comenius University in Czechoslovakia, completed his neurology residence at the University of Kentucky, finished his fellowship in pain management and neurophysiology at Case Western University in Cleveland, and completed a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, in Neuro-AIDs. Enawgaw has published in refereed journals ,book chapters,Triangular Partnership the power of the diaspora ( book ),Introduction to Clinical Neurology and Manual of Ethiopian Medical History.<br /> 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.<br /> In 2005, He founded the People's’ Free Clinic in Morehead, Kentucky, to provide free healthcare for the working poor.<br /> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> 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 .
Zelalem Attlee, (MD, MHCM, DrPH) Chief Executive Officer
Senior public health consultant- Health systems strengthening, Public health policy and Epidemiology.<br /> 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.
Kebede Begna, MD Executive Vice President
Dr. Begna is an associate professor of Medicine, a consultant hematologist and co-director Global bridge oncology at the Mayo clinic.</p> <p>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.
Mr. Israel Mekonnen Director of Finance/Compliance
Lekidelu Tadesse, MD VP of Accreditation
Abraham Betre, MD Chief Operations Officer
Kidist Yimam, MD VP Healthcare Development
Woodneh Mulugeta, MD Director of Faculty/ Staff Development
Addis Aemiro, MSc Director of education
Zewdu , MD Country Director, Ethiopia
Joseph Bogale IT Director
Teddy Gessesse IT officer
Adey Hailu, MA, MSc Director of Operations HOA Affairs

Board of Directors

Anteneh Habte, MD Chair
Dr. Anteneh Habte is currently serving as Chairman of People to People’s (P2P) Board of Directors. He is Section Chief in the Geriatrics & Long-Term Care Department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV and clinical faculty at both the West Virginia School of Medicine and the Lewisburg School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Anteneh is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and a certified educator of palliative and end-of-life care (EPEC). He coordinates People to People (P2P)’s effort to promote the training of medical personnel and provision of clinical services in hospice and palliative care in Ethiopia. Dr. Anteneh is one of the editors of a series of web-based modules in Hospice and Palliative Care for Ethiopia prepared under the auspices of the Mayo Clinic Global HIV Initiative. He is also a contributor to P2P’s recently published “Triangular Partnership” manuscript.
Dimitri Misailidis MD
Dr. Dimitri Misailidis is a diagnostic radiologist in private practice since 1989 to current in Martinsburg, WV at the WV Medicine Berkeley Medical Center. He is a clinical associate professor at the West Virginia School of Medicine. His primary interest is Mammography and Nuclear Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and is currently a member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. He has done 2 years of undergraduate studies at Addis Ababa University prior to his medical school at the Aristotelian University in Salonica, Greece. His Radiology Residency was done at Howard University Hospital
Alitash Kebede (Alitash Kebede Gallery)
Alitash Kebede represents the work of African, African American and African diaspora artists. She opened her first gallery, in Los Angeles, in 1994 after working as a private dealer for 10 years. The gallery earned a reputation for being a source for first-time and seasoned art collectors, as well as for being a supporter of artists working in a variety of media. At the gallery. Kebede presented the first solo exhibitions in Los Angeles of numerous artists including, the pioneer Ethiopian artist, Skunder Boghossian (1937 - 2003) and numerous other artists from the United States and beyond.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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)</p> <p>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.
Lydia Tesfa, PhD Vice Chair
Mahlet Tsegaye MD Secretary
Professor Demissie Alemayehu Board Member
Professor Demissie Alemayehu is a board member of P2P. He is Faculty Director of Graduate Studies for the M.A. Program in the Statistics Department at Columbia University. In addition, Professor Demissie has over 25 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held important offices at key professional societies, and has been on editorial boards of major journals. He has served on the advisory boards of several academic institutions, including Business Analytics at Steven Institute of Technology and the RUSIS programs at Oregon State and Indiana Universities. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and holds a Ph.D. degree in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has published extensively on pertinent statistical topics in refereed journals, and his current areas of focus include precision medicine, Big Data analytics, and health technology assessment.
Solomon Harrar, Phd
Ergeba Shifaraw, MD
Dr. Ergeba Sheferaw, is a board certified radiologist at Advanced Radiology in Baltimore, MD. She specializes in breast imaging and was fellowship trained at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She completed her radiology residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, in Bronx, NY. She earned her medical degree and masters of public health from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.<br />
Rahel Getachew Managing Director - Afrolehar
Fasika Woretta, MD
Yoseph Bogale Board Member
Yoseph Bogale is a Senior Software Developer and Team Lead with severals years of experience in software development. He holds a Computer Science degree from University of Kentucky, has several certifications that include AWS Cloud Practitioner and Cloud Solution Architect.<br /> 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 Yoseph’s two main focus of software includes architecting cloud-based software systems and building and maintaing iOS apps.</p> <p>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.

Scientific Advisiors

Avi Nath, MD
Joseph Berger, MD
David Clifford, MD
Jay Levy, MD
Gene Major, PhD
Dawn McGuire, MD

Legal Advisors

Robert Foley, JD
Keith Parnell, JD
Keith is a multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions attorney and business strategist with more than 27 years of advisory experience. Presently, he serves as General Counsel and Head of Americas to a start-up cybersecurity company, Goldilock Secure Limited (www.goldilock.com). Prior to that, Keith was on the executive team at the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) under a 2-year appointment to the Canadian Government on the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project. Since 2017, he has acted as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and National Futures Association (NFA) arbitrator. Keith obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with great distinction in Industrial Relations from McGill University. Keith has been an active member of the P2P family, serving as legal advisor since 2010. As part of his volunteerism, he also represents Teach For Ethiopia.

Senior Advisors to the Board and President

Ambassador David Shinn, PhD
Ambassador Konjit Sabati, MD
Prof. Girma Tefera ,M.D
Ahmed Moen, PhD


Zelalem Mekuria ,DVM,PhD International Partnership in Veterinary Medicine
Tinsae Woreeta, MD Medical Education
Gizachew Beyene, MA Strategic Planning
Steve Brown, MD Neurology Training Program
Aelaf F. Gebrewold Orphan Coordinator USA