Founders

Marcus D. Kudee

Marcus D. Kudee is a Co-Founder and Launch Officer at Last Mile Health, where he supports the organization’s efforts to scale operations across Liberia. Marcus originally served as a Community Health Worker and Community Health Worker Leader in Last Mile Health’s pilot site, Konobo. Previously, he worked as a Nurse Assistant at Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital, with Merlin-UK, and Doctors Without Borders. Marcus is originally from Polar in the Gbarzon District of Liberia.

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Peter Luckow

Peter Luckow is a Co-Founder of Last Mile Health and an MD Candidate at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He also co-founded and currently serves on the Board of Directors of GlobeMed, a national network of university students advancing a movement for global health equity with 55 chapters across the United States. Previously, Peter worked with Partners In Health and the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and an Ashoka & American Express Emerging Innovator. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Alphonso G. Mouwon

Alphonso G. Mouwon is a Co-Founder and Training Officer at Last Mile Health. Alphonso was part of the founding team of Community Health Workers based in Zwedru, and has since been promoted to Community Health Worker Supervisor and Training Officer. Previously, Alphonso served as the Tuberculosis Ward Supervisor at Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital. He has also worked with Doctors Without Borders and Merlin-UK. Alphonso is originally from Pouh Town in the Gbarzon District of Liberia and is a graduate of Zwedru Multilateral High School.

Raj Panjabi

Raj Panjabi

Dr. Raj Panjabi is Co-Founder and CEO of Last Mile Health and an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. At age 9, Raj escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. He returned in 2005 to work with the Liberia Ministry of Health, advising on the National Health Plan while serving as a clinician in rural government health facilities for three years. In 2007, he founded Last Mile Health. Under his leadership, Last Mile Health has honed a community health model that has informed the Government of Liberia’s National Community Health Worker Program. Raj has been ranked as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, is a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, Echoing Green Fellow, recipient of the Global Citizen Movement Award, and an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. Raj is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, received a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Weafus Quitoe

Weafus Quitoe is a Co-Founder and Transport Coordinator at Last Mile Health, and is studying Management and Public Administration at AMU in Monrovia. Since founding Last Mile Health in 2007, originally known as Tiyatien Health, Weafus has worked tirelessly to extend access to healthcare for his fellow Liberians in the country’s most remote communities. Over the last decade, Weafus led the establishment of an HIV Equity Initiative, Liberia’s first community-based HIV treatment program, and the development of Last Mile Health programs in mental health. Previously, Weafus worked as a nurse aide at Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru.

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Amisha Raja

Dr. Amisha Raja is a Co-Founder of Last Mile Health and a clinical psychologist. From 2009 to 2012, she worked with Last Mile Health’s Chronic Disease Team to start the first mental health treatment program in rural Liberia. During her time in Liberia, Amisha partnered with rural communities to think about the impact of mental illness, substance use, and trauma on the well being of individuals and communities. She also served on LMH’s first Board of Directors. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) in Washington, D.C.