The Executive Board

  • Habiba Cooper Diallo

    Habiba Cooper Diallo is an American Express Ashoka Changemaker Emerging Innovator and one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 for innovation, leadership and achievement. In 2008, she experienced a paradigm shift after learning about a tragic maternal health affliction known as obstetric fistula. Habiba has been an advocate for the eradication of fistula for the […]

  • Dr. Ellen Hickey

    Dr. Ellen Hickey is a speech-language pathologist and academic who developed a passion for global health issues over the past decade.  She has spent time in Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, and Belize, training local educators and health care workers to work with persons with communication disabilities, largely from cerebral palsy and other neurological problems.  While doing […]

  • Dr. Hakim Adi

    Dr. Hakim Adi is Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. He is the author of West Africans in Britain 1900-60: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism (Lawrence and Wishart, 1998) and (with M. Sherwood) The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (New Beacon, 1995) and Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora […]

  • Dr. Afua Cooper

    Dr. Afua Cooper is a scholar, women’s advocate, poet, historian, author, and a social and cultural commentator. She holds a Ph.D. in African Canadian and African Diasporic studies from the University of Toronto. Her expertise includes African Canadian culture, Black women’s studies, Black Literature, gender, slavery, abolition, and freedom, and Black agency and political consciousness. […]

  • Fatimah Jackson-Best

    Fatimah Jackson-Best is a healthcare researcher, advocate, and academic. Since relocating to Barbados from Toronto, Canada she has become involved in research studies at the University of the West Indies and with local and regional organizations. Most recently she initiated her own PhD research project which focuses on Caribbean women’s maternal health and explores how […]