Founders

Marcus D. Kudee

Marcus Kudee is a co-founder of Last Mile Health and currently serves in the role of Community Engagement Officer in Rivercess County. Marcus originally served as a community health worker and later as a community health worker leader at our demonstration site in Konobo District. Prior to co-founding Last Mile Health, Marcus worked as a Nurse Assistant at Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia and with Merlin-UK and Doctors Without Borders. Marcus is originally from the community of Polar in Gbarzon District, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia.

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Peter Luckow

Peter Luckow is a co-founder of Last Mile Health and a MD candidate at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Peter also co-founded and currently serves on the Board of Directors of GlobeMed, a national network of university students advancing the movement for global health equity. Previously, Peter worked with Partners in Health and the Division of Global Health Equity at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Peter is an Echoing Green Fellow, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and an Ashoka and American Express Emerging Innovator. He holds a bachelor’s degree 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 of Last Mile Health and currently serves as a Training Officer, supporting our efforts to scale the Government of Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant (CHA) Program in Rivercess County. Alphonso was part of our founding team of community health workers based in Zwedru, Liberia and was later promoted to the role of community health worker leader before assuming his current position. Previously, Alphonso served as the Tuberculosis Ward Supervisor at Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia and worked with Merlin-UK and Doctors Without Borders. Alphonso is originally from Pouh Town in Gbarzon District, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia.

Raj Panjabi

Raj Panjabi

Dr. Rajesh Panjabi is a 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. Raj grew up in Liberia and fled the civil war with his family when he was nine years old, but he returned to Liberia in 2005 as a medical student to work with the Liberia Ministry of Health, advising the country’s National Health Plan while serving as a clinician in rural government health facilities for three years. Raj is a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2017), the TED Prize (2017), and the Global Citizen Movement Award (2013). He was named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” (2016), one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” (2015, 2017), a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and an Echoing Green Fellow (2011). Raj holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and received a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also served as a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Weafus Quitoe

Weafus Quitoe is a co-founder of Last Mile Health and served in various roles from 2007 to 2017. Weafus has dedicated his career to pursuing justice in health, leading the establishment of an HIV Equity Initiative and Liberia’s first community-based HIV treatment program, and supporting the development of Last Mile Health’s mental health programs. Previously, Weafus worked as a nurse aide at Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia.

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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 launch the first mental health treatment program in rural Liberia. During her time in Liberia, Amisha collaborated with rural communities to explore the impact of mental illness, substance use, and trauma on the well-being of individuals and communities. She also served on Last Mile Health’s first Board of Directors. Amisha holds 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 in Washington, D.C.