tuvuga Healthcare Group (THCG) Advisory Board

With their experienced leadership and insights into and influences on the Healthcare industry, these individuals provide invaluable counsel and assistance to tuvuga management in understanding the global challenges and needs, helping tuvuga navigate and establish lasting and beneficial business relationships.

Eduardo Cazap, MD

Eduardo Cazap, MD

Dr. Eduardo Cazap MD, PhD is an Argentinian medical oncologist with a longstanding clinical and scientific career in Argentina and internationally. He is the founder and President of the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM). For the last 15 years, he is one of the beginners of the concept of “Global Cancer Control” and is an active key player in the international cancer scene.

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Dr. John Seffrin

Dr. John Seffrin

Former president and Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS), for 40 years and former President of the Geneva-headquartered Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). He currently serves on the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.

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Dr. Amelie Ramirez

Dr. Amelie Ramirez

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, an internationally recognized cancer and chronic disease health disparities and communications researcher, is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Ramirez has been recognized for her work in public health and disparities research, communications, and training across the U.S..

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Doug Ulman

Doug Ulman

President and CEO of Peletonia an organization with the objective to fund lifesaving cancer research. Former President and CEO of LIVESTRONG Foundation. Doug Ulman is a three-time cancer survivor and nationally recognized cancer advocate. Doug and his family founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

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Karin Hohman

Karin Hohman

President, Strategic Health Concepts, providing strategic planning, organizational development, partnering and program development services: cancer, injury prevention, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, end-of-life care, nutrition, physical activity, suicide prevention, and tobacco use.

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Loyce Pace

Loyce Pace

Executive Advisor for Programs and Policy for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Former Director of Regional Programs for the American Cancer Society’s Department of Global Health. Loyce is responsible for developing their first capacity-building and advocacy programs in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Myrl Weinberg

Myrl Weinberg

Immediate Past Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Council, an organization that provides a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities. Ms. Weinberg serves on the National Institutes of Health NCATS/Cures Acceleration Network Review Board.

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Paulette Ngachoko

Paulette Ngachoko

Paulette Ngachoko is co-founder of the International Institute for Justice and Development (IIJD), and she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001. She has developed strategies and led the design and implementation of programs such as the Africa Justice Index and the African Spiders’ Webs Initiative. Paulette Ngachoko immigrated to the United States in 1997. While living in Burkina Faso, West Africa from 1993 to 1997, she completed her law studies and subsequently worked as an Attorney.

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Tim Deren

Tim Deren

Tim Deren, Senior Director at Red Hat Inc., a $1.5 billion software company, is now on our Advisory Board. His responsibilities for Red Hat’s strategy and route-to-market with global systems intergrators and also many of its largest partnerships in the consulting and systems integrator market. With Tim’s 30 years in the tech and software industries, he will serve and help grow tuvuga’s global objectives and strategies.

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Chris Deren

Chris Deren

Chris Deren, CEO of Clarity Learning Systems Ltd., has joined our Advisory Board. He brings with him tremendous experience in entrepreneurship, software, sales, healthcare, securing funds with financial institutions including venture capitalists, to boost corporate and investor initiatives. Chris has been co-leading the training and development for top-tier pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Bayer Healthcare, Sanofi, Bristol-Myers Squibb, UCB and Teva.Chris has over 25 years of strategy, education, speaking and coaching for leading world-class sales and account management organizations, from which tuvuga will greatly benefit.

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Gen Y/Millennials Board for the Africa Initiative

Totaling 1.7 billion people, representing 25.5 percent of the world’s population, Millennials, who are already emerging as leaders in technology and other industries, will make up 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025 and have a significant impact on the process of connection and collaboration. Valued for the way they have changed workplace cultures, tech-savvy Millennials will provide insights that will help tuvuga constantly be a better platform for Global collaboration, be it for work or leisure.  

Millennials from Africa are the first to be recruited as the continent is projected to be one of the fastest growing regions in the coming years, a fact which the healthcare industry acknowledges as proven by their expansion plans. With this opportunity in mind, our Millennials Board for the Africa Initiative will be helping with tuvuga’s first initiative of Global Healthcare. In the near future, tuvuga will seek millennials from other continents to join our global board to contribute to the cultural diversity and help break down barriers further.

Loic Assobmo

Loic Assobmo

tuvuga Advisory Chair

Loic Assobmo, is a graduate of Boston College where he majored in Biology, concentrating on premed, and minoring in philosophy. Loic Assobmo is the founder of the Global Enterprise for Medical Advancement (GEMA), a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts, whose mission is to bring cognizance and solutions to African healthcare issues.

Loic comes to tuvuga Inc. as the Executive Director of the initiatives in Africa and is Lead Chair for the tuvuga Millennial Advisory Members.

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Aminata Bintou Wahab Mbaye

Aminata Bintou Wahab Mbaye

Amina is working on her PhD in Arts at University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, Senegal.

She works actively in empowering women and giving young street children the opportunity to access education through Bridge Kids Senegal. Amina has strong skills in interpreting, translation, text editing, and local and international field trips management.

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Dr. Henry Wambuii

Dr. Henry Wambuii

Dr. Henry Kiragu Wambuii is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Missouri. His areas of expertise are International Development, State and Civil Society in Developing Countries and Comparative Global Education Policy. Recent research has focused on public policy formulation in the developing countries, with a special focus on the issues surrounding the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the impact on democratization in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Henrietta Afari, MD

Henrietta Afari, MD

tuvuga Advisory Chair

Dr. Afari was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. She attended the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, UK, and thereafter completed a BA degree (magna cum laude) in Social and Cognitive Neuroscience with a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy at Harvard College.

Dr. Henrietta Afari received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and is a Resident Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Mushambi Mutuma

Mushambi Mutuma

Mushambi Mutuma is the Managing Director and Founder of Altivex Creative Foundry. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Mushambi studied in the US at Pepperdine University as a Political Science and Studio Art double major. In addition to Altivex, Mushambi has founded Kairos which aims to foster support and encouragement for young entrepreneurs. “Put simply, we help entrepreneurs unlock the value in their small businesses that will enable them to be geared for growth”.

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Nana Yaa Misa (Naya)

Nana Yaa Misa (Naya)

A 2nd year medical student at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. “Taking Health and Science courses was a way for me to engage with medicine beyond the scope of science – that meant examining health practices, knowledge and systems in a sociocultural context.”

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tuvuga Millennial Board Members Grassroots efforts in Africa