OUR TEAM

ANNE MEREWOOD, PHD, MPH

Director, CHEER and
Director and Co-Founder, CHEERing

LAURA BURNHAM, MPH

Associate Director, CHEER

AIRINIE H. AZHAR, BSC

National Director and Founder, CHEERing

DOUGLAS ROCKWELL, BA

Administrative Director, CHEER
Director of Research and Extramurally Sponsored Programs, Pediatrics, BMC/BUMC

FARZANA HAKIMI

Associate Director, CHEERing

MARIAH BANKS, MPH CANDIDATE

Research and Communications
Assistant, CHEER and
Fellow, CHEERing

ALANNA WALDRON, MS, RDN

Communications Associate, CHEER

KATHRYN POLLACK-HINDS, MPH CANDIDATE

Research Assistant, CHEER

MARIANNA IGOUMENIDOU, BA

Administrative Manager and
Data Protection Officer, CHEERing

FEREIDON RAHIMI

Football Club Director, CHEERing

PARTNERSHIPS

INSPIRE HEALTH

THE BOWER FOUNDATION

REACHING OUR SISTERS EVERYWHERE (ROSE), INC.

EVERY MOTHER, INC.

EMERGENCY NUTRITION NETWORK (ENN)

CHOOSE LOVE

BARCA FOUNDATION

U.S. BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE (USBC)

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

THE LINDA NORGROVE FOUNDATION

BOSTON UNIVERSITY CENTER ON FORCED DISPLACEMENT

PARTNERSHIPS
Inspire Health

CONSULTANTS

KIMARIE BUGG, DNP, MPH, IBCLC, CLC

Community Engagement Director, CHAMPS

LORI FELDMAN-WINTER, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM

Breastfeeding Medical Consultant, CHEER

CATHY CAROTHERS, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA

Mississippi Liaison and Trainer, CHAMPS

TAWANDA LOGAN-HURT, BSW, CLC

Mississippi Delta Community and
Hospital Consultant, CHAMPS

CAMIE GOLDHAMMER, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC (SISSETON-WAHPETON)

Indigenous Communities Consultant, CHAMPS

NATHAN NICKEL, PHD, MPH

Data Consultant, CHEER

PAPY KUYOWA NDOTONI

Executive Assistant, Interpreter and
Cultural Mediator, CHEERing

MARIA JOAO GOMES, MSC

Team Lead, CHEERing

PIERRETTE IMPOSE IYAKA

Grow Clinic Peer Counselor and
Interpreter, CHEERing

RANA SABREEN, BSC

Pharmaceutical Expert Consultant, CHEERing

SAMANA YOUSEFI

Afghanistan Program Leader, CHEERing

SOMAYE YOUSEFI, MD

Afghanistan Program Leader, CHEERing

BASIRA AZIMI

Afghanistan Program Coordinator, CHEERing

ALINA HAMKAR, MD

Clinical Team Lead, CHEERing

TAREQ GHAFARI

Afghanistan Office Manager, CHEERing

MOLLY SAHLIN

Erasmus Intern, CHEERing

WILLOW APPLEBY

Erasmus Intern, CHEERing

ESTELLE BRUGUIER

Student Intern, CHEERing

PEER COUNSELORS

VOLUNTEERS

Center For Health Equity, Education, And Research

WE BELIEVE IN HEALTH EQUITY AND
ARE HERE TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE IT