About
GlobeMed's network of university chapters and grassroots partner organizations is coordinated and sustained by a Global Headquarters, located at Northwestern University.

GlobeMed Global Headquarters Staff

A team of full-time and student staff work day-to-day to support and advance the organization’s work and operations. The GlobeMed Global Headquarters provides chapter advising, support and training; platforms for best practice sharing and collaboration; annual network-wide global health and leadership development conferences; and partner recruitment, selection, matching, and evaluation.

Naomi Sugar, Executive Director

 

Hometown:
Swampscott, MA

Education:
MPH, Columbia University

Favorite Quote:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

 

WHY GLOBAL HEALTH?
Global health is a complex network that includes access to education, economics, food, environment, gender equity, etc. and to engage with this web reminds us of the inextricable link between health and rights. To fully engage with these systems we must build partnerships and collaborate with individuals who are most affected and only then can we make long-term, sustainable change.

Contact Naomi:
[email protected]

Balungile Belz, Director of Communications

 

Hometown:
Johannesburg, South Africa

Education:
MA International Relations, Wits University ‘16

Favorite Quote:
“You drown not by falling into the river, but by staying submerged in it.” – Paulo Coehlo

Priya Fremerman, Director of Operations

 

Hometown:
Dallas, TX

Education:
Biological Anthropology, GWU ‘14

Favorite Quote:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – MLK

Shengxiao Yu, Director of Partnerships, Asia, Latin America

 

Hometown:
Hangzhou, China

Education:
Comparative Human Development, UChicago ’12

Favorite Quote:
“The shortest distance between two people is a story” – Author Unknown

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Brittany Zelch, Director of Partnerships, Africa

 

Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL

Education:
Biological Sciences and Global Health Studies, Northwestern ‘15

Favorite Quote:
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse